byebye

2007.03.17, 03:29 PM

Well I will never volunteer to do FET upgrades ever again.

I had 5 out of 6 today go bad. One only has forward and the others have no response. Any time I say "dead" I mean no forward or reverse but every one turns on and has steering response.

Before this I did about 12 or 13 without problem.

Now I should point out that I did 6 or 7 cup cars upgraded to 2x2 4562's. I've always been susccessful with them and I've noticed that solder takes to them pretty quickly so there is less heat on the board.

I also did a 2x2 of 4562's on an mr-02. The other cars got 3010 FET upgrades. I managed to get 4 good ones done and a 3004 on an MR-01.

So about 12-13 cars done successfully. I did a 5th mr-02 with 3010's and didn't have any problems. I always test immediatly after install and again after the car is put together.

Now yesterday I started on the rest of the cars. It was 1 MR-02 and 2 F1's. Today the mr-02 has no reverse and the 2 F1's are dead completely. I also had an F1 from the night before and a already shoddy Mr-02 I was repairing. So 5 cars total and 5 in a row unsuccessful. I HATE YOUR 3010 FETs Mini-z!

I've noticed that you can't just desolder stock FETs and drop these aftermarket 3010 on and go. I've sanded some lightly to show some copper and in some cases tinned. I have never had 1 go bad let alone 5 in a row. It just doesn't make sense to me.

Has anyone else had a tough time with the aftermarket 3010's?

Sorry for the rant, thanks for the support :D

-Byebye

I had 5 out of 6 today go bad. One only has forward and the others have no response. Any time I say "dead" I mean no forward or reverse but every one turns on and has steering response.

Before this I did about 12 or 13 without problem.

Now I should point out that I did 6 or 7 cup cars upgraded to 2x2 4562's. I've always been susccessful with them and I've noticed that solder takes to them pretty quickly so there is less heat on the board.

I also did a 2x2 of 4562's on an mr-02. The other cars got 3010 FET upgrades. I managed to get 4 good ones done and a 3004 on an MR-01.

So about 12-13 cars done successfully. I did a 5th mr-02 with 3010's and didn't have any problems. I always test immediatly after install and again after the car is put together.

Now yesterday I started on the rest of the cars. It was 1 MR-02 and 2 F1's. Today the mr-02 has no reverse and the 2 F1's are dead completely. I also had an F1 from the night before and a already shoddy Mr-02 I was repairing. So 5 cars total and 5 in a row unsuccessful. I HATE YOUR 3010 FETs Mini-z!

I've noticed that you can't just desolder stock FETs and drop these aftermarket 3010 on and go. I've sanded some lightly to show some copper and in some cases tinned. I have never had 1 go bad let alone 5 in a row. It just doesn't make sense to me.

Has anyone else had a tough time with the aftermarket 3010's?

Sorry for the rant, thanks for the support :D

-Byebye