Posted by cwg25 |
Oct 12, 2012 @ 03:33 PM | 2,326 Views
Come on, we've all done it. You get that new piece of technology, whether it's a phone, computer, home theater system, or a radio transmitter and you want to fiddle with it to see what it's all about.
Well, that's when problems can occur. Mix that with a noob, and the likelihood for disaster increases.
So I'm having fun flying my F450, everything is working just fine. And then I decided to see what my tx(Walkera DEVO-10) is made of. I started browsing through all of the options. Just to look, nothing more. I was hoping to get a better understanding how things worked with the tx and how it relates to the naza unit.
I clicked around and through everything. Coming to the clock/timer section, I thought it would be harmless to try and set something up. My gear switch was free so I decided to set the timer start/stop feature to the gear switch. It worked. Hooray, I did something. Big whoop.
The real trouble starts when I attempt to fly. As a beginner, I always fly in GPS mode. I waited for the single green blinking light and start to throttle up. I noticed I had throttle control up until a few feet off the ground, but at that point I did not have elevator nor aileron control. As the quad started to drift away, I noticed I no longer had throttle or yaw control. Major panic ensues.
I should have realized at that point that switching to manual mode would have given control of the quad back over to me. But I was freaking out so that did not happen. Switched on...Continue Reading
Posted by cwg25 |
Oct 09, 2012 @ 03:06 PM | 2,086 Views
I've been up and flying for the past couple days. I think my troubles getting back in the air came down to too much fiddling with the motors and props, and not noticing a motor going the wrong way or having a ccw prop on a cw motor. After double checking motor rotation and prop placement, my issue with a spinning out of control quad was fixed.
I replaced the cracked arm after ordering a bunch from uavproducts.com. I also replaced motor #1 after it sounded funny.
Now I'm thinking of getting a relatively simple camera mount/gimbal and a GoPro Hero 2.
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