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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:53 AM
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For all of you preorder customers out there.

Are you having to disassemble the entire landing gear to get this thing back into the case.

Would love to hear opinions on taking this thing apart and putting it back into the case just to take it back out again to go flying.

Can you leave any part of the landing gear together? Photos would be great.
That is what I do. Takes me about 5 mins to put away and 7 to put back together. Not a big deal in my opinion. I have taken mine through TSA screening and traveled in the overhead bin. Works great. I take a rolling backpack with my Tx, lipos and charger. Who needs cloths?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Yep, landing gear and Z15 stay together and in a Box. Hmmm.....I guess I will have to get some custom traveling boxes going as an option.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Hi guys,
I am new owner of S800 and zenmuse.
This combo is simply amazing for many reasons: perfect video stabilizing, easy assemble and disassemble, easy piloting, easy traveling.
My only doubt is for high motor & esc temperature... untouchables!!!
I am from 2 years spent with MK and totally new with DJI, first of all I will fly a lot S800 without zenmuse :-) but with equal playload for emulating the final flight.

One question:
- I have 2,4 ghz data link and I need to attach Zenmuse's CAN-port... but no free port :-(
What can I do? Can I make Y by my self?

Thank you, RIKI.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 02:52 PM
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I've got the S800 and Z15 in a Pelican 1620, is there something more carry on friendly that it can squeeze into instead? Has any one been able to squeeze those two items into the TSA friendly Pelican 1510?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 03:42 PM
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I've got the S800 and Z15 in a Pelican 1620, is there something more carry on friendly that it can squeeze into instead? Has any one been able to squeeze those two items into the TSA friendly Pelican 1510?
For the money, look into hardcase luggage.

When I find the right ones I will post. The landing gear with Z15 needs a 18x18 x16h no matter what. A cube basically. That is why a custom case might be needed. I'm going to look into a lightweight strong version on Monday and start carrying them if happy.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 04:47 PM
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For the money, look into hardcase luggage.

When I find the right ones I will post. The landing gear with Z15 needs a 18x18 x16h no matter what. A cube basically. That is why a custom case might be needed. I'm going to look into a lightweight strong version on Monday and start carrying them if happy.
Oh so you don't want to take apart the landing gear at all?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 05:19 PM
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I was thinking on building a custom case for X8 heavy lifter and found this site.
Have a look, could be interesting:
http://megacase.de/en/
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 05:30 PM
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Oh so you don't want to take apart the landing gear at all?
Exactly, it defeats the whole purpose I feel. I want to mount the S800, plug in Z15 cables, Lipo and hit record and go fly.

I just wish someone would come up with Quick connects for the landing gear and Z15. Hmmm.....maybe I need to drop a Z15 off at the machine shop and have them work some magic.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 05:48 PM
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That would be cool having a quick disconnect for the Z15, thats the only thing making things slow (although not that slow but enough to make it a tad annoying). You'd only need the quick disconnects on the back half of the z15 because the front half can just slide off by un-tightening the screws a little and you can swap those out with some nice thumb screws. One hurdle is the quick disconnect can't stick up to high because there isnt a lot of room between the copter frame and the landing gear equipment rails. The landing gear come apart fast, and the new battery tray comes apart fast so the Z15 is the only thing really.

Something like this would be cool...
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Hi guys,
I am new owner of S800 and zenmuse.
This combo is simply amazing for many reasons: perfect video stabilizing, easy assemble and disassemble, easy piloting, easy traveling.
My only doubt is for high motor & esc temperature... untouchables!!!
I am from 2 years spent with MK and totally new with DJI, first of all I will fly a lot S800 without zenmuse :-) but with equal playload for emulating the final flight.

One question:
- I have 2,4 ghz data link and I need to attach Zenmuse's CAN-port... but no free port :-(
What can I do? Can I make Y by my self?

Thank you, RIKI.
There will be cable special made cable available in a few weeks.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:46 PM
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There will be cable special made cable available in a few weeks.
+1 - I have the same problem . Thanks sidneyw
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:00 AM
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+1 - I have the same problem . Thanks sidneyw
I hope it will be ready first part of september!

Another thing: With Zenmuse IR for sony Nex we can control only shutter... but for example I have CamRemote2pro that control Shutter and Video Recording just using 3 position switcher... very usefully!! I hope DJI upgrade can do the same.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:04 PM
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I've just got my own S800. It was manufactured in July '12 after all the fixes of the ESC overheat problem. It still suffers the problem with landing gears braces and rod ends.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:20 PM
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mine too that I had then sold a while ago had the rods bowing when installed.
I would have thought for sure that would have been addressed.

Man, I really miss that S800
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Does anyone know the gain settings for the S-800 and Z-15 running fw5.12a?

It's ready to fly apart from that
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