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Jan 20, 2013, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Pfreddy
I'm new to flying RC Quads but have been wanting to shoot video from one, so I got the Phantom. First ever flight went great! Grabbed the GoPro 3, strapped it on and this was my second flight!! Anyway, the Phantom took it like a champ! Narry a scratch and seems to fly just as well after this horrific wreck!

http://youtu.be/STm0JuLPJhk
You were flying nose in on your second flight ever?! Brave man! lol
glad you got it up and running again, post new vids when you have some more flights -
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Jan 20, 2013, 04:39 AM
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Quick question for those using the graupner props, are you just fitting them with the normal prop nut that came with the phantom or are you using any star washers etc with them?

asking because they dont seem to get a good hold just using the normal prop nut for the phantom!!
Jan 20, 2013, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by DJI INNOVATIONS
I don't know what is sugru. Can you explain it.
As Bo says it's a moldable self-setting rubber/plastic.

https://sugru.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugru
Jan 20, 2013, 05:21 AM
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I cna't see that the silicone or rubber tape or Sugru would have any impact on the compass, as long as your not using something metallic or magnetic it should be fine.
Jan 20, 2013, 05:30 AM
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Can someone tell if the Naza inside the Phantom is the exact same as the retail Naza M ?

Or have they limited the functionality for the Phantom ?

Many Thanks

Craig
Jan 20, 2013, 05:32 AM
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It is the same NAZA, just has different firmware for now. It is even in stock case, although GPS/compass is de-cased.
Jan 20, 2013, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by camera_man
As Bo says it's a moldable self-setting rubber/plastic.

https://sugru.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugru
Yes it's a great product (a bit expensive though), and I can confirm it works flawless with the compass.
Worth a try to protect it from snow!
Jan 20, 2013, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Bravia3D
Hey guys, we are getting these here in Japan where I live. I found a video posted of a guy flying his with a Sony Cyber Shot attached. Looks like it flies good and the video looked smooth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW2W2...layer_embedded

I am thinking of buying a Phantom soon but noticed in some GoPro videos the landing skids often show in the videos. Can the cam be moved so it won't show this?

Also, my wife is an expert at sewing and making things. How many would be interested in a GoPro cushion pouch that protects the GoPro while flying or helps prevent damage from crashes? I know already the GoPro has the hard clear case but that's heavy.
Check out his blog. Shows his mount. Unfortunately I don't speak Japanese, but the pics are interesting.

http://skyblog.skypicture.net/
Jan 20, 2013, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Bo Lorentzen
@Pfreddy Glad you made it down in pretty much one piece.

OK.. both switches UP give you GPS+atti let go of the sticks and with a little luck the Phantom will stay in place.

once it stop and park with the GPS.. take a deep breath, find out what way it is pointing and start flying it _slowly_ back home.. or run like crazy over there and then land it slowly from where you parked it with the GPS.
Thanks Bo! I flat out just panicked, and it wasnt until that last 3 seconds when it banks hard into the trees that I didnt have any control! I wanted to post this so people can see just how rugged this thing is! Thanks for the tip though, I'm getting much better at it!
Jan 20, 2013, 06:58 AM
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Hi all,

Many thanks for the suggestions on if the Phantom is suitable for me. I'll probably go for an F450, but get a Hubsan X4 to build up my flying skills initally :-)

Cheers all and keep uploading the videos!!
Jan 20, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by kosem
Yes it's a great product (a bit expensive though), and I can confirm it works flawless with the compass.
Worth a try to protect it from snow!
Excellent, thanks. For UK people the white version is available on Amazon for about £6.
Jan 20, 2013, 07:07 AM
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Could someone explain a n00b, why do you need gimbals for FPV ? i understand it for ap, but fpv you would want to see the direction and horizontal for the aircraft so you know how to turn and so on right?
Jan 20, 2013, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by vartaz
Could someone explain a n00b, why do you need gimbals for FPV ? i understand it for ap, but fpv you would want to see the direction and horizontal for the aircraft so you know how to turn and so on right?
You don't "need" it for anything to be honest, its more if you want the added abilities it provides for stable video. Mostly for AP/AV but some do use FPV on a gimbal but I think mostly when they are using it to frame shots more so than for just flying by.
Jan 20, 2013, 07:31 AM
Head of Production, UK. TV co
Hi All
Has anyone out there had any Exp of the RC Logger 5.8Ghz Video Transmission Set?
Looks like a nice solution for a video downlink ..

http://www.rclogger.com/Wireless-Tra...TX-RX-Set.html

They are pretty inexpensive here in the Uk however they are powered from a 5 to 6 volt feed from a Futaba type connector and as i'm not a serious RC modeler but a serious Cameraman I'm a bit in the dark...LOL
So any feedback would be welcome.

Then all i need is it to stop Snowing !!! Love the Phantom for basic gopro work and as a trainer think it cant be beaten :-)
Jan 20, 2013, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by rudeboy78
Quick question for those using the graupner props, are you just fitting them with the normal prop nut that came with the phantom or are you using any star washers etc with them?

asking because they dont seem to get a good hold just using the normal prop nut for the phantom!!

Anyone???


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