My 4inch is a really tight build hence I had to use insulation tape to stop the vista touching the XT30 where it attaches to the FC…
Well this eventually failed due to rubbing through the tape and now my vista is dead. Iv looked on YT but cant seem to find any vids on this subject. I thought it might be those diodes but not sure as they maybe for the RX & TX
Terrible idea Probably should have made room by filing out the mounting holes. The pressure of them touching and rubbing is doomed to fail with insulation tape. Its like trying to protect your balls with a crisp packet instead of a cricket box.
Nah those diodes protect the RX TX like you said plus the Sbus line.
Is it doing anything at all? Any leds light up? How are you powering it?
For future reference I recommend liquid tape rather than using insulation tape for covering solder joints. Regular tape has a habit of lifting/moving, especially if you’re flying in damp conditions.
Liquid tape bonds to the solder joints and circuit board and is more resistant to rubbing. But at the same time it’s fairly easy to remove if you want to do some re-wiring. I also use it when joining wires when I don’t have a suitable diameter heatshrink.
Well still looking into this one, must say I didnt realize I had another 2units in my odds and sods box. May have found the problem with 1 of them, not sure what part of the vista that is ? but defo looks unhealthy.