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Old Jan 02, 2013, 10:04 AM
More props are better than One
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Might be a UFO???

Out flying my xRotor IFrame quad I came across two men baling hay. So I decided to fly around the tractors a bit.
Being they may have never seen a quad copter before, they may not know what in the world it was...? Thus a UFO for them...
My not be able to see it in the video, but the man on the red tractor was keeping a close eye on my quad.
His head was turning right and left to see where I was going next.
Sorry it was very overcast that day so very low light conditions, the video is a bit dark.
Forgot to save it in the highest Res. so it may not be as clear as it could be...

Might have been a UFO? (5 min 33 sec)
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 02:39 PM
FPV really is fun.
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Very cool scenery. You have your quad flying real smooth. I have graupners on the way for mine. Can't wait.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 03:38 PM
More props are better than One
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Very cool scenery. You have your quad flying real smooth. I have graupners on the way for mine. Can't wait.
Thanks...
You will wish you had got them sooner...
I got a min longer flight time when I went to the Graupners over GemFan.
General use GemFan works pretty good, but for a smooth flight to do video with you can't beat the Graupners.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 03:56 PM
Design > Build > Fly
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Thanks...
You will wish you had got them sooner...
I got a min longer flight time when I went to the Graupners over GemFan.
General use GemFan works pretty good, but for a smooth flight to do video with you can't beat the Graupners.
Great video! I can't wait to get the Gruaper props either. Thanks Craig!
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 05:14 PM
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Started my build. Now just need to decide on a flight controller and motors.


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Old Jan 02, 2013, 06:21 PM
FPV really is fun.
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For a super simple, cheap FC, this is quite nice. It's just a gyro and accel, but it flies fantastic.
http://witespyquad.gostorego.com/fli...ontroller.html
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 07:35 PM
Design > Build > Fly
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For a super simple, cheap FC, this is quite nice. It's just a gyro and accel, but it flies fantastic.
http://witespyquad.gostorego.com/fli...ontroller.html
They come loaded with MultiWii 2.1 quadX and you don't need the ftdi controller as it has the micro USB on it.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Scott, your quad looks great...I really like the way the IFrame flys...

BTW what kv motors are you using?

I put 1100kv this time around. With the new 9x5 Graupners it does seem to handle the wind much better.
I will try to get some video Tues evening. FPV that is...
Where is a good source for the Graupners ?
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 06:51 PM
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I have to say I have made some good friends in this hobby. It was nice to get some Graupner props in the mail today -- thanks Craig and Shannon!
I just tested them out on my xRotor IFrame -- out back... super windy but looks like it is going to be awesome!

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Old Jan 03, 2013, 06:53 PM
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Where is a good source for the Graupners ?
Larry, you can get graupners from gothlirc, rc-drones, or v-eastonline.com. Most of the guys I chat with are using zinger woody props as they are just as stiff and they do not cost 10 bucks a piece. I use to use the graupners but now I am moving to zingers for cost effectiveness. It sucks to nick a 10 dollar prop. A lot of times the graupner props I use 9", 10" or 11" are out of stock at most sites. Here is my latest quad, waiting on some zingers.



We've also found that isolating the motors from the frame reduces vibes and jello too. Rusty offers motor isolators as well as ask man at tppacks. I don;t know if tppacks offers them for any other rigs than theirs though.


This is Mike from the crossroads BTW. See ya at the field...
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 07:28 PM
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Thanks Mike. Wow, your new quad is wild. I had my video
transmitter fail yesterday. Lucky I was pretty close, like a
hundred yards, quickly pulled off goggles and spotted it
and got it back. Nobody else was there so I was really
lucky. I have another Video system that was in a plane
and it's in the quad now and working good.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 08:46 PM
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This was a prefit shot. All wires are managed now and it is running good, just trying to work out the gimbal control. My naza is great and the GPS is rock solid.

Do you have a return to home feature on your controller?
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 08:53 PM
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I have to say I have made some good friends in this hobby. It was nice to get some Graupner props in the mail today -- thanks Craig and Shannon!
I just tested them out on my xRotor IFrame -- out back... super windy but looks like it is going to be awesome!

check your flite time it should be more.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 09:00 PM
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This was a prefit shot. All wires are managed now and it is running good, just trying to work out the gimbal control. My naza is great and the GPS is rock solid.

Do you have a return to home feature on your controller?
Yes I do, but for some reason the GPS can take forever to lock
it, so sometimes I take off with no home lock.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 09:06 PM
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Yes I do, but for some reason the GPS can take forever to lock
it, so sometimes I take off with no home lock.
That's the same with my naza. Oh xoar is making cc and ccw props now too but they are bear 10 bucks as well. Zingers are best bet but are not balanced off the bat like graupners
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