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Postby Jake79 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:49 am

Hi All

I managed to knock off a piece of the Ibu2 this morning..Shall I try and solder it back on , I can't really see where I could. The board still works, I haven't risked trying any functions but it switches on. Any advice?



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Postby jarndice » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:54 am

Hi Jake, There but for the grace of god goes just about any one of us,
If I or perhaps I should say When I do the same to my IBU2 the first thing I would do is PM Ian AKA Tankbear and ask his advise,
He will probably ask you to put it well wrapped in the post to him, So why not talk to Ian ??
Shaun,

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:56 am

If you think you can solder it, do it. If you dont have the skills, the tools or the guts, send it to the factory and they will solder it for you.
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Postby Jake79 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:06 am

jarndice wrote:Hi Jake, There but for the grace of god goes just about any one of us,
If I or perhaps I should say When I do the same to my IBU2 the first thing I would do is PM Ian AKA Tankbear and ask his advise,
He will probably ask you to put it well wrapped in the post to him, So why not talk to Ian ??
Shaun,


Hey Shaun, I seem to be talking to Ian on a daily basis lately lol, thought I'd give the poor guy a break. I wanted to see if anyone else had made a similar mistake easy fix??. . I've had a good look at it. Looks like you could put down a couple dabs solder and place back?
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Postby Jake79 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:58 am

Well impatient Jacob decided to solder it back on..all works as it should.
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Postby Tankbear » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:09 am

I was going to say don't risk the repair as too much heat can transfer to nearer SMD components.

But done now.

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Postby Aussie » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:33 pm

What does that part actually do?

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Postby 971wright » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:44 pm

Hi May suggest you fit it in a box now , the slightest bang now could lead to it falling off, protect it .

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Postby Jake79 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:13 pm

Currently the only one I haven't made a box for, Ill make one up pronto :thumbup:
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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:20 pm

Jake79 wrote:Currently the only one I haven't made a box for, Ill make one up pronto

Jake I admire your determination to fix this very nice! I too am wondering what it does for the board as it ran without it...
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Postby Jake79 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:24 pm

Well I switched it on without it and the little green light came on, I didn't try anything else tho. Since I soldered the piece back on I've ran it the garden for half an hour and all seems ok. No idea what its for can't of been that important if the tank still turned on.
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Postby Tankbear » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:30 pm

Aussie wrote:What does that part actually do?


I believe it is part of the energy reclaiming circuit. It collects momentum of the drive gear system and uses the motors to convert back to electricity when throttle is quickly released and temporary stores in the silver cans, then when throttle is applied the electricity discharges power to the motors in addition to the battery. Which means your using less battery energy and get longer run times than other systems.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:36 pm

Tankbear wrote:
Aussie wrote:What does that part actually do?


I believe it is part of the energy reclaiming circuit. It collects momentum of the drive gear system and uses the motors to convert back to electricity when throttle is quickly released and temporary stores in the silver cans, then when throttle is applied the electricity discharges power to the motors in addition to the battery. Which means your using less battery energy and get longer run times than other systems.

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Similar to a capacitor? Like I use at work for my large control boards for pump systems I would guess. Very nice feature
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Postby tomhugill » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:40 pm

A sort of regenerative braking! I likey

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:05 pm

Looks like it's not just F1 cars that use KERS. Maybe that's the cause of some tanks taking off like the proverbial bat out of hell. ;D
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:42 am

KERS technology in a 1/16th model tank :wtf: :wtf:

SOOOOOoooooooo.........................Mercedes F1 are secretly gaining tech-data thru ELMOD and scaling it up :shh: :shifty: :shifty:

And Hamilton was going to blow the whistle 8O
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Postby Raminator » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:32 am

Jake79 wrote:Well impatient Jacob decided to solder it back on..all works as it should.
http://i.imgur.com/GXOYhWA.jpg?3
You're an absolute madman Jake, nice work getting it back on! I'll be honest, I wouldn't have had the balls to try.
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Postby Jake79 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:46 am

ha..last time I sent a board back it took 3 weeks and cost £30. This took 20 seconds and cost £0 risky I know.
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