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Old Nov 08, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Carbon filled nylon gemfans = OK
Nylon gemfans = Not
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Did I fall straight down when I had a prop failure?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrMuROJIJLY
Nicely done!
And a great example of how tenuous our "control" really is.
Thanks for sharing!
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Thanks, everyone, for the input.
I'll probably test fly with the carbon filled 8x4.5SF gemfans if I can get them to balance.
I'll decide then if they stay on for initial flights, etc.
I'm going on and ordering a set of 8x3.8SF APCs (that's as aggressive as APC makes in 8" SF) as backup...
Not carrying any payload at present, as this is the first step into the 6 motor world.
Like my friend GW says, "It's best to have spare parts!"
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Nicely done!
And a great example of how tenuous our "control" really is.
Thanks for sharing!
It's why I freak out so much when people come here with "I'm a noob, what is a cheap system with waypoints?"

Things go wrong, you need to be able to control it. I am not a great pilot, hell I just had another "spirited" landing last night (nothing broke), but I can control it if something fails that leaves me SOME control.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 01:49 PM
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but I can control it if something fails that leaves me SOME control.
That's why I always tell people to exercise flying in MAN-mode and not stay always in 'safe-and-easy' ATT or GPS-mode. You should learn to control the beast....
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 02:31 PM
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I've a question for those of you that own more than one Naza FC.
I'm about ready to program the FC on my hex build.
I already have the Assistant (v1.8) running on my PC. (from working with my other FC)
I assume that all I have to do is connect the new FC/VU via USB cable, register the FC with DJI, and program it.
Is that correct? Or am I missing anything.
I don't want to have to dismantle things to reset the FC by F1 to F2 jumper...
I plug both my hex and quad into the same Assistant. I think it just downloads the current settings off whichever machine you have connected to it and then you modify them and they are stored in the Naza you have connected.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:03 PM
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This is an awesome flight with my new hoverthings FPV quad! With dji naza and gps. This is also probably the best Editing video I've ever done so far.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CHdzEJPebQU
wow I really enjoy watching this video .. nice editing

happy flying
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:40 PM
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I got another delivery from Hobby king today I ordered a lipo for my transmitter a 3 cell. I cant believe how small these are! I read these work better in a transmitter than AAs I have even heard the transmitter might even put out a stronger signal using a lipo. We shall see
VID00336 (0 min 21 sec)
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:50 PM
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@ Goldsworthy

Don't forget that charging a lipo is something to monitor no matter what its size or location.
I don't think the C rating on transmitter lipos is very high (they are more like lithium laptop batteries), so it's not quite as serious as a high discharge lipo.
If you choose to leave the battery in your transmitter, I'd keep an eye on the charge cycle...
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:55 PM
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I have tried numerous servos on my gimbal. A few brands and tried both analog and digital.

On 2 quads, if I use Savox servos, the roll doesn't work unless I unplug it and plug it back in WHILE the quadcopter or hex is powered up. Only the roll channel.
Has anyone else had this?
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Don't forget that charging a lipo is something to monitor no matter what its size or location.
I don't think the C rating on transmitter lipo is very high (they are more like lithium laptop batteries), so it's not quite as serious as a high discharge lipo.
If you choose to leave the battery in your transmitter, I'd keep an eye on the charge cycle...
The small charger in the video is a lipo balance charger for these type small batteries. I will only charge this battery using this charger. I would never use the charger port the factory put on the transmitter. The battery is 11.5 and rated at 2C. This small charger is really slow compared to my big one. I guess slow is ok if you will only have to re charge every 6 months or so.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 04:02 PM
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With a slow charge, you should be good...
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 04:15 PM
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With a slow charge, you should be good...
Output on that mini charger at max output is 0.8A it takes hours to charge a battery with that charger
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 04:34 PM
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wow I really enjoy watching this video .. nice editing

happy flying
Thank you I really enjoyed the flight happy flying to you to
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