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 on: Today at 06:11:47 PM 
Started by CurryKitten - Last post by iwan_canobi
Yeah, I've had faulty RC2's and had to go through Runcam, they wanted videos etc which I guess is fair enough and give them their due they sent me a full replacement once I did this.

Hopefully they won't try and wiggle out of it though, I have zero confidence in this one and I know I'd be super annoyed if I got to the field and it refused to record!

Also had decent experience with HobbyRC as well though, so here's hoping!

 2 
 on: Today at 05:47:02 PM 
Started by CurryKitten - Last post by ched
Runncam will want 3 million pictures of your split from every angle you can think of. They will then say ooh look the connecting cable is bent so that must be the issue!!!

So if you have to contact RunCam make sure your connecting cable is straight in the photos.

I assume you have tried different cards? Also I seem to remember that you have to be quite careful when placing the microsd in the holder. It has to go quite far back before the flap is lowered.

I have had very good customer service from HobbyRC, so fingers crossed they will be able to see you right.

Good Luck.

 3 
 on: Today at 04:52:33 PM 
Started by CurryKitten - Last post by iwan_canobi
Well I've just started to have a look at mine after a month of sitting on my desk, powered it up and it won't recognise my SD-card 90% of the time. :(

If you jiggle it and press it down it will recognise it for a bit, and then not again. I've tried lifting the pins slightly as recommended by Runcam themselves but it hasn't made any difference. My PC also doesn't recognise anything as being plugged in when it is recognising the card is there, so I think something more may be at play than the crappy socket. Have emailed HobbyRC to see what their returns policy is, but annoyingly as it's been sat here for a while I fear they may just tell me to go through Runcam for a replacement. :(

 4 
 on: Today at 09:45:33 AM 
Started by jamesb72 - Last post by SnoozeDoggyDog
I just dangle the bulbs a safe distance from the workbench and gaffer tape the wires to the bench.

P

 5 
 on: Today at 09:30:29 AM 
Started by jamesb72 - Last post by jamesb72
I bought one of the 3in1 150w halogen dischargers a while back, but haven't got round to mounting the bulb holders on anything to use it safely - and I still don't fancy running lightbulbs on the table as I would get shot if the tablecloth melted !!

I believe the ichargers have the best discharge capacity as you can tie in external loads (lightbulbs or resistor packs) but I've never got into them, but I figured that would be the way to go for cost effective high current discharging.

If you want to monitor individual cells during discharge, you could plug in one of the cheap lipo beepers which will beep when any cell drops below your choice of voltage you can set these with a button so it beeps when lowest cell reaches 2.7-3.8v as preferred - I have a few of these they are only a few quid and well worth having. They are very loud but for indoor use a bit of tape over the horns will mute them to comfortable indoor volume levels:



I still don't see a need to monitor individual cells when discharging though, we don't monitor individual cells in flight (and discharge at much higher currents), and chances are if a cell is much lower than the others you'd know it was a duffer already (as it would lose punch and probably be swelling) so it would be enroute to the bin.

Also if 6Amps/80W isn't enough I reckon you could make up a simple Y lead and run two dischargers in parallel - obviously much simpler without balance leads to deal with.

There are some very fancy discharge rigs available from West Mountain Radio which do cell monitoring, PC graphing and much higher loads (up to 2000W) but the cost is eye watering 199 gets you 150W, and the 500W and 1000W amplifiers go up and up ! - http://www.westmountainradio.com/cba.php


 6 
 on: Today at 09:19:55 AM 
Started by jamesb72 - Last post by SnoozeDoggyDog
I've got one of these
http://www.myrcmart.com/rcx-3in1-battery-balancer-discharger-voltage-indicator-150w-discharging-p-4767.html

And one of these
http://www.myrcmart.com/isdt-q6-plus-300w-14a-mini-pocket-battery-balance-charger-p-10937.html


Great bits of kit IMO

P

 7 
 on: Today at 08:23:04 AM 
Started by jamesb72 - Last post by atomiclama
I'm with you on this.

Made that point as well over on MR

 8 
 on: Today at 04:42:42 AM 
Started by Dennislee - Last post by Dennislee
Well, AKK Technology has upgraded AKK X2 to FX2 to make it adaptive to FPV markets :)
check it out: https://www.akktek.com/products/akk-fx2.html


Key features:
Support Parameter-adjusting mode
25mW, 200mW, 500mW and 800mW power switchable
One button frequency and power setup
OSD configuration using FC Uart
7-24V input with 5V output
With MIC

Button control Channel select mode:
Channel select mode

Band select mode

Power select mode


Package included:

1 x 5.8Ghz 40CH 25mW/200mW/500mW/800mW Switchable FPV Transmitter
1x Antenna and cable set
1x Product manual
 
Specifications:


 9 
 on: Today at 04:38:16 AM 
Started by Dennislee - Last post by Dennislee
Hey, I know that guy.  He's very handsome, and everyone should do what he says :)

(review was already posted up in the Product Review sub-forum BTW http://www.fpvhub.com/index.php/topic,52434.0.html)
Thank you, CurryKitten

 10 
 on: Yesterday at 11:11:49 PM 
Started by jamesb72 - Last post by English Turbines
  I have 3 ISDT Chargers and balancers and I really like them.  However, what bothers me about this is that it's not monitoring individual cell voltages via the balance lead, which seems rather naive to say the least?

 There are also a number of similar discharge products which use  halogen bulb loads which are smarter and do monitor cell voltages and are considerably cheaper. Not as pretty as the ISDT product, but definitely smarter IMO.
  You end up with all cells sitting at 3.80 volts or you can in fact adjust the terminal voltage how you want it to be, which makes it considerably more flexible. ISDT seem to have dropped the ball on this product by making it too simple...?

        Be interested to hear some other opinions on this as Im not an electrical engineer so I may be talking bollux....lol

                                                                                                :vulture:

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