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Old Mar 04, 2013, 07:01 PM
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I haven't flown the v929 for a while, almost forgot how much fun it was. This is the one that started the madness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhXWYKCR4xc
WHOA! That's some impressive flying. Thanx for posting.

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Old Mar 04, 2013, 11:50 PM
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Well I can't fly like Stonecutter . . .

But I just installed the GWS props, in grey and orange, balanced first of course - they certainly needed it.

As Uncle Gadget says - WOWSERS! That shortens the trip from floor to ceiling! And it was only on 20%! An incredible improvement in responsiveness and yet still hovers very nicely.

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Old Mar 05, 2013, 12:07 AM
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The trouble I imagine I'd have with a canopy with an obvious 'face' is that it wouldn't help when looking up at the v929, only from horizontally or above. A canopy with a 'nose' like JaapDub's might be good, though.

bartricky, thanks for the info about the LEDs.

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Sounds fairly good farrioth, photos of the cable tie canopy and l/g would be appreciated as I wait for mine to arrive.
Here's my current canopy:
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 02:30 AM
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farrioth, how did you attach the ping pong ball to the front? I've seen it on quads in Phoenix simulator.

The cage for the board may not be needed because the blades would protect it from impact. What you should worry is moisture getting to the board, and you'll need a "cover" type canopy. It will screw up the gyros. I've learn it the hard way. Thankfully, the board recovered after drying up.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 07:13 PM
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today i wanted to see how far it would go up.... well, i think 500 feet is pretty much the limit

WLTOYS V929 WITH 808 # 16 V2 CAMERA AND WIND TURBINE (6 min 0 sec)
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 08:30 PM
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Sensational! My V929 arrived yesterday and flies fine indoors (so far) bound to a 9X Tx, though it needs a surprising amount of trim at the moment (?). I'm waiting for #16 V2 camera and 2gm VTx. Is that a #16 V2 "D" lens you are using, and what is your AUW?
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 08:41 PM
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Sensational! My V929 arrived yesterday and flies fine indoors (so far) bound to a 9X Tx, though it needs a surprising amount of trim at the moment (?). I'm waiting for #16 V2 camera and 2gm VTx. Is that a #16 V2 "D" lens you are using, and what is your AUW?
it is a stock 929 but i did attach the gws-props, which really make the difference. yes, it is a #16 with a d-lens. i never checked its weight. left the cam in its housing. power seems nearly doubled with those gws-blades, there is also nearly no wobbling in a fast descent. i highly recommend them.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 09:38 PM
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I have always enjoyed flying my v929 shown below, but with the GWS props, this is a completely different quad.

regards . . . g
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 04:04 AM
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farrioth, how did you attach the ping pong ball to the front? I've seen it on quads in Phoenix simulator.
Tie two cable ties around the front landing gear. Squirt hot glue into the gaps so the ties can't slip up and down. Trim the cable ties so they just about meet in the middle but don't cross over. Make two holes on opposite sides of the ping-pong ball. I used a thick needle, then enlarged the holes with a pocket knife and a flat-head screwdriver. Try to make them parallel. Poke the ends of the cable ties into the holes as far as they'll go. It should be a tight fit. Check that the ball is centered between the landing gear. Put a bit of hot glue onto the joints.

Edit: The cable tie snapped where it was glued to the ping-pong ball the first time I went flying with this setup. I'll post again if I decide to reattach it.

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The cage for the board may not be needed because the blades would protect it from impact. What you should worry is moisture getting to the board, and you'll need a "cover" type canopy. It will screw up the gyros. I've learn it the hard way. Thankfully, the board recovered after drying up.
I find that the bounciness of the cage is helpful, and seems to prevent the quad from landing upside-down so much, and would also protect against impact to the booms. You have a point about the moisture, though; I will have a think about how to solve that, perhaps a smaller plastic canopy within the frame or similar.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 05:31 AM
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Would the ping pong ball + hot glue make the quad front heavy? I realized removing the cable tie mods make the quad less likely to crash. Lighter quad leads to higher stability leads to less crashes. When you're more familiar with the quad, try removing the cable ties. They may appear small and light, but every grams count and they affect the flight characteristics of the micro quad.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 07:52 AM
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Wondering why im confused about lighter weight making a quad more stable?...Especially for outdoors in windy conditions...Would seem a heavier quad would get tossed around less and be able to handle the wind better than a lighter quad. Maybe a lighter quad makes the PCB work less in stabalizing the quad?...I know the RC eyeone is super heavy compared to the toy versions and it looks to be very stable indoors and out...Perhaps the less weight makes the gyros work more efficient?
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 08:10 AM
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because if the bird is lighter, than more horsepowers are left for you, so could fly more stable and dynamic.

Of course if you have stronger motors you can have heavier AND more agile quads too! So avoid the massive overload and you can fly freely..

Because of this reason I skipped my 550 deadcat project and jumped to the F330 class...the frame is 150g vs the ~400-450g deadcat!
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 03:23 PM
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As many others here it would be a killer feature if someone figured out how to trigger the lights on the t9x
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 03:26 PM
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I'm new to quadcopters but just got one of these!

It's real easy to fly indoors. Not tried outdoors yet, just happy to buzz round indoors with my 808 on board


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Old Mar 06, 2013, 03:30 PM
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As many others here it would be a killer feature if someone figured out how to trigger the lights on the t9x
Maybe try hooking the lights up to the motor connections...When off throttle they go out ..when on throttle they get brighter the more throttle you give it
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