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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 23, 2015 @ 09:55 AM | 15,218 Views
To cache maps in the background so you can access them later out in the field with out having internet connection as follows

Open DJI Go App,

Go to Camera View

Click on the Map in bottom RH side,

Move around and zoom in on the area you want to fly over,

that it they are cached in the background, just go back to camera view and the map will remain, you can also close the app via the home button and the maps will remain

If you want to automatically cache via wireless data live as you fly over an ares you need to turn on Cache Map In Background

Go into General Settings and click the bottom option that all dots

Turn on Cache Map In Background ,

you need wireless data turned on for this to work


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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 07, 2015 @ 06:30 PM | 8,472 Views
Hi folks, i received my TACO-RC Aluminium Tablet holder Bracket

DJI Phantom 3

This is the Aluminium replacement bracket, unlike the DJI part its just the arm its self not the whole tablet holder.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 02, 2015 @ 04:03 AM | 8,506 Views
I have been looking for a bench PSU for my chargers for a while and my modified 300W PSU with a lightbulb on the 5v rail to keep the 12v side in check has really been playing up so Last week i purchased the HobbyKing 540W 30A PSU

Spec is 13.8 to 18V at 30A so its pretty beefy and should give me enough power to charge everything iv got, it has duel post outputs and an pot on one side to just voltage.

On the other is Main in and power switch

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 14, 2015 @ 04:14 PM | 9,886 Views
Folks some time back i ordered one of these cheap parallel charging boards online for the P3.

At the time there was a lot of discussions over what to use to power it and can you use DJI's charger.

After i received mine i have been doing some tests,

first thing first the board its self allows you to connect 3 packs, each pack has a 0.22ohm 10W resistor in series with negative to give some overcorrect protection for the packs, the switch they state is to be used when using the original DJI charger, all it does is bypass the resistors and give straight negative to the packs.

the board also has voltage reading and elegant time remaining on charge, iv not looked into these TBH, the voltage reading seems accurate.

As for powering it, DJI Pro adapter is rated at 100w at 17.5v, after investigation and testing it the adapter is current limited to output a maximin of 6A, no matter if you connect 1 or 3 packs the adapter will only provide 6A, whilst charging a single pack up to 50% capacity the battery is taking the full 6A from the adapter, after 50% the current begins to taper off as the charger level increases, this means when charge a pack the adapter is only providing full output for around 50% of the charge time, the rest of the time its less tapering off as the pack get up to full.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 11, 2015 @ 10:25 AM | 9,403 Views
Hi Folks, a big one this, iv been looking specifically into Apples devices supported by the Pilot app and thermal throttling and shutdown, i wanted to look into some of the possible reasons and ways around it, looking into it i have found a few conclusions,

First of all looking at Apple A7 devices, the Mini 2/3 iPhone 5S and the Air 1st gen.

Looking at the design both are similar with the batteries located next to the logic board, The SOC on both is located under a metal EMF shielding, this does not seem to offer any substantial heat dissipation, no thermal compound is used and it does not make contact with the SOC directly.

The interesting thing is all of the packages on the logic board are located facing up towards the screen, This means Apple are not making use of the Aluminium shell as part of a heat sink, the second thing with this is heat from the display is also reflected back towards the processors as well.

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The A7 SOC , there are 2 versions of this SOC, a different chip in the Air than in the Mini 2/3 iPhone 5S. Its a Duel Core clocked at 1.3ghz in the Mini2/3/5S and 1.4Ghz in the Air.

The A7 in the Mini is a POP setup with the 1GB of ram stacked on top of the core as part of the chip, this is one unit with no metal heat spreader on top. Reading
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 17, 2015 @ 04:07 PM | 7,864 Views
Hi everyone Here is my unboxing of the JIYI P2 Pro Flight Controller that they kindly sent me to test,

My plan is to build this into a 450 size frame, I'm going to be using the Turnigy 935 Motors and Afro 20A escís.

Below is how it comes nicely packages up, in the kit you receive the following items

P2 Pro FC
Quick Start Guide
Power Module
LED/USB Module
GPS/Compass Module
Folding GPS Mount and various Adhesive Pads
Bunch of Servo Wires & USB Cable

The Box,

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | May 24, 2015 @ 07:01 AM | 68,613 Views
DJI Phantom 3 Advance & Professional Firmware Update Standard Procedure

Please Note the Phantom 3 Standard has a different update process, please refer to DJI on that model

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DJI Go & DJI Go 4

DJI has branched off its Go app into 2 versions, from this point forwards you should use the correct app for your model, while the later versions of the Go App V3.1 do support the Mavic Pro and P4 its advised to move over to Go 4.0 as per below.

Use DJI Go V3x for the following products
Phantom 3 Series

Use DJI Go 4x for the following products
Phantom 4 Series including the P4 Pro
Mavic Pro
Inspire 2

Important V1.8 craft firmware onwards is only compatible with V1.6 controller firmware onwards, both must be updated, you will not be able connect to your craft if you do not update both.



A number of users have reported very bad live feed link after updating the RC firmware to V1.8, this appears to affect users with the HDMI board fitted more than others but its pretty random.

FIX: Currently the only solution is to downgrade the RC back to V1.6 firmware and this should resolve your issues, You may also need to
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | May 19, 2015 @ 04:24 PM | 7,796 Views
DJI Phantom 3

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After purchasing my Phantom 3 Pro i needed something to carry it around in, this is my first Phantom so i had nothing to base any opinions on, one of my big gripes with my F450 was how to carry it, at times id resorted to a cardboard box, for my expensive new toy a box was out the question.

so looking around the internet id come across the FEARLESS ENGAGE Backpack , it looked exsacly what i needed but was struggling to get one in the UK, also the fact this thing had been bleeding my dry for the past week i needed to look at cheaper options. After some looking around i found the MultiStar Deluxe Multirotor Travel Backpack on hobby king, whilst on the HK page looking at it i had a box pop up and offer me £3 discount on it so i though hay why not give it a shot, i just need something to carry it in for the moment, as usual with HK it was on next day so it just arrived.

Upon opening the box i was pleasantly surprised, its large and plenty of room ,Overall i was reasonably happy with it, i had modified it to allow the handset with tablet holder to fit, just 2 minutes with a knife and i was done, these are several placed you can remove foam to do this and i decided on towards the bottom, the RC find is perfect once this is done and leaves plenty of padding all around, the Phantom 3 in really nicely, it sits almost flush...Continue Reading