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Offline VooDoo

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1560 on: November 05, 2017, 16:53:57 »
Flew my QAV 210 clone FPV for the first time this afternoon.  Amazing and scary all at the same time! :)

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1561 on: November 05, 2017, 17:09:40 »
Nice matey how did you get on with landing in fpv?
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1562 on: November 05, 2017, 21:07:16 »
I didn't.  Bottled it and flipped my goggles up for the landing. :)  much safer / cheaper that way until I get a bit more experience.

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1563 on: November 06, 2017, 13:22:58 »
fairplay matey don't blame you I found that the hardest part when first starting fpv etc  ~~
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1564 on: November 06, 2017, 16:54:48 »
did a flight over Ogden water yesterday, and planning a night flight later with the phantom here is a pic from yesterday<br /><br /><br /><br />
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1565 on: November 06, 2017, 17:51:08 »
While Monday mornings I always fly indoor at a sports hall, the site has extensive football/rugby pitches which we are allowed to use if they are not working on them after the weekend.

While today started with a bit of the brass monkeys about it and a deep frost, the absence of wind and a cloudless sky soon made for great FPV conditions and for micro/lightweight planes.

The quad I flew the most was the 150 that the micro combo aerial had been suspect on. Now with a new longer co-ax soldered well in both ends (unlike previously!) and also lifting the RHCP head clearer of the frame, etc, the picture was completely clear and glitch free for the length of a rugby pitch and half as much again, the limit of the space I could access.  Oooooh, NICE.............  ~~

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1566 on: November 06, 2017, 17:54:49 »
did a flight over Ogden water yesterday, and planning a night flight later with the phantom here is a pic from yesterday<br /><br /><br /><br />
Great  ~~ so your getting used to flying over the wet stuff nowadays ? it's very sketchy to start with but I have resigned to the fact that if my Phantom drowns or flys away, it would be down to a machine fault not operator error, I'm quite maticulous on set up, calibrate compass every flight and make sure home point is recorded. I initiate RTH every flight after takeoff just to make sure it does actually come back ! Might be a bit extreme but not had any issues,,, touch wood  :smiley:

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1567 on: November 06, 2017, 18:03:40 »
Great  ~~ so your getting used to flying over the wet stuff nowadays ? it's very sketchy to start with but I have resigned to the fact that if my Phantom drowns or flys away, it would be down to a machine fault not operator error, I'm quite maticulous on set up, calibrate compass every flight and make sure home point is recorded. I initiate RTH every flight after takeoff just to make sure it does actually come back ! Might be a bit extreme but not had any issues,,, touch wood  :smiley:

Sundays over water exploits
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Thats a lovely sharp image, is it a 12m jpeg or a single frame taken from video?
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1568 on: November 06, 2017, 19:31:58 »
I'm not the best at editing, but they aren't to bad.
It's just screenshot from 720p video,,,  contrast, expo, sharpness, saturation and vibrance tweaked a little, then croped to a nice size. All done on my cheapo mobile phone on the standard photo editor  :smiley:

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1569 on: November 06, 2017, 20:16:01 »
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1570 on: November 06, 2017, 20:41:28 »

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1571 on: November 06, 2017, 21:27:52 »

Fast exposure adjustment D.B what camera are you using.??
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1573 on: November 07, 2017, 09:25:20 »
 :o :o :o I've  got one of those  on my Evo  wing, might be time to look at the settings.. :embarrassed
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1574 on: November 08, 2017, 12:17:37 »
Oh my, but yes I flew today. Fantastic fun!
I was asked to come in and do a talk at Harwell UTC for the 6th form students that are doing a drone-based project this year.

They BENT MY ARM and INSISTED that I give a demonstration on their playing field... well, how could I refuse!  :whistling:

I'll be coming back in December to look at their drone test courses that they've designed and I've also invited a "well known, very famous pilot "to come along and help with the judging and do some flying demos - super impressed that he's agreed to come and help. Will TRY not to be a total fan-boy on the day.... maybe get a signed prop?  :notworthy:
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1575 on: November 08, 2017, 13:01:41 »
Its all lies I tell you,I never agreed to anything.. :laugh:
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1576 on: November 09, 2017, 00:33:06 »
He could sign your left buttock?
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1577 on: November 09, 2017, 00:58:09 »
Got some airtime in at lunchtime :) (suffering from withdrawal for the past week or two). Forgive the smudged lens - https://www.instagram.com/p/BbQTv2QlEOD

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1578 on: November 09, 2017, 07:46:50 »
He could sign your left buttock?
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1579 on: November 09, 2017, 09:11:18 »
Pass me my goose feather quill!
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1580 on: November 14, 2017, 15:24:27 »
Weather looked bloody awful out there, But it wasn't actually raining so I decided to maden something I put together from used bits I had kicking about......



It's one of the cheapo Diatone "FPV250" frames, LD Power 1900kv 2206 motors, A clone F3, Racerstar 4 in 1 ESC, Plus some random VTX and camera I found in the used parts draw........... And it flies surprisingly well for what it is!!!

I buzzed a couple of packs through it in the garden before the rain started. It was pretty docile at mid throttle, But had quite an acceptable amount of punch when I gave it the beans.

I'm going to have to have a prod through the settings in Cleanflight because this thing feels like it's got serious bendy throttle curve that's making it really easy to keep at a steady height (Something I usually have trouble with). In the garden there's lots of low hanging trees with about a meter of gap between the lower branches and the ground. Usually it feels risky as frig zipping under them, But this quads keeping such a predictable altitude that I was bombing around quicker and quicker until the drizzle finally stopped play.

Did I need YET another quad?  Erm....... No. Not really.
But am I glad I chucked this thing together? HELL YEAH !!! :)
I need a pay rise........ Though I'd settle for a reduction in the amount of hours I need to work to get the same money.

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1581 on: November 14, 2017, 15:56:10 »
Took my spark out for it's maiden, very impressed so far think it will suit my needs :smiley:


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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1582 on: November 14, 2017, 18:55:06 »
Took my spark out for it's maiden, very impressed so far think it will suit my needs :smiley:


I'm liking the look of the spark and keep resisting buying it.
My local maplin are doing the fly more package for 499 :o

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1583 on: November 14, 2017, 19:22:30 »
I'm liking the look of the spark and keep resisting buying it.
My local maplin are doing the fly more package for 499 :o

Yep got mine from Maplin after seeing it on T3's website on Friday night. Been wanting a camera bird but small enough to keep with me *cough* under car seat.

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1584 on: November 14, 2017, 21:02:03 »
Dull, dreary day here, but I did manage to maiden my F16 Falcon EDF. I was a trifle concerned that the taileron control would be out of trim badly as with all 3D curves on all parts aligning it was a nightmare.

While I intend to hand launch, I did the maiden alone and ROG via its quick fitted undercart (with larger wheels fitted due the wet grass).

All it needed was five clicks of up elevator (very fine pitch on Horus) to fly straight and level.
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It's not ballistic (as they claim!) but has decent grunt and climbs out well, has a surprisingly good glide, and was very easy to land even crosswind.

As poor light for FPV, I flew the 200 LOS for a while.  This has EMax 2204 motors, and puzzles me as it trips the balance port connected screamer alarm set to 3.3v intermittently while cruising around even with a freshly charged pack, yet does not false fire off when the throttle is wide open, even when snapped open and held so. It does eventually alarm correctly when the voltage drops, its just these seemingly "false" alarms bleeps that confuse as to how the heck they occur! 

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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1585 on: November 15, 2017, 20:37:36 »
No wind today and dull misty. At one point the "lose sight" altitude LOS upwards was only 100' or so, though clear below.

Despite having a closed private site we are getting increasing trouble from dog walkers exercising their "right to roam". There's a new idiot with five scotties appearing every day that insists on standing playing with his phone for ages right on the approach and take off paths.

He got a shock today when a quad crept up on him and fired off its "lost model" screamer...........not sure who's it was though..........  :evil :rofl: :evil :rofl:


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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1586 on: November 15, 2017, 21:04:52 »
Wazzed the Mavic along the seafront, took it up to 390 feet and got some eerie pics of the pier, it looked awesome. ~~
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1587 on: November 15, 2017, 22:59:51 »
This evening's flight.





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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1588 on: November 15, 2017, 23:06:35 »
stunning pics DB  :cool:  ~~
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Re: did 'YOU' fly today??
« Reply #1589 on: November 16, 2017, 10:18:57 »
Superb D.B.  I dream of shots like that . I would adjust the colour a bit though. :nananana:
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