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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:20 PM
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Thatís well worth looking at thanks for helping i did not see that video well don for finding it could be useful
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:36 PM
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I used the Phantom to film my own heli flight today, worked out pretty good! The GPS hold works extremely well, even in the moderate wind we had today.

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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:43 PM
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Never put the radio so close the the electronic.
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I also found when building quads some motors donít like running with no props the esc over heat cause damage iv only don it once and I will never do it again only happen when I was turning the motors up and down with no props on
Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:50 PM
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I used the Phantom to film my own heli flight today, worked out pretty good! The GPS hold works extremely well, even in the moderate wind we had today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM01YqMkYVI
what a kracking video well don
Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:54 PM
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I used the Phantom to film my own heli flight today, worked out pretty good! The GPS hold works extremely well, even in the moderate wind we had today.
Which GoPro with what settings?
Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Which GoPro with what settings?
Thanks, GoPro is the Hero2, 720 @60fps.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:12 PM
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Never put the radio so close the the electronic.
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Just trying to get both in the video. The Phantom TX and RX are so low nothing will happen doing that.
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I also found when building quads some motors don’t like running with no props the esc over heat cause damage iv only don it once and I will never do it again only happen when I was turning the motors up and down with no props on
I really wasn't interested in disconnecting the battery with the props attached considering it was locking up in any throttle position.

Not to mention, I spent at least 15 minutes each balancing the motors with no props at half throttle without issues. I'm assuming since you do not run your motors without props you never balance your motors?

I have deleted the video so it doesn't cause anymore question.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:22 PM
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I used the Phantom to film my own heli flight today, worked out pretty good! The GPS hold works extremely well, even in the moderate wind we had today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM01YqMkYVI
Wow! Impressive skills with the helicopter C Spaced! It appears you may have done this once or twice before eh?
Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:24 PM
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I used the Phantom to film my own heli flight today, worked out pretty good! The GPS hold works extremely well, even in the moderate wind we had today.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone accomplish what you just did.
You are truly a "one man band"!
Nice...
Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:36 PM
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Wow! Impressive skills with the helicopter C Spaced! It appears you may have done this once or twice before eh?
Thanks! Heli pilot for years, new to multi's though.

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I don't think I've ever seen anyone accomplish what you just did.
You are truly a "one man band"!
Nice...
Thanks for the kind words, glad you liked it!
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:44 PM
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As I previously reported, I'm still trying the "out of the box" settings to test the air-worthiness of the Phantom in the hands of a total novice.
And I'm a little above that...
I have still not connected to the Assistant, so IOC is not active.
The rain and fog left our area today allowing an afternoon at the field.
At times, the wind was 20mph with gusts of ~25mph.
All RC planes at my club field were grounded.
I put the Phantom up, and Atti flying was really interesting.
Didn't try it very long...
In GPS, the Phantom could hold its own, but the gusts would really slam it away from the GPS position.
I finally found myself having to use RH stick inputs to help the Phantom back into position, but it was only minor adjusting during the gusts.
I'm afraid about 20mph is the best the "out of the box" gains will be able to deal with.
That's still pretty good IMO.
And, I would hope that a newbee would not be tempted to fly in that much wind.
But over on my hilltop... "The Wind Is Your Friend!"

Sindey: Since I was having to assist GPS hold, I elected not to try RTH today.
Maybe next weekend...
Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:01 PM
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As I previously reported, I'm still trying the "out of the box" settings to test the air-worthiness of the Phantom in the hands of a total novice.
And I'm a little above that...
I have still not connected to the Assistant, so IOC is not active.
The rain and fog left our area today allowing an afternoon at the field.
At times, the wind was 20mph with gusts of ~25mph.
All RC planes at my club field were grounded.
I put the Phantom up, and Atti flying was really interesting.
Didn't try it very long...
In GPS, the Phantom could hold its own, but the gusts would really slam it away from the GPS position.
I finally found myself having to use RH stick inputs to help the Phantom back into position, but it was only minor adjusting during the gusts.
I'm afraid about 20mph is the best the "out of the box" gains will be able to deal with.
That's still pretty good IMO.
And, I would hope that a newbee would not be tempted to fly in that much wind.
But over on my hilltop... "The Wind Is Your Friend!"

Sindey: Since I was having to assist GPS hold, I elected not to try RTH today.
Maybe next weekend...
Yeah, you are probably right ..... I have 15 mph wind and gust to 20. I finally up the gain from 125 to 145 the other day.
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I used the Phantom to film my own heli flight today, worked out pretty good! The GPS hold works extremely well, even in the moderate wind we had today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM01YqMkYVI
I want to learn how to fly a heli like that!

Awesome - Just AWESOME!
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