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Apr 20, 2017, 09:30 AM
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No guarantee that 2S battery won't fry the controller, but I have used 2S lipo batteries a few times in transmitters that take 4 AAs and had no problems with them. I have also used 3S lipos in txs that need 6AAs. If you try it, I would suggest that the first time you hook it up you have the 2S battery at storage charge or less. I think it would work just fine. YMMV
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Apr 20, 2017, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ViciousPawn
Hey just saw this:

http://www.banggood.com/MJX-B2W-Bugs...l?rmmds=search

A little bit expensive though, don't you think?
WiFi FPV? It's useless... You'd better buy Bugs 3 and add camera, transmitter and googles.
This is my future build:
- CCD camera HS1184 (same as Foxeer XAT600M HS1177 but heavier an cheaper - 18$) - there is no jello effect like CCD camera does
- Quanum Cyclops 800 X 480
- Omni Cloud Spirit Antenna Set

now I'm waiting for
- Eachine TS832 600mW video transmitter
- DC Boost Converter (banggood ID 1100757)
- Power Filter for transmitter and camera if needed
Apr 20, 2017, 11:40 AM
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Has anyone had experience with LIHV batteries like this one

http://store.flitetest.com/g7-2s-900...-90cmax-4-35v/

These look to be a good alternative to using a 3S lipo on the Bugs. You get a power increase from the slightly higher voltage without a huge spike in amp draw like a 3S which can lead to esc burnouts. Only problems are you need a special lihv compatible charger and not to mention they're pretty pricey for a 900mah. I bet it's insane for stripped out flying with no extra weight though.
Apr 20, 2017, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ViciousPawn
Hey just saw this:

http://www.banggood.com/MJX-B2W-Bugs...l?rmmds=search

A little bit expensive though, don't you think?
Thanks for sharing.

I'll guess that the FPV distance of 400-500m is way exaggerated, since it's using phone wifi. Then the flight distance quoted is twice what the Bugs3 quote is (which is already more than reality unless you're in the middle of nowhere). I'll be curious to see what eventually the reviewers say.
Apr 20, 2017, 12:22 PM
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The only way the Bugs 2 could get that fpv range using wifi is through a signal repeater which I'm assuming it might have in the video tx. Hubsan is using the same system for their H501A as well.

As for the 1km range, it's likely that the power output from the tx is increased compared to the Bugs 3 and maybe it has a better antenna on both tx/rx. I'm not sure how much the fpv can affect the range when activated but you probably won't get 1km even on open spaces with wifi fpv on.
Apr 20, 2017, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Pooleman
So here is a question. I have a BUGS 3 and a few extra 2S lipos lying around. Can I install a 7.4V 2S battery in or on the controller instead of using the 4 AA batteries? Will an extra 1.4V mess up the controller?
I haven't tried 2s on my Tx, mainly because I found the drain on the rechargeable AAs to be pretty minor. Even after 8 flights in a day, the AAs still have enough for more flights. But since I'm charging my lipos to storage voltage at the end of the day, easy to put the AAs in their charger (4 place charger) at the same time.

If one doesn't fly frequently, I can understand the interest in lipos though, as they don't drain between usage. I tend to fly frequently.

Edit: By the way, a fully charged 2s will be 2.4v more (6v vs 8.4v)
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Apr 21, 2017, 12:51 AM
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Apr 22, 2017, 06:21 PM
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Syma x5c clone camera. 1.3 MP I believe.
Apr 24, 2017, 04:32 PM
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So has anybody talked about this so called upgraded version of B3, its blue, saw it on amazon. So what's upgraded about it anybody know, I really like the blue....Roost
Apr 24, 2017, 07:14 PM
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I went and looked at that blue Bugs 3 and read the entire description. The only difference I could see is that the body is blue and they call it a DROCON Blue Bugs Hobby Drone, and claim it is upgraded. I doubt there is any other upgrade other than the color.
Apr 24, 2017, 08:14 PM
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My black Bug 3 just showed up. I plugged the lipo into the wall charger and the green light stayed green. I thought it would be odd that it was fully charged out of the box. I hovered in the family room for 15 minutes until the low voltage alarm sounded. I plugged the battery into the charger and the light only shows green.

Any ideas? I'll be able to use my nice lipo charge once I make an adapter in a few days. But in the mean time, I really want to fly tomorrow.
Apr 24, 2017, 08:45 PM
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My black Bug 3 just showed up. I plugged the lipo into the wall charger and the green light stayed green. I thought it would be odd that it was fully charged out of the box. I hovered in the family room for 15 minutes until the low voltage alarm sounded. I plugged the battery into the charger and the light only shows green.

Any ideas? I'll be able to use my nice lipo charge once I make an adapter in a few days. But in the mean time, I really want to fly tomorrow.
I use a hobby grade charger, but I just tried the included charger (never touched it before now). Yeah, it should turn red when charging. I guess all you can do is look at the connector and make sure the pins are inserting correctly all the way (should click).

If you have another wall charger from another copter that uses the bal plug connection, you can use that, doesn't have to be the one with this quad. You can compare the mah rate written on the unit.
Apr 24, 2017, 09:00 PM
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I use a hobby grade charger, but I just tried the included charger (never touched it before now). Yeah, it should turn red when charging. I guess all you can do is look at the connector and make sure the pins are inserting correctly all the way (should click).

If you have another wall charger from another copter that uses the bal plug connection, you can use that, doesn't have to be the one with this quad. You can compare the mah rate written on the unit.
Nah this is the only one I have other than my real charger.

My lipo is reading 7.37 total and 3.69 each cell.
Apr 24, 2017, 09:54 PM
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Nah this is the only one I have other than my real charger.

My lipo is reading 7.37 total and 3.69 each cell.
Just out of curiosity, if you connect your other lipos to the wall charger, does it also remain on green?
Did you look at the pins in the wall charger connector, if one is recessed, it may be the cause.
Apr 24, 2017, 10:20 PM
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Just out of curiosity, if you connect your other lipos to the wall charger, does it also remain on green?
Did you look at the pins in the wall charger connector, if one is recessed, it may be the cause.
The pins look fine. I actually only have 3s lipos around here. I'm just going to go to the hobby store tomorrow and get some connectors and probably another 2s lipo. I must have a bad charger. At least I got one flight in! I'm really stoked about this quad. The weather is crap until tomorrow afternoon anyway.

Anybody neee a bug wall charger! I'll give you one hell of a deal!


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