Posted by Mmon77 |
Oct 16, 2013 @ 05:03 AM | 1,495 Views
After flying the Syma X1 many times over the past couple of weeks, I'm making some progress. I've been able to fly in circles around my yard through an entire battery on a few occasions.
Trying to learn coordinated turns is not easy. I find that I actually do better when the quad is flying towards me because it's easier to see what's going on with it. When flying away from me, I seem to give it too much roll and I end up crashing in to the ground and "cartwheeling". It is still alot of fun though.
This thing never ceases to amaze me with how much abuse it can take. I lost control on one of the many days it was windy, crashed full speed into the side of my porch, and it fell down on my concrete patio. Not a single bit of damage other than the canopy popping off. It probably helped that I've learned to cut the throttle before I crash to avoid damage to the props.
I received the charger I ordered and wired up a parallel charging cable so I can charge all 5 of my batteries at once. That has really been helpful since I can fly for longer periods of time. Now if I could just get the wind to calm down for a while I'd be all set. Living in a small town surrounded by farm fields makes it interesting on windy days.
I think my next step will be to purchase a FS-TH9XB when funds allow. I'll flash it with ER9X and see how I like it. That way I will have a nice tx for whenever I decide to get another quad. I've also been checking out the Devo series with DeviationX...Continue Reading
Posted by Mmon77 |
Sep 29, 2013 @ 11:03 AM | 1,088 Views
A few more flights yesterday and I'm getting much better at controlling the X1. It was somewhat windy, lots of gusts. I was able to keep in it my yard, and out of the trees. I had a few crashes, but nothing spectacular. I've gotten much better at recovering when the wind takes it and makes it do something I wasn't ready for!
Batteries are charging right now so I can fly some more today. Much less wind today, should be fun! I also ordered 2 more spare batteries last night. They should be here Monday or Tuesday, along with my charger. Just what I needed, another hobby to spend money on!
I received my new Syma X1 and 2 spare OEM batteries yesterday . Charged up, and took it for it's maiden flight in my garage. So much fun! I practiced hovering and just getting used to the controls. I went through all 3 batteries and had minimal crashes, mostly just "unplanned" landings.
After a rest and recharge of the batteries, I decided since the wind had died down, may as well try it outside. Wow, that was way more fun! Getting used to controlling it in a slight breeze was fun. I had to be careful not to go to high, almost lost it over my fence at one point. Burned through all 3 batteries again, had some more exciting crashes, and one Kosem event in a low-hanging tree branch...the X1 was no worse for wear though. This little thing is tough.
I'm really looking forward to honing my skills with this thing. It's so much fun! In the future, I can see myself building a bigger quad, but for now, the Syma is just what I need to learn to fly.