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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:30 AM
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Just installed the Secraft retracts v2. They look great and sturdy! Will test them soon
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:45 AM
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Tha's a pretty BOLD ststement to be making in BOLD....I do not believe that you are speaking for everyone that owns an S800 and I do not know what you think the term "Many Forum Users Feel" covers in relation to the amount of S800's that are flying?

I hope that you do not think that you are speaking for all of the S800 owners out there, which most are probably out making money with their ships, rather than sitting behind a computer complaining about them. I doubt this Forum represents "Most" of the S800 owners and you are certainly NOT speaking for me

Yes, there have been some issues and you fail to mention that DJI has stepped up to the plate, for everyone of them. I don't know what positives input, you feel you are getting, by making a statement like that...? If you are trying to get DJI's "Ear" they are already involved, very heavily in working out any issues with their products. I would imagine that it is a pretty hard task to make a very complex product that is 100% perfect, for use all over the world, right out of the box.Think Dreamliner....... This IS new very complex technology and DJI is at the forefront of it. I am reasonably sure that THEY have absorbed a lot of cost, that were in reality, NOT theirs to bear and was purily just Pilot/Owner error.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:43 AM
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I am wondering what take off weight people are flying in the real world, I know they say 5-7kg but is anyone getting beyond that. I would be good to know the AUW lets say at sea level to start although interested know what altitudes and weight combos also work
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Lots of people appear unhappy with the s800 recently.
I too have had a bad experience and share the frustrations expressed here.
I hope DJI gets its act together. As we say in Germany: the competition never sleeps.
Wake up DJI!!!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:07 AM
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Andreas, I have always been happy with my S800. It has flown well for me, even with only 5 motors working. You might give Holgar the same advice. No upgrades since March 2012. Where are the Germans??
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:15 AM
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I am wondering what take off weight people are flying in the real world, I know they say 5-7kg but is anyone getting beyond that. I would be good to know the AUW lets say at sea level to start although interested know what altitudes and weight combos also work
thanks
Biscuit,

We are flying at 5.9kg AUW, using a NEX5 and a GO gimble, with two 5000mAh batteries. We have onboard an FPV camera, HDMI Converter, iSOD and Video Trx along with a seperate Spektrum Telementry Module and sensors, also.There seems to be plenty of power and we are at 700 feet ASL. When I punch it to ascend, it goes up like a Rocket.....I am sure that the Zen is much heavier than the GO gimbal that we are using and higher altitudes will have an affect on performance.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Andreas, I have always been happy with my S800. It has flown well for me, even with only 5 motors working. You might give Holgar the same advice. No upgrades since March 2012. Where are the Germans??
We Germans stick with what we do best: we build cars for our American friends.
I wonder, when you buy a Mercedes or a BMW, do you have change tires and engine before you drive? I think no.
But when I buy S800, I must buy new arms and new props to stop vibrations. This is not normal. I am not negative person but I agree with others who have problems with GH2 setup. Maybe we are just unlucky.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:58 AM
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Very interesting :

http://www.kopterworx.com/Kopterworx...ration-upgrade
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:04 AM
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:19 AM
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Yes Fritz, this looks very interesting. Why can't DJI find solutions to vibrations also? Plus remember that your warranty is invalid if you fit extras, even if they are necessary. I think Kopterworks will sell many of these. Has anybody tested them already?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:19 AM
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I don't think this kopterworx contraption will solve any vibrations.. unless one arm phases out the other arm's vibration..
And it also makes the S800 a lot less easy to take apart.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:23 AM
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I don't think this kopterworx contraption will solve any vibrations.. unless one arm phases out the other arm's vibration..
And it also makes the S800 a lot less easy to take apart.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:22 PM
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you are speaking for all of the S800 owners out there, which most are probably out making money with their ships, rather than sitting behind a computer complaining about them. I doubt this Forum represents "Most" of the S800 owners and you are certainly NOT speaking for me

Yes, there have been some issues and you fail to mention that DJI has stepped up to the plate, for everyone of them.
@Heli, you sound like a DJI dealer/represenative. You do not speak for me.

@Remote Rider: if you want professional equipment, dont waste your energy and cash on the S800. Cinestar is the only professional out there. Thats where you wanna go. Forget DJI

@Squawk: +2
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Cinestar is the only professionals out there.
While I own a Cinestar6 and its a very nice frame there are many other frames out there just as good or better design and usability wise. So that statement is false. Heck the Cinestar isn't with out its faults either.

If you are planning on using the Zenmuse the vibe issues on the S800 are mute especially if you need something that breaks down for travel quick. If you want to take vibe free video with a non Zenmuse gimbal then I suggest looking at other frames. If you are taking still pictures the S800 will be fine too with any gimbal. I currently take industrial inspection pictures with a AV130 and S800, love it because i can break it down quick and take it with me on the plane. I still would like to see DJI or even a 3rd party release rigid arms. The S800 is not a bad platform but depending on your needs something else may work better for you.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:39 PM
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i don't think this kopterworx contraption will solve any vibrations.. Unless one arm phases out the other arm's vibration..
And it also makes the s800 a lot less easy to take apart.
+1.
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