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FIRE !!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Audaciter, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Audaciter

    Mar 18, 2013
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    Sunnyvale, California, USA
    Okay, this was totally my fault.

    I received my T-Motor anti-gravity motors yesterday, and thought I would just unsolder the original connections at the
    ESC, and re-solder the leads directly from the motors.
    Everything was going according to plan, I even wired up my Phantomount X2-wide gimbal with 6v bec, and Installed a
    5v bec for powering the GoPro later.

    Everything went great, I plugged in the battery, all the LED's blinked, then I armed the motors,3 of them spun perfectly, the right directions and all, but one ESC caught fire :shock: Not a big fire mind you, but one of the little chips was lit up like striking a match.
    I guess the mistake I made was running the wire across the little chips, instead of straight up off the board like the original
    wires do. :oops:
    I had such high hopes of getting some air time today.
    Oh well, I've learned a lesson today, and that's enough for now.
  2. Sac D

    Mar 3, 2013
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    Northern California
    Your house is still standing, right? So it could have been worse. Carry on.
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