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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 16, 2015 @ 05:14 PM | 2,682 Views
This week I received my Fat Shark Dominator V3 from Team Legit on the US.

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Team Legit

They come in this nice rigid case

Once open you can see the goggles and accessories.

In the case

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 07, 2015 @ 05:53 PM | 1,439 Views
Please Note FW V1.4 does not contain the controller update you need to use V1.320 to update the controller to the latest build.

There is a LOT of confusion around controller in this update, please see below to see what you need to do regarding the update

There are 2 versions of the P3 controller, Model GL300A and GL300B, the Model is written on the rear of the controller next to the DJI logo.

GL300A : Up to FW 1.3.20 it could be updated via the USB port, Once you installed V1.320 future updates will be via the DJI Go App.

GL300B, Can only be updated via the DJI Go App, Anything before 1.3.20 is not relevant as there was no update other than via the App.
If you have the GL300B update is via the App only, No further action is required.


If you are currently on 1.3.20 then no update is required on the controller for V1.4.

If you are on V1.1.9, V.1.2.6, 1.2.8 you need to update the controller to v.1.3.20 before it can be updated via the DJI Go App.

If your on V1.1.8 or V1.1.9 you may need to update to V1.2.6/8 before you can update to V1.3.20

1: Install the New DJI Go App and see it it prompts you to update the controller, if it completes then your done.

2: If it says "RC requires upgrade" you need to upgrade the controller to V1.3.20 as per DJI update instructions listed below.

To update it you need firmware V1.3.20 file from DJI downloads page for your P3 model.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 31, 2015 @ 04:38 AM | 2,111 Views
IMU calibration.

First thing make sure you remove the gimbal lock.

You need to get the P3 as cold as possible, ideally either place it on the patio at night for 20m or in front of some AC for 10m with the battery out.

The important part is not to turn on the P3 until you are ready with the app as the IMU is heated and the temperature start to rise as soon as you turn the P3 on, for a good calibration the process need to see the widest temperature range it can.

First put the flight mode switch in the middle position P-ATTI mode as this stops the popup menu coming up when you turn the P3 on.

Next open the DJI Go App and turn on the controller, navigate to MC Settings, Sensors and scroll to the bottom and you will see the IMU Calibration button. (P3 still off cooling at this stage) , you will see the IMU calibration button is greyed out,this won't come active until the P3 connects.

Place the P3 on a perfectly level surface and put the battery in and turn on, within a second of the craft connecting to the app the IMU calibration button will be available, press it as soon as you can and allow the calibration to complete, it takes around 10m.

Whilst in progress do not touch the P3 it needs to be completely still no movement or vibrations.

Once complete then perform a Gimbal calibration from the gimbal menu on the same flat surface.

Make sure you perform a Compass Calibration before you fly at the flight location.
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 31, 2015 @ 04:21 AM | 1,914 Views
DJI Phantom 3 9450 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Self-tightening Propellers

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Carbon Composite Props

My delivery arrived this week from DJI and i had ordered some of the new Carbon Fiber Reinforced Props.

After opening them up the first thing you notice is the finish, its outstanding, just as good if not better than the stock plastic, they also have a nice matte finish. Weight is identical to the plastic props @ 7g each.

After having a good look over them i noticed that they are really stiff compared to the stock plastic prop, whereas the plastic will bend from the tip these are rigid, when you apply enough pressure they will start to deflect but more in the middle of the blade.

Next i checked them on my DUBRO Balancer, they were all very well balanced, no action required.

First Flight

First these make me really wish DJI would make the P3 in this matte black i think it would look fantastic.

After take off i noticed it sounded different, just a slight change in tone, no louder or quieter in my opinion just different, after some flight time i can say the props make the Phantom 3 slightly sharper, everything is a little more reactive to stick input, it also seems a little quicker reacting to big stick movements as well, after flying a full 2 packs i cant say i saw any change in flight time but i am at sea level so have plenty of air to play with.

Final Thoughts.

I really like them, i do think if your flying at altitude they will help give you a bit more time, they are a quality prop and i will be using them as my main prop from now on.
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 25, 2015 @ 03:54 PM | 3,245 Views
This week i received my Headplay HD FPV Goggles

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My intention is to use these with my 5.8ghz fpv and the P3 via HDMI.

The Box

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 23, 2015 @ 09:55 AM | 1,730 Views
To cache maps in the background so you can access them later out in the field with out having internet connection as follows

Open DJI Go App,

Go to Camera View

Click on the Map in bottom RH side,

Move around and zoom in on the area you want to fly over,

that it they are cached in the background, just go back to camera view and the map will remain, you can also close the app via the home button and the maps will remain

If you want to automatically cache via wireless data live as you fly over an ares you need to turn on Cache Map In Background

Go into General Settings and click the bottom option that all dots

Turn on Cache Map In Background ,

you need wireless data turned on for this to work
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 07, 2015 @ 06:30 PM | 1,947 Views
Hi folks, i received my TACO-RC Aluminium Tablet holder Bracket

This is the Aluminium replacement bracket, unlike the DJI part its just the arm its self not the whole tablet holder.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 02, 2015 @ 04:03 AM | 2,236 Views
I have been looking for a bench PSU for my chargers for a while and my modified 300W PSU with a lightbulb on the 5v rail to keep the 12v side in check has really been playing up so Last week i purchased the HobbyKing 540W 30A PSU

Spec is 13.8 to 18V at 30A so its pretty beefy and should give me enough power to charge everything iv got, it has duel post outputs and an pot on one side to just voltage.

On the other is Main in and power switch

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 14, 2015 @ 04:14 PM | 1,978 Views
Folks some time back i ordered one of these cheap parallel charging boards online for the P3.

At the time there was a lot of discussions over what to use to power it and can you use DJI's charger.

After i received mine i have been doing some tests,

first thing first the board its self allows you to connect 3 packs, each pack has a 0.22ohm 10W resistor in series with negative to give some overcorrect protection for the packs, the switch they state is to be used when using the original DJI charger, all it does is bypass the resistors and give straight negative to the packs.

the board also has voltage reading and elegant time remaining on charge, iv not looked into these TBH, the voltage reading seems accurate.

As for powering it, DJI Pro adapter is rated at 100w at 17.5v, after investigation and testing it the adapter is current limited to output a maximin of 6A, no matter if you connect 1 or 3 packs the adapter will only provide 6A, whilst charging a single pack up to 50% capacity the battery is taking the full 6A from the adapter, after 50% the current begins to taper off as the charger level increases, this means when charge a pack the adapter is only providing full output for around 50% of the charge time, the rest of the time its less tapering off as the pack get up to full.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 11, 2015 @ 10:25 AM | 2,031 Views
Hi Folks, a big one this, iv been looking specifically into Apples devices supported by the Pilot app and thermal throttling and shutdown, i wanted to look into some of the possible reasons and ways around it, looking into it i have found a few conclusions,

First of all looking at Apple A7 devices, the Mini 2/3 iPhone 5S and the Air 1st gen.

Looking at the design both are similar with the batteries located next to the logic board, The SOC on both is located under a metal EMF shielding, this does not seem to offer any substantial heat dissipation, no thermal compound is used and it does not make contact with the SOC directly.

The interesting thing is all of the packages on the logic board are located facing up towards the screen, This means Apple are not making use of the Aluminium shell as part of a heat sink, the second thing with this is heat from the display is also reflected back towards the processors as well.

Ipad Mini

Ipad Air

The A7 SOC , there are 2 versions of this SOC, a different chip in the Air than in the Mini 2/3 iPhone 5S. Its a Duel Core clocked at 1.3ghz in the Mini2/3/5S and 1.4Ghz in the Air.

The A7 in the Mini is a POP setup with the 1GB of ram stacked on top of the core as part of the chip, this is one unit with no metal heat spreader on top.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 17, 2015 @ 04:07 PM | 2,894 Views
Hi everyone Here is my unboxing of the JIYI P2 Pro Flight Controller that they kindly sent me to test,

My plan is to build this into a 450 size frame, I'm going to be using the Turnigy 935 Motors and Afro 20A escís.

Below is how it comes nicely packages up, in the kit you receive the following items

P2 Pro FC
Quick Start Guide
Power Module
LED/USB Module
GPS/Compass Module
Folding GPS Mount and various Adhesive Pads
Bunch of Servo Wires & USB Cable

The Box,

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | May 24, 2015 @ 07:01 AM | 7,751 Views
DJI Phantom 3 Advance & Professional Firmware Update Standard Procedure

Please Note the Phantom 3 Standard has a different update process, please refer to DJI on that model

Before you do anything you need to download the correct firmware from the DJI site and its very important you read the "How to Update the Firmware" document on the downloads page below.

If you have tried this unsecsesfully Jump to Trouble Shooting.

It is recommended you use the SD card supplied with the P3 to perform the update

Before you do anything please make sure you have removed your Props and gimbal lock for Safety Folks.


First of all the firmware needs to be on a formatted SD card. Format the card in your computer as FAT

Download the correct firmware file for your model from DJI website, this firmware file is a zip file, you need to unzip it then place the .bin file on the SD card.

the file should look like this for V1.4

P3X_FW_V01.04.0010.bin for the Pro Model

P3S_FW_V01.04.0010.bin for the Advance Model

It needs to be in the root directory so when you look at the card in your computer you only see the downloaded firmware file no folders.

Before you start read the firmware update instructions at least twice and make sure you understand the process.

Make sure your battery is at least 50% charge.

Once ready put the SD card in the gimbal and turn the Phantom 3 on, after a few seconds you should hear...Continue Reading
Posted by Mad_angler1 | May 19, 2015 @ 04:24 PM | 2,541 Views
After purchasing my Phantom 3 Pro i needed something to carry it around in, this is my first Phantom so i had nothing to base any opinions on, one of my big gripes with my F450 was how to carry it, at times id resorted to a cardboard box, for my expensive new toy a box was out the question.

so looking around the internet id come across the FEARLESS ENGAGE Backpack , it looked exsacly what i needed but was struggling to get one in the UK, also the fact this thing had been bleeding my dry for the past week i needed to look at cheaper options. After some looking around i found the MultiStar Deluxe Multirotor Travel Backpack on hobby king, whilst on the HK page looking at it i had a box pop up and offer me £3 discount on it so i though hay why not give it a shot, i just need something to carry it in for the moment, as usual with HK it was on next day so it just arrived.

Upon opening the box i was pleasantly surprised, its large and plenty of room ,Overall i was reasonably happy with it, i had modified it to allow the handset with tablet holder to fit, just 2 minutes with a knife and i was done, these are several placed you can remove foam to do this and i decided on towards the bottom, the RC find is perfect once this is done and leaves plenty of padding all around, the Phantom 3 in really nicely, it sits almost flush allthough the motor threads do stick up slightly but there is plenty of padding in the top so its nothing to worry about,

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