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  • Reman: Like I said, In the past I've had a handful of packs "Go off" at me like fireworks after bad crashes (Usually with RC helis), So it's hard to get that image out of your head while stripping down Li-Po's. :)
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  • Reman: Just did the one electrical job that still scares me. I dismantled some Lipo's with knacked cells and built usable packs out of the good cells. I've had packs go "VOOOOOOSH" at me in the past so I'm always slightly scared of having bare lipo contacts anywhere near what I'm working on, But all appears to have gone well and one of them is currently doing a charge/discharge cycle to make sure nothings a miss. :)
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  • ched999uk: My 28 year old 12v 35w Weller soldering iron failed  :( I didn't fancy forking out £100 for a new one. Stripped it down and found conductor snapped in cable. 10Mins later all back working great. :smiley: ::) I am very happy!!
    January 16, 2019, 17:23:06
  • shawdreamer: "look up there....its a drone!.....and whats this noise?..... no.....no..... it cant be!....NOOOOOOOO.......OOOOOOOOOOOOOPS I DID IT AGAIN, I PLAYED WITH YOUR HEAR....."
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  • Bajadre: defo steveo :) we should get loads of drones together up there so how they handle more that one lol
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  • steveo9007: its all a ploy to get who ever has won the contract for geofencing the airport in, i reckon  ::)
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  • Bad Raven: Take Offs resumed
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  • steveo9007: newsflash people, drone sighting at Heathrow Airport  just received on news app..
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  • shawdreamer: tsk x2, just checked my thingiverse messages too... another a8 owner asking if one of my designs would work with his printer.... I said no as its not fire proof.... now he seems confused :confused:
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  • hoverfly: Some people,  he's probably heading for a Darwin award... :laugh:
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  • shawdreamer: tsk.... a new Anet A8 owner asking for mod suggestions for his xmas first printer on thingiverse... I suggested a fire suppression system or atleast a wall mount for a fire extinguisher and smoke alarm..... he removed my post.... no helping some people :shrug:
    January 05, 2019, 12:42:05
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3150 on: September 02, 2018, 11:52:37 »
Finally decided to upgrade my old FPV screen, So out with the budget 7" single VRX unit, And in with an equally budget orientated 7" screen, but now with diversity and DVR built in !

Woo hoo, What a rock and roll lifestyle I lead.  :laugh:

Start a thread on it and inform of your findings please!

I have a Black Pearl diversity screen (bought ages ago and def not budget) and frankly its rubbish, the menu system being particularly awkward and non user friendly. (no DVR or channel seek either, things I'd now consider essential)

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3151 on: September 02, 2018, 21:39:19 »
I have a Black Pearl diversity screen (bought ages ago and def not budget) and frankly its rubbish, the menu system being particularly awkward and non user friendly. (no DVR or channel seek either, things I'd now consider essential)

I learnt long ago that if you're buying electronics with a "User interface", The cheaper the device, the less user friendly it's going to be.

I've had several cheap chinese touch screen car stereos, and most of them looked like the software for each feature (DVD, CD, Radio, And config menus) was cobbled together with code wrote for several other units, And by different programers. There was never a common style or method to use any of the layouts like you'd get with a name brand head unit.
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: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3152 on: September 03, 2018, 18:14:07 »
Skyzone Sky03 goggles

So want some of these. I had my HD3's, been so tempted to order all week as they went back down to £307 on Banggood.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3153 on: September 03, 2018, 20:12:37 »
So want some of these. I had my HD3's, been so tempted to order all week as they went back down to £307 on Banggood.

Added the shims to the faceplate and that gave no light leaks, the image quality is far superior to my old fatshark attitude v2 and Sky01.

I picked them up from bg at that price and chose priority direct mail and got them in 6 days

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3154 on: September 03, 2018, 22:52:18 »
Did you get taxed Hozza?
I'm so jealous.
I had them in my basket for 4 days as well.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3155 on: September 04, 2018, 05:03:54 »
Did you get taxed Hozza?
I'm so jealous.
I had them in my basket for 4 days as well.

No and I never have been from BG.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3156 on: September 04, 2018, 09:34:53 »
I think I've kept the postman in a job just lately! I'm building a reptile 500 from scratch and every single component is coming through the post (admittedly, about a third has come by courier).

I can't vouch for today, I haven't been home but apparently yesterday my batteries arrived from bg (according to the tracking) but I'm told the parcel claims to be a charger (which is yet to arrive too) so I'm none the wiser.

With a bit of luck, the charger, motors propellers, propeller adapters, 2 meters of each (red and black) 14 awg wire and some strips of leds will all show up this week so I can finish assembling it and start worrying about how to set everything up.....

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3157 on: September 04, 2018, 13:36:19 »
Almost as bad as waiting for Christmas :laugh:
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3158 on: September 06, 2018, 17:09:43 »
Did you get taxed Hozza?
I'm so jealous.
I had them in my basket for 4 days as well.

Well, because it was raining and I was bored I've ordered some red ones. Go with my SWANK X-Lite.
Damn you Hozza you should have said they were pants.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3159 on: September 06, 2018, 18:15:41 »
 20 kilos of teabag edge trimmings... :shrug:
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3160 on: September 07, 2018, 06:16:47 »
apparently yesterday my batteries arrived from bg (according to the tracking) but I'm told the parcel claims to be a charger (which is yet to arrive too) so I'm none the wiser.

Are you in UK and did you get the batteries please? I cannot get ANY batteries sent to me in UK by Banggood, the last two (micro quad packs) were intercepted and returned, and now I have "We cannot send to your destination" on all battery pages.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3161 on: September 07, 2018, 06:43:15 »
Are you in UK and did you get the batteries please? I cannot get ANY batteries sent to me in UK by Banggood, the last two (micro quad packs) were intercepted and returned, and now I have "We cannot send to your destination" on all battery pages.

Yeah, uk. I guess that's why they were marked as a charger.

HOWEVER, I've since seen some nearly the same on ebay for less and uk seller apparently so I'm not sure I'd worry about buying abroas to be honest.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3162 on: September 12, 2018, 13:55:21 »
Mammoth Micro Fest arrivals ..............................  :smiley:

4 of Eachine E010, two green, two red
2 of five packs of 150mAH 1S with USB Charger
and some stick 1S from Drone Junkie
and 8 Whoover foams from Drone Junkie

Guess what the kids will be doing in Friday's workshop!

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« Reply #3163 on: September 21, 2018, 13:51:46 »
New tricopter motor, 22kv  1HP gonna be a bitch ::)
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3164 on: September 21, 2018, 16:12:06 »
Its good to get your fingers dirty now and again  ~~

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3165 on: September 21, 2018, 17:12:15 »
4 stroke engines............................. spit...................  :sick: Why throw away half the power strokes?   :nananana:   :laugh: :laugh:

What the postman (not the normal guy) got caught doing today was leaving a packet on the doorstop and walking off, no card through door, no knock or ring. His ears likely are still ringing.   :slap:

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3166 on: September 21, 2018, 18:28:56 »
4 stroke engines............................. spit...................  :sick: Why throw away half the power strokes?   :nananana:   :laugh: :laugh:

What the postman (not the normal guy) got caught doing today was leaving a packet on the doorstop and walking off, no card through door, no knock or ring. His ears likely are still ringing.   :slap:
Firstly I love the sound,    second  an oil spewing two stroke screamer  don't look good on a Tiger Moth, and lastly my finger slipped when i was just looking. :whistling:

With regard to the postman  :o :o should be ashamed of himself, even my rats are house trained.
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3167 on: November 23, 2018, 20:09:32 »
I am sure you lot have had the postman bring stuff since September!!!
Christmas has arrived early as I wanted a sub 250gms quad.
Well this arrived today:




It's a updated version of the Lizard 105S: https://goo.gl/LXt451 £85. Motors have been improved to 1106 5200KV, the current sensor is now connected and the camera is fixed in the housing correctly. So all the reviews earlier in the year saying it was very wobbly were just due to a loose camera!! The frame is a bit weird but it will record in 720P which is nice. F4 board, BF OSD, 28A esc!!!25/200mW vtx (not FC controllable) it even comes with a 4S 550mAh lipo!
Need to cable tie power leads and antennas and ready to go :-)

Just to see the scale here is it next to my Tiny7:



Hopefully I can get first flight this weekend  ::)

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3168 on: November 23, 2018, 20:42:48 »
I am sure you lot have had the postman bring stuff since September!!!

Might Have, wot's it to you?..................   ::) ::)

Lots and lots of bits,

Oh, and another EFX Racer,

and lots more bits,

Oh, and a BabyHawk Race,

Oh, and a Hawk 5.

And I have obtained the parts for and built over 20 "Whoovers".



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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3169 on: November 24, 2018, 07:32:35 »
That looks like a good laugh 👍 Might have to get one.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3170 on: November 24, 2018, 18:32:30 »
That looks like a good laugh 👍 Might have to get one.

I'll start a thread on it.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3171 on: December 02, 2018, 05:01:54 »
postie brought me a Matek F405 inav wing board........and yes my tiny brain is really struggling to understand any of this inav stuff.........but all my flying pals are telling me it will be worth it. This is going in a freewing 1026 wing, with 2400kv 2207 motor and full fpv set up
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3172 on: December 03, 2018, 13:59:49 »
I bought both the 405 and the 411 which has been installed on a wing. It's been shelved for the moment as it 's not behaving itself and i got bored f/ing around with it. I'm not sure the firmware is fully functional.  I might swap to the 405 board.. Inav seems to be very hit and miss there are lots of vids of successful  airframes with it but lots of posts of people getting very mixed results with no solution. :hmm:
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3173 on: December 03, 2018, 16:37:39 »
I bought both the 405 and the 411 which has been installed on a wing. It's been shelved for the moment as it 's not behaving itself and i got bored f/ing around with it. I'm not sure the firmware is fully functional.  I might swap to the 405 board.. Inav seems to be very hit and miss there are lots of vids of successful  airframes with it but lots of posts of people getting very mixed results with no solution. :hmm:

Funny enough i have shelved mine for now, got some health worries going on and not enough mental capacity to try and understand this inav, all my mates are telling me to stick with it but my heart is not in it at the mo, might just order another guardian for the plane the inav was going it
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3174 on: December 03, 2018, 18:12:12 »
Yet another micro camera/vtx combo, so nothing really to say?

Well, no!

Firstly, the Band order if you follow the lettering and numbering and not the four figure frequency has yet again been scrambled.

Secondly, there are greyed out frequencies in Band 3, Channels, 4, 7 and 8, namely 5645, 5925, and 5945.

A chinglish notice states these are withdrawn due to FCC regulations, with the banned frequencies filled from the nearest still legal, so the band goes:-

5705, 5685, 5665, 5665, 5885, 5905, 5905, 5905.

Since the UK band is 5725-5875 you could rightly say its of academic interest, but is this the start of something, as I have read that out of band transmission equipment (of any type, not just video) is likely to be banned from sale.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3175 on: December 03, 2018, 18:55:18 »
Since the UK band is 5725-5875 you could rightly say its of academic interest, but is this the start of something, as I have read that out of band transmission equipment (of any type, not just video) is likely to be banned from sale.
I have a feeling it's all down to Hobby King getting fined big time for selling transmitters that are not FCC compliant. So other US vendors are simply saying they will not buy TX stuff that is not compliant.

The worry is that everything will be FCC compliant not necessarily UK compliant as there are not enough vendors selling enough to put pressure on manufacturers to supply UK versions. Maybe if we keep EU rules they may make EU spec ones like they do with FrSky tx/rx stuff and just have different Firmware.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3176 on: December 03, 2018, 20:24:57 »
Since the UK band is 5725-5875 you could rightly say its of academic interest, but is this the start of something, as I have read that out of band transmission equipment (of any type, not just video) is likely to be banned from sale.

Ill just buy my stuff from Banggood........... they dont seem to give two fecks about regs anyway :laugh:
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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3177 on: December 04, 2018, 06:46:03 »
Ill just buy my stuff from Banggood........... they dont seem to give two fecks about regs anyway :laugh:

This one came from Banggood.   :nananana:

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3178 on: December 05, 2018, 15:23:29 »
Four very punchy (yes, tried them already!) ACEHE 650mAh 75C 2S.  For the revived out of unused store (pile?  :whistling:) Eachine Aurora 90, now I have a really big hall to fly it in occasionally and of course the garden.

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« Reply #3179 on: December 06, 2018, 20:14:32 »
My conformal coating and a uv torch arrived  ::) So looks like I have some more painting to do this weekend  ::)