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I agree it does look a lot better for some reasom SMF shorten any recent posts display  :rolleyes:
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Nice! Looks loads better.  :beer2:
22 Aug 2019 22:47:32
Sorted mate  ~~
22 Aug 2019 10:27:36
Sure. But basically, all the subjects are getting cut off.
21 Aug 2019 18:14:54
Can you pm me a screen shot of what you mean
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Gaza - can you make the subject line section in the forum topic list wider? It's cutting off the subject field really short.
19 Aug 2019 09:14:20
Good for you!  ~~
18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
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DJI Phantom on DX18 with GoPro3

Started by Mslater, Saturday,January 26, 2013, 20:30:14

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We converted a Phantom to run on a DX18, added a go pro 3 Black and went for a fly outside the shop this morning.

This was a ';brown trousers'; flight !!!   All looks well from the go-pro footage but you';ll see a flight, a landing then another flight.   Ha HA....

The second flight was completely un-planned. Phil landed, relieved that nothing had gone wrong and the go-pro had come back home, when suddenly the Phantom shot back into the air, hovered at about 100 feet for a minute then landed itself back on the spot.    After the event it turned out the switch programmed to cut the motors was actually the return home switch which sent the Phantom back into the air apparently un-commanded.

Hey these things fly well

Duvet - The quickest way to say Duck Down !


Looks like it was a bit windy to he must have wondered if it was going to disappear when it entered return home mode  :shrug:  :frantic:
How would you compare the feel of the phantom to the APM ?


The Apm feels much more locked in. The Phantom flys fine but you can tell you are giving instructions to a CPU and getting it to do the work. Sometimes it feels out of control, especially in wind but thats because I';m a heli flyer and can';t get used to the phantom entering its own stick movements to hold position.  The Ardu does a similar thing but seems to step back when you input a stick command where the Phantom appears to override some input to stay level.

I';ve only flown the Phantom twice, I can tel you It is very,very good once you';ve balanced the props. The controller included is very reasonable but its also easy (About an hour the first time we did it) to change to your preferred Radio kit by installing your own RX.
Duvet - The quickest way to say Duck Down !


I heard a whisper over on RCG that they are planning a version with no tx which should make it better value for money to us that already have decent radio sets and just don';t need the rx/tx as supplied  ~~