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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 16, 2019 @ 01:16 PM | 1,189 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 | 1,193 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 | 27,211 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 | 28,301 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 | 29,481 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/”-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 | 44,166 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 | 58,751 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 1“ 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 | 60,064 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 5.5” 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 it’s 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 | 60,401 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 | 64,317 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 | 66,063 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 | 74,561 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 | 80,350 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)





Consisting of a RC Ground station and Air System HereLink will allow users to get long range HD video and control link up to 20km in FCC. The Ground Station is a RC that is of similar design to the ST16 from Yuneec with a dedicated 5.5” 1080P Android based tablet built in, It will ship with a custom version of the Solex App to give Video, control and telemetry all in one unit. Being Android based it also means it should also be compatible with other app like Tower too.





The Ground unit will have a number of programable buttons along side the two standard control sticks, two rocker switches, a wheel and six back lit buttons along the bottom. Tablet connectivity consists of Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS for position data and whole unit will be powered by a 4960mah rechargeable battery.


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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 29, 2018 @ 03:16 PM | 74,635 Views


Freewell 4K Series All Day Filter Set







For DJI Mavic 2 Pro


To coincide with the launch of the new Mavic 2 from DJI Freewell Gear have released their range of accessories and filters for this new model.

Freewell Gear make a range of accessories for drones that include ND filters, carry cases and device holders and they have kindly sent me their all day filter set for the Mavic 2 Pro to take a look at.






This new kit contains 8 filters specifically designed for the Mavic 2, Freewell state that these filters use razor sharp optical glass to ensure optimal image quality and that each filter uses 16 layer multicoated optical glass to ensure crystal clarity.



In The Box



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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:53 PM | 74,841 Views
Last year the guys over at Evolution3d sent me over there DJI Crystalsky mount for the Mavic Pro and I have been using this exclusively since, its had a dramatic amount of use and has been my fist choice with both the Mavic Pro and Mavic Air.

They have now released a new updated design for the Mavic 2 as well as some new adapters for the Crystalsky too.






The New Bracket



Evolution3D specialise in 3D printed parts they design in house them selves and having used the last bracket for well over a year I can honestly say the print quality is 1st class, these brackets are extremely well made, every part of there kits that's not metal is printed and it's all solid and well designed, with the new bracket they have moved to a more traditional design with it fitting in the arms but it still retains one of its best features and thats the ability to fix the Crystalsky both on top of the RC or above it depending on preference, the kit consists of main frame that fits into the arms

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 15, 2018 @ 04:35 AM | 75,693 Views
Below are some link to the DJI Product Threads on RC Groups



Latest Products

The Official DJI Mavic 2 ***Owners Thread***
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hread%2A%2A%2A

The Official DJI Mavic Air ***Owners Thread***
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hread%2A%2A%2A


The Official DJI Spark ***Owners Thread***
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...Owner-s-Thread


The Official Inspire 2***Owner's Thread***
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hread%2A%2A%2A


The Official DJI Crystalsky ***Owners Thread***
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hread%2A%2A%2A


The Official DJI Goggles Racing Edition
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...Racing-Edition


The Official DJI Goggles ***Owners Thread***
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hread%2A%2A%2A


The Official DJI Mavic Pro ***Owners Thread***
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...747762&page=18




Phantom 4 Threads on RCG


The Official Phantom 4 Pro ***Owner's Thread***
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hread%2A%2A%2A


The Official Phantom 4 ***Owner's Thread***
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2608687


The DJI SDK Apps - P3 - P4 - Inspire - M100 - M600 - (A3) Thread
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2504885


DJI Inspire 2, 1 & X5 Series


The Official Inspire 2***Owner's Thread***
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hread%2A%2A%2A


The Official Inspire 1 ***Owner's Thread***
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2280074


The
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 25, 2018 @ 05:28 AM | 75,028 Views




This week DJI finally released what we have all been talking about for some time, the long awaited update to the Mavic Pro, In this article I am going to talk about some of the specs but try to concentrate on some of the this I feel warrant highlighting on this new craft.


Two Models - One Tough Choice





In what is very reminiscent of the original Phantom 3 release DJI have made two models of the new Mavic 2, the Zoom and the Mavic 2 Pro. Both craft them shelves are identical and carry many of the same features just like the Phantom 3 Pro and Advance the differences are just the camera system fitted.


The Craft


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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 14, 2018 @ 04:46 AM | 75,452 Views
DJI Ronin S Unbox and Information with Panasonic GH5



Costing $699 US and £669 in the UK and its available to pre order from DJI Here

http://click.dji.com/AHaZe1oTt0pits2...0034&pm=custom



The Ronin S is a single handed DSLR and Mirrorless Camera gimbal that can support models up to 3.6kg and still provide stabilises footage while on the move, I purchased mine at the same time as the Panasonic GH5 and have been using this combination for over a month now.



Features



Superior 3-Axis Stabilization with 3.6 kg Tested Payload Capacity


The Ronin S is fitted with very powerful motors, its been tested up to 3.6kg but many people have exceeded this with large cameras like a RED and still got solid stabilisation results.

The Ronin S has Autotune that is able to tune its motor power so no matter if you have a Sony A6300 or and GH5 with Cage its always giving you great performance.


Camera Control

On supported camera models you can control the shutter, start and stop recording and focus via the built-in buttons on the Ronin S Grip, it also means the Ronin S can automatically fire the shutter in intelligent modes like Motionlaps.

Currently the GH5 offers the most compatibility, DJI are working on updating camera support all the time and there is a up to date list on the DJI site of officially supported models.


Built in Focus Control

DJI include the find focus control with the Ronin S kit, this allows you to do actions
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Aug 14, 2018 @ 03:07 AM | 74,530 Views
I created this series of videos for my subscribers on youtube as I was regularly being asked questions around how the GPS works, what relationship the compass has and how these all work with the individual flight modes.

For more info on the Mavic you can see on DJI via the below link
https://click.dji.com/AIreGLt730_vLq...m=link&as=0012

Please not this is an affiliate link and if you would like to support me or the channel you can use it.

Part 1 Flight Mode Basics

DJI Mavic - Explaining Compass Errors & GPS Issues - Part 1 Flight Mode Basics (6 min 42 sec)


Part 2 Compass Error

DJI Mavic - Explaining Compass Errors & GPS Issues - Part 2 Compass Error (24 min 6 sec)
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:49 AM | 75,951 Views
The Patch Antenna For DJI Cendence Remote Controller











Since receiving the DJI Cendence I have seen the question time and time again asking is it worth using the DJI Patch antenna compared to the standard omnidirectional sticks and what benefit does the patch antenna give. Because of this I decided to do some tests to try and show the difference between them and see what was one was actually better to use as well as get some data on how directive the patch is as well.

For more info on the Cendence remote or the Inspire 2 or to order see
DJI Cendence http://click.dji.com/ABwjVqd-Sl9O9-w...0012&pm=custom



A Closer Look at the Patch





As you can see the patch is not just a simple passive antenna, while it has 2 RF connection it also is connected to the CAN port on the Cendence remote, because of this something to note is that the patch antenna also has firmware onboard and its important you update it when you update the remote, this is easily done by connecting the antenna to the remote before you update via DJI Go 4 or the Pilot App.











Looking inside the antenna it’s self you will find there are 2 identical PCB antennas, these are backed by a screening sheet with the logic controller board mounted in the middle. its important to ensure you have the antenna facing the correct direction as this screening sheet at the rear will block all signal from getting through so the antenna should be mounted with the smooth flat face pointing forward
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