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Sep 15, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Thanks for the reassurance Vantasstic. The drop was very odd but for some reason I wasn't suprised when it happened. Live and learn I guess.

I just found out rear camo arms are out of stock. Thinking I might get a black frame but I need new motors too. I'm not sure I can swing both. but w/o a new arm where could I mount my new motors?!(I dont want the Chinese HTFPV) I'd rather have a broke HT FPV for a couple of weeks than a cheap copy of the original.

Does anyone other than Hoverthings distribute the HT FPV?
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Sep 15, 2012, 07:21 PM
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I resell them in Canada.
Sep 16, 2012, 02:35 AM
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My experimental

[QUOTE=theSouthGA;22742832]I knew it was going to happen eventually I just didn't expect a two-for-one deal.

For a long time I used Rusty's frame with 5/8" rods that could twist bend break and be ca glued along a crack if needed. The controller was a APM2 that was experimental with others. I called this my Timex Quad. It took the licking and kept on ticking. There are sometimes incidences that are out of ones control. One time after a auto waypoint run and land upon retaking off it shot off violently to the right. It was so fast that there was no time to respond. I looked back at family and wondered. The Naza controller is very safe in comparison. The experimental controller made me learn in many way
Sep 16, 2012, 11:42 AM
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@ Flitelab- Thanks for the heads up. I ended up getting a whole camo kit from HT as I originally purchased from them and I noticed you don't have individual parts either. Info much appreciated though.

@ EO- Yeah it just reinforced my feelings about how innocous these aircraft appear until its out of your control. As fast and heavy as it was I was greatful no one was hurt. It reminded me of a time I "landed" a 450 heli at full throttle inverted. I was always super safe with my big(to me) heli though. My eyes are wide open now.
Sep 16, 2012, 03:14 PM
'FPV'er...not a "LOS'er
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Nothing special, but the first time I've had some in-flight chase video of my HT-FPV frame. It's a different perspective that was fun to do.

'FPV'er vs 'LOS'er (1 min 48 sec)
Sep 16, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Your goggles are creepy. If I was 6 and saw that I'd probably soil my underpants.
Sep 16, 2012, 04:03 PM
'FPV'er...not a "LOS'er
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Originally Posted by Exploding Fist
Your goggles are creepy. If I was 6 and saw that I'd probably soil my underpants.
That's the idea....keeps the little buggers away!!!!
Sep 16, 2012, 04:24 PM
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My first flight in the goggles

About two weeks ago I did my first real FPV flight from "inside the goggles". It looks kind of boring but it was a far as I was willing to push myself at the time.
Sep 16, 2012, 04:31 PM
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damnit. forgot to glue my motor mount on my replacement arm and crashed from 50' or so. Luckily only frame damage :/
Sep 16, 2012, 06:23 PM
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I think if I would have glued my motor mounts on my frame I would have broken two arms, not just one as the mount dislodged on the other.

Is there something I'm missing?
Sep 20, 2012, 12:55 AM
FPV it is!
Crius AIO Pro 1.0 flashed with Megapirate NG 2.7 R4
Skywalker Quattro 20Ax4
FrSky D8R-II+
FrSky Telemetry Hub
FrSky FLVS Lipo Voltage Sensor
4x 2212 motors (no idea what brand, they came with the ARF kit I bought)

All motors are spinning the correct direction, and my 3 position switch and my throttle hold switch are programmed for six flight modes (although I have them all set to the default stabilize mode). I just need to balance and install the props, install the GPS module, tidy up some wiring and start test flights!

Stock Turnigy 9x Radio with FrSky DJT Telemetry module & FrSky FLD-02 Telemetry Screen.

The telemetry screen shows the telemetry hub's temperature, RSSI strength and voltage of cells on the quad from the FLVS module.

Sep 20, 2012, 08:55 AM
FPV it is!
What's this about glueing the motor mounts? Is that a recommended practice?
Sep 20, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Titus Gordon
What's this about glueing the motor mounts? Is that a recommended practice?
I typically don't if you have a nice tight fit already. I usually don't loctite frame screws either just the motors, makes it easier to get apart.
Sep 20, 2012, 04:56 PM
'FPV'er...not a "LOS'er
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Originally Posted by Titus Gordon
What's this about glueing the motor mounts? Is that a recommended practice?
I had a couple of motor mount plates that had a little wiggle in them. I just used some hot glue to 'glue' them in place and 'fill' any small gaps. I did this with my HT-450 frame and it worked well and it still allows the plates to pop out on inverted landings (don't ask). I have broken a couple of motor plates, but never an arm.
Sep 22, 2012, 12:23 PM
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After one year and was has got to be over 150 flight I broke a piece off my Hoverthings 550 frame for the FIRST time. lol It is not that I haven't crashed it either. Crashed many times. I have RCtimer 3536/11 motors, and RCtimer 40amp esc.
First I had a Quadrino on it, not too stable. I could never quite figure it out, PID experimented till I got sick of it. Next I mounted a GU-340, still had some odd behavior but was better. If it got "weird" I'd unplug and re-plug and that fixed it.
Then a Naza with GPS, which worked great, as long as I plugged in the FC after powering the ESC for 3-4 seconds prior. It was still a bit twitchy intermittently.... then I noticed number 3 motor was slow to start, and was hotter than the rest . I reset the end-point throttle for the ESC, and it seemed fine. But in the field I noticed 3 was still slow to start. I'm thinking bearings so I replaced them with Boca bearings.
Yesterday = Crash from altitude of about 40ft. No throttle response, just started sinking fast. Went through a tree which saved it, and landed in grass. Broke a landing gear, and a prop.
So i put in a new motor, still not right, no better at all. Then replaced the ESC and that did it. Now flies great, actually better than ever.
I think perhaps my ESC has had problems all along, for the last year, but I couldn't figure it out till it failed totally. Looking back I should have unplugged the motors one at a time, and see if I could duplicate, but it would only do it once every 6-8 batteries, which made it tough to diagnose.
So intermittent very twitchy, and if I unplugged and replugged it went away = ESC
FYI: These Hoverthings frames are nearly indestructible. Thanks Tom!!!

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