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Old Mar 07, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Keyfob (CMOS) camera shutter activity..
Paul, really impressive !
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 04:12 PM
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WD40 in the top or bottom (pinion side) for best mileage?

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WD-40 is too thin to be a good bearing lube so I would only use it on the top so it wicks into the brush area. And I am not representing it as the best solution.... just one that works for me and is readily available. There are likely better lubes out there for brushes but A) I don't have any and B) unless they are very thin like WD-40, it may not be possible to get any into the motor unless you have the version with holes in the end bell.

FWIW, my RF motor that began to fail very early on and was treated a couple times with WD-40 continues to run perfectly. In the mean time, my LR motor (that also showed early signs of failing and was WD-40 treated as well) began to run with consistently lower power than the other motors, causing a left lean on liftoff. It was also causing more than the usual instability when recovering from an upset. I finally replaced it with the motor HH sent me when the RF motor began to fail and all is well once again.

The next CW motor that fails will get replaced with a CCW motor just for grins. Anyone else tried that?

Paul
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Looks good! You can eliminate most, if not all, of the vibration-induced rolling shutter (Jello wiggle) effect by carefully balancing all four props. I put each prop on a prop balancer and balance with a piece of clear Scotch tape on the under side. Makes for real smooth video.

Paul
+1

I did the same after watching my first Jello-filled mQX on-board video. Worked like a charm.

Joel
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 07:56 PM
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WD-40 works fine for me so far.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 08:04 PM
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I have one prop that is harder to spin than the other 3 but then after while it spins freely again. weird.

The quad flys fine and im doing lots of flips and rolls
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 08:10 PM
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I used Deox-it available at Radio Shack on two motors that had failed. One fly's perfectly now and other is in the trash can. My motors had holes in the endbell and I just let it rip, drained used a little air and aways she went. Both failures were on CW and HH replaced both, those failed also. HH knows something is going on kid on the phone said it could be a board issue. That was on my second call. It was like talking to my teenage kids so I just let it go. I am on my fourth motor on CW so something is up for sure. The motors that fail run at a higher temp and show odd signs on spool-up and spool-down. Way to much fun to quit now.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Here is some video of my MQX from a recent indoor fly in we had.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV9Hx...b1FAAAAAAAACAA
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What are you using for a camera? Your video looks a heck of a lot better than what I am getting off of a keychain cam.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 08:21 PM
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well I got my order of FET's in today and the one i got is working great as a direct replacement for the one i fried. so now i need some motors and a few more booms and I will have me a very nice little spider quad for a keychain cam
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Jedoug
What are you using for a camera? Your video looks a heck of a lot better than what I am getting off of a keychain cam.
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I like to post at least a jpg of the camera(s) on my planes in my videos...
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 08:54 PM
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" I like to post at least a jpg of the camera(s) on my planes in my videos..".

This keychain cam on the left(I got 2) leaves a lot to be desired.
The second one I got a couple of years ago. Back then it was expensive but its cheap today.
It takes "good enough" videos in the air and have used it tons of times. I was hoping to get a key chain cam that would come close so I could mount it easier.. Notice I split my
visual aid and mounted them on the motor cages.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 08:59 PM
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The DICE Cam works pretty good!
Not my video but a friend of mine on his MQX

Dice Cam on MQX Quad (2 min 39 sec)
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 09:07 PM
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Dice Cam

oh ya
Nice quality for the size. Price is great too. What does it weigh? does anyone know?
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 09:33 PM
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On-board video

Here's an indoor clip I shot with my old #3 cam mounted under the belly with Velcro:

Blade mQX indoors - on-board video (4 min 4 sec)


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Old Mar 08, 2012, 05:28 AM
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You boys in the USA are lucky -no BNFs available in England yet (mine's on order) only RTF
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 05:31 AM
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You boys in the USA are lucky -no BNFs available in England yet (mine's on order) only RTF
You should have tried Scotland in that case

http://www.marionvillemodels.com/rc-..._EFLH7500.html
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