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Old Sep 06, 2012, 11:35 PM
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Has anyone been hit by one of the blades?
How dangerous are they?
Can it cut off a finger?

My Ladybird blades are small and do no damage but the Hoten-X blades
are large and have big motors so I wanted to ask these questions.


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i got hit, didn't even scratch me. i was suprised so i did it again , on purpose, stings but thats about it.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 12:00 AM
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Thanks guys.

I have seen some pictures on this site where someone
got hit by a larger quad and it cut his fingers pretty bad
so I was wondering if the Hoten is this dangerous also.


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Old Sep 07, 2012, 12:46 AM
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Thanks guys.

I have seen some pictures on this site where someone
got hit by a larger quad and it cut his fingers pretty bad
so I was wondering if the Hoten is this dangerous also.


Tom
Oh yeah - you get hit by a big motor that has a decent mass, pushing a strong stiff, large prop and you have a good slice n dice machine for sure, especially if it's under power, but the Hoten isn't that. The whole thing weighs in a 1/3rd of a kg, each prop is flexible and light. I think Walkera must have decided to make safety a key feature of this slightly larger quad so you can fly it with as little concern as the LB.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 03:51 AM
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Thanks guys.

I have seen some pictures on this site where someone
got hit by a larger quad and it cut his fingers pretty bad
so I was wondering if the Hoten is this dangerous also.


Tom
I was wondering the same good to know!
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 03:55 AM
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Though, that said my wife screamed at me when I Ladybirded right into her calf last night... maybe I should Hoten her tonight and measure if the response is more or less to give a more measured indication of the ability to inflict pain and injury?


Second thoughts, I prefer my round fleshy bits to remain attached... I'll sacrifice a finger instead!
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 04:20 AM
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I got mine yesterday BNF without TX, charger or battery. I thought it used 3s batteries and used some batteries I had from a Big Lama 800mA 3s. As some of them were a bit puffy they didn't enter the battery tray. Dumb of me I was thinking "walkera has made it very tiny".
Anyway I used two that fit and no problem luckily it didn't burn any of the boards. I hoovered in my living room , it is as stable as the little ladybird.

I am going to attach the camera from my MX400 which I was using on space walker. In the spacewalker the camera worked only for 2 mins and then the led was off due to lack of power. It is not a great camera but not so bad for the price. I have a Flycam one 2 and it is same resolution and it costed me a lot back in the day.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 04:26 AM
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Thanks for testing 3S for us Ariete!
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 04:43 AM
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Thanks for testing 3S for us Ariete!
It was only two flights of 5 minutes each and hey I didn't did it on purpose. That said I noted that the electronics were hot, not super hot, I sniffed and no burnt smell. The motors were just warm.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 10:27 AM
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i'm using the 2s GE power batteries i listed earlier in this thread 25c 1200mah and they fit the cage, work great and, best of all, they are inexpensive.

here's the link again for anyone who missed it before:

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/ge-power-...r-battery.html
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 06:50 AM
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size propeler and KV for Motor

What is size of propellers and Kv for the brushless motor on HotenX


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Old Sep 11, 2012, 11:07 AM
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After replacing 2 arms, a landing gear and the propellers (as thwaitm suggested) my Hoten X is back in business! I've also ordered a spare battery tray so that I could experiment with the old one. I'm now using a velcro harness to hold the 2S battery in place. It seems to be quite secure and it gives the Hoten the ability to carry a much larger battery than the stock one. I'll upload pics when dropbox works for me
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After replacing 2 arms, a landing gear and the propellers (as thwaitm suggested) my Hoten X is back in business! I've also ordered a spare battery tray so that I could experiment with the old one. I'm now using a velcro harness to hold the 2S battery in place. It seems to be quite secure and it gives the Hoten the ability to carry a much larger battery than the stock one. I'll upload pics when dropbox works for me
I also dropped the cage and changed the connector to my standard XT60s this means I get to use some larger nanotech 2S batteries which are itching to get on this.
Also working on a 5.8GHz FPV setup... no spare time though - damned job!
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jameschen072,

I went to update the firmware in my Hoten-X.
It said it had firmware version v1.0 and the update for
Telemetry is firmware version v1.0. I updated it anyway which was easy to do.

Sounds like the newest Hoten-X is shipping out with the Telemetry firmware installed.


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Old Sep 12, 2012, 12:21 AM
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jameschen072,

I went to update the firmware in my Hoten-X.
It said it had firmware version v1.0 and the update for
Telemetry is firmware version v1.0. I updated it anyway which was easy to do.

Sounds like the newest Hoten-X is shipping out with the Telemetry firmware installed.


Tom
I did so a while ago too, my guess is that the flight software did not change and the only thing that was different was the added telemetry function. Works well enough though..

I found that the hoten rises when given fast rudder inputs..wonder if you guys experience this too.. If so I can tell Walkera to add it to their next update.
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Well I know that the RPM rises on one or more of the rotors so I guess it's sorta natural that it might rise. That said I have also noticed the behavior but since this is my only quad, I do not know if that's a common characteristic.

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