Santa Quad to plane – NiB Teardown & Extra info

Additional info below:
Zapals offer page:
Deviation transmitter FAQ:

Propellers are arranged in opposite directions on a quadcopter. Always keep the same direction prop on a motor to get the best service life from it.

Altitude Hold quads may not work…haven’t got one to try.

The receiver always needs to face the direction that it was mounted in the quad..else the gyro mixes up left and right !

Motors may last up to 100 flights, some longer, some shorter.
Replacement motors are best found by looking through online forum threads for recommendations. There are a lot of fake power ratings for these motors. Generally, the word ‘replacement’ holds a seller to the motors being good enough for that quadcopter.

Motor upsizing is possible, but with strong caveats. They are powered by MOSFET’s that are usually sized to their power handling ability, as are lipo batteries. It’s normally possible to run 7mm motors on a 6mm factory fitted quad. 6mm on a 4mm may or may not work, 8mm fitted to a 7mm quad are likely to draw too much current.
Upsizing the motor size may stress the battery and will certainly lower flight times.
Replacement FET’s are cheap and cheerful with 3 Amps and more of power throughput, but require SMD soldering skills.

It is sometimes possible to reprogram these quads by using unused pins on the flight board. For example, the Santa Quad has several pin positions (without attached pins) for programming to take place. As I understand it, the software is called Silverxx, Silverware or similar and can give control of various rates and responses to suit your flying skills, or those of a model built with the board.

3:20 I meant to say receiver, not transmitter 😉

I hope the info is of use.

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