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Ooops...fried my fpv transmitter

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CJ31, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. CJ31

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    Took my P2 out for a spin for the 1st time in a long time yesterday. Everything went great. It will likely be a while before I fly again, and I accidentally charged the battery all the way up (when I know it will be a while, I try to charge the battery half way or so for storage). So I was going to pop the battery back in and have the rotors spin for a bit to take a little bit of charge off, and I forgot my fpv antenna was not on the transmitter (Boscam TS353). I realized almost immediately but the 3-4 seconds were enough. A little smoke and burning smell and it won't send a signal.

    My question is: Would I have done any other damage? Like to the iOSD Mini? What else do I need to check? I'm ordering a new TS353 today. Thx.
     
  2. Hughie

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    Sorry to hear this.

    It is likely to be the output stage of the TX so would not expect any other damage. Let us know how you get on.

    I have been paranoid about this and so never remove my antenna, even when in the back pack.
     
  3. CJ31

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    Thanks. Currently I have to remove my antenna due to the way I fit it into the case. Might have to make an adjustment. Never realized it would happen so fast though.
     
  4. edonovanl

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    Hang a reminder tag of some type on your Tx, like I do on my gimbal clamp...I thought I would remember each time but I don't, so the tag works...