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Old Nov 16, 2014, 04:20 PM
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I love my Flip Pro FPV frame, it flies great and is super tuff.

How to land, badly! • FPV 21.07.2014 (1 min 58 sec)
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Old Nov 24, 2014, 11:18 PM
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Just purchased a set of the XL arms for my flip fpv, any one have any experience with them?
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Old Nov 25, 2014, 09:58 AM
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I have had a set since last spring; no problems. Although, my set were prototypes and I can only run 12" props; I understand the new XLs fit 13" props. Enjoy the longer light times.
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Old Nov 26, 2014, 09:29 AM
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I've been trying to think of a really good way to mount my Mobius to the front of my Flip frame. After emailing Hoverthings to inquire about buying a G-10 frame blank or just some G-10 scraps to cut my own piece to extend the middle plate, they suggested I just use another bottom plate in place of the middle frame. Ha!!, problem solved and placed an order for a couple of their blemished frames. Sometimes I way over think stuff hahahahaha.

Thank you guys at Hoverthings, and have a Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season to all the Hoverthings frame owners. Still one of the best frames out there!!

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Old Nov 26, 2014, 09:34 AM
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+1 to that
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Old Nov 28, 2014, 01:44 PM
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Just purchased a set of the XL arms for my flip fpv, any one have any experience with them?
I have them on mine. I love them. You just need to adjust your gains to keep the vibrations down.
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Old Dec 07, 2014, 05:29 PM
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Hi. Guys,
I am currently using Sunnysky 2212 980kv motors with 10 x 3.8 props, 3cell packs,
the all up weight with all my gear is 1.6 kg, I am looking to go to bigger motors/props, is there any recommendations , My 3c batts are 3.3 ah and 4.5 ah.

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Old Dec 08, 2014, 02:15 AM
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Hi. Guys,
I am currently using Sunnysky 2212 980kv motors with 10 x 3.8 props, 3cell packs,
the all up weight with all my gear is 1.6 kg, I am looking to go to bigger motors/props, is there any recommendations , My 3c batts are 3.3 ah and 4.5 ah.

Peter
Why not upgrade to 4S lipo's?
That will give you a descent powerboost with the same setup.
You'll have to check your power supply to your FPV gear etc. if you have that installed.
Also check if your ESC's can handle 4S, but I think most do.
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 08:50 AM
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Why not upgrade to 4S lipo's?
That will give you a descent powerboost with the same setup.
You'll have to check your power supply to your FPV gear etc. if you have that installed.
Also check if your ESC's can handle 4S, but I think most do.
I have the Pro flip frame and built it with 4s in mind. I am using those same motors and run 9 inch props. Plenty of power for me. So +1 to going 4 s.
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 10:29 AM
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 09:56 PM
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Why not upgrade to 4S lipo's?
That will give you a descent powerboost with the same setup.
You'll have to check your power supply to your FPV gear etc. if you have that installed.
Also check if your ESC's can handle 4S, but I think most do.
I wouldn't recommend using the ESC BEC on anything more than 3S UNLESS it is a Switch Mode BEC (if it doesn't say Switch Mode it probably isn't). If they are Switch Mode, then you should only use one to power the system and disable the BEC in the others (pulling the red wire from the servo plug).

Most ESCs have linear BECs. These dump the extra voltage in the form of heat. To much heat and it goes into a thermal shut down. Thermal shut down means no power to the rest of the system and the need for a plastic bag to put the pieces of your 'once flying frame' in.

I always use an external switch mode BEC on any system using more than 3S.
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 04:54 AM
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I wouldn't recommend using the ESC BEC on anything more than 3S UNLESS it is a Switch Mode BEC (if it doesn't say Switch Mode it probably isn't). If they are Switch Mode, then you should only use one to power the system and disable the BEC in the others (pulling the red wire from the servo plug).

Most ESCs have linear BECs. These dump the extra voltage in the form of heat. To much heat and it goes into a thermal shut down. Thermal shut down means no power to the rest of the system and the need for a plastic bag to put the pieces of your 'once flying frame' in.

I always use an external switch mode BEC on any system using more than 3S.
Oh, never had a problem with this on my Mini quads. (not saying you are wrong, though )
All indeed have linear BECs and run just fine on 4S.

I have two setups for getting 12V:

- Use a fifth motor output on the Naze32 through a polulu 5V->12V

- Use a 12V Ubec connected to my PDB (lipo voltage) -> 12V

My Flip FPV had a seperate BEC for 5V and 12V.
I think the best you can do, is check your gear and look for people who have similar setups.
If you use setups that have proven to be good, you're in no trouble
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