This is more a story of impatience, I figured I’d just share it with you guys JIC someone else is suffering from this curse of impatience and happens to stumble across this post prior to ruining some of their equipment, like I did
So, I am new to building quads. I usually by RTF stuff, but figured I wanted more custom features on my quads lately so I am trying to branch of into learning about how these sick little machines are built!
I had no idea where to start though, and I didn’t really know about this forum, so i bought this DIY brushed bnf kit essentially using a 115mm frame, 8.5mm motors, and scisky flight controller, and tried to assemble it myself (hence the “scisky nightmare” thread. )
That didn’t work out all too well, I ruined my scisky with shotty soldering. this is the first item destroyed by impatience.
So i went to visit the place where they make these bnf kits (Luckily I only live a little over an hour away, it was amazing seeing them cut out carbon fiber frames and stuff! ) and basically got set up with another scisky flight controller. The representative re flashed me some naze firmware, and even tuned the quad to my liking for me through clean flight which was awesome!
So i bring my new bnf quad/friend home and start crashing it trying to learn how it flies LOS style! I crashed and tinkered with it so much that i ended up using up all of my motors… the fun stops here??? these are the second items destroyed by impatience)
I couldn’t get new motors until Monday, which was way too far away. I wanted to fly nowwwwwww! (desperate to keep on flying, this is where things get really crazy. )
So i decided since I had a set of MMW insane editions for my latrax alias, I figured i’d just install those… but the connectors were different though! So I removed the alias connectors and just tried to install the crimped wires into the FC micro JST sockets in the proper order. I get it all set up, connect the battery, and try to fly it…
i heard BUZZ POP upon throttle, a few motors spun up but I quickly shut it all down when i realized I had really messed something up! the smell of the burnt FC board instantly made me super sad. … Now the fun is really actually done!..
“Why would I do that?” i said to myself… because im addicted to flying, and couldn’t wait! It’s been a really bad couple of weeks for me lately, and the only thing i want to do is fly but I can’t because of work, the rain, and because of finding places to fly… Which is why I started working on brushed builds to begin with!
So out of desperation to see if my FC was fried or not, I plugged in 4 of the old worn out motors just to see if it still turned on and functioned properly. When I hooked up the battery, the motors instantly started spooling up without even touching the sticks, which shouldnt be happening… So i definitely screwed something up big time on the FC… This is item number 3 I screwed up due to impatience.
So basically, I burnt out 2 FCs, and a crap ton of motors so far all because i was too impatient…
moral of the story: be smart, be patient. Be cautious of what you are doing when putting things together, and don’t try to do anything you know nothing about, especially when it involves about $100. bitter sweet… A lesson learned, but at quite an expense! I love learning but damn this time it hurts! lolllll Hopefully writing this post will serve as a reminder for myself, and as a public service for all noobie brushed builders… BE PATIENT!