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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:39 PM
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I just placed an order with our local dealer. I expect to receive it in three weeks. Will the firmware for AceOne be ready by that time?

Thanks!
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:41 PM
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Short clip of today, tried to go high and to go far (aperture 4.5, shutter 1/250-1/1000):

https://vimeo.com/46317570

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Ferdinand
Hi!

Are you panning the copter itself? Do you have a retracting landing gear?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:50 PM
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In my country the Zenmuse costs about 4 months of my salary.
Not fair!!.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:31 AM
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@Ab74
I removed the landing legs, and flying like this:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=197

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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:23 AM
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I just placed an order with our local dealer. I expect to receive it in three weeks. Will the firmware for AceOne be ready by that time?

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Old Jul 27, 2012, 08:12 AM
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Terry, when do you think the new firmware for the WKH will be available that supports the ZenMuse?
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Yes, it does. The S800 has a separate XT60 connector just for the Z15 GCU.

The S800/Z15/WKM really is plug and play. Its almost "stupid easy" to get flawless Aerial Video now.

To think how many mounts, setups, time balancing etc. we went thru from 2005 to current trying to achieve perfect video.

Now I don't even bother with balancing or even adjusting the WKM gains anymore. Just go out there and "fly it like you stole it" and the raw footage is amazing.

There is nothing out there that can do that. Might cost a little more upfront, but in the end, its worth it because you don't have to waste time with post processing or setup.

Yes, I'm sure I sound bias because we are a authorized Zenmuse dealer (not 2nd tier) but I'm 100% sold on Zenmuse technology.

Thats my 2 cents, now back to work.
Thanks Robert. I'm almost ready to go and fly this thing today

What Gain settings are people using with Firmware 5.12a?
And
What did people change the Z values too with the added weight of the Gimble?
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Hello

where it's possible to by a Z15 ?

Thank you

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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Almost ready for maiden flight
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Thanks Robert. I'm almost ready to go and fly this thing today

What Gain settings are people using with Firmware 5.12a?
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What did people change the Z values too with the added weight of the Gimble?
Posted gains in S800 thread. I adjusted my COG by 5cm with the Z15. Working great so far.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 05:47 PM
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where it's possible to by a Z15 ?

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in France you can buy at http://www.fpv4ever.com/
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Impressions of Z15 after first shoot.

After doing a couple of shoots this week with my S800 and Z15 setup for solo operation... here's a couple of things I noticed that I think either should be added or fixed:

1: Pan stop
The end of a pan seems to have a jarring stop, even with a good bit of expo on my rudder stick. Do I just need to add more expo/be better on the stick or is anyone else experiencing the same? Would be nice if the pan was eased in to the stopping point.. maybe a "gain" setting for this. I see the complexities of doing this... just a thought. There is already some compensation happening on the Z15 pan while yawing the S800... I just can't figure out if it's too much or not enough.

2: Tilt Control
For single person operation, we need the option for the tilt control to be a direct correlation instead of velocity. By this I mean if my slider is all the way down, the tilt should be all the way down. Slider up, tilt all the way up instead of the slider position corresponding to tilt velocity. I operated my AV130 with the WKM like this and it is exceedingly easier to control than having to recenter the slider when you want to stop the tilt while also maneuvering the heli. This would mean you'd need limits to the tilt as there are in the standard WKM gimbal control. Basically, it needs a mode to operate exactly like the WKM gimbal control does so that you can set tilt speed and limits and control position directly in correlation to Tx knob/slider position.

3: Start up calibration
I had multiple instances where the roll was off of horizontal after boot up. I never did figure out if this was because of the S800 not being on perfectly level ground or not since I was shooting in rocky sloped terrain. Can someone explain exactly how the Z15 gets it's roll level calibration? Does it get it from the WKM position or what? If I power up with the S800 on a slope, does the Z15 horizon match that angle? (I don't have it with me or I'd test this). If so I'll just place a bubble level on the plates and be done with it.

4: Roll Drift
Sidney already mentioned this is being fixed, but I too noticed after big yaws the roll went off level.

5: Video Rec start/stop
REALLY need this. The StratoSnapper I had on my other heli did this perfectly with the NEX5n. I could use one 2-pos Tx switch as a camera mode toggle to change my shutter trigger switch between video/stills and either start/stop recording or snap a picture depending on the position of the mode switch. Instead of dealing with huge clips upon import, I'd be able to start and stop a shot when I wanted to between repositioning the heli and this was a HUGE help in editing and ingesting footage. So... it's definitely possible with the NEX5n and from what I understand would only require some IR codes in the firmware for the IMU correct? The Stratosnapper software is available for download if the DJI engineers can't figure this out themselves... PLEASE add this ASAP.

All together, I was VERY impressed. This thing is incredible. No post needed other than quick grading. This alone justifies the cost to me in time saved rendering and stabilizing. Not so much as a jitter on the roll or any axis for that matter that I didn't want to be there. The 16mm pancake is a soft POS but I'll work around it until another lens is supported. I will be making this a 2 man rig this week, and hopefully make it easy to switch back and forth as needed.

Here is a couple of minutes of the B-roll from the shoot... Please don't share this URL as it's still in post. =]

https://vimeo.com/46518673
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 09:10 PM
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There is independent IMU in the Zenmuse... so it it necessary to be on flat surface.
Very nicely done video, thanks for sharing. The design is really aimed at two men team.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 10:27 PM
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Skivvie great video, it backs up why my wallet shrunk severely this week.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 01:55 AM
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There is independent IMU in the Zenmuse... so it it necessary to be on flat surface.
Very nicely done video, thanks for sharing. The design is really aimed at two men team.
Thanks! So no chance of having the same functionality that is on the WKM as a part of the Z15 firmware? It would be great to be able to use it as a solo or two man setup and switch on the fly. I will definitely be using it both ways. And with the Ruling controller I thought it would be more adaptable to a one man setup..

Also... any idea if the Rec Start/Stop function is in the works? If not I might mount a stratosnapper. =\
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