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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1950 on: January 05, 2017, 20:46:35 »
Just arrived ,something for the weekend ! Skyline32 board and buzzer for my 130 build and thought I'd try a different antenna on my Shuriken 180 don't like the big mushroom one that comes with it. Got this wizard one bit shorter and more protected.


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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1951 on: January 05, 2017, 21:08:18 »
Sorry I have to ask. 10 rolls of duct tape????

Its nice to see that MacGyver's still fit and well. LOL !!!
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1952 on: January 05, 2017, 21:44:39 »
Its nice to see that MacGyver's still fit and well. LOL !!!

And he's running a school RC club that starts 11 year olds off with 1/12th cars, which run on a special "for the purpose" carpet track with square drainpipe edging which all has to be taped together every week.  (Quads and Heli's come later when the extra dimension is not QUITE so much of an issue)

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1953 on: January 06, 2017, 13:34:16 »
(Quads and Heli's come later when the extra dimension is not QUITE so much of an issue)

add 10 crash helmets, 10 first aid kits, 10 full cricket pads.

postie dropped my 2 sets of Daldrop 4x blade 5040's through the door earlier (only ordered them yesterday afternoon!)

havnt been a fan of 4 blade props till now, always found they made my frames to twitchy which mucked up the general handling but these daldrops are evil.

most people assume increasing blades increase frame ability which isnt always the case but with these my tough250 frame go's from ground to "where the feck did that go?" in about 3 seconds. :laugh:



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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1954 on: January 06, 2017, 14:01:54 »
F/wings  Hornet arrived , going to cover it with 42 micron laminate, not recommended but the fpv kit going on it is  very light so weight won't be a problem. Fitting an 1806 / 2300kv multirotor motor so it should be quite nippy. ::)

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1955 on: January 06, 2017, 14:50:21 »
I got a replacement Dronlab lipo for the one I received with a dead cell

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1956 on: January 06, 2017, 15:06:35 »
Lots of goodies landing today..

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No import charges on the VRX order either :smiley:

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1957 on: January 06, 2017, 15:09:36 »
Lots of goodies landing today..

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Is that an extra Taranis or an upgrade to your old Radio Paul?

Those XSR RX's are tiny arent they mind the new XM and XM+ are even smaller I believe

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1958 on: January 06, 2017, 16:11:46 »
Is that an extra Taranis or an upgrade to your old Radio Paul?

Those XSR RX's are tiny arent they mind the new XM and XM+ are even smaller I believe

Doug

Currectly running an 18mo DX9 Doug. It's always suffered from poor range (<150m) so I'm gonna send it in for looking at. But I like the extra features of the Taranis, telemetry etc, so I've finally taken the plunge. I've been reading Fletch's recently posted thread which was both timely and helpful :smiley:

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1959 on: January 06, 2017, 16:25:33 »
Yay, postie brought the 20amp little bee pro i needed for my F330, now i can solder up
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1960 on: January 06, 2017, 16:30:19 »
Currectly running an 18mo DX9 Doug. It's always suffered from poor range (<150m) so I'm gonna send it in for looking at. But I like the extra features of the Taranis, telemetry etc, so I've finally taken the plunge. I've been reading Fletch's recently posted thread which was both timely and helpful :smiley:

Yeah i've had a Taranis for a couple of years now and seriously thinking about a Horus but will go pay Richard at T( a visit to see one in the flesh so to speak


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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1961 on: January 06, 2017, 17:06:21 »
Man I love the postman!
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New props, new pbd, motor bolts
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Green spacer kit
Lipo bag, soldering iron and heatshrink.
Its gonna be a good weekend :)

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1962 on: January 06, 2017, 17:19:24 »
Currectly running an 18mo DX9 Doug. It's always suffered from poor range (<150m) so I'm gonna send it in for looking at. But I like the extra features of the Taranis, telemetry etc, so I've finally taken the plunge. I've been reading Fletch's recently posted thread which was both timely and helpful :smiley:
What took you so long

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1963 on: January 07, 2017, 11:47:19 »
The new ssd flight controller rotorgeeks sent me one to test.
I have to say, if it works with dshot then this thing is beaut. It isn't aio, if you want a combined pdb or osd fc then you probably want to get hold of the new betaflight fc, but at about $20 this is looking very good, no silly jst-sh plugs, decent gyro chip, ad card reader for troubleshooting.  Motolabs cyclone is coming out my shrike and this is going in

Also some xsr and x4r silicone wires and dal cyclones to try out




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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1964 on: January 07, 2017, 11:50:12 »
Yeah i've had a Taranis for a couple of years now and seriously thinking about a Horus but will go pay Richard at T( a visit to see one in the flesh so to speak

It looks a quality item, but I just can't get enthused. Heavy, expensive and full of features I won't use. I really like the screen and the fact that it's at the top of the tx. If they did a cut-down version.. 8 ch, 3 switches and a knob, same gimbals, smaller and lighter, I'd be all over it.

What took you so long

I know, right  :laugh: Was tinkering last night, I'm really impressed with everything but the feel of it.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1965 on: January 07, 2017, 11:52:48 »
The new ssd flight controller rotorgeeks sent me one to test.

ooh nice. What's the SSD about? Not solid state drive I assume..

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1966 on: January 07, 2017, 11:58:40 »
No mate, think it is just the name.i believe.

Btw you guys seen the new (cheaper)7 channel taranis? (Qx7)

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1967 on: January 07, 2017, 12:17:02 »
No mate, think it is just the name.i believe.

Btw you guys seen the new (cheaper)7 channel taranis? (Qx7)

Interesting. At $105 it's very well priced for the spec. Looks a bit cheapo though.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1968 on: January 07, 2017, 12:24:15 »
Btw you guys seen the new (cheaper)7 channel taranis? (Qx7)

Hadn't seen that, about time too, I hate putting a Taranis in a small rucksack whereas the small FlySky i6 types are fine.
Just hope it is competitive on price because if FlySky get some more telemetry sensors going like vario, gps etc they will have cornered the value market.

I was looking at the downloads page on FrSky the other day, quite a few items I'd not heard of there.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1969 on: January 07, 2017, 12:39:25 »
The new ssd flight controller rotorgeeks sent me one to test.
I have to say, if it works with dshot then this thing is beaut. It isn't aio, if you want a combined pdb or osd fc then you probably want to get hold of the new betaflight fc, but at about $20 this is looking very good, no silly jst-sh plugs, decent gyro chip, ad card reader for troubleshooting.  Motolabs cyclone is coming out my shrike and this is going in

Also some xsr and x4r silicone wires and dal cyclones to try out




I took your advice and ordered the ssd too! I've been running dal cyclones for a few weeks and they are smooth, but I am wondering about their weight. I've noticed my batteries are a little saggy with them and it could be the cold or it could be a high amp draw on punchouts. Would be interested to hear your opinion.


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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1970 on: January 07, 2017, 12:45:45 »
I took your advice and ordered the ssd too! I've been running dal cyclones for a few weeks and they are smooth, but I am wondering about their weight. I've noticed my batteries are a little saggy with them and it could be the cold or it could be a high amp draw on punchouts. Would be interested to hear your opinion.


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They are pretty :)

Mostly run hq5x4x3, hq5x4x3 s-tip and racekraft 5051, I used to use a lot of dal t5045 tris but I found they were a bit more power hungry but gave slightly more too end at the cost of a little agility
Will see how these go


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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1971 on: January 07, 2017, 13:00:13 »
dal t5045 tris but I found they were a bit more power hungry

Yeah me too. Good props but since upgrading to the Edge R2204 motors I'm getting a 100A draw on my 5" with those which is too much, hence getting those V1S PC props to try.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1972 on: January 07, 2017, 16:00:18 »



I know, right  Was tinkering last night, I'm really impressed with everything but the feel of it.

Yeah, that sums it up in a nutshell. Aurora 9 gimbals are suppose to be a good upgrade if you can find some.


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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1973 on: January 07, 2017, 16:30:21 »
funny the t5045's just came up, ebay seller emailed me last night saying they couldnt supply the colour I ordered so would I take green or prefer a refund.

I said just refund me for now as Ill re-order when they have them in again and I have spares for now anyway.

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What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1974 on: January 07, 2017, 17:07:10 »
Bull nose?! That's so 2015 of you!!

It's funny how quickly things change in the world of mini quads. I saw a late 2015 interview with fga, Steele and charpu on flitetest the other day and all the leading edge stuff they were discussing then just seems so old hat now!

Triblades will probably go the same way in 2017!


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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1975 on: January 07, 2017, 17:33:09 »
Not multirotor related and not what the postman delivered, but serious cash!!!
New kitchen needed  (old one 15 years old and falling apart) OMG....... £10K!!!!
After they picked me up off the floor it sunk in that we paid nearly  £6000 for the old one!!!
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1976 on: January 07, 2017, 18:05:51 »
The 4th Emax MT2206 1500kv motor arrived today to let me finish the F330, so all parts here and just soldering and wiring up to do
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1977 on: January 08, 2017, 16:41:53 »
Yeah me too. Good props but since upgrading to the Edge R2204 motors I'm getting a 100A draw on my 5" with those which is too much, hence getting those V1S PC props to try.
Test flew this afternoon when there was only fog, not rain,
Point 1 I don't recomend this, it is disconcerting to be somewhere part way round a powerloop to discover you can not see the ground for the fog, you rapidly lose orientation and either panic or try and do it on instinct, this is not fun

So I found a couple of things, firstly I am running them on armattan oomph motors which have the torque for heavier props, I would shy away from 2204 completely and only use good 2205 at best, otherwise they are overpropped,

As expected the dal cyclones were less agile than my normal props (hq5x4x3, hq5x4x3 s-tip and racekraft 5051) and not sold that they produced any more top end although I wouldn't say I was pushing too hard since i didn't want to land (crash) in 6 inches of waterlogged grass. Efficiency seemed down a bit, I got the same flight time I would normally expect but as above I wasn't flying as aggressively as I would normally

On the plus side, that lack of efficiency means it flies a lot smoother, I would think, with a good motor, these would be a very good prop for a beginner to intermediate and on the right track very good for racing. Intending to keep using on this quad but won't be putting on others

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1978 on: January 09, 2017, 01:37:33 »
I was out with the HQ5x4x3 V1S PC props this aft and I like them. They're almost half the weight of the DAL's and the response is superb. The DAL's were giving me an overshoot which I couldn't fully tune out. At stock bF3.0.1 PIDs it's all but gone with the V1S. All out thrust is less but enough and the amp draw is spot on at ~70A. Also they're crazy durable.

Also the new DAL ESCs are mint :smiley: and the R2204's are really pokey. Cheap, light (25g) and particularly smooth, I really like them.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1979 on: January 09, 2017, 21:29:11 »
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