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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #175 on: March 13, 2014, 03:48:03 PM »
Starting to get some payloads on these things https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf6JKJyFLVI
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #177 on: March 14, 2014, 08:42:48 AM »
Found the FMS Easy Trainer 1280 http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/231120596613?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
Anyone know these?

The 1200 wing span size trainers are a bit twitchier to fly than the 1500-1600mm wing span planes, that's about all I can offer. Other than that, these pusher type planes tend to be highly regarded.

I've ordered my new Turnigy 9XR radio, Orange 2G4 transmitter module and 9 channel receiver, aluminum case and two batteries. Came out at $201 delivered from Hobbyking NSW. I'm going to order the Raptor next pay day.

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #178 on: March 15, 2014, 09:08:40 AM »
Finally got the quad into the air.



Still trimming the settings. Drifts around a little on Self Level mode so I have to adjust something/somewhere, I'll work it out.

Cracked one prop so far, still flying with it while I master hovering this tricky little sucker.

Snapping more legs than I anticipated, already snapped 4 legs, good thing I bought heaps of spares. The landing legs are acrylic, but pretty brittle. The dome cover over the KK board is doing it's bit, scratched, cracked, dirt, moisture from the lawn all over it. But I ordered a KK2.1 / KK2.0 Protective Case for it anyway from ebay, and I'll do away with the dome cover at some stage.

I loaded the V1.9S1 firmware and it was over the top with how sensitive it reacted to stick input, now running the V1.12S1 beginner firmware, much friendlier.

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #179 on: March 15, 2014, 12:02:24 PM »
Finally got the quad into the air.



Still trimming the settings. Drifts around a little on Self Level mode so I have to adjust something/somewhere, I'll work it out.

Cracked one prop so far, still flying with it while I master hovering this tricky little sucker.

Snapping more legs than I anticipated, already snapped 4 legs, good thing I bought heaps of spares. The landing legs are acrylic, but pretty brittle. The dome cover over the KK board is doing it's bit, scratched, cracked, dirt, moisture from the lawn all over it. But I ordered a KK2.1 / KK2.0 Protective Case for it anyway from ebay, and I'll do away with the dome cover at some stage.

I loaded the V1.9S1 firmware and it was over the top with how sensitive it reacted to stick input, now running the V1.12S1 beginner firmware, much friendlier.

Well done. They are fun to fly.
I have pvc rings ad landing gear so they act like springs and bounce on landing. SL mode is easiest to fly in and every time I go to normal mode I seem to crash.
Did you get the new USAASP programmer?
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #180 on: March 15, 2014, 12:44:28 PM »
Yep got the programmer, still can't flash the esc's, no prob with the KK board though

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #181 on: March 20, 2014, 03:32:44 PM »
OK - got hooked .. bought a cheapy from China and had a play / lots of crashes ..  very unstable can't figure me left from its right !!LOL ... and then .....

so bit the bullet and gave some dollars away for a DJI Phantom FC40 -- Just got some extra batteries , platforms , camera gimbal and a wifi sports camera ...

Should have it altogether and me trained before the Red Centre trip ...

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #182 on: March 20, 2014, 04:47:00 PM »
OK - got hooked .. bought a cheapy from China and had a play / lots of crashes ..  very unstable can't figure me left from its right !!LOL ... and then .....

so bit the bullet and gave some dollars away for a DJI Phantom FC40 -- Just got some extra batteries , platforms , camera gimbal and a wifi sports camera ...

Should have it altogether and me trained before the Red Centre trip ...

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #183 on: March 20, 2014, 04:49:00 PM »
Hey Marschy,
How is the flying going?
Lots of crashes?
Broken any arms yet?
Lots of fun.
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #184 on: March 20, 2014, 06:30:06 PM »
Would you believe I have been grounded by the loss of a bloody $0.05 e-clip off one of the motor shafts. Waiting for some to arrive in the mail. Busted 4 props so far and 5 landing legs
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #185 on: March 20, 2014, 07:48:43 PM »
OK - got hooked .. bought a cheapy from China and had a play / lots of crashes ..  very unstable can't figure me left from its right !!LOL ... and then .....
I thought your tree trimming and crash landings were second to none ??? :D
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #186 on: March 20, 2014, 07:52:13 PM »
I think I had it down to a fine art on the weekend ....

What did someone say - a poor man's boomerang ???

Oh well at least no animals were harmed in the making of the film ... LOL
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #187 on: March 20, 2014, 09:06:20 PM »
As I just got a gopro for my birthday from the missus
Just wondering if there is an easy to use quad or drone that will bring it back to earth safely?
I have had 2 helicopters and after they came back to earth they were never the same
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #188 on: March 20, 2014, 09:24:09 PM »
Yep a dji phantom

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #189 on: March 20, 2014, 09:32:00 PM »
As Marschy said. The popular out of the box solution is the DJI phantom.

The other option I've also looked at is the Blade 350QX.

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #190 on: March 21, 2014, 07:21:41 AM »
I just got the DJI Phantom Vision.

Easy to fly (and I've never flown ANY remote controlled thing before) and great fun.  The camera that it comes with isn't as good as the go-pro, but good enough for me.  You can Wi-Fi it to your phone and see what it is seeing.  Lots of other clever features for novices like me, it even fly's itself home if battery is running low or if it looses signal from the controller.  Has a built in GPS too so you can find it if it gets lost.

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #191 on: March 22, 2014, 08:51:19 AM »
Finally sorted out flashing the last ESC with SimonK software. WOW what a difference. Flight is more stable for sure, haven't broken anything this morning. Ended up binning the kit ESC that wouldn't flash, ordered a new ESC (HK SS30A HW) and flashed it by soldering (not the HK flash tool, it's a piece of junk).

Also replaced the kit motors with Turnigy 935Kv Multistar motor and prop combo for a little over $13 a motor. Now cheap is cheap I know, but comparing these two motors is like comparing a Lada with a Suzuki (can't go as high as a Toyota or Nissan). Some may argue that a Suzuki is not as superior as a Lada  >:D, but the quality of the new motors is far superior to the kit motor even at the low cost.

Also dialled in 20 on Throttle Dampening in MISC settings because every time I yaw on the rudder, the quad drops about 4 feet, and a little less with elevator and aileron. I stepped this up in increments of 5 starting from zero, and I'll have a bit more of a play around with this once I have some juice back in the batteries.

I have to order a head strap for my AEE Magicam so I can get some footage before I take the leap into FPV and BEYOND.

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #192 on: March 22, 2014, 09:00:11 AM »
Added a few extras to my ever increasing Flying Bill --
Small Go-Pro like 5 MPixel wifi cam ..
Camera gimbal
2 spare batteries 2500mah
spare battery carrier things ( in case I want to go dual batteries for extra flight time )

Just gotta wait now - dammit I'm always waiting for good stuff to arrive ...  :cup: :cup:

Will have to close Mandrake's Solar Power and open up Mandrake's Aerial Photographics just to pay for it all ...  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #193 on: March 22, 2014, 09:02:12 AM »
I don't look at the bill anymore, the look of guilt on my face makes my wife ask too many questions.

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #194 on: March 22, 2014, 09:04:11 AM »
Yeah I know -- She goes to the front door - knows the posty by first name -- Turns around glares at me and says - "What have you bought now ? " ... I crawl away and hide in the camper for a few hours .... ;D
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #195 on: March 22, 2014, 09:17:07 AM »
What sort of camera gimbal did you go with Mandrake, servo or brushless?

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #196 on: March 22, 2014, 10:06:15 AM »
I just got the DJI Phantom Vision.

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #197 on: March 22, 2014, 10:35:08 AM »
http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6043071677.html One of this !! Brushless with tilt control ? ( Is that what its called ) - Hope its OK .
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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #198 on: March 22, 2014, 10:44:43 AM »
Very nice

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Re: Remote controlled flying things-Quads, Hex, Octo or anything
« Reply #199 on: March 23, 2014, 05:14:49 PM »
Took the boys to the Greensborough model aero club public air show today.  Lots of great planes and copters. The jet powered planes where pretty neat, loud and fast! Also, well done to my BIL who was stunt flying his helicopter when he lost tail rotor control.  He managed to land it one piece and avoid a nasty crash and got a nice round of applause from the crowd.  Don't think spinning rotor blades flying into the crowd would have gone down well, so they appreciated the good flying!
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