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Old Jul 21, 2012, 02:12 PM
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No you didn't at all, and I didn't take it that way. I think it is cool.
I was just pointing out that the group thinks carefree is dumb but their main rig has the feature.

Sorry I came across negatively.

I think features arms races are good for the industry and HF being able to check the box for IOC/carefree is important.

I rarely use/need it, but I fly 2 rigs and one has a controller with it and I have found it useful for shooting a couple times.

It's not integral, but it does require the flight logic from the mag to be working very well, which is a benefit for all GPS mode flights.
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Cool... :-)

The best feature HFT has going for it is the commitment to the film industry and that is reflected in the software. I think it is fun going into a WKM environment and pointing out to the people who can actually see and feel a difference what a difference the cinema grade software of HFT makes.

I doubt any of the folks here even know about the carefree feature of the WKM. ;-)

Jeff
Old Jul 28, 2012, 03:44 AM
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Any idea when you might be putting out the beta carefree mode ?
Old Aug 16, 2012, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by photronix View Post
It can't be done without an absolute reference. Gyros drift. So you must use a magnetometer and therefore the HoverflyGPS is required.

I expect the mode to be available as a beta in the next few days.
Any news as to when this beta might be released please ?
Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Hi Al
How is the carefree firmware going please. Also is it permissible to take off with AL and PH engaged or does PH use an altitude refence as well as position ?
Thanks
Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Three questions about this feature over over the last three months & not even an attempt at a response ... that's a fine effort HFP.
Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Carefree is planned for the next release.

It was pretty much done the day I posted the video. But all new features have to be fully tested and must fit into our development schedule.

I am looking forward to this new feature as well.
Old Sep 19, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Good to hear Al. Thank you for the update, much appreciated.

Steve.
Old Sep 22, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Very Exciting. This has some VERY interesting potential for filming. Although thinking about it...I am just not sure how I would use it...I mean the quad does not really care what direction it flies anyway...so how does this really help? When I have a camera pan tilt and roll....not sure I see a use..hmmm..more thinking...

maybe it will it will make it easier to fly far away when all you want is to "bring it home" and you cant see it?? hmmm
Old Sep 23, 2012, 04:09 AM
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I'm running out of channels!

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Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:19 PM
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If you use this feature and get smooth rudder movement you could forgo the 360 gimbal for video work. I intend to try this with a trainer TX controlling the rudder channel.
Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:37 PM
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Is this feature in the current HFPro?
Old Jan 14, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Yes


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