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Old Jun 01, 2011, 01:17 PM
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Nice video

nice video tech ,,,,what part of the world are you from i see its nice and sunny
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 02:56 PM
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 03:13 PM
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Very nice Josh. Overall how do you find the Y6 over the stock X650? I think the double motor setup works better in wind. At least that's what I have found so far with the X8. Originally I wanted to build a Octo but I think the X8 is going to work out better.

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Hi Jeff,

Is seems more stable, i guess having all that weight on the end of the arms may help. I also prefer the relative compactness of the coaxial design over a hexa or octo

I have had to change the PID a bit as it was a bit wobbly, I reduced the P a bit and increased dampening a little too.

a lull between the wind
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 03:33 PM
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nice video tech ,,,,what part of the world are you from i see its nice and sunny
We have a summer home and office in Northern NM its beautiful and sunny here but the afternoons are very windy. I have to do all my flying before 7 am
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 03:43 PM
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Hi Anyone know what type of plug is fitted to the gps antenna mcx,mc ? also could you plug a active antenna in to the xaircraft gps?? looking at some of these they take the power from the device its self would that be safe to do .
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 05:13 PM
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No im saying that different results for different people should be noted. Making blanket statements such as "this does not work" is irresponsible. I understand its not working for some people but lets figure out why that is. Does it have to do with geographical location? hardware? I mean obviously the had some success with it we all saw the videos from China right? so no im not defending their inability to produce a consistent product, just the fact that you cant make a statement like This product is crap and it doesnt work because thats just not true.
I have to disagree with you. The statement is not irresponsible, and I didn't call it "crap". I responded to a post asking if the gps should be purchased.

This being a hobby product, I'm ok with a certain amount of tweaking and tinkering. But I do have a minimum expectation for a product to perform as advertised.

The gps does not work for the majority of users. What is irresponsible is the fact xa released this product in it's current state to paying customers.

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Old Jun 01, 2011, 05:38 PM
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I have to disagree with you. The statement is not irresponsible, and I didn't call it "crap".

This being a hobby product, I'm ok with a certain amount of tweaking and tinkering. But I do have a minimum expectation for a product to perform as advertised.

The gps does not work for the vast majority of users. It is irresponsible that xa released this product in it's current state to paying customers.

Thanks,
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I have to agree with you i just hope they will sort it out very soon .
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 06:22 PM
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if you want instant gratification spend the money and buy an MK I did. For a $700.00 quad the X650 performs famously in my opinion but I still adore my X650 and cant wait till it can perform as well as the MK because it will for half the price...
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 06:26 PM
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Hi,

Do you use separate battery for the RC receiver?

I am beginner so sorry for the stupid question
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Hi,

Do you use separate battery for the RC receiver?

I am beginner so sorry for the stupid question
Not a stupid question as many plane and heli folk do so, however if the power on the XA was to fail it wouldn't make any difference if the receiver had it's own power as there are no servos etc to allow autorotation or aileron/rudder control, it would still fall to earth, so there's no point in it having it's own battery
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 06:55 PM
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Not a stupid question as many plane and heli folk do so, however if the power on the XA was to fail it wouldn't make any difference if the receiver had it's own power as there are no servos etc to allow autorotation or aileron/rudder control, it would still fall to earth, so there's no point in it having it's own battery
Thank you for the answer TeeJayBee.

What is the proper way to connect the receiver to the quad's battery
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Hi Guys, So here are the first test videos from the X8.

X8 - 2x x650 escs, 8x x650 motors, x650 props all around, modified x650 motor mounts

4 mins of flight time burns 1400 mah from each battery (2 2200 mah batteries)

Photoship One mkTR camera mount, stabilized on roll and tilt.
Canon t2i with zenitar 16mm lens

Stabilized with smoothcam in FCP

X8 t2i tests round 1-QuickTime H.264 (1 min 35 sec)
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 07:19 PM
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Hi Guys, So here are the first test videos from the X8.

X8 - 2x x650 escs, 8x x650 motors, x650 props all around, modified x650 motor mounts

4 mins of flight time burns 1400 mah from each battery (2 2200 mah batteries)

Photoship One mkTR camera mount, stabilized on roll and tilt.
Canon t2i with zenitar 16mm lens

Stabilized with smoothcam in FCP

http://vimeo.com/24540999

Fantastic work!
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