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Mar 18, 2017, 07:27 PM
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While back a member ask for some battery recommendations to exceed his 5 min flight time. This afternoon I used some T.P. 3S 2200ma 50C packs and found they provided me a battery safe flight time of 8.5 min. donnie
What style of flying? Just hovering around for that long ain't no fun.
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Mar 19, 2017, 11:46 AM
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What style of flying? Just hovering around for that long ain't no fun.
Very aggressive flying as I agree that just hovering around is a boring non descript event. Use my DJI Platforms for this. Enjoy, donnie
Mar 19, 2017, 03:19 PM
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Very aggressive flying as I agree that just hovering around is a boring non descript event. Use my DJI Platforms for this. Enjoy, donnie
I have some 3S 45C 2200mAh batteries. I'll have to try them. 8.5 min is pretty impressive. I imagine performance is somewhat down, though, compared to lighter 4S batteries.
Mar 19, 2017, 06:38 PM
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I have some 3S 45C 2200mAh batteries. I'll have to try them. 8.5 min is pretty impressive. I imagine performance is somewhat down, though, compared to lighter 4S batteries.
Yes 3S vs 4S Although I find it still has decent hit. Most of folks I race with are still in the amateur learning stage and all but two are using 3S packs. All have an interesting array of airframes and I am the only one fortunate to have the Magic Vortex 250. donnie
Mar 20, 2017, 10:22 AM
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You can't go past 3.0.1 really with the OSD from IRC
3.1.5 on OSD ending in .38 worked fine for me.
Mar 20, 2017, 06:15 PM
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Back when spooky posted that 3.1.5 didnt exist.
Mar 20, 2017, 06:25 PM
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Back when spooky posted that 3.1.5 didnt exist.
Whatever man. So I missed it by ONE day since that firmware is dated Feb 6. And, there you were bitching at me for updating my quad because I ran into issues. Turns out I just read through the section where you did the same thing just last month and ran into problems as well. Yo pot, it's kettle...
Mar 20, 2017, 07:04 PM
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Think you're misunderstanding. Sorry to get a nerve there. Like I said earlier I was on here asking all types of stupid questions and luckily cool people set me straight. Was Tyrone and I think another guy. I thought beta 3.1.5 was super new. Like couple weeks old.
Mar 20, 2017, 07:40 PM
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Think you're misunderstanding. Sorry to get a nerve there. Like I said earlier I was on here asking all types of stupid questions and luckily cool people set me straight. Was Tyrone and I think another guy. I thought beta 3.1.5 was super new. Like couple weeks old.
Dang it, you're right. Definite mixup on my part. My sincerest apologies. It was that Flyinwalenda dude who gave me crap about updating mine instead of just "learning to fly it" first. I already know how to fly planes, helis and quads and I wanted to start with the latest and greatest firmware with this specific quad. So, excuuuuuuse me for updating, Flyinwally. I got it sorted anyway in spite of you.
Mar 20, 2017, 08:16 PM
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It's all good. I wanted horizon mode really bad for first flight but couldn't figure it out. A lot to learn coming from zero quad or betaflight experience.

Has anyone messed around with soft mount motors? It was brought up before. I have major major vibrations right around hover. Did a quick test with 2 soft mount motors and it helped!! Used the 3m tape, but slightly different than Joshua video. Will get a picture. Not sure if asking for trouble how I did it. Cut 4 small squares, left the red film, and didn't cover the screw holes. Also ditched the spacer.
Mar 20, 2017, 09:43 PM
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It's all good. I wanted horizon mode really bad for first flight but couldn't figure it out. A lot to learn coming from zero quad or betaflight experience.

Has anyone messed around with soft mount motors? It was brought up before. I have major major vibrations right around hover. Did a quick test with 2 soft mount motors and it helped!! Used the 3m tape, but slightly different than Joshua video. Will get a picture. Not sure if asking for trouble how I did it. Cut 4 small squares, left the red film, and didn't cover the screw holes. Also ditched the spacer.
I get where you're coming from, but I can't see that being a good idea. It might help in a hover, but those motors are going to move when they get stressed further and that tape will take a compression set. That could easily wreak havoc with the gyro PID gain settings. You really never want a wobbly motor, even in the slightest.
Yesterday, 03:39 AM
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I get where you're coming from, but I can't see that being a good idea. It might help in a hover, but those motors are going to move when they get stressed further and that tape will take a compression set. That could easily wreak havoc with the gyro PID gain settings. You really never want a wobbly motor, even in the slightest.
I agree to a point that is taking soft mounting a bit too literally the nice thing with the vortex is the bottom motor plates on one of my builds I have used a protection tape the kind of stuff used to stop cars getting stone chipped cut two discs one top and one bottom for each motor cut out the screw holes and bolted the motors down so the whole thing is isolated from the frame including hardware .
Yesterday, 07:31 AM
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You would be surprised just how much soft mounting can actually help. It's not all hype

You wont be able to tell so much with brand new motors. But even slightly used motors will benefit from this!
Yesterday, 05:59 PM
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Could someone answer a question for me ....I'm debating buying either a Vortex 150 using 850mah batteries or a Vortex 250 using 1300 mah batteries.

I wonder which quad would have longer flight times?

This would be my 1st expensive quad.

Any other opinions appreciated.

(practicing over a year on nano qx, qx fpv/pfg110 8.5 motors and Syma x5c, cheerson cx10)
Today, 07:50 AM
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Could someone answer a question for me ....I'm debating buying either a Vortex 150 using 850mah batteries or a Vortex 250 using 1300 mah batteries.

I wonder which quad would have longer flight times?

This would be my 1st expensive quad.

Any other opinions appreciated.

(practicing over a year on nano qx, qx fpv/pfg110 8.5 motors and Syma x5c, cheerson cx10)
250 would have longer flight times as its capable of fitting and hauling bigger lipos.

But if were talking using strictly 850mah vs 1300mah flight times will be practicaly identical between the two quads.

BUT it REALLY all comes down to how aggressive your flying style is.
Today, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by wopachop View Post
It's all good. I wanted horizon mode really bad for first flight but couldn't figure it out. A lot to learn coming from zero quad or betaflight experience.

Has anyone messed around with soft mount motors? It was brought up before. I have major major vibrations right around hover. Did a quick test with 2 soft mount motors and it helped!! Used the 3m tape, but slightly different than Joshua video. Will get a picture. Not sure if asking for trouble how I did it. Cut 4 small squares, left the red film, and didn't cover the screw holes. Also ditched the spacer.
I use these flexible mounts. Work great.:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252795904987
Today, 01:30 PM
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vortex pro crazy


Can anyone tell me if I flip my quad on the floor upside down it goes crazy and wont respond to min throttle? but eventually shuts down when I get to disarm bottom left stick position. when I did this twice really messed up my floor MAN! All Out of box settings believe its in horizon mode whatever default is anyway.


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