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Steve W

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My FPV Vlog
« on: June 19, 2017, 01:54:16 AM »

Thought I'd start a thread for my "vlog" type videos from now on in case anyone is interested.

Here's tonights test with the Mini Talon with a Runcam Owl Plus and the Firefly 7s HD Camera for comparison

Well, the Mini Talon refused to throttle up. Perhaps I've nuked something after last weeks camera polarity reversing shenanigans but equally it could just be a bad connection somewhere so I need to investigate.

A five minute trip home to fetch the Skywalker, swap the Runcam and Firefly 7s onto it instead and we were back in business - here's how it panned out.#

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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 08:51:44 AM »

Enjoy the vlog Steve.  The Owl looked great in the low light and hope the motor problem is soething trivial.

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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 11:02:27 AM »

Nice to see you out having a flight.
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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 11:43:53 AM »

Top notch landing mate!
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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 02:08:58 PM »

Found the fault - who'd have thought reversing the camera polarity could have caused this to happen? Or maybe heat related, although it was absolutely fine last time I flew it.

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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 05:23:08 PM »

Well I decided to put work off for a few hours today a) because it was far too hot, and b) because I wanted this fixed ASAP as I like the plane.

So it's rebuilt now - I watched back some old recordings and the max current draw I had was 26A at full throttle on 4s, so the 30A is adequate enough - happy days. If not, it's all powered from a BEC anyway so it's not like it'll just fall out of the sky.

I actually improved it - I rerouted some of the wiring, got some better silicon tubing for the airspeed sensor and placed that on the nose instead of out the side of the fuselage. I also redid the central "cradle" thing for the flight controller so it sits better. All in all, a blessing in disguise (so far).

Re-maiden this evening with any luck - IF IT COOLS DOWN *melts*
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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 05:48:07 PM »

One word of caution Steve, as we're using the same motor/prop combo.  The current sensor in my Vector tells me a full throttle launch hit 40a



I couldn't tell you if that's 100% accurate or not, and if your ESC can handle a short burst of higher amps, then it's probably ok, but just thought I'd let you know.  The rest of the flight was on considerably less - like 5a cruising

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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 05:58:03 PM »

I think that's the least of my worries ... I do believe this is a 3s ESC, 4s may well make it put a white flag up.

Doh... oh well, HobbyKing it is.
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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 06:17:22 PM »

Good to follow your daily struggle in the FPV world, all the testing moments and then success :)
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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 11:50:35 PM »

Had some good flying tonight with the Skywalker - have decided to keep the Mini Talon grounded while I order a proper ESC instead of risking it with one that "might" work but will probably (likely) result in a crash. All the more important now that I've sold my other Mini Talon kit so can definitely see me stuffing it in very soon .. not going to tempt fate lol.

Speaking of ESCs, the one in the Skywalker decided to shut down tonight after about 20 minutes flying and when I reached in it was rather warm so looks like I need to put in an air scoop or something to give it some airflow.

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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 09:52:27 AM »

Another nice flying session Steve.

I was out flying last night and I had similar issues with the heat, but mine was with the foam wings becoming quite floppy and hence the control surfaces were all out of trim all the time.
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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2017, 05:08:14 PM »

Really? How hot was it lol
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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2017, 11:20:11 PM »

Lovely stuff Steve, looking forward to see more!

Cheers

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Re: My FPV Vlog
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 10:57:30 PM »

thare sunset when you was coming in, was awesome, well done bud, great flight..   ;)
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