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Posted by eirlink | Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:01 AM | 2,121 Views
Heres a handy performance calculator for Lipos.

Posted by eirlink | Nov 20, 2014 @ 06:29 PM | 1,183 Views
Today I show you the new functions of the Firmware 3.08 and how to install. In addition I explain how to bind the new Remote Control with the Vision + and how the channel 7 works.
( thanks Ralfs Foto- Bude )

DJI Phantom 2 Vision/Vision + #20 - New Remote Control and Firmware 3.08 - Tutorial (English) (31 min 4 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Nov 16, 2014 @ 08:11 AM | 1,672 Views
To bind a transmitter to your Phantom is straightforward, and you will need to do this if you buy a replacement or an upgrade transmitter. As requested by a subscriber, here's a demo of how it's done.
( thanks to simon newton. visit his youtube channel )

How to bind or rebind a transmitter / remote controller to your DJI Phantom, Vision+ (3 min 45 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Nov 04, 2014 @ 02:05 PM | 2,115 Views
Simple solution to set up your GH4 gimbal with the S900 using Futaba 8FG or 14SG
( thanks Wireless Hobbyz youtube )

Simple Single Pilot Solution S900 GH4 With Futaba 8FG or 14SG Tutorial (11 min 43 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Nov 03, 2014 @ 03:06 PM | 2,202 Views
Learn how to solder thick gauge wire properly with today's Fast Tip!
( thanks Flite Test )

Flite Test - Solder Thick Gauge Wire - FAST TIP (1 min 54 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Nov 03, 2014 @ 02:55 PM | 2,159 Views
New feature of 1330

It's very simple:
Remember that button #2 is used to enter the menu and cycle between the menu items. Button #1 is used to select an action.

How to bank switch:

1. Short press button #2 to get into the menu. You will hear a beep and see a single blue LED. This is the main menu.
Note that after a few seconds of inactivity, the CP will exit the menu by itself - you don't need to exit manually.

2. Press button #1 to select Bank Switching (this is the default menu item).

3. The LEDs will now show the profile you're on (between 1 and 5). You can use button #2 to move between profiles. Each will light up a different LED and sound an ascending tone.

4. When you get to the profile you want, click button #1 to select.

5. If you selected a different profile than current, the CP will reboot into the new profile.
If the profile is identical to the current one, nothing will happen.

So to switch to second bank from first bank you would do:
1. Short press button #2 (menu entered)
2. Press button #1 (bank selection is chosen)
3. Press button #2 (move to the second bank from current)
4. Press button #1 (activate bank)

CP reboots into the new bank.
Posted by eirlink | Nov 02, 2014 @ 06:50 PM | 2,314 Views
If your flight controller becomes locked due to a bad firmware upgrade it may be necessary to wipe it of all firmware and start again. This video shows you how to do a hard reset.
( thanks to Marionville Models UK )

Hard Reset Firmware on Phantom2, Vision+, Naza Light & V2. (6 min 46 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Nov 02, 2014 @ 06:11 PM | 2,110 Views
a short video i did showing the Phobotic Centrepiece controller going through its Autotune.

Phobotic CP Autotune (11 min 32 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Nov 01, 2014 @ 02:53 PM | 1,929 Views
A short video showing how to reset a H3-3D gimbal if it becomes un-responsive following a firmware update.
( thanks Richard , that hpi guy )

How to Reset a H3-3D Gimbal when bricked or failed update - That HPI Guy (2 min 54 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Oct 30, 2014 @ 03:00 PM | 2,215 Views
This video explains why you should be careful when mixing carbon fiber and electricity in RC models -- and fills my studio with acrid, toxic smoke in the process.

( thanks Bruce, RCmodel reviews )

Beware carbon fiber and electricity (6 min 46 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Oct 26, 2014 @ 09:08 PM | 2,073 Views
DJI A2 multi-rotor stabilization controller is a complete flight control system for various multi-rotor platforms, for commercial and industrial AP applications. It opens an unprecedented era of precise positioning and perfect flight control in harsh environments for flight control systems.

DJI-How to use A2 Assistant Software (5 min 2 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Oct 16, 2014 @ 06:58 PM | 1,874 Views
Troybuiltmodels.com in conjunction with MerkabaFilmGroup.com present this introspective overview of the installation and implementation of DJI Ground Station unit.
( many thanks Guys )

DJI Ground Station installation & overview with Troybuiltmodels.com (21 min 35 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Oct 14, 2014 @ 01:55 PM | 2,845 Views
It fits! Wesley from AerialMediaPros.com walks us through the important features of the new Hero4 camera from GoPro, and shows the Hero4 working on a H3-3D and communicating with the FPV monitor. We also review the modifications that may be needed for your Phantom 2 rig.
( thanks to Aerial Media Pros )

GoPro 4K Hero 4 on the DJI Phantom 2 H3-3D Gimbal! Tutorial & Review by AerialMediaPros.com (9 min 15 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Oct 09, 2014 @ 05:09 PM | 2,220 Views
Will from AerialMediaPros.com walks through all the features and settings inside the Assistant App for the DJI Ronin. Make sure your Ronin is properly balanced before continuing through the app.

Official DJI Ronin iPhone App Tutorial by AerialMediaPros.com (9 min 53 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 30, 2014 @ 01:23 PM | 2,556 Views
A Walk through of every function in the DJI Assistant App. Learn how to configure your Ronin's smoothtrack and remote settings as well as other key functions to help you in the field.

Ronin DJI Assistant App Overview (7 min 9 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 30, 2014 @ 01:21 PM | 3,059 Views
Will from AerialMediaPros.com walks you through and explanation of the Phantom 2 IMU device, and fixing the issues you may face if your IMU is not properly configured and calibrated.
( thanks to aerial media pros )

How To: DJI Phantom 2 IMU Calibration Guide by AerialMediaPros.com (3 min 35 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 23, 2014 @ 04:17 PM | 2,464 Views
Thanks to 1uas.com

DJI Ronin App - Part 2 : Control - 1uas.com (17 min 43 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 21, 2014 @ 04:01 PM | 2,332 Views
Ive a short video here which i made to show you all how the CP gimbal controller performs during a torture test i put it through...
the footage speaks for itself. this is straight from the SD card.
enjoy !

Gimbal is a Walkera G3-3D, with gopro 3 black fitted. I threw away the stock walkera controller and fitted the CP.
To put things in perspective i mounted a keychain cam on the frame .

CP Test 210914 (2 min 1 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 20, 2014 @ 08:26 PM | 2,907 Views
This video covers several common things you may need to do to get your Tarot 2D gimbal functioning properly.

As I mention in the video the magic formula was to do the sensor calibration with the GoPro pointing straight up, basically looking at the bottom of my hexacopter. Not sure if that's the recommended solution, but I can tell you it worked great for me.

Here are the links you'll need to have handy to install the gimbal firmware and configure it:

Prolific USB to Serial cable driver:

Tarot 2D gimbal config software, firmware, and config files:

Here are my Tarot T-2D gains and params:


( thanks to Dennis Baldwin )

Troubleshooting Tarot T-2D Gimbal: Tips for Fixing Jitters and Shakes (9 min 7 sec)

Posted by eirlink | Sep 20, 2014 @ 08:15 PM | 2,745 Views
This video demonstrates how to wire your Tarot T-2D gimbal for tilt control using a FrSky Taranis. I'm using SBUS with the Pixhawk flight controller so an important step is to make sure you bind to your X8R receiver in Mode 4. This will give you 8 SBUS channels and 8 standard channels with one X8R receiver.

( thanks to Dennis Baldwin )

FrSky Taranis and Tarot T-2D Gimbal Tilt Setup and Configuration (6 min 46 sec)