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Old May 14, 2011, 12:07 AM
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Here is the video of mine with the new board

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF6Eiq0gD68
They look very stable in either mode. Awesome.
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Old May 14, 2011, 12:34 AM
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Some dispatches from the noob department:

I disassembled the quad arms and brought it in a padded suitcase from San Francisco to Colorado, and it worked out pretty nicely with the TSA (they asked me "is it a toy?" and I had to stifle any snide remark). At the CO airport they took an explosives test strip to the case, but that was about it.

I'm still having a hard time getting it to fly as easily as I see others doing it, and I blame a good portion of it on being still new to quads. The board I have is the "older" one, though I don't see why it can't perform well. Indoors, I can't get it to stay in position even at about 4-5ft off the ground, and I try to trim my transmitter settings while holding the quad at that level. I try not to be too touchy with the controls, but at this point all I want is it to stay at a certain spot without going anywhere.

Outside, well, let's just say I ordered 4 pairs of new props. I made sure all the calibration settings were good even in the GUI. We'll see how it goes this weekend. The fact that the propellers were the only casualty speaks very highly of the frame.

Warning: a bit of a loud voice here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49ISNdPWhb0
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Old May 14, 2011, 10:38 AM
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Great video.

Looks like it was in stable mode on takeoff right? If it was, it looks like it is out of trim. Looks like it was drifting back. Disarm motors-full left stick-bump right stick forward about 3 times, arm, fly. Redo if needed. Don't use stable mode and see what it does. Trim with transmitter trims. Make small corrections on the sticks.

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Some dispatches from the noob department:

I disassembled the quad arms and brought it in a padded suitcase from San Francisco to Colorado, and it worked out pretty nicely with the TSA (they asked me "is it a toy?" and I had to stifle any snide remark). At the CO airport they took an explosives test strip to the case, but that was about it.

I'm still having a hard time getting it to fly as easily as I see others doing it, and I blame a good portion of it on being still new to quads. The board I have is the "older" one, though I don't see why it can't perform well. Indoors, I can't get it to stay in position even at about 4-5ft off the ground, and I try to trim my transmitter settings while holding the quad at that level. I try not to be too touchy with the controls, but at this point all I want is it to stay at a certain spot without going anywhere.

Outside, well, let's just say I ordered 4 pairs of new props. I made sure all the calibration settings were good even in the GUI. We'll see how it goes this weekend. The fact that the propellers were the only casualty speaks very highly of the frame.

Warning: a bit of a loud voice here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49ISNdPWhb0
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Old May 14, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Nice job. Looks like the ground finally dried up for ya. How much wind did you have? Seems pretty stable buy noticed a good drift at first. Are your PID settings much different from the old board?

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Another one of the new board. Most of this is in auto level only. I used the baro and mag a few times but wanted to play with the PID settings etc. I think I'm putting it back to what I had before. Still wasn't too bad. GoproHD and zippy 3s 2650 40c battery. Got over 10 mins of this on the one battery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm6YF4JnPQs
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Old May 14, 2011, 10:54 AM
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TC3WINS,

In your video when you say sensors engaged, is that stable mode only or is it Baro and heading?

Nice job on the video.
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Old May 14, 2011, 10:55 AM
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It is all the sensors together
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Old May 14, 2011, 11:10 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49isndpwhb0
"when quads attack grammas!"
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Old May 14, 2011, 11:10 AM
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Some dispatches from the noob department:

I disassembled the quad arms and brought it in a padded suitcase from San Francisco to Colorado, and it worked out pretty nicely with the TSA (they asked me "is it a toy?" and I had to stifle any snide remark). At the CO airport they took an explosives test strip to the case, but that was about it.

I'm still having a hard time getting it to fly as easily as I see others doing it, and I blame a good portion of it on being still new to quads. The board I have is the "older" one, though I don't see why it can't perform well. Indoors, I can't get it to stay in position even at about 4-5ft off the ground, and I try to trim my transmitter settings while holding the quad at that level. I try not to be too touchy with the controls, but at this point all I want is it to stay at a certain spot without going anywhere.

Outside, well, let's just say I ordered 4 pairs of new props. I made sure all the calibration settings were good even in the GUI. We'll see how it goes this weekend. The fact that the propellers were the only casualty speaks very highly of the frame.

Warning: a bit of a loud voice here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49ISNdPWhb0
Was that the Pilot screaming or an innocent bystander ???

Yeaj looks like a TRUE KILLER BOARD .... litterly LOL
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Old May 14, 2011, 11:26 AM
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Nice job. Looks like the ground finally dried up for ya. How much wind did you have? Seems pretty stable buy noticed a good drift at first. Are your PID settings much different from the old board?
14 mph winds. Changed default settings to ones on the old board. Not liking the settings am going to have to play with it more. Different animal so it's like starting from square one finding the good combo. Will spend the day doing this since rain for 5 days starting tomorrow. Also now is riding time.
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Old May 14, 2011, 11:31 AM
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Busy day for me too. Perhaps we can chat this weekend via FB or Skype.

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14 mph winds. Changed default settings to ones on the old board. Not liking the settings am going to have to play with it more. Different animal so it's like starting from square one finding the good combo. Will spend the day doing this since rain for 5 days starting tomorrow. Also now is riding time.
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Old May 14, 2011, 11:31 AM
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So Baro still up-and-down a bit I see in the code?

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Old May 14, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Nice scream. LOL It's going to take you some time. Doesn't come overnite unless you've flown heli's a lot etc. I don't get it to stay in position either. If I do it's for a short time. I've also been thru several props. Biggest thing is to not give up. It's gonna be a challenge for a while. Been dealing with 10-15mph winds here lately. So as a newbie if I can fly in it don't be afraid if it gets over 9mph. Just don't go as high so you can keep it in control more. Keep adjusting your trims. Seems like the old board need more adjustments than the new one. I got to the point I had no problem lifting off in stable mode on the old board. Maybe try that for a while and being so new you got too little space in that garage. LOL as you found out.

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Some dispatches from the noob department:

I disassembled the quad arms and brought it in a padded suitcase from San Francisco to Colorado, and it worked out pretty nicely with the TSA (they asked me "is it a toy?" and I had to stifle any snide remark). At the CO airport they took an explosives test strip to the case, but that was about it.

I'm still having a hard time getting it to fly as easily as I see others doing it, and I blame a good portion of it on being still new to quads. The board I have is the "older" one, though I don't see why it can't perform well. Indoors, I can't get it to stay in position even at about 4-5ft off the ground, and I try to trim my transmitter settings while holding the quad at that level. I try not to be too touchy with the controls, but at this point all I want is it to stay at a certain spot without going anywhere.

Outside, well, let's just say I ordered 4 pairs of new props. I made sure all the calibration settings were good even in the GUI. We'll see how it goes this weekend. The fact that the propellers were the only casualty speaks very highly of the frame.

Warning: a bit of a loud voice here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49ISNdPWhb0
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Old May 14, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Busy day for me too. Perhaps we can chat this weekend via FB or Skype.
Probably after supper. can
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Old May 14, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Was that the Pilot screaming or an innocent bystander ???

Yeaj looks like a TRUE KILLER BOARD .... litterly LOL
Voice of an innocent bystander I'll definitely try the right stick bump trimming in addition to the transmitter trimming.
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Old May 14, 2011, 12:20 PM
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Voice of an innocent bystander I'll definitely try the right stick bump trimming in addition to the transmitter trimming.
learn to fly with all sensors off.... and TX trim only.... worry about auto level and board trimming later... auto level doesnt = easier flying
in most cases you will never even use these other sensors... there like keeping up with the Joneses....
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