Drone pro problem

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phoenix
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Re: Drone pro problem

Post by phoenix » 07 Jun 2018, 17:32

OK, it's definitely a bad connection - slap it harder!!!
I really doubt if that new FLIR distributor would have the slightest clue about repairing a Drone Pro

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Re: Drone pro problem

Post by Spanner » 07 Jun 2018, 21:18

Blue screen for for me was crap batteries, try 2 CR123 in the integral compartment.

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Re: Drone pro problem

Post by les302p » 08 Jun 2018, 06:34

I'll pick up some new non rechargeable batteries later and a bigger rubber mallet. Thanks for the advice guys.

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Re: Drone pro problem

Post by les302p » 08 Jun 2018, 08:49

OK, so I put some new non rechargeables in. Still the same. Gave it a harder slap, still the same. Turned off then back on and it's working. Tried my old lifepo4 rechargeables back in and working again. I'm happy but how can I rely on it? I would still like to get it checked over. Once when it had a blue screen i sent it back to nightvision gear and Carl said it was working when it got to him.

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Re: Drone pro problem

Post by phoenix » 08 Jun 2018, 09:03

The problem appears to be an intermittent bad connection and unfortunately, short of ripping the whole thing apart and remaking every connection with a solder joint, there's no way you can be sure of when the problem will recur.
The fact is, that since Carl Moore stopped dealing with Drone pros, there's no-one anywhere in the UK or Europe with the knowledge to do the work required.

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Re: Drone pro problem

Post by Spanner » 08 Jun 2018, 15:39

I am sure someone will set up for repairs, electrical at least. Maybe Starlight or someone similar might be worth a call.

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Re: Drone pro problem

Post by phoenix » 08 Jun 2018, 15:57

I wouldn't hold my breath on someone setting up to repair Drone pros.
Carl Moore was the only person outwith Armasight who knew how they were built and had all the drawings, parts lists and circuit diagrams.
When he signed off from here I asked him if he would help someone set up a repair business, but never received a response.
Without all the relevant information, anyone advertising themselves as capable of repairing Drone pros is taking the p**s


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Re: Drone pro problem

Post by .270 » 09 Jun 2018, 10:39

I am sure Clive on here would have a bloody good idea of how the drone pro works, and the brains to repair it. I would ask him as he has a type of drone pro out now on the market, I wonder if Carl or any of his staff, still have any parts or repair manuals still about. Does anyone know how to contact Carl ???

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Re: Drone pro problem

Post by les302p » 09 Jun 2018, 21:05

Just as a footnote I e mailed the flir importer and they said to send it back to them. If it couldn't be fixed it would need to go to Belgium or Germany but as they don't accept night vision scopes, it may need to go to flir in the USA but he would find out the cheapest option. It all sounds a bit of an expensive and time consuming faf.

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Re: Drone pro problem

Post by phoenix » 09 Jun 2018, 21:47

Like I said - slap it harder!!

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