What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

RANT INCOMING

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So, if you know me, you know I'm into RC airplanes and shit.

Well, this afternoon has been a shitstorm. Murphy's law was like 'oh, you want to enjoy this beautiful tuesday? WELL YOU CAN GO FUCK YOURSELF!"

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I have this quadrotor I just finished building. It's one of these. It's nice out, so I figured I'd go figure out how to set it up, something I failed at recently

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So I need to charge batteries. I use a parallel board to charge multiple batteries at once. Like so:

Illustration for article titled THIS HAS BEEN A VERY ANNOYING AFTERNOON
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I got one of these a long time ago to use with my charger, and it was starting to not work. So I had just bought a new one, along with connectors (which cost ~$1 a piece, and I needed to use 6). This was my third time using it.

I go to plug in my battery and mess up a connection. Sparks fly, half the board is dead. Fuck.

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Fucks up the battery connector. That's dead. So I go to use the other half of the board, and as I get ready to plug in another battery the wire pops off the connector on the battery. So now I have 2 batteries that need new connectors...

I finally charge my 3 batteries, go to the park, and start flying. I get the settings figured out on the quad, I'm starting to put it through its paces. Onto my next battery, now it's really flying...aaaand I put it in the ground.

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Arms snap on the front. Honestly, it's crap design. The wood arms split right down the freaking grain, and I knew it would happen. Easy fix, but I'll probably buy a new not retarded wooden frame.

So if we're keeping count I'm out a balance board (~$15-20, will replace with one with fuses for ~$30), two battery connectors (will cost like $3 each to fix because replacement balance connectors don't exist), and a quadrotor frame ($60 frame, will replace with a cheaper one probably)

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It doesn't fucking stop there!

Now I go home, eat some Jimmy Johns (yay bread!), and get set to solder another battery connector that had gone bad. I tried to not just cut the wires, so I was trying to poke the plugs out of the housing with a screwdriver. Got 2 out no problem, then I slipped and STABBED MY FUCKING THUMB!

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It hurt like a MOTHER EFFER. Finally got the battery soldered up, and now I'm here ranting.

It's been a shitty afternoon. At least I can eat bread again. I may go for a drive to relax...

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