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Old Apr 02, 2011, 04:22 PM
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Oh for sure in this video it didn't but that's cuz it's the only one I had before battery died in gopro. in the past it usually was at least 3 ft. off the ground. I had just gone outside and figured out how to put gopro up to film. Started to bounce around like you see then shortly after it was up a few feet maybe 3 and I was making some trim adjustments and that's when zoooooom. I do understand ground effect. Should of just went to the park like I had planned instead of trying some here and going later. My loss.
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Old Apr 02, 2011, 04:27 PM
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Would of been great test for gopro camera housing too. What dedication to do this to test quad build for ya. LOL
Old Apr 02, 2011, 06:11 PM
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Ok now that I'm over my kamikaze flight I'm down to one battery. Was waiting till I got better at flying before investing in more batteries. Since I intend on mounting a gopro to it I'm thinking I'll need more juice and I do want more than 6-8 mins flying time. So question to those with knowledge. Should I go with 4000 or 5000 or run two 2200's hooked together? Trying to think of options.
Old Apr 02, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Balanced props and flew. Very cool windy out. 8 - 10 steady, gusts to 12 or so. I wanted to see if balancing props made a difference before I started adjusting P I D settings as recommended by Witespy. Plus, it is too windy to really know how it will effect the quad I think if the wind is too high.

Flew well in stable mode in the wind. See video.

With auto level on it did fly but again, with a 10 mph wind, you have to give it forward stick (if facing in the wind direction) to keep it from drifting. It takes a ton of forward stick to do this and the quad doesn't like it so it fights back to be level. So, should I go lower than 9 or just not fly in winds this high, or just not use auto level in high winds? Witespy published a video of him flying in very high winds in auto level mode.

I still have that surging even after balancing the props so I will start to make some adjustments. Witespy posted a recommendation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coEZPpG-lEM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG24UD7mPmI
Old Apr 02, 2011, 07:24 PM
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could see the wind in the trees back there. Did a good job though considering. Suppose to be breezy tomorrow. Not sure if I should attempt again. Found more screws on legs loose. I'm thinking loctite blue if I'm correct. Didn't want to use until the screws arrive and I fully extend legs. Was just worried since it seems heads strip easily.
Old Apr 02, 2011, 08:22 PM
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just saw the video nice way to balance props. Seadog, Blue loctite but don't use alot.

Hey, Witespy, you never sent the e'mail with that code, and instructions.
Old Apr 02, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Will run down and get some today. What's your thoughts on batteries. 6-8 mins is ok while learning but want longer time later. Only one battery left. So to get one or two more 3300, 4000, 5000?
Old Apr 02, 2011, 08:33 PM
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I will call you in a bit about the batteries.
Old Apr 02, 2011, 08:46 PM
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Old Apr 02, 2011, 10:08 PM
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I put a 5000 in yesterday. It flew no problem even with a 5 oz camera.


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Will run down and get some today. What's your thoughts on batteries. 6-8 mins is ok while learning but want longer time later. Only one battery left. So to get one or two more 3300, 4000, 5000?
Old Apr 02, 2011, 10:13 PM
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How many mins. you get with the 5000?
Old Apr 02, 2011, 11:38 PM
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Ahhhh, I didn't keep track but after about say 5 min, I still had 3.9 volts per cell. Flew another 4-5 minutes I think and still had 3.78 or so. I will do it again to find out. I also have a big 6500 pack I will try. It is a Max Amps 6500 150c discharge pack. Witespy says it will work and I know it will hold the weight no problem.

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Old Apr 03, 2011, 04:26 AM
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yeah stable mode + wind = not so good.... in wind you need it in acro mode to counter the wind when it starts to drift.... on a clam day its nice to see it sit there hands off in stable mode... and nice for AP as well...
Old Apr 03, 2011, 08:53 AM
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Here is a video showing what I am talking about.

It happens when you give it throttle quickly. Also does it when a bit windy just hovering.

Listen closely and you can hear what I am talking about. Is this normal?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HksfmtcIdPM
Could also be a battery with a C rating too low for the surge. Is this a new 25c lipo?
Old Apr 03, 2011, 10:12 AM
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Good call on the C rating but these are new 20-30C rated packs. I think better than the 2200 Zippy pack that was shipped. I will fly it with my huge 150c pack and see what it does. Will have to be in a couple days. Darn wind here in Fort Worth, TX is gusting to 40!

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Could also be a battery with a C rating too low for the surge. Is this a new 25c lipo?


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