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Well, do I win a prize?
« on: 10 April 2018, 21:01:41 »

A prize for being prize prat ;D


As many know, I'm into radio controlled models, and for the last couple of years, that's been quadcopters (drones, for the uninformed).

Well, I built up a new little racer 2 or 3 weeks ago, despite having the bits, bar the FPV camera, since last spring/summer time, but have been really fighting to get the telemetry to work.  I check, double checked, and triple checked all the wiring, the flight controller settings and the transmitter settings.  And then checked them again, and again, as the damn thing wasn't giving any telemetry data back from the flight controller, just from the receiver itself (which is pretty much naff all).


So, imagine the lightbulb moment, when it dawned on my that because I mounted the receiver upside down, I'd done the schoolboy error of connecting the wrong pin.

Quick bit of resoldering to the right pin, and issue resolved. What a first class pillock  :-[
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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #1 on: 10 April 2018, 21:15:10 »

Mind you, Zirk is a close 2nd for his WD40 antics ;D
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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #2 on: 10 April 2018, 21:29:59 »

It's a great feeling when you find the solution to a problem and it works though  :)
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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #3 on: 10 April 2018, 21:36:33 »

He who has never made a mistake, jas made nothing.....

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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #4 on: 10 April 2018, 21:53:46 »

I often find in such circumstances where you are too close to the job, it is make a coffee time, while you mull things over and realise what an idiot you've been by missing the obvious,  ::) ::) ::) allegedly. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #5 on: 10 April 2018, 22:05:37 »

I hope that this doesn't start a thread on "What a b*llocking idiot I have been", because I do not want to overwhelm the Forum with my examples, thereby denying anybody else a look-in!  :-[ ;D

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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #6 on: 10 April 2018, 22:10:19 »

A prize for being prize prat ;D


As many know, I'm into radio controlled models, and for the last couple of years, that's been quadcopters (drones, for the uninformed).

Well, I built up a new little racer 2 or 3 weeks ago, despite having the bits, bar the FPV camera, since last spring/summer time, but have been really fighting to get the telemetry to work.  I check, double checked, and triple checked all the wiring, the flight controller settings and the transmitter settings.  And then checked them again, and again, as the damn thing wasn't giving any telemetry data back from the flight controller, just from the receiver itself (which is pretty much naff all).


So, imagine the lightbulb moment, when it dawned on my that because I mounted the receiver upside down, I'd done the schoolboy error of connecting the wrong pin.

Quick bit of resoldering to the right pin, and issue resolved. What a first class pillock  :-[

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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #7 on: 10 April 2018, 23:31:41 »

A prize for being prize prat ;D


As many know, I'm into radio controlled models, and for the last couple of years, that's been quadcopters (drones, for the uninformed).

Well, I built up a new little racer 2 or 3 weeks ago, despite having the bits, bar the FPV camera, since last spring/summer time, but have been really fighting to get the telemetry to work.  I check, double checked, and triple checked all the wiring, the flight controller settings and the transmitter settings.  And then checked them again, and again, as the damn thing wasn't giving any telemetry data back from the flight controller, just from the receiver itself (which is pretty much naff all).


So, imagine the lightbulb moment, when it dawned on my that because I mounted the receiver upside down, I'd done the schoolboy error of connecting the wrong pin.

Quick bit of resoldering to the right pin, and issue resolved. What a first class pillock  :-[
Yep you get a prize....2 free tickets  ;D ;D ;D

   
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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #8 on: 11 April 2018, 18:17:48 »

I hope that this doesn't start a thread on "What a b*llocking idiot I have been", because I do not want to overwhelm the Forum with my examples, thereby denying anybody else a look-in!  :-[ ;D

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No, you jump in bigron, take the pressure off me a bit ;D

But you've got some way to go before you can beat that Zirk fella and his red tube ;D
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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #9 on: 11 April 2018, 18:18:26 »

A prize for being prize prat ;D


As many know, I'm into radio controlled models, and for the last couple of years, that's been quadcopters (drones, for the uninformed).

Well, I built up a new little racer 2 or 3 weeks ago, despite having the bits, bar the FPV camera, since last spring/summer time, but have been really fighting to get the telemetry to work.  I check, double checked, and triple checked all the wiring, the flight controller settings and the transmitter settings.  And then checked them again, and again, as the damn thing wasn't giving any telemetry data back from the flight controller, just from the receiver itself (which is pretty much naff all).


So, imagine the lightbulb moment, when it dawned on my that because I mounted the receiver upside down, I'd done the schoolboy error of connecting the wrong pin.

Quick bit of resoldering to the right pin, and issue resolved. What a first class pillock  :-[
Yep you get a prize....2 free tickets  ;D ;D ;D

   
Silly me, I thought you were a decent sort of chap.

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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #10 on: 11 April 2018, 18:33:49 »

It's nice when you find you've made a mistake like that and, upon rectifying it, discover that, as a bonus, you haven't let the smoke out of anything expensive. ;D
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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #11 on: 11 April 2018, 18:36:35 »

It's nice when you find you've made a mistake like that and, upon rectifying it, discover that, as a bonus, you haven't let the smoke out of anything expensive. ;D
It takes immense skill to keep all the smoke locked inside the boards :)
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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #12 on: 11 April 2018, 18:38:19 »

Though the solder pad is desperately close to a batt +ve, and the current on this board is rated to 160A IRC (how the F does a multilayer board handle 160A, cant get my head around it), so potential to tune in the receiver to channel smoke.
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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #13 on: 11 April 2018, 18:53:32 »

Am slowly building a Guillows Cessna 172...

The fuselage was fundamentally finished when it rolled from its parking place... Picked it up and after a cursory check it looked OK. Moved it yesterday, (rebuilding bedroom) and managed to put a hole in it :-[

Still, repairing it and building a replacement aileron that the dog ate... might offer some respite from Ikeas best efforts ::)
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Re: Well, do I win a prize?
« Reply #14 on: 11 April 2018, 19:31:44 »

Am slowly building a Guillows Cessna 172...

The fuselage was fundamentally finished when it rolled from its parking place... Picked it up and after a cursory check it looked OK. Moved it yesterday, (rebuilding bedroom) and managed to put a hole in it :-[

Still, repairing it and building a replacement aileron that the dog ate... might offer some respite from Ikeas best efforts ::)
My glider I had 30yrs ago lost an argument with a rugby post on its maiden flight...
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