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Old Jan 08, 2013, 02:53 AM
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I flew a few flights today in some grey weather. It was hard to make out the color of the arms and I almost lost my orientation a few times. I really need to add some LED's for the purpose of telling orientation. What are others doing about this?
I always have used LED stripes at the front arms (even stripes with so-called high power LEDs), but depending on the weather wasn't happy with the visuability. Now I bought some of these high power LEDs:
http://www.conrad.de/ce/de/product/1...HOP_AREA_26436

Really expensive, but for me they're worth every penny! I've fixed them at the front arms and now my copter is looking like a plane approaching for a landing. I can see the copter even when it's far away, in sunshine or grey weather - great!
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 02:55 AM
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I flew a few flights today in some grey weather. It was hard to make out the color of the arms and I almost lost my orientation a few times. I really need to add some LED's for the purpose of telling orientation. What are others doing about this?
Adding coloured LED strips (say red port/ green starbord) to the arms will still only help orientation when the copter is fairly close, even the bright LED's are soon lost from sight. I find the best solution is to have a couple of high power LED white 'headlights' (the type on heatsinks) run from a current limited source ideally. These can be seen from a very long distance when the craft is rotated, to determine the front (or back if desired).

Best way is to use, and get used to using the Course Lock and Home Lock Naza functions.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/1w-high-powe...ith-pcb-511367
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 03:02 AM
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I find the best solution is to have a couple of high power LED white 'headlights' (the type on heatsinks) run from a current limited source ideally. These can be seen from a very long distance when the craft is rotated, to determine the front (or back if desired).
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Have a look at the ones I've mentioned before.
Which ones do you use - do you have a link? Perhaps they're less expensive...
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 04:37 AM
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For big aircraft that is larger than 650 or with heavy load, WKM is recommended

Statement direct from the manual-----WHY

Im not 100% agree

I order S800 and the WKM is DOA ..and I have to send back the WKM system ..
when I'm waiting the replacement I put my NAZA-M on S800 and the machine can fly stable even I put my Nex5 + zenmuse on it ..

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Old Jan 08, 2013, 07:33 AM
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Ikarus.....Remember, these People are trying to help! I think if you don't want their help...GO SOMEWHERE ELSE or figure it out on your OWN!....JJ
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 07:38 AM
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Just fitted the FC with the provided sticky foam tape and tried my Quad.
As expected it didn't fix the backward drifting problem!!!
So if you don't know what you are talking about please STFU as you are not helping anyone that way.
Speculations are not solving problems.
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Dont pick on TJ like that! LOL
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:03 AM
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I flew a few flights today in some grey weather. It was hard to make out the color of the arms and I almost lost my orientation a few times. I really need to add some LED's for the purpose of telling orientation. What are others doing about this?

I bought 5m of ribbon LEDs from Amazon for around $10. Less than the hobby store was charging for 1m of the exact same stuff. Runs off 12V.

I have white on the front and red/green on the back arms.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:12 AM
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Just fitted the FC with the provided sticky foam tape and tried my Quad.
As expected it didn't fix the backward drifting problem!!!
So if you don't know what you are talking about please STFU as you are not helping anyone that way.
Speculations are not solving problems.
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I will fully refund the money you spent here. Have a good day and I hope you find help elsewhere.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Thanks, Guys...

Enough said...
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:31 AM
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I just went though this on the OP thread. I don't want my experience there to bleed over to here. Those guys have a bad attitude; I am willing to help even the helpless. Teopbako, please PM me to see if I can help you. But please don't say STFU to any member here when they are trying to help you. We are a user friendly group here.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:44 AM
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Speculations are not solving problems.
Helping solve the various problems that people report from a remote location is very difficult. Speculation is an essential part of the proceedure. Basically when one member of this group reports a problem looking for help, other members "speculate" or "guess" what the problem might be. It is then up to the person with the problem to determine if that "speculation" has merit. It is sometimes a long process of elimination. Basically that is how difficult problems are solved; guess what the problem might be and try a solution. If it doesn't work, repeat the process.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:50 AM
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As expected it didn't fix the backward drifting problem!!!
Here is another "speculation" .

A. Use your controls to hold it where you want it for a couple of minutes and see if it "learns" to stay there.

B. Or try landing and repowering the machine.

One of both of these approaches have solved the problem for some people, including myself. It may not solve them in this case.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Helping solve the various problems that people report from a remote location is very difficult. Speculation is an essential part of the proceedure. Basically when one member of this group reports a problem looking for help, other members "speculate" or "guess" what the problem might be. It is then up to the person with the problem to determine if that "speculation" has merit. It is sometimes a long process of elimination. Basically that is how difficult problems are solved; guess what the problem might be and try a solution. If it doesn't work, repeat the process.
Speculate/guess based on the knowledge we have gained helping others... which by the way has come from over 1,200 combined posts from TJ and I in this ONE thread alone (TJ has 800+).
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:51 AM
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" Speculation" seems to be a word used often in RC stuff!
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