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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 08, 2019 @ 02:50 PM | 2,899 Views
Prowler Rover Ardupilot Build



I am in the process of building a Ardupilot based rover on my channel and here I will also post the videos as well as some of the other issues and progress I make on this project.






Specification

ServoCity Prowler Rover Chassie
Dimension Engineering Sabertooth 2x32 DC Motor Controller
ProfiCNC/Hex Aero Cube Purple Autopilot
ProfiCNC/Hex Aero Herelink FPV RC System
GoPro Hero 7 Camera System
TFmini Plus Range Finder


Prowler Build Video Pt 1

New Prowler ArduRover Build Series - Pt1 Intro (2 min 54 sec)



Prowler Build Video Pt 2


PROWLER ROVER BUILD PT 2 - ASSEMBLY,TEST + SABERTOOTH 2x32 DRIVER OVERVIEW (23 min 34 sec)
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 08, 2019 @ 02:35 PM | 2,823 Views
Below is all of my review and how-too videos on the DJI Digital FPV system, I will continue to update this as more are published.

Review Overview

DJI Digital FPV System - Complete Overview & Menu Walk Though (23 min 51 sec)




FCC HACK

DJI Digital FPV System Force FCC Mode Hack


DJI Digital FPV System Force FCC Mode Hack (5 min 10 sec)
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Nov 24, 2019 @ 08:07 AM | 6,433 Views

DJI Black Friday Sale - Mavic 2 Pro , Ronin S and OSMO Action Deals Now On (7 min 14 sec)



The DJI Black Friday deals have started and there are decent discounts on a number of products such as the OSMO Pocket and OSMO Action as well as Ronin S and Mavic 2 Pro in the USA.

Below are the ones I think are good deals in this sale and worth a look if your looking to purchase.



The OSMO Action



DJI OSMO Action has some decent reductions being down to $279 in the USA and £249 in the UK.

The OSMO Action is a very good action style camera and holds up very well against the GoPro models and has some massive benefits over the 7 Black and 8 such as the front facing screen and the simplicity of its menus and smart app.

Below is my review of the OSMO Action as well as a link to the Black Friday deal.


https://click.dji.com/AFHjvacDRN1Fwd...m=link&as=0006

OSMO Action Review

DJI OSMO ACTION Review & Full Overview Of Features (17 min 10 sec)
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 24, 2019 @ 06:10 PM | 3,782 Views
Want to know the differences between the The Cube formally known as the Pixhawk 2.1 versions ?

I have created a video showing the deferent models and what options are best for you. No matter of your a Ardupilot user with Arduplane or Ardicopter or your a PX4 user they have a Cube that will suit your needs.

Also if your looking to add ADS-B capability the new carrier board includes and Avionics ADS-B receiver onboard for use with Mission planner.


CubePilot Models Overview

The Cube Flight Controller Models Compared + Uavionix ADS-B Carrier Board Discussed (15 min 28 sec)



The Cube Orange with ADS- B In

The Cube Orange Autopilot/Flight Controller With ADS-B Overview, Setup & ADSB Demo (12 min 17 sec)
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 31, 2019 @ 09:15 AM | 6,683 Views


DJI Digital FPV System - Complete Overview & Menu Walk Though (23 min 51 sec)


Today DJI have announced a new updated version of their Ocusync FPV product called the DJI Digital FPV System


Specifically designed for drone racing applications this new digital FPV system delivers lower latency HD video than the original Ocuync Air system in a small package making it even easier fro fit in smaller racing style drones.



Main Features
  • 28ms HD low latency video transmission up to 4km Range in FCC.
  • 720p/120fps image quality for the DJI FPV Goggles
  • Up to 8 drones can be flown simultaneously
  • 1080p/60fps video recording directly on the DJI FPV Air Unit.
  • 7ms low latency control transmission between the new DJI FPV RC and DJI FPV Air Unit.


For more info on this system or to support me and my channel you can order via the below affiliate link

https://click.dji.com/ALwcdoCMalut8l...m=link&as=0001



Further to this I have created an Owners thread in the FPV section as well

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-System-Owners



The New DJI FPV Goggles




The all new smaller DJI FPV Goggles utilise the DJI HDL FPV Transmission system to provide pilots with HD resolution for both pilots and spectators with a minimum end-to-end latency of 28ms.




DJI donít ship the new goggles with a battery and instead it is designed to be used with normal LiPo pack with a voltage range of 7.4-17.6 V. A 4S pack is recommended for best performance and a 4S 1600mah battery will
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 22, 2019 @ 05:51 PM | 7,064 Views
DJI have launched a new version of the Ronin called the Ronin-SC





The Ronin-SC is a single handed gimbal for mirrorless cameras that can support models up to 2kg and provides 3 axis stabilised footage whilst on the move.

Being smaller and lighter than the S the Ronin-SC weights just 1.1kg and is specifically designed to be used with mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic GH5, Sony A7 and A6500 Series among others.

This new smaller Ronin-SC has many of the features that we have already seen on the original Ronin-S however DJI have added a number of new features such as ActiveTrack 3.0 and Force Mobile.


Here is my video overview and review of the Ronin-SC Pro Combo


DJI RONIN-SC PRO COMBO OVERVIEW & REVIEW HANDS ON WITH GH5 (12 min 58 sec)


If you would like more info or to order the SC checkout the below link

https://click.dji.com/ABic0xam9mzfbn...=0045&ch=RCGSC

New Design





DJI have overhauled the arm design of the Ronin-SC, this means that the arms donít clash in most cases and that it now folds away a lot easier and will fit back into its case even when balanced for most cameras.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 20, 2019 @ 10:07 AM | 7,530 Views
DJI OSMO ACTION Overview and Full Review



The original OSMO launched in late 2015 and was DJI’s first move into ground based cameras with it being fitted with a version of the X3. Since then DJI have diversified the line with the OSMO Zoom as well as the Mobile versions for smartphones. In November 2018 DJI released the first major over hall of the line with the OSMO Pocket, this dramatically smaller version was entirely redesigned and improved in almost every way while still keeping the benefits of a stabilised gimbal camera system. Now DJI have released a new model to the OSMO lineup called the OSMO Action.



Check out my full video overview, review and thoughts on the OSMO Action

DJI OSMO ACTION Review & Full Overview Of Features (17 min 10 sec)


Spec of the OSMO Action

The OSMO Action has a very similar spec overall to the Hero 7 Black .

1/2.3” Sensor 12MP Stills 145 degree FOV F2.8 Lens
4K 60FPS 100 Mbps H.265 Video Recording
DJI RockSteady Electronic Image Stabilisation System
HDR Video 4K 30fps
240fps 1080P/720P Slow Motion.
Fully Waterproof Without External Housing
Front Colour Screen 1.4 inches, 300 ppi
Rear Colour 2.25 inches, 640◊360, 325 ppi Touch Screen

You can get more info and order the OSMO Action here from DJI via the below link

https://click.dji.com/AGSpuvIt5bl4vP...m=link&as=0001


Having a very similar form factor to a GoPro it is actually a little larger being 2mm longer and wider however what does stand out is the 1.
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 16, 2019 @ 01:16 PM | 7,387 Views
I have decided to start a thread on the new The DJI ROBOMASTER S1 Educational Robot.

This will be a place where users and owners can post, share info and tips on using this new product from DJI, I will be getting one as soon as I possible can and will be keeping this thread updated with any help, support and relevant information that I can as time goes on.

As this is located on my blog I will be posting any videos I make on it from my channel and moderating this thread my self. The S1 is an educational robot, I welcome everyone to post their own user experiences, build logs, issues, problemss in this thread as you would in any other thread, however any Anti DJI post ,Politics and anything I feel is not in keeping with this being a educational tool and helpful to people will be removed.

I also ask everyone to post in a helpful, supportive and family friendly manner as this product is aimed at young people as well as adults, let’s all help each other, learn from each other and work together to get the most from the ROBOMASTER S1

If you would like to support me or my channel you can order the DJI ROBOMASTER S1 from the below affiliate link.
https://click.dji.com/AC_VLHP_x5VhHi...m=link&as=0042

Introducing the ROBOMASTER S1





DJI’s first ground robot based on the ROBOMASTERS Robotics competition DJI Sponsor in China.


DJI - Meet the RoboMaster S1 (3 min 14 sec)




ROBOMASTER S1 - LEARN TO WIN





The RoboMaster S1 is a game-changing
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | May 15, 2019 @ 08:23 AM | 6,526 Views
The DJI OSMO ACTION

In a rather leaked release that may surprise some and not so much others DJI, the worlds largest drone manufacturer have announced their latest product in the OSMO lineup, the OSMO Action.





The original OSMO launched in late 2015 and was DJI’s first move into ground based cameras with it being fitted with a version of the X3. Since then DJI have diversified the line with the OSMO Zoom as well as the Mobile versions for smartphones. In November 2018 DJI released the first major over hall of the line with the OSMO Pocket, this dramatically smaller version was entirely redesigned and improved in almost every way while still keeping the benefits of a stabilised gimbal camera system.






Today DJI have added an entirely new model to the OSMO line up. The OSMO Action is as much a side step as it is a step forward and takes them into the action camera market properly for the first time and in direct competition with GoPro, SJCam and Others.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Apr 17, 2019 @ 05:01 PM | 32,787 Views
Over the last 2 months I have been testing and playing with the Herelink system from ProfiCNC thank to the guys over a www.3dxr.co.uk who have been able to get me one to take a look at.

My main thread on this product Is below as well
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-From-ProfiCNC



Over the last few weeks I wanted to look a range and how this system would perform, Herelink is stated to have a range of 20km and I wanted to put this to the test, as laws prevent me from flying this in the UK I came up with a number of tests over some coast line to see what the system was capable of doing.

The plan was to set the Air unit up on a cliff mounted to a tripod and a camera, I also mounted a full cube system to it as well to be able to get full telemetry and test the FC control over the distance as well.



For the first test I found an area with a clear 10km 6m stretch up the coast line, I placed the Air end on the cliff about 25-30m above seal level and the plan was to stop a verbose points up the coast as I traveled along.


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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Mar 25, 2019 @ 05:13 PM | 33,638 Views



The guys over at Polar Pro contacted me a few weeks ago about their new monitor mount for the DJI Ronin S and I wanted to share some info and my thoughts on this with you after receiving it.

This new accessory from Polar Pro allows you to fit an external monitor and accessories to your Ronin S, it’s made from light weight aluminium and one of its best features is that it has a quick release so its very easy to quickly remove and you don’t have to worry about it getting in the way in storage or if you don’t need it.



On the bracket itself you have the usual accessory thread that is attached to a large captive thumb screw for mounting to the monitor, the face is coated in rubber as well to ensure the bracket does not cause any damage to the monitor.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Feb 28, 2019 @ 06:53 AM | 34,763 Views



This week DJI have introduces a new package option for the Ronin S called the Essentials Kit.


This reduced cost version of the Ronin S includes the basics you need to get going.
Costing $499/£459 the Essentials package includes


- Ronin-S Gimbal

- Plastic BG37 Grip

- Camera Mounting Plate

- USB-C Charging Cable

- Gimbal Hook-and-Loop Strap

- Extended Grip/Tripod

- Lens Support

- Camera Riser

- Three 1/Ē-20 Camera Screws

- Storage Case


Looking closers the main differences are that the kit comes with a plastic tripod rather than the metal one and does not included the DJI Focus Wheel, Rapid Charger or the Camera Connection Cable, this means you will need to charge it off any normal USB power source however this will take longer that using the DJI adapter. However Touch Bar MacBook Pro users can use their charger to get faster results.
This is actually a very well priced kit and actually much of what is not included you may not need anyway, for Sony users especially as the main kit still does not include the Multi USB Cable.



Overall if your looking at the Ronin S this is probably the best way to get the device then pick and choose what extras you need separately like the correct connection cable for your camera ect.

You can order the Ronin S Essentials Kit from

https://click.dji.com/AGuCK-xWT0Ppyo...0037&pm=custom



Please note the above is an affiliate link, using these cost nothing more to your seofnhowever I may receive a small commission, if you would like to support me using these is a great way to do that. Thanks.
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Feb 10, 2019 @ 05:08 PM | 49,603 Views
The DJI OSMO Pocket

Overview - Review - Unboxing - Setup





This week I have been finally able to get my hands on the latest OSMO from DJI called the OSMO Pocket, this literally miniaturised version of the original OSMO brings all the benefits along side some new smart features and increased performance.



Here is my Video Unboxing, Setup Guide and Feature Overview


DJI OSMO Pocket Unbox - Setup Guide & Overview (19 min 40 sec)





The Unit






The OSMO Pocket is a 3 axis stabilised hand held camera, it has the same 1/2.3 Inch sensor as the original OSMO, Mavic Air and Mavic Pro.
The camera is fitted to a 3 axis miniature gimbal that fixed to the main body.


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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Feb 02, 2019 @ 07:47 AM | 64,056 Views
The Yuneec H Plus




Over the last few weeks I was given the opportunity to spend some time with the Yuneec H Plus, in the two videos I go over the spec ands main features as well at the end if part 2 given you some of my thoughts on it.

There are also some pics attached of the craft its self.

Yuneec say


Meet the second generation of Typhoon H - a hexacopter even more powerful than before. Creatives will benefit from a new one-inch sensor camera capable of 4K/60fps video and 20-megapixel stills. An all-new, larger, quieter six-rotor airframe provides stability in winds in excess of 30mph. Other drones force you to choose between image quality or flight stability, but the Typhoon H Plus gives you both.



Key Features of the H Plus is:



C23 1" sensor camera that can capture up to 20 MP Photos and 4K Video @ 60 FPS
100Mbps H264 ans H265 HECV Recording
New flight controller based on PX4 with integrated backup and failsafe
Optimised design for improved airflow and cooling
Specially shielded key components for increased reliability
Equipped with flight modes including Follow Me, Point of Interest and Curve Cable Cam
ST16 Ground Station with Android Device builtin.




Included In the package In the kit UK kit is



Typhoon H Plus Craft

C23 1ď camera with Gimbal and gimbal protection

ST16S Ground Station

2 HV LiPo flight batteries (4S 5250mAh LiPo 79.8Wh)

Flight battery LiPo charger

Power cord and
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 12, 2019 @ 06:54 AM | 65,375 Views



Iv just done a video on this but I wanted to share some of my thoughts about the DJI Smart Controller for the Mavic 2 Series.


DJI Smart Controller For Mavic 2 - My Thoughts & Spec Walk-thorough (8 min 53 sec)



My Thoughts

Having been rumoured since the release of the Mavic 2 this RC has always been one that has divided opinion and that stands true today more than ever.

The Smart Controller is an all in one RC and built in Crystalsky 5.5Ē smart device similar to what we have seen with the ST16 from Yuneec and the new Herelink system from Proficnc.

It takes what DJI did with the Plus remote on the Phantom 4 series and takes it to the next level, saying this is simply the Mavic RC and Crystalsky combined is not fully true and itís more like a Crystalsky 2.0 with many overall improvements to the OS and device performance.
The Screen is the same 1000 nits brightness we seen on Crystalsky but touch responsiveness is much improved I have been told, connectivity is plentiful with USB C for charging and firmware updates, HDMI output, USB A Output and a Micro SD Card slot.

A note that shows how the internals have been beefed up is the fact is will now play back 4K footage from the SD card and output this via HDMI in 4K, the original CS was limited to 1080P.

Buttons wise you have all the same ones from the original RC like Power,RTL,Pause, Shutter,Record and the 5D, on each corner there is the camera setting wheel and the gimbal control.
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 09, 2019 @ 08:06 PM | 65,713 Views


In this video I am unboxing the Herelink Digital FPV and remote system for Pixhawk and Mavlink system from ProfiCNC and Hex Aero.

Herelink HD FPV RC For Pixhawk & The Cube Unboxing & Overview (13 min 41 sec)


You can pre order this now from https://www.3dxr.co.uk in the uk.

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 29, 2018 @ 11:47 AM | 69,529 Views
In this video we are showing you how to connect the DJI Crystalsky to the Mavic 2 Series drone and how to make sure your on the correct versions and updates.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom - How To Use Crystalsky Tutorial (6 min 38 sec)


To support the channel or what we do below are some links to the products seen

DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom Now https://click.dji.com/ACbXLOSehDEJzkC...

DJI Crystalsky https://click.dji.com/ANL-UvCfGpfmeU...0006&pm=custom

The CS Bracket from https://evolution3d.com

Above are some affiliate links to the products seen in this video and some trusted vendors. If you have found the video useful you can support me or the channel by purchasing via these links, this puts no additional cost to you and it help us to keep making videos like this one.

Thanks


Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 06, 2018 @ 06:33 PM | 71,272 Views
Taking a look at the Freewell Gear Tablet holder for the DJI Mavic 2 and Mavic Series

DJI Mavic 2 Tablet Holder From Freewell Gear - Ideal For iPad Mini (3 min 59 sec)



To support the channel or what we do below are some links to the products seen

DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom Now https://click.dji.com/ACbXLOSehDEJzkC...

DJI Crystalsky https://click.dji.com/ANL-UvCfGpfmeU...0006&pm=custom

The CS Bracket from https://evolution3d.com

Above are some affiliate links to the products seen in this video and some trusted vendors. If you have found the video useful you can support me or the channel by purchasing via these links, this puts no additional cost to you and it help us to keep making videos like this one..

Thanks

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 31, 2018 @ 05:19 AM | 79,837 Views
Freewell Gear have released a number of additional accessories for the Mavic 2 series from DJI.





The 4K Series Long Exposure Pack For Mavic 2 Pro






Along side there normal filters Freewell have released a long exposure pack for the Mavic 2 Pro, this pack contains 4 larger stop filters for those in very blight conditions as well as those who want to achieve blur in longer exposures with out blowing out the highlights.


In The Kit


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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 21, 2018 @ 11:53 AM | 89,698 Views
This week the guys over at ProfiCNC who make The Cube (Pixhawk 2.1) announced a new product called HereLink.
An all new digital wireless transmissions system with built in remote controller.



Here is my unboxing and overview of this system

Herelink HD FPV RC For Pixhawk & The Cube Unboxing & Overview (13 min 41 sec)



Hereliink 16KM Range Test

Herelink Digital FPV System Range Test's - 16km Possible ? (8 min 42 sec)
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