33 : Tarot 450 Pro V2 Build : KST DS515MG Replaces the Fitec FS9357D

Out comes the Fitec FS9357D and in goes the KST DS515MG! In case you missed it, I killed my Fitec servo on the bench. Totally my fault. You can read all of the gory details here: http://www.helifreak.com/showpost.php?p=4749025&postcount=102

Anyway…there’s a good news story here, and that is that the folks on the forum were stepping in to get me through this…which led to a conversation with Dave over at Tarot-RC-Heli.com and BAM! I have a brand spankin’ new KST DS515MG! Thanks so much to everyone who provided support and wanted to pitch in to help. I realize that there is a section of this video that seems a little bit like a “commercial” but I assure you, it’s just my way of making sure I say thanks to everyone! It’s hard to ignore the fact that someone really goes out of their way to do something for you, and particularly when a retailer does what Dave did and take a loss on a part to help further the hobby…it gets my attention. It should get yours too!

In this video, I open the box on the DS515, and I also open up the case to take a peek inside. I was curious if it would require the same tape mod that i used on the TGY-306G servos. The answer…no…this one is put together the way it should be. It looks like there is some liquid sealant (like liquid electrical tape) on the circuit board, and it is solidly positioned down and away from the metal case. Built like a servo should be built. I am very impressed.

Then I take you on the journey of removing the original servo, to include showing the removal of the Amazing Goop I used for installation. That stuff did come off pretty easy. I am happy with my decision to use it. As a special surprise, I let you hear the Fitec…and you can see why it’s needing to be replaced. I then get the new servo ready for installation…get some more Goop on there and…

Well…you’ll have to wait for the next video to see the completion of the reassembly and the final setup in the Robird software. Until next time…

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Now that I have my new Tarot 450 Pro V2 Kit, it’s time to get started on the build. Join me as I approach this build from a completely novice perspective. I’ll be learning as I go, but hopefully someone can learn something from this…or at least get the courage to do it on your own.

Thanks for watching!