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Old May 19, 2011, 08:44 PM
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Personally, I think 1 meter resolution is fantastic. This sounds like something that would not be designed to pin itself to a precise height so close to the ground.
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Old May 19, 2011, 08:49 PM
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Say...lot's of experienced, knowledgeable people here. I've been thinking of trying a home made tricopter. Anyone have a link(s) to some good DIY tri frames for the RCTimer 2830 size motors (like what most use on the 450 size quad frame) and 10" props?
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Old May 19, 2011, 08:50 PM
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Actually that sounds about standard for the altitude holds on different controllers....1-2meters/3-6feet of variance. I saw some videos of the MK controller with altitude hold and it varied too...but not all that much. Of course those also will set you back thousand(s) of dollars.

I bought a 'basic' board and might add a BM085 baro later on, but for now I'm after more 'sports' type learning to fly. I've got a different $$$ controller for the 'fancier' stuff...which also varies with altitude hold.
I can live with a 6 foot variance. Would give you the ability to focus on setting up a shot or high FPV hover for scouting out things on the screen without so much pilot attention to maintaining it manually.
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Old May 19, 2011, 08:52 PM
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I think I just have to get use to flying this thing anyways. LOL once I get better can judge better but fairly happy with the new board. Just screwing around today.
Flight from the Street with Quad (7 min 41 sec)
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Old May 19, 2011, 09:02 PM
Did you get it on video?
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Were you bouncing it off the ground on purpose, to test the landing gear?
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Old May 19, 2011, 09:03 PM
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This is the dome I put on mine.
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Old May 19, 2011, 09:04 PM
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Were you bouncing it off the ground on purpose, to test the landing gear?
No there was a monkey down there. Trying to knock sense into his head.
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Old May 19, 2011, 09:06 PM
Did you get it on video?
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Fat chance of that. I have an in house Weazel for that, she's been trying for over 5 years...
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Old May 19, 2011, 09:11 PM
Did you get it on video?
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This is the dome I put on mine.
Mine cost a little more, but...

http://www.pricechoppersonline.com/s...-Camera/Detail
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Old May 19, 2011, 09:15 PM
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Hey Flying Monkey, How long have you been doing RC?
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Old May 19, 2011, 09:23 PM
Did you get it on video?
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"successfully?" About five years.
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Old May 19, 2011, 09:32 PM
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I can live with a 6 foot variance. Would give you the ability to focus on setting up a shot or high FPV hover for scouting out things on the screen without so much pilot attention to maintaining it manually.
I was thinking more in the line of lower level flying 6-10ft for some nature type stuff. Others up higher of course. Will eventually get the FPV setup though. New to this so I didn't really know what levels the baro would be suited for.
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Old May 19, 2011, 09:36 PM
Did you get it on video?
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Hey seadog, could you please tell the folks here (some of them got their panties in a wad) that I was busting on you in a friendly way, and not because you're a noob.
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Old May 19, 2011, 09:45 PM
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This is the dome I put on mine.
which motors are those
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Old May 19, 2011, 09:47 PM
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they are the turnigy C-2830-1050kv. good motors, just always outta stock
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