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Posted by blade strike | Apr 14, 2016 @ 01:16 PM | 1,748 Views
Posted by blade strike | Mar 21, 2016 @ 09:03 PM | 1,763 Views
Printing at 40microns (.04mm). Makergear M2

More to come...
Posted by blade strike | Mar 13, 2016 @ 10:21 AM | 2,516 Views
Beside the 3 basic flight modes, GPS, Sports and ATTI. You will have 4 software choices.
TapFly
ActiveTrack
Normal
Intelligent
Posted by blade strike | Mar 12, 2016 @ 09:32 AM | 2,383 Views
This page allows you to enable and disable the VNS. I would recommend turning on the first two options and leaving the 3rd option disabled until you become familiar with the system. Please understand if you enable backward flying during AT the copter could run into an object since it can not see going backwards.
Remember you can still control distance from object with elevator no matter if this option is on or off while in Active Track (AT) mode.

VNS Example RTH:
DJI Phantom 4 RTH - With Object Avoidance (1 min 31 sec)



Posted by blade strike | Mar 12, 2016 @ 09:30 AM | 2,314 Views
This is a really nice feature, it allows separate expo settings for both GPS and sports mode. First thing I would ugliest is to turn down yaw way to fast
Posted by blade strike | Mar 03, 2016 @ 09:21 AM | 2,156 Views
Some pictures of the new DJI Phantom 4. In my honest opinion its DJI best work yet..

Some don't like the looks. I would have to tell them pictures doesn't do it justice! The whole craft is streamlined and has a much stronger shell the previous DJI phantoms!...Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | Mar 01, 2016 @ 05:23 PM | 2,020 Views
RTH that could have gone very wrong. New object avoidance saved the day!!

DJI Phantom 4 RTH - With Object Avoidance (1 min 31 sec)

Posted by blade strike | Aug 02, 2015 @ 02:44 PM | 6,783 Views

Just received a new charger for the Phantom 3 series. This charger provides 17.5v @ 4a per lead. It also allows you to charge the Transmitter at the same time. I was surprised by the units size. It's about 2 1/2 of the Pro Chargers. So it's not going to be this big brick to pack along on your trips.

When you first plug it in you will notice that it does not have a power LED. At first I thought I might have received a bad unit since it makes absolutely no noise until you start putting a load on the device.

It has a variable speed fan that keeps the charger cool. This fan isn't the quietest fan when at full speed but does an excellent job at keeping the device cool under full load. This is the important part, heat kills electronics.

It's a little slower than the pro's charger. It charges at about the same rate as the advanced. But remember you are charging 3 batteries at a time. I would like to see them maybe do a 6amp output per lead. This would bring charge times down to about an hour for all 3 packs versus the current 80mins.

Overall for $75 it's a solid buy and would recommend it to ANYONE that wants to charge more than one pack at a time.

Spec:
Input: 110-240V
Output: 17.5V 12A; 17.5V 4A Per Lead.
Charging time: around 80 minutes for charging 3 batteries at the same time.
Charging 1 battery takes 80 minutes as well.
Plug type: USA plug, other countries will be USA plug+travel adapter.
Note: Please keep dry when charging.


Size: 17.5*12*4.7cm(L*W*H)
Package weight: 920g

Available @ https://www.rcdepothobbies.com/Charg...cdh-dji025.htm
Posted by blade strike | Jul 09, 2015 @ 02:04 PM | 5,609 Views
Its time again for another video contest. The theme for this contest is
SUMMER TIME FUN!

Please make a short video (2-3mins) of what your idea of summer time fun is... This can be activities with the family, animals friends or sports. The contest will end July 31, 2015.

The best video will win a Phantom 3 battery

All entries have to be posted in this thread on either youtube or vimeo. I will select the top 3 that I feel are the best and then let YOU GUYS be the judges and select the lucky winner.

Since it's a battery contest only US residents should apply.. Sorry but shipping a lipo out of country is no fun. Please remember this is not a DJI sponsor event. I do this with my own money so please don't complain.
This contest has been approved by Jim T. Graham (RCG Super Mod)

Posted by blade strike | May 26, 2015 @ 08:45 PM | 76,736 Views

Just received my Phantom 3 HDMI upgrade board. I thought I would do a quick post to show how simple this upgrade is as long as you take it slow.

First the board and cover


...Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | May 12, 2015 @ 05:27 PM | 6,793 Views
Please post your unboxing photos or videos of your P3. I will give the best post a p3 battery once they are available from the DJI store (end of may).

I know most of you already posted your entries in the p3 owners thread. The thread moves too fast and I am afraid that I have missed some. So please post here.

I am extending this till Friday the 15th to make sure everyone can get theirs in.
Posted by blade strike | Apr 10, 2015 @ 09:15 PM | 12,197 Views
E1200 Pro Tuned Propulsion System Upgrade for The s900.
  • Integrated Structure
    For ultimate convenience, the E1200 Pro’s integrated ESC,
    motor, and propeller are designed as a single unit that can
    be installed quickly and easily on the arm
    of any compatible platform. It also enables
    a total solution for heat dissipation
  • 17-Inch Ultra-Carbon Folding Propeller
    As one of the largest members of the Z-blade series, the 17-inch propeller boosts both
    efficiency and thrust. The application of advanced ultra-carbon-fiber composite, provides the
    rigidity of a metal propeller with lower inertial momentum. The classic folding design protects
    the propellers while making transportation and use as simple and efficient as ever.
  • Motor & ESC Cooling System
    A built-in centrifugal fan provides active cooling for both the ESC and the motor. Grid-shaped structure in the top allows for adequate ventilation while keeping dust and other debris out. The dissipation area of the integrated base plate has been enlarged by 200-300%, greatly enhancing passive cooling of the system.
  • Next Generation Smart ESC
    The sine-wave drive ESC increases power efficiency by capturing energy that is produced during deceleration. Active braking provides better dynamic response. Dynamic battery voltage ripple compensation maintains a linear speed-throttle relationship, making the flight control experience more fluid and stable.
  • Breaking Limits
    When using the E1200 Pro to upgrade your S900 using a standard
...Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | Feb 09, 2015 @ 11:47 AM | 9,538 Views
I do the same for ALL my battery test. I bring it to a hover throw it in GPS mode and relax.)
Mark over at dinogylipos.com contacted me. He wanted me to put his brand to the test. When I first received the pack it almost looked identical to the Tattu 22,000mAh pack. After some closer review I was able to tell these were different cells. The pack is a little larger than the Tattu pack, 2700g versus 2500. Something you wouldn't really notice on an s1000 or larger bird.

I wanted to break this battery in correctly and watch the IR stabilize. I started by running the pack through the usual 10 break-in cycles taking it down to 50-60% each time.. I noticed by these first flights that the battery was not sagging and cells seemed to be perfectly matched. The only other packs I have seen like this was the Tattu.

Below is the dataset of my 12th flight on this pack, this flight I took it down right to the 80% mark. Got over 17mins of flight time on a fully loaded s1000 with GH4 HD Gimbal and Lightbridge. I put back 17663mah in the pack, so at these flight times you will not be damaging this pack. The pack was 78F in 61F ambient, so this pack wasn't even stressing this setup or times.



What I noticed was the tight voltage curve on each cell over the flight. The only other pack I have seen this type of discharge curve was the Tattu 22,000. You will notice that it's a very tight curve and cells look to be closely matched. You will also notice how little sag there is, these...Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | Jan 28, 2015 @ 04:51 PM | 9,819 Views
Posted by blade strike | Dec 07, 2014 @ 07:32 PM | 11,384 Views
Basic overview of the New DJI Pilot App.
DJI PILOT APP **BETA** (8 min 19 sec)
DJI Inspire **CLICK PAN / TLILT** (1 min 59 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | Nov 08, 2014 @ 12:48 PM | 29,270 Views
I received some of the new p2 2312 Motors and v2 ESC's. Flying at 7000' on an average I have been looking forward to this upgrade. Ever since the Installed the h3-3d on the p2 I have felt this was about all the p2 to could handle at this altitude. I did receive some of the 9450 props a few months back and they did help. Cant wait to try the new motors with the new props, should be a good combo for fat phantoms

Anyone that has soldered new ESC and or motors on the Phantoms know you need a hot iron and work fast. You can not leave the iron on the wires for any amount of time or they will be damaged, so please be carful and make sure you have the right equipment.

I chose to solder the motors to the ESC's before installing them into the body. This way just provides more room to work and don't have to worry as much while soldering.

V2 ESC


You will need to make two sets of each motor and ESC combo (CCW / CW).
CCW, Motor 1 and 3 ( A= Black, B= Red, C= Yellow)


CW, Motor 2 and 4 (A= Black, B= Yellow, C= RED)
...Continue Reading
Posted by blade strike | Oct 16, 2014 @ 10:14 AM | 10,701 Views
(I do the same for ALL my battery test. I bring it to a hover throw it in GPS mode and relax.)
I have been wanting to test these new batteries from GenAce for some time, I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of their 22,000mah packs.

I wanted to break this battery in correctly and watch the IR stabilize. I started by running the pack through the usual 10 break in cycles taking it down to 50-60% each time.. I noticed by these first flights that the battery was not sagging and cells seemed to be perfectly matched.


Below is the dataset of my 20th flight on this pack, this flight I took it down right to the 80% mark. Got close to 17mins of flight time on a fully loaded s1000 with GH4 HD Gimbal.I put back 17430mah in the pack, so at these flight times you will not be damaging this pack.



What I first noticed over any battery I have tested so far is how tight each cell is on the voltage loss. You will notice that it's a very tight curve and cells look to be closely matched. You will also notice how little sag there is, these are premium cells. IR has settled right at 5ohms which is very low!! The pack weighs 2509g (5lb 8.5oz), so even though these are top of the line cells, they have solid power to weight ratio as well.

If you're looking for that BIG pack to get you over the 16min mark, this is a great choice. These packs are pro level and the cells do show this. I know it's been hard to get these larger packs in the US from Tattu but that should not be an issue anymore! You can now order direct from GenAce/Tattu US, http://www.genstattu.com

Pack dimensions & weight :
Length (mm) 195
Width (mm) 91
Height (mm) 64
Weight 2509g
Posted by blade strike | Sep 21, 2014 @ 06:29 PM | 12,428 Views
S900 H3-3D Mounting Plate
Posted by blade strike | Aug 24, 2014 @ 02:02 PM | 12,998 Views
DJI S900 Fast Forward Flight and Wind **TEST** (3 min 13 sec)


For anyone that had concerns on the s900's stability in wind and at Forward flight here is a short little example. I should have gone farther but my battery was getting somewhat low and I was flying from the far shoreline.

DJI S900
A2
Lightbridge (smooth mode)
GH4 HD Gimbal