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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2017, 11:17:49 »
Cant help feeling i have lost all faith in this product, i have managed to install app on my new phone, so this is nicer to use but cant see it helping with problems i am having. I have done what Gearbest ask customers to do and leave an honest review, some how i dont think they will publish it  :rolleyes:
I now seem to have an overwhelming desire to take a large hammer to this drone and beat it to a pulp, though i will refrain from doing this as it would be silly, its just how its got me feeling and how i wish i had not bought it in the first place, should of just stuck with the self destruct phantom of the opera, lucky i still have this P3 :cool:
so now the question is what to do with it, trying to return it to Gearbest will be like selling Guinness to the Irish, the cost of sending it back to them is out of the question, it has got me that frustrated i dont really even want to fly it now (even if it would let me)
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2017, 12:34:41 »
Have xiaomi  sent you the firmware update yet, it might just sort it. If the compass is in the landing strut  like the phantom  it might pay to check the wiring.
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2017, 14:52:47 »
Dont think Xiaomi will be sending any updates, and the system is showing fully updated<br /><br />
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2017, 18:09:54 »
Farking cheek , Gearcrap should have mentioned its discontinued.
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2017, 21:26:49 »
Going to give it one more try next slot in weather, been told a few tips and one tip seems to come up a few times, if it dont fly then i will contact Gearshite and tell them its coming back for refund, will cost a packet to send back but better to get 2 thirds back
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2017, 09:15:25 »
Patience of a saint..Hope it finally sorts it's self out. :crossfingers: :crossfingers:
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #66 on: December 31, 2017, 10:18:37 »
Important development


Took it out front where i would expect strong interference, but i turned android phone to aircraft mode, plonked it down powered up and a new message appeared on screen "Could fly", this means it was happy to take of, a long press of auto take of would have put it 12ft in the air, i did not as parked cars/houses and such, all this was with no hitch or glitch
                                    :bounce:        :thankyou:
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #67 on: December 31, 2017, 13:32:03 »
Important development


Took it out front where i would expect strong interference, but i turned android phone to aircraft mode, plonked it down powered up and a new message appeared on screen "Could fly", this means it was happy to take of, a long press of auto take of would have put it 12ft in the air, i did not as parked cars/houses and such, all this was with no hitch or glitch
                                    :bounce:        :thankyou:
Airplane mode is a must, or at least turn WiFi and Bluetooth off.

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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #68 on: January 05, 2018, 20:40:03 »
I tried it in my tiny back yard, yet again it should "could fly" after turning it 90 degree so all looking good, proper maiden and first video shoot on sunday
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #69 on: January 05, 2018, 21:19:15 »
Holding  breath. …... :crossfingers: :crossfingers: :crossfingers:
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2018, 19:15:24 »
I took mine out yesterday morning, it was a bit of a faff with the compass before deciding actually, it's all fine. Gorgeous day for it, I'll stick some video up when I've edited it. I did get a bit of a shock when I glanced at the altitude and saw it was -1.2m, but that was 'cos I took off from a pier then dropped down.

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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #71 on: January 09, 2018, 17:20:36 »
Proof it flies, this was sunday and mainly a fixed wing day, here is a couple of stills taken from video<br /><br /><br /><br />
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #72 on: January 12, 2018, 16:56:39 »
Pleased you got it up! Er, so to speak.

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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #73 on: January 18, 2018, 05:23:48 »
I have now found out that the Mi has to have new props after around 25 flights as the Q/R hubs wear, this can lead to a prop coming of in flight.....i will be putting it up for sale come the weekend
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #74 on: January 18, 2018, 09:06:44 »
I have now found out that the Mi has to have new props after around 25 flights as the Q/R hubs wear, this can lead to a prop coming of in flight.....i will be putting it up for sale come the weekend
Sounds like lots of issues with the Mi,,,, not good !
I'm quite sure you'll get a good resale price for it though,,, at least you gave it a go  ;)

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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #75 on: January 18, 2018, 19:35:10 »
Sounds like lots of issues with the Mi,,,, not good !
I'm quite sure you'll get a good resale price for it though,,, at least you gave it a go  ;)

Once its sold i am rather tempted to strip my beloved AQ600 and donate its vital organs into a Tarot 650 sport frame, then fit better gimbal and camera, only problem i dont have enough channels on my radio, need 7 to work right unless i dont use the retracts
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #76 on: January 18, 2018, 20:50:26 »
Once its sold i am rather tempted to strip my beloved AQ600 and donate its vital organs into a Tarot 650 sport frame, then fit better gimbal and camera, only problem i dont have enough channels on my radio, need 7 to work right unless i dont use the retracts

Sounds like a good idea.
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #77 on: January 18, 2018, 21:14:44 »
Once its sold i am rather tempted to strip my beloved AQ600 and donate its vital organs into a Tarot 650 sport frame, then fit better gimbal and camera, only problem i dont have enough channels on my radio, need 7 to work right unless i dont use the retracts
For about £40 you can get a Flysky i6 that can be flashed to 14 channels and does some telemetry!

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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #78 on: January 19, 2018, 05:16:50 »
For about £40 you can get a Flysky i6 that can be flashed to 14 channels and does some telemetry!

I use Flysky ai6, but looked into flashing it and dont have the bits or savvy to do this
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #79 on: January 19, 2018, 10:27:55 »
Apollo7, all you need is an ftdi adapter (less than £5) a couple of bits of wire and that's it. It is really easy to do.

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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #80 on: January 19, 2018, 16:30:55 »
Apollo7, all you need is an ftdi adapter (less than £5) a couple of bits of wire and that's it. It is really easy to do.
Thanks, i think i have an ftdi adaptor from KK2.1 days....need to decide what i will be doing, might just put a better camera/gimbal on the AQ600..........the Mi is now on drone junk yard
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #81 on: January 19, 2018, 17:39:48 »
If you want to look at the i6 flashing here is the guide I used:
https://github.com/benb0jangles/FlySky-i6-Mod- towards the bottom under the title 'i6 Firmware Mod'.

I downloaded a newer version from here: https://github.com/qba667/FlySkyI6/releases/tag/1.6.3 As I have not added an extra switch I used the NO_SWE14 version.

There is also a few newer versions here  https://github.com/qba667/FlySkyI6/releases Which gives you some more info on what has been added/fixed.

I will update mine to the latest (1.7.5, Final Build) as it has some nice bits added since I flashed mine last year.

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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #82 on: January 26, 2018, 16:38:22 »
I have now found out that the Mi has to have new props after around 25 flights as the Q/R hubs wear, this can lead to a prop coming of in flight.....i will be putting it up for sale come the weekend

Starting to feel like a Tory politician as i have done a big U turn and pulled the add for this Mi drone, i think its only fair to get a few more flights with it and see if it can start to impress me some  :embarrassed
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #83 on: January 26, 2018, 18:16:54 »
Any chance of moding the prop mounts ,after all the grief you have been through It's about time something gives. :crossfingers:
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #84 on: January 26, 2018, 18:26:42 »
Any chance of moding the prop mounts ,after all the grief you have been through It's about time something gives. :crossfingers:
only option is to replace motors as the 4k motors have like square lugs as part of the motor instead of a screw thread, props are quite cheap, about £4 for a set, and you get a spare set, so worst case scenario 2 sets of props in a year?
Also i wont be removing the props after flights (just checking them) so that might cut wear down
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #85 on: January 26, 2018, 18:34:04 »
You could try weak threadlock on the mount to take up some slop, it might help to stabilize them a bit.
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #86 on: January 29, 2018, 19:29:13 »
Where did you hear about the 25 flight replacement for props?

I've read a few times that they can develop slop after a while (mine are still fine maybe ten flights in) but there's a fix using tiny bits of tape on the mounts.

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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #87 on: January 29, 2018, 19:37:00 »
Where did you hear about the 25 flight replacement for props?

I've read a few times that they can develop slop after a while (mine are still fine maybe ten flights in) but there's a fix using tiny bits of tape on the mounts.

some one on the FB xiaomi group said the hubs wear out and he has replaced them a couple of times and is now waiting for more new ones, but 25 flights is getting on for a year of flying and i wonder if the problem is made worse by removing the props after each flight
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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #88 on: February 01, 2018, 23:16:42 »
Interesting range test on the Mi  ~~


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Re: Xiaomi 4k Update
« Reply #89 on: February 02, 2018, 05:22:30 »
I spotted that on another forum, wont be trying it, and TBH really cant be bothered with the MI no more, so gonna let it go
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