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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 31, 2021 @ 07:20 AM | 8,810 Views
DJI Care Refresh Flyaway Cover

This week DJI has updated Care Refresh for the Mavic Mini 2 and Mavic Air 2 Models to now include a Flyaway Cover.


DJI Care Refresh in an insurance cover that allows you to reduce the cost the cost of a repair for damage to your DJI drone should you have an accident, as part of Care Refresh DJI allows you to claim fixed price repairs or replacement of your DJI drone rather than paying full repair or replacement cost. The cost of a claim under Care is generally much lower than the cost of repair or replacement normally however one of the main downsides of DJI Care Refresh was you had to have your craft to send back to be eligible, while is did not matter how bad a condition is was in you actually had to have it. DJI did not cover losses of the craft as a result of a flyaway.

However this week Flyaway cover has now been added to both current and new DJI Care Refresh holders for the Mavic Mini 2 and Mavic Air 2 Models. This new cover allows you to claim for unto 1 reduces cost replacement should you suffer a flyaway on the 12 month cover plan. Just like the damage cover there is a "Service Fee" cost to the replacement and this is around 50% of the cost of the model when new.

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While this cover has been added for free it must be activated before you would be eligible to claim and it can not be done after the
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 25, 2021 @ 05:55 PM | 6,179 Views
In this video I am talking a look at the new UAVCAN Servos from Hitec Technology.

Hitec UAVCAN Servo For Ardupilot & More - Overview & Setup (18 min 5 sec)

The MD70MN-CAN is a multiprotocol metal gear servo designed for model RC application that can be used with both PWM and UAVCAN.

High Resolution 32-bit Programmable Digital Circuit
CAN Bus (2.0A or 2.0B), UAVCAN, RS-485, PWM & TTL Protocol Capability
Magnetic Encoder Position Sensor
Wide Operating Voltage (4.8 ~ 7.4V)
Heavy-Duty, Long Life Motors
IP65 Rated Cases
Customization and Modification Options Available
Custom Connector Options Available

In the video I give an overview of the servo its self as well as show how to set it up with UAVCAN on a Cube Autopilot (Pixhawk 2.1) on Ardupilot using mission planner.

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 11, 2021 @ 05:31 AM | 5,391 Views
DJI FPV Goggles V2

DJI FPV Goggles V2 - Overview Of The Updates (5 min 49 sec)

This is an updated V2 set of goggles only and not a V2 FPV system as a whole.

The New V2 FPV Goggles feature

Dual band 2.4 and 5ghz Video Transmission capability*
Increased Refresh rate 144hz on screens
Increased 810P live Feed Resolution from 720p.
Live View Mode: Low-Latency Mode (810p 120fps)
High-Quality Mode (810p 60fps)

The FPV Goggles V2 are also supplied with a New DJI external Battery that is 2S 1800mah.

The overall goggles form factor remains unchanged as is the main specs such as the LCD resolution ect .

Air Units

The DJI FPV Air units remain unchanged and remain 5ghz only.

Both the V1 and V2 goggles remain compatible with both the standard DJI Air Unit and the Caddx Vista for the FPV system.

We believe it’s new firmware to increase resolution that will be release shortly.

DJI FPV Remote

The DJI FPV remote remains the same with no changes.

*2.4ghz mode not compatible with DJI FPV air units and for future use .
*810P only for future use.

Overall this is a minor update brings some additional features and support for future use.

Some FAQ

Q: Why are there no 2.4ggz air units ?

A: 2.4Ghz is reserved for future use as I understand it.

Q: Is the Vista compatible with the V2 Goggles ?

A: Yes, air unit compatibility is the same as before.

Q: Can DJI FPV Air units be upgraded to support both bands as I read they have it lock on firmware ?

A:Currently they are certified for 5ghz use only.

Q: Do the FCC and 1200mw hacks still work on the V2 Goggles ?

A:This is not currently known at this time.

Q: Are there any changes to the DJI FPV Remote ?

A: No this remains the same as before

Q: Can the V1 Goggles be upgraded to get 2.4Ghz Support ?

A: No V1 remains compatible with the current Airunits only.

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 01, 2021 @ 06:17 AM | 9,640 Views
FAA Remote ID

In this video I cover ins and outs of the new Remote ID that a come into force and that all drones and model RC will need to comply with over the next few years.

I explain the full situation in this video and what you need to do to comply.

FAA Remote ID - A Complete Overview For Drones & Model RC (14 min 17 sec)