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 1 
 on: Yesterday at 08:48:37 AM 
Started by Austin7 - Last post by English Turbines
   I just ordered another Martian 3 off E-Bay.  It's going to be a 5 Inch GPS Quad with iNAV. Great value and nice and roomy for a GPS build.   Nice build BTW...:)

 I recently trashed my F330 or rather Betaflight 4.0 did it in spectacular fashion, I hit the Arm switch and it took off vertically at maximum warp speed all by itself. Something to do with the PIDS and a runaway situation bug in 4.0.
  It should NEVER apply max throttle just because the PIDS are off.....ffs. Good job I went outdoors to hover test it.

 Be warned if trying Betaflight 4.0 Firmware....!!!!....Im not the only one it's happened to either...so be careful.

                                                                                                :vulture:

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 on: Yesterday at 08:39:51 AM 
Started by English Turbines - Last post by English Turbines
Yeah it did seem to get it back just before disarming it.

  Hi Ian,

  Yeah, agreed it was my own fault, a max power steep climb out and then like a berk I turned it out of wind and throttled back to 32% with the snap spin that followed. This plane has never done a snap spin before but it's not unheard of and it shows you can still get into trouble even flying in a stab mode by being a prat...lol
  Recording the live downlink is definitely an advantage when something like this happens as you can analyse exactly what happened. I won't disarm the controller again because these things get spun all over the place in Mini Quads and it doesn't bother them at all. I should have known better.
I reinstated my AHI anyway and wont do that again.

                                                                                                 :vulture:

 3 
 on: Yesterday at 06:11:02 AM 
Started by English Turbines - Last post by Coyote
Yeah it did seem to get it back just before disarming it.

 4 
 on: April 19, 2019, 05:25:16 PM 
Started by English Turbines - Last post by English Turbines
  Trying out some iNAV features with the Z84....A fly out and an unintentional Spiral Dive while I wasn't paying attention...I think I will reinstate the AHI. Hadn't realised how much I use it until it's no longer there.
  When it didn't come out of the spin, I panicked a bit and disarmed the board convinced the giro was locked over by the spin, but watching the video it recovered just before I hit the switch. I had another flight after this one and no problems, I simply stalled it.

 



                                                                                                :vulture:

 5 
 on: April 19, 2019, 11:13:44 AM 
Started by Austin7 - Last post by ched
The micros do fly well when you get a bit of space. I have a Mobula7 and it's great fun outdoors, just wish the batteries lasted longer  :)

 6 
 on: April 18, 2019, 08:18:48 PM 
Started by Austin7 - Last post by Austin7
Thatís a good tip.  Yeah really donít fancy ripping the cables out of my all in one.
Been flying since last summer.  Family and work get in the way but try and get out when I can. Bought a Rotorious micro to fly around the garden from drone junk yard as a side line. Canít believe how well the micros fly!

 7 
 on: April 17, 2019, 04:48:32 PM 
Started by FPVSteve - Last post by FlyingRock
Hi Steve,

Not sure about TX582 mics, but I've tested a few mics and my favourite is from flytron. It has 3 solder pads and is fairly easy to wire up.

https://flytron.com/osd-headtrackers/27-electret-microphone-with-preamplificator.html?search_query=mic&results=19

The attached photo shows one (in black shrink wrap) wired to an immersion VTx. It weights a massive 1g!

Cheers

 8 
 on: April 17, 2019, 03:24:32 PM 
Started by ched - Last post by ched
Interesting.  I have generally found that the fear of losing my models completely was much worse than the fear of breaking something.  I've crashed a lot, and have found it impossible to destroy an entire quad.  I've certainly broken flight controllers, HD cameras and motors, but over quite a period of time and one little bit at once... making it easier to sort out.

To get over my own fear, I just made sure I would be able to find any downed quad again - so I started looking at lots of different beepers that didn't require a lipo.  This free'd up my mind - so to speak - and I was no longer worried about flying in dodgier conditions where recovering a quad would be really hard in a battery disconnect.

It always helps to have a backup quad as well - always having something to fly even if to wreck your main quad gives you a psychological edge.

Velocidrone is cool for learning stuff, but it's still gamification - there's no consequences to crashing so what you can easily do in game won't always easily translate into real-world.
Sugar I had not even thought of losing my quad, now I have something extra to worry about...... ;)
I do realise Velocidrone isn't real life but it does allow me to get my fingers better able to control small stick movements. I have never been a gamer so fingers are not good  :)
I think I am just going to use my 5" Martian3 as a learning quad as it only has to last till Nov then I go sub 250gms.
Plans for Cygnet or Diatone put on hold as person who bought my F450 on ebay crashed it and want's refund!!!!!!

Thanks for the tips on lost model alarms definitely something to look at. I will rewatch your vids, thanks.

 9 
 on: April 17, 2019, 11:19:32 AM 
Started by ched - Last post by CurryKitten
Interesting.  I have generally found that the fear of losing my models completely was much worse than the fear of breaking something.  I've crashed a lot, and have found it impossible to destroy an entire quad.  I've certainly broken flight controllers, HD cameras and motors, but over quite a period of time and one little bit at once... making it easier to sort out.

To get over my own fear, I just made sure I would be able to find any downed quad again - so I started looking at lots of different beepers that didn't require a lipo.  This free'd up my mind - so to speak - and I was no longer worried about flying in dodgier conditions where recovering a quad would be really hard in a battery disconnect.

It always helps to have a backup quad as well - always having something to fly even if to wreck your main quad gives you a psychological edge.

Velocidrone is cool for learning stuff, but it's still gamification - there's no consequences to crashing so what you can easily do in game won't always easily translate into real-world.

 10 
 on: April 16, 2019, 08:06:14 PM 
Started by ched - Last post by FPVSteve
Good luck with it. I still get anxious and I've been here since 2011.

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