Hey, to make a long story short, i bought a complete Eboard from Richard at Aliendrivesystems.com Why? Because i don’t know anything (at the time) about electronics. (still learning though, bear with me) To give you an example, i did not know that red is positive and black negative (Just to give you an idea about my level of expertise ) Richard is a great guy, he helped me through the whole setup, modding my battery balance ports to fit in a 10s charger and other, maybe very obvious stuff that i was struggling with. Check out his site (for people who don’t know it yet @ aliendrivesystems.com He is having a sale, you can do some bargains there !
Okay so what happened, i really had bad luck with a small water puddle, as you can imagine, the ESC went in total meltdown… took out the BECs and the receiver… disaster !(walk of shame was painfull)
Soooo i’m gonna rebuild everything and mount them on a new deck, which i made during sulking and grieving over my small accident.
So this tread is worthless without pics…
This is the deck i made, I don’t have pictures however when i was creating it, forgot. Taping…
Other side already done (This is a very strong multiplex layered board, no flex, i milled out three rows and put some strands of oak in there
After four layers of glossy clearcoat.
My tool of the trade
Okay so i still have the other board which i’m about to restore since it took quite a beating already, Gonna sand it down, fill up the gaps and dents with some putty and then sticker it with a carbon sheet i’ve got from aliexpress. (It’s possible i will use this board instead of the custom made one)
Okay so this is my electrical diagram which i mostly reverse engineered from Richard’s build, the only thing that changes is the new Dual output BEC instead of (two seperate BECs) which delivers 5v to the receiver and 12v to the tail, head and ledlights. I’m still looking into how to wire up the Turnigy RC switch in there. This is my funky looking diagram, hope this is correct and a good example to people who are also want to DIY. All credits go to Richard though, i’ve learned a lot when looking at how everything is wired up.
As you can see, the lightning is not yet connected as well as the switch, because i still don’t know how to. I don’t want to bother Richard too much since i already asked a LOT of questions already The external balance port is also left out.
I’m gonna need some help on how to connect the switch and arrange the lightning. And the installing of the ESC and configuring it.
Also one small problem, the board came with a unique receiver that pairs with a unique transmitter, I still have to check if the receiver is fried, i’m waiting on my BEC to arrive so i can try it. If it is broken i have no idea which receiver will work with this transmitter. Maybe i can get a spare one. I will post update.
That’s about it. Just waiting for the ESC and the BEC to arrive so i can get cracking.
Also talking about customer service, the ESC went back to alienpowered and the owner is sending me a new one. Thanks !!!