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Old May 05, 2015, 08:26 AM
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The props should not be an issue if they are balanced; maybe try a different PIDC.
I tried a couple last night. Luxfloat and Multiwii hybrid. Same issues after a small tuning on each.

I am going to monitor accelerometer vibrations in the GUI. And probably soft mount the FC using foam tape. I am running out of ideas.
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Old May 05, 2015, 09:14 PM
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Shot down by aliens? (CRASH)

Major crash with my Flip FPV pro/Vector FC..

lots of damage

sad panda

FPV 04.05.2015 • Oops! Something happened... (CRASH) (2 min 30 sec)
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Old May 07, 2015, 05:46 PM
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Sorry to see that happen. To me it looks like you lost a motor/esc/prop in flight...lilikely the front right one. The frame rolled into the dead motor and went into the death flip towards the front right arm. What props were you using?
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Old May 07, 2015, 07:00 PM
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Sorry to see that happen. To me it looks like you lost a motor/esc/prop in flight...lilikely the front right one. The frame rolled into the dead motor and went into the death flip towards the front right arm. What props were you using?
Yeah I'm leaning towards ESC failure or prop (but all the props are broken from the crash).

Those are HQ Prop 10x 4.7
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Old May 07, 2015, 08:55 PM
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Maybe just the motor stopped then. If you only threw a blade I'd expect a lot of vibrations. Since the prop was still on I'd rule out a lost prop...so either the motor or esc. Of course, it could be something else (like FC gone whacko).
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Old May 08, 2015, 10:40 AM
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Yeah I'm leaning towards ESC failure or prop (but all the props are broken from the crash).

Those are HQ Prop 10x 4.7
Sorry about your loss man... sad to see that it went wrong.

Looks like an ESC failure to me. Not so long ago I had the same issue. Couple times crashed like this. Couldn't figure out. Until there was only one thing left. I changed the ESCs and no problem since. First I was looking in my pixhawk but after multiple crashes, analysis and contact with 3dr that option was excluded. As well as props and engines.

Not sure about the logging of the Vector, does it have good logging?

One other thing, if you don't mind me saying, I find you flying on a bit risky spots with roads and cars and parking lots. But that's just me. I wouldn't do that personally.
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For those using gimbals:
What is the minimum propeller to gimbal clearance one should have?
I'm using HQ 9x4.3 props (they seem more like 9.5 inches diameter) and the clearance between GoPro and prop tip is only around 15mm. I'm concerned that prop wash will show up as vibrations in the gimbal footage.

B.t.w. I saw the XL arms, but they're way too XL.
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