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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1170 on: May 13, 2016, 16:42:24 »
So you went for it! Nice, let me know how you get on please, particularly how much current and on what props, cheers dude  :smiley:

For reference, my 2206-2300';s draw 21-22A with the T5045 tri v2 props and 30A on HQ6045.
Lol of course I went for it, as nub said, I have a problem :)

Will be using hq5040 gr and cr triblades and dal t5045 triblades, based on below am expecting about 30 amps at full throttle with between 1300-1400g of thrust per motor depending on the prop ("down" might also be a problem)

http://www.xnovamotors.com/xnova-rm2206-2500kv-specifications/

Will be using aikon 30a semf blheli_s ESCs (on advanced order) but don';t have current monitoring, Sri mate

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1171 on: May 13, 2016, 17:29:17 »
Not exactly a spare part and something a bit different, but just been delivered this.

It';s my first go at Airplanes.  Should be a bit of fun!
I want one

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1172 on: May 17, 2016, 07:46:09 »
Replacement Mobius wide angle lens camera. (latest version)

Original is out in our field somewhere in the long grass, complete with Mobius clip tray, strap, Nighthawk carbon anti-vibration mount plate and three of the four rubber doughnuts, and yes it was security cable tied through the plate corners and doughnut centres to the main frame.

It had a video blackout while FPV low level and it didn';t come back, so with an oak tree a short distance ahead, I did not dare get altitude in the hope of signal restoration so chose to cut throttle and hope. The lost model buzzer located it straight away and the quad was found upside down balanced up on the long tangled grass (field hay), one broken prop, grass stalks wrapped round motor shaft, but the Camera and mount were missing and could not be found. Even took a grass rake up the following morning to try to sift the immediate area and where it might have been thrown (though it had to shear four cable ties to do it!!).

Video has worked well since, so don';t know why it blanked out.

Camera had a 32Gb card in, too...............and some good video of screaming turns through hoop flying.....  :cry

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1173 on: May 17, 2016, 08:49:54 »
Replacement Mobius wide angle lens camera. (latest version)

Original is out in our field somewhere in the long grass, complete with Mobius clip tray, strap, Nighthawk carbon anti-vibration mount plate and three of the four rubber doughnuts, and yes it was security cable tied through the plate corners and doughnut centres to the main frame.

It had a video blackout while FPV low level and it didn';t come back, so with an oak tree a short distance ahead, I did not dare get altitude in the hope of signal restoration so chose to cut throttle and hope. The lost model buzzer located it straight away and the quad was found upside down balanced up on the long tangled grass (field hay), one broken prop, grass stalks wrapped round motor shaft, but the Camera and mount were missing and could not be found. Even took a grass rake up the following morning to try to sift the immediate area and where it might have been thrown (though it had to shear four cable ties to do it!!).

Video has worked well since, so don';t know why it blanked out.

Camera had a 32Gb card in, too...............and some good video of screaming turns through hoop flying.....  :cry
Are you more upset at losing the camera or the footage? Genuine question lol

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1174 on: May 17, 2016, 12:56:05 »
Delivery was yesterday but.........
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1175 on: May 17, 2016, 16:45:30 »
Quite a little bundle of goodies arrived on Monday ...

- Banana jacks to make up power cables for my chargers into the new ATX PSU
- Two sets of 4 x 9450 DJI self-locking props (for my miniMax Hex) - looking for longer flights than with 9443
- New multimeter - a Fluke auto-ranger blatant rip-off
- Two Neo 7M mini-GPS to check out iNav on Naze32/Flip32 boards
- Everbuild Mitre Fast Superglue 50g & Activator (bejeezus its strong!) from eBay

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1176 on: May 17, 2016, 19:59:32 »

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1177 on: May 18, 2016, 18:36:06 »

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1178 on: May 18, 2016, 18:50:43 »
These actually arrived in the post for the Sky-King today.  Hope it lasts long enough to use them!   :laugh:  It';s only made of polystyrene.   ;D

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1179 on: May 18, 2016, 19:05:31 »

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1180 on: May 19, 2016, 09:32:51 »

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1181 on: May 19, 2016, 17:00:29 »
A few bits to top up my stock. 10 sets of spare props (and some quad blades to try), spare FPV cam, battery straps, nylon standoffs..

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1182 on: May 19, 2016, 19:29:50 »
The quad rotors look cool.  Not seem them before.  Let us know how they perform.   :smiley:

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1183 on: May 19, 2016, 19:41:48 »
What are the benefits of tri or quad blades over dual blade props?
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1184 on: May 19, 2016, 19:52:08 »
Just the 1 Lipo
1350 45c ppppower  ::)


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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1185 on: May 19, 2016, 20:13:01 »
What are the benefits of tri or quad blades over dual blade props?

More power at the expense of efficiency.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1186 on: May 19, 2016, 21:33:59 »
What are the benefits of tri or quad blades over dual blade props?

more air grip, the quad will corner better/sharper with less drift/slip.
Point and click.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1187 on: May 19, 2016, 23:56:18 »
The quad rotors look cool.  Not seem them before.  Let us know how they perform.   :smiley:

Hideously and I';ve not even flown with them yet. So thin they deflect on idle! I **** you not. You can actually bend them 180* and they just spring back.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1188 on: May 20, 2016, 12:38:19 »
Ha, I won';t try the quad blades then!

Loving the t5045 at the mo though. I';ve had the same set on the acro quad for a while now and they';re still going. I don';t know why I ignored the DAL props for so long, could';ve saved myself a small fortune  :cry

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1189 on: May 20, 2016, 15:28:41 »
Ha, I won';t try the quad blades then!

Loving the t5045 at the mo though. I';ve had the same set on the acro quad for a while now and they';re still going. I don';t know why I ignored the DAL props for so long, could';ve saved myself a small fortune  :cry

Yeah the T5045V2 are my fave prop. Was using the HQ5x4x3 but the DAL';s are cheaper, stronger and fly just as well.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1190 on: May 22, 2016, 09:17:59 »
For when I can';t get out to play with it';s bigger brothers.   :smiley:

I';ve never flown a micro before and it';s surprisingly good.  Really good actually.  And it';s FAST!   :wack0

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1191 on: May 22, 2016, 09:24:53 »
Oh, and this small but very useful upgrade for the Phantom.  Now all I need is more batteries so the flight time can match the recording time.  Them batteries are DEAR though.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1192 on: May 22, 2016, 13:15:25 »
Well technically the postie delivered it on Friday...

I';m well please, Inspire One, dual controller, 2 batteries and on checking the charge cycles it';s been in the air all of 10 times...

Not bad for almost half what they paid new for it... ::) ::)


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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1193 on: May 22, 2016, 20:44:31 »
Looks tasty Paul. I got mine in the air for the first time today 


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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1194 on: May 23, 2016, 19:30:05 »
Liking that Inspire 1 Paul.  Who you gonna get to control the camera - I guess that';s what the second TX is for?

After a bit of a to-do with Gearbest I finally received the 250 Racer and FPV kit I ordered.  It';s a Walkera Runner 250 Upgraded version with the Walkera Goggle2 headset.  I originally ordered it from the EU warehouse during one of their lightning deal events, but after a couple of weeks of me emailing the about delivery they told me they had sold out.  So they sent it from China, which cost me a fair few pennies in Import duties, but it was still a very good deal and it looks cool.  Looking forward to getting to grips with FPV.  Or at least trying to!   :crossfingers:

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1195 on: May 23, 2016, 20:23:49 »
Liking that Inspire 1 Paul.  Who you gonna get to control the camera - I guess that';s what the second TX is for?

It is yeah, it can either be independently controlled in everyday by the second controller+tablet, or you can still control it using one, it just gives creative options ;)

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1196 on: May 23, 2016, 21:44:57 »
More lipos from Phil to feed my addiction
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1197 on: May 24, 2016, 07:53:17 »
Today Pat brought an assortment of spares for my V912 Heli (props, swash trim arms, cogs, balance arm, landing gear etc.) and a couple of Zippy compact LiPo';s for the Walkera Runner 250.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1198 on: May 24, 2016, 10:21:01 »
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #1199 on: May 24, 2016, 11:33:40 »
Forgot to say.. yesterday I received 14 of Gav';s finest most awesome skews, cheers Gav :smiley: