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Old Oct 14, 2012, 07:34 AM
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What broke in the crash? Still assessing the damage but so far 3 Arms / 3 Props and 2 bi-pod drawbars
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 07:42 AM
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First thing first is to test V1 or V2.

Sounds as if you have the RX as far away as possible and not mounted on top of the DJI.

This not knowing thing is driving me crazy. I hate it, I really do.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 03:04 PM
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dam Chilli...man i feel your pain!!!

I really hope that with some help from others and the Support of DJI-Innovations you can figure out what happened and GET BACK FLYING!!!

I just hate to see these kinds of videos...
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 03:11 PM
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After seeing Chillies Video I am now having second thoughts of flying mine over people...

Here is a 1 minute shot up high and over water....uh over all kinds of stuff..

flight was LOS...yes it was a pin dot...

watch 720HD

note: is the MOTOR noise Normal? kind of a squeal sound?

flight over london bridge (0 min 57 sec)
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 03:24 PM
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What are the pros and cons of using a heli like this for AV versus a large MC like the s800?

What are the differences in capability between the WK-M and WK-H?
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 03:50 PM
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What are the pros and cons of using a heli like this for AV versus a large MC like the s800?

What are the differences in capability between the WK-M and WK-H?

Mainly Speed, and the ability to Auto...I am looking to try to the WKH in my new bird..

Using the Z-15 is real interesting...Need to bite the bullet and buy one!

Flying heli's since 1988, wouldnt fly the 800e in a crowd though, not like a MK, I have a 450 Quad with GoPro, a 450 Heli GoPro, a Bergan 800e w/5DMark3, a Trex 800e with PS1 for FS700+, Airstar Ship with a Hansen 29, and Now this S800...all have their place in the business...

Heli's rule!

But really looking to buy the Zen...
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 10:09 PM
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" thanks"

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Vibes are gone. Immensely stiff and strong:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWjRGc7URsM
I want to say thanks to Aaalie for his idea; he inspired me to reinforce my arms. I only did it at the top and sides... but I still think that Aaalie´s idea is better since he did it all arround (... I received the help of a friend of mine and is not easy. Is a lot of work )

ONCE AGAIN THANKS Aaalie...

I am really sorry of your crash Chilli !!!

Today I had my first flights and thanks God, all was great!! Nothing wrong to report !!

Regards

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Old Oct 14, 2012, 10:20 PM
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I just used ball links, then i can also move the legs in and out without the struts bending.
Spyde, thank you also !!!

It is great to be part of this Thead with all of you guys !!!

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 01:24 AM
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First thing first is to test V1 or V2.

Sounds as if you have the RX as far away as possible and not mounted on top of the DJI.

This not knowing thing is driving me crazy. I hate it, I really do.
Tested it and all outputs measure .832 mV So I gather it is OK and indeed the "new" FC.
Below are some pics of the layout. The satellite receiver is mounted on landing leg and all other components are as far away as possible from each other.
The IMU is also not touching sides as I filed the hole slightly bigger. Connector pins on plate also seem to be fine.

I so wish there was some form of datalogger. We need to get to the bottom of this and need to feel a lot more comfortable flying this bird.

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 01:29 AM
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Here is a 1 minute shot up high and over water....uh over all kinds of stuff..

flight was LOS...yes it was a pin dot...
I'm sure adrenalin was pumping after this one
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:27 AM
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crash again

Sorry guys but our s800 has just been crashed into the ground after about 20 flights, i was in gps mode when it crashed from about 10 meters, it suddenly flipped around in 2 or 3 loops and then hit the ground, we have been fliging with a weight under neath the model, to simulate the weight of the zenmuse an camera, this is a version 2 machine, and only few vibs from the propellers..... bad. bad. bad

Yes of course, we are flying on the lattest version 5,14 and have the same settings as Denny Roland
It just seems that it flipped into 2 and 3 times in loops foreward, not to the side as all the others, but in nick direction
The S800 weight was 6,6 kg when it crashed, with the extra weight under
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:36 AM
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Sorry guys but our s800 has just been crashed into the ground after about 20 flights, i was in gps mode when it crashed from about 10 meters, it suddenly flipped around in 2 or 3 loops and then hit the ground, we have been fliging with a weight under neath the model, to simulate the weight of the zenmuse an camera, this is a version 2 machine, and only few vibs from the propellers..... bad. bad. bad
Another one??

Can you put some information about your configurations and set-up please?

Sorry to hear that
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Sorry for your loss...

But this makes me a little agitated:
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and only few vibs from the propellers.....
Basics... Vibes means trouble... do not flight!
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:49 AM
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Tested it and all outputs measure .832 mV So I gather it is OK and indeed the "new" FC.
Below are some pics of the layout. The satellite receiver is mounted on landing leg and all other components are as far away as possible from each other.
The IMU is also not touching sides as I filed the hole slightly bigger. Connector pins on plate also seem to be fine.

I so wish there was some form of datalogger. We need to get to the bottom of this and need to feel a lot more comfortable flying this bird.
In the photo of your Center Plate I see one thing that could be the cause of your S800 Crash.

If you look closer you see that PMU cable have a litlle pinch. This pinch is caused by the spacers of the plates.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:50 AM
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Even with some vibrations, it shouldn't do this. You don't go from being in complete control of a craft that vibrates a bit, to a motor going full throttle on you. I can't believe they haven't posted anything yet, there are some serious issues with these things. And when a multi costs that much to buy, you should get something that is at least a LITTLE bit reliable.
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