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Tools Needed?

Posted: 03 Feb 2019, 16:36
by JClarkW
I crashed my Mambo and broke one motor holder. They have a replacement "central body" on Amazon (really cheap!) that come with 4 tiny screws but no driver nor instructions. Questions:

1) What driver is needed (appears to be a very small torx)? Are there other tools that I will need for this job? To have handy for future jobs?

2) I assume Parrot provides no instructions. Has anyone written up same? Any tips before I make a fatal mistake?

Best Regards to All! -- JClarkW

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 03 Feb 2019, 20:25
by JClarkW
Question 1 partially answered: The visible screws are Torx T3. -- JClarkW

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 03 Feb 2019, 20:46
by Dirk_ANAFI
Yes Torx T3.
And this help:
MAMBO_CENTRAL_CROSS_EN.pdf

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 03 Feb 2019, 20:57
by JClarkW
Dirk_ANAFI wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 20:46
...MAMBO_CENTRAL_CROSS_EN.pdf
Outstanding! Thanks -- JClarkW

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 04 Feb 2019, 19:06
by JClarkW
Dirk_ANAFI wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 20:46
...MAMBO_CENTRAL_CROSS_EN.pdf
Dirk -- Follow-up on this please:

1) At stage 2, step 2 ("Disconnect the motors' connectors"), I'm not sure how to proceed. Before I apply excessive force and damage something, can you (or anyone) tell me

a) Which direction the connector is supposed to move out of its socket?
c) Is there a spring clamp of some sort holding it, or just friction on contact pins?
b) Any tips on how to do this without damage?

2) Is there a library of these PDFs for other repair tasks? (Although this one alone covers many issues, I presume there are more...)

Thanks again -- JClarkW

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 05 Feb 2019, 08:48
by Dirk_ANAFI
Hi Clark,
1) ... other forum ...
2) yes there are more PDFs. No library, but they were part of the "Mambo knowledge base" of the former support forum.

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 05 Feb 2019, 14:01
by JClarkW
Dirk_ANAFI wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 08:48
...2) yes there are more PDFs. No library, but they were part of the "Mambo knowledge base" of the former support forum.
Dirk -- Do I understand that you still have access to this "Mambo knowledge base?" Any way to browse them or at least obtain a list of what's there? -- JClarkW

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 05 Feb 2019, 20:18
by Dirk_ANAFI
Clark,

the Mambo knowledge base is down together with the Parrot support forum. I have no access to this site.

It contained:
- many threads and posts in the forum
- User guides and press releases of Mambo, Flypad, Cockpitglasses 2, ...
- Repair guides for central cross, motors, shells
- FAQ
- technical data
- Basic help texts about accessories, camera, cleaning, battery, flight modes, taking photos, downloading photos, preparing before flight, regulations ...
- ...

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 05 Feb 2019, 20:37
by JClarkW
Dirk_ANAFI wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 20:18
...the Mambo knowledge base is down together with the Parrot support forum. I have no access to this site...
Too bad! Did Parrot itself sponsor the old site? They see to be going out of their way not to provide support for their products! Anyhow thanks for the info and the very useful instructions for central cross. -- JClarkW

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 05 Feb 2019, 20:57
by Dirk_ANAFI
and ...
Is your Mambo airborne again?

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 05 Feb 2019, 21:20
by JClarkW
Dirk_ANAFI wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 20:57
and ...
Is your Mambo airborne again?
Not yet. I'm still working on that connector -- see photo on other forum. -- JClarkW

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 10 Feb 2019, 00:15
by JClarkW
Dirk_ANAFI wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 20:57
Is your Mambo airborne again?
Yes, finally! See other forum (https://parrotpilots.com/threads/how-to ... oard.1324/) for details. Thanks for all your help! -- JClarkW

Re: Tools Needed?

Posted: 10 Feb 2019, 19:14
by Dirk_ANAFI
Well done and a help for others!