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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:06 AM
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From the video it flies nicely, GG

My 2 cents about safety, I made a transport box that also doubles as a safety box, every time I'm doing stuff on the quad with the LiPo plugged in, in the software config, etc, it's in the box, it will prevent any unwanted rotation. And even for normal flying at the field I plug the battery when it's in there. Few days ago my quad made a light contact on my roof, luckily it did not go down (the quad, not the roof ;] ), but that made a small dent in a shingle, the concrete kind, so I have absolutely NO DOUBT it can cut a finger clean.

Also, IMHO a neck strap is a real plus about safety, can handle things with both hands if needed, and still have the TX within reach...

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:50 AM
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Anyone using these props?

http://www.rcdude.com/servlet/the-24...tirotor/Detail
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:22 AM
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Or anyone tried any of these on a f550? (compering to Graupner 9x5)
http://www.goodluckbuy.com/9047-9x4-...r-2-pair-.html

or

http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...4&productname=

or this

http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...4&productname=

Stock motors+ Dji Esc+ GPS + Jakub Gimbal + go pro h2 + 4s 5000

Thanks in advance
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:48 AM
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Unless you're expecting that damn thing to fly itself, it appears your problems are over!
That grin on your faced when you goosed it also makes me think that all of your original thoughts of hara-kiri are gone.
I'm sure if you still want to sell it, my friend Goldsworthy will make you an offer...
I will bid $200.00 firm!
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:31 AM
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From the video it flies nicely, GG

My 2 cents about safety, I made a transport box that also doubles as a safety box, every time I'm doing stuff on the quad with the LiPo plugged in, in the software config, etc, it's in the box, it will prevent any unwanted rotation. And even for normal flying at the field I plug the battery when it's in there. Few days ago my quad made a light contact on my roof, luckily it did not go down (the quad, not the roof ;] ), but that made a small dent in a shingle, the concrete kind, so I have absolutely NO DOUBT it can cut a finger clean.

Also, IMHO a neck strap is a real plus about safety, can handle things with both hands if needed, and still have the TX within reach...
Be careful with the props restrained and motors energized.
It only takes a few seconds to burn out an ESC or start a battery fire.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:16 AM
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From the video it flies nicely, GG

My 2 cents about safety, I made a transport box that also doubles as a safety box, every time I'm doing stuff on the quad with the LiPo plugged in, in the software config, etc, it's in the box, it will prevent any unwanted rotation. And even for normal flying at the field I plug the battery when it's in there. Few days ago my quad made a light contact on my roof, luckily it did not go down (the quad, not the roof ;] ), but that made a small dent in a shingle, the concrete kind, so I have absolutely NO DOUBT it can cut a finger clean.

Also, IMHO a neck strap is a real plus about safety, can handle things with both hands if needed, and still have the TX within reach...

Thats a very cool transport and shop work station/carry box
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:19 AM
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I will bid $200.00 firm!
lol if I were selling it even at the height of my frustration I that would get you the FC and a piece of candy...lol
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:23 AM
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Im not interested in getting one but why is the wookong so much more expensive and what can it do that other mid ($50-$400) systems that come with GPS do?
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:26 AM
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Or anyone tried any of these on a f550? (compering to Graupner 9x5)
http://www.goodluckbuy.com/9047-9x4-...r-2-pair-.html

or

http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...4&productname=

or this

http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...4&productname=

Stock motors+ Dji Esc+ GPS + Jakub Gimbal + go pro h2 + 4s 5000

Thanks in advance

If you weren't around a few pages ago (this thread moves fast!) I posted some bench testing results and included the 10" version of the GF woody. You can see my wiki pages here:

http://itsqv.homeserver.com/wiki/ind...%22_Quad_Props

and

http://itsqv.homeserver.com/wiki/ind...%22_Quad_Props

Cheers!
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:28 AM
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I'm not interested in getting one but why is the wookong so much more expensive and what can it do that other mid ($50-$400) systems that come with GPS do?
TYATS a EASY question to answer even for me! its because all the work has already been done and all you have to do is put the quad together and fly!. The other method requires months of programing and code writing that even Einstein would have trouble with!
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:33 AM
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Im not interested in getting one but why is the wookong so much more expensive and what can it do that other mid ($50-$400) systems that come with GPS do?
If you research it, you'll see that it's for larger airframes.
(Naza has flown ~ 100cm).
It offers way-point navigation.
There are a few more adjustment parameters available.
(OSD, FC off center, better gimbal to name some off the top of my head.)
Suggested for commercial use.
Etc.

Bottom line = Naza is quite a bargain...
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 10:30 AM
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Yes, I have a set and these are currently my mounted props on my F450 quad.
I was using the Graupner 10x5 e props which are great, but I've always liked the look of the wood ones.
I seem to be getting better flight times with the wood probably due to their wider paddle blades. They also seem quieter to me.

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 01:05 PM
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If you research it, you'll see that it's for larger airframes.
(Naza has flown ~ 100cm).
It offers way-point navigation.
There are a few more adjustment parameters available.
(OSD, FC off center, better gimbal to name some off the top of my head.)
Suggested for commercial use.
Etc.

Bottom line = Naza is quite a bargain...
I would add to this that because DJI calls this their "Proffessional" control system you would likely get a much higher level of service from them. It probably uses higher quality components and has undergone more burn-in testing to prove it is worthy prior to testing as well. As TJ says it offers many more features as well however many of these features are available in other controllers for much less money (now) and as GW says there is a bit more technical knowledge needed. (I think that's what he said?!)

And, yes, Naza IS a bargain!
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 01:06 PM
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If you research it, you'll see that it's for larger airframes.
(Naza has flown ~ 100cm).
It offers way-point navigation.
There are a few more adjustment parameters available.
(OSD, FC off center, better gimbal to name some off the top of my head.)
Suggested for commercial use.
Etc.

Bottom line = Naza is quite a bargain...
So then when I get to the point of actually making money off of using this thing for a platform for photo and video it might eventually be a good idea? Sounds reasonable
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 01:07 PM
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So then when I get to the point of actually making money off of using this thing for a platform for photo and video it might eventually be a good idea? Sounds reasonable
If you are in the US, it may be a while as it is illegal to do so at this time.
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