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Old Oct 04, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Watch the blanket!

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I was planning on staying clear of the water !

and i was planning on taking off and landing from a Blanket.
There's a lot of propwash off 4 props.
Weigh down the corners of the blanket so that they don't fly up and get sucked into the props.

Someone posted a few weeks ago about throwing a towel on an out of control Naza/Airframe to keep it from flying away. This is NOT a recommendation!

Also, check out pool noodle leg extensions as flotation devices...
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Thanks for the advice TJ

I am very familiar with flying in sandy conditions I live in the Desert!!
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I've checked...

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Thanks for the advice TJ

I am very familiar with flying in sandy conditions I live in the Desert!!
I see where you live...
You an expat or a native?
The blanket trick works anywhere, not just where it's sandy.
Tall grass and heavy dew can be just as annoying as sand.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 01:34 PM
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I'm sorry we're coming up empty.
If you'll keep trying...
And not go squirrelly on us.
We'll keep trying too!
Let us hear how the receiver test goes...
Well, here goes the saga...

1) Checked all ESC's and motors again and performed individual cals again.
2) performed complete cal with Assistant
3) replaced receiver with DX receiver - spins like a Whirling Dervish
4) replaced receiver with an AR 7500 receiver - still giving me the dreaded hi-speed spin.
5) Lightbulb comes on in my head (dim, but it's there)
6) I once again check cal in Assistant and note that I'm using the WRONG HEX SETUP!!! Hex I instead of Hex V!!! Aggggghhhh.
7) I click on Hex V and check cals...
8) take it outside and run it up - it's as solid as a rock and flies like a dream.

Trying to decide why this caused the spin I recall the discussion about "TBE". I never had an issue with this before but with the GPS antenna 30 degrees off in Hex I config it's no wonder it was spinning. The wobble occurred when I had the higher gains...the NAZA config fighting the GPS input. I now have the higher gains with no problem.

Sooooooo.....Next time I'll clear the plexiglass window in my abdomen so I can see more clearly. D'oh!

Thanks again for all the help, guys!

-bob
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 01:42 PM
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I have kids older than you. It is not the age it is the attitude. I think, and my wife confirms, that I am about 15.
The problem, as I see it, is that no matter how old you are chronologically, you'll probably always feel like you're still a teenager.

-bob (old guy)
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Old =/= Dead

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The problem, as I see it, is that no matter how old you are chronologically, you'll probably always feel like you're still a teenager.

-bob (old guy)
First, I'm glad that you persevered, kept patient, and figured your way out of your problem.
Second, were you not an "old guy", First may not have happened.
Third, come back soon...
Enjoyed your blog, by the way...

And u2builder diagnosed what the problem was early on...
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Bob, so glad you got it working. I wondered if that could be the problem,

Post 14563:
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There are two hex configurations: perhaps you have the wrong one entered entered in Assistant?
Lesson for all of us is odd behavior like this is probably set up related and not the fault of Naza, unless of course the problem is followed by a hard crash!
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Hello guys,
does anyone know if DJI goods (NAZA / GPS / WOOKONG) have CE certification (European certification)?
Thanks.

Regards.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Well I did it my Naza is on its way
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Well I did it my Naza is on its way
If you run into problems, we'll try to give you better than a -
"Take two aspirin and call me in the morning." answer...
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Bob, so glad you got it working. I wondered if that could be the problem,

Post 14563:

Lesson for all of us is odd behavior like this is probably set up related and not the fault of Naza, unless of course the problem is followed by a hard crash!
You were absolutely correct and I checked this, but my limited number of working neurons saw what I "expected " to see, not what was actually there, if you know what I mean.

In any case, you were the first with the correct answer and I truly appreciate it. Even retired engineers can be taught!

-bob
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Lol thanks I'm going to start reading all I can now
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Ok guys I think I found the frame that I want to use for my y6 naza w gps fpv build. What do you guys think? http://www.vulcanuav.com/multiframe-Y6.html
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Ok guys I think I found the frame that I want to use for my y6 naza w gps fpv build. What do you guys think? http://www.vulcanuav.com/multiframe-Y6.html
A British seller wants almost $400 for that simple frame!
If you have tools, you can do that with G10 from McMasterCarr and aluminum tube from Lowes for less than $100...
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 06:32 PM
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A British seller wants almost $400 for that simple frame!
If you have tools, you can do that with G10 from McMasterCarr and aluminum tube from Lowes for less than $100...
I thought the arms were made carbon fiber? The price I was quoted was $374 shipped but it comes with battery trays and all the necessary hdwr. It seems pricey but I'd like to use this frame for minor aerial photo flights. It seems plenty big enough.
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