I’m a supernub in this area FYI.
I recently bought parts to build a FPV racing drone… The build came along with out problem (well apart from “noobsoldering”) and I managed to fly it a bit.
After testing it out I saw that the soldering on the XT60 connector had fallen off and without thinking I took it apart, cleaned it and then soldered it back together. I plugged in my 4S battery and I heard some sparks. My XT60 connector got burnt and so did my battery which has only 3 cells left after I checked it (I’m going to bin that battery… It is not swollen etcetc.). After I plugged out the battery I saw that I had soldered the positive side of the XT60 to the negative side of the StarF3s 4 in 1 ESC, BEC and vice versa. So I plugged in the battery backwards… (dumb me)
After removing my XT60 connector from my board I have checked for continuity which exist between my Positive and Negative pads…
I’ve researched for solutions but I have not found any yet and thought I might ask you PRO’s out there
What should I do?
My initial thought is that this board is fried and it will be impossible (?) to change for example ESC’s in it because they are so tiny and because of that I will have to bin it (or hang it on my wall so it will be a reminder off what stupidity can lead to). But is there any possibility it can be something else causing this continuity between positive and negative? If so please help me solve this, what should I look for and where should I start?
Is there any guide/tutorial that you know of that shows how I can check if my other components (camera, transmitter, rx etcetc.) are still working?
Thank you very much!
The flight controller I’m talking about is:
Racestar StarF3S 30 a BL_S 4 1 in ESC 5v BEC w/ F3 Flight Controller AIO OSD BEC