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Today was the worst day...

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by Brady, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Brady

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    So, I was excitedly packing my things in my car to go try out my BRAND NEW fpv system today. I got destracted in the process and did the stupidest thing... I left my controller on the roof of my car :( You know the rest. Shortly down the road it flew off and crashed on the pavement. The power button, antenna, and both corner switches broke off :'( I soldered the antenna back on and rigged up a way to switch the contoller on, but my switches will not click anymore. I took them apart and tried to fix them, but I think they are totaled. Is there ANYWHERE I can find switches like these?? I dont want to fork out another $100+ for a whole new transmitter. What do you guys recommend?
     
  2. IflyinWY

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    Well, that sucks. Glad you still have it though.

    I think FRY'S has what you need. I have heard of folks finding replacements for just a few bucks.
     
  3. Brady

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    I'm headed to radioshack now. Hopefully they have what they need so I dont have to order online. If not, I will try Frys. Cross your fingers!
     
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    I also broke my antenna off. It snapped the wire in the controller. I figured I could just solder it back on. So I did. But now the quad loses connection with my transmitter after about 50 feet. So I'm guessing you cant just solder it back?
     
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    Sorry for your mishap, hope you can get it repaired. If not: there are probably quite a few folks on this forum who have lost their Phantom and still have a transmitter left over. Post an ad in the classifieds before you buy a new one for full price.
     
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    Ha, I thought I was the only one who thought "Radio Shack" was still in existence.

    Uh, is it?
     
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    It is! And here's a fun fact for you. RADIOshack doesnt sell radio equipment such as controllers or antennas... wtf??
     
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