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  • VaNDAL_UK: ANyone FPV onver Sutton Park Birmingham?
    December 07, 2018, 12:54:30
  • steveo9007: Cheers Atom was just a thought for now as I plan on keeping it well in range until I get comfortable with controls and flying
    December 05, 2018, 21:01:25
  • atomiclama: steveo You can just plug a GPS puck into the FC and get the OSB to display the coords, record the VTX and when things go tits up you have the last known posistion. Whislt not accurate it is a good starting point. Or get the coords sent back by telemetry to you TX which will be more accurate as long as power is maintained to the quad and it is range with the TX. Just some thoughts.
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  • steveo9007: Is there a post on here about the 433mhz telem tx ??
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  • steveo9007: ok thanks shaw
    December 03, 2018, 20:31:44
  • shawdreamer: meanwhile the 433mhz telem option I mentioned gives you live fixes in realtime and not "delayed texts"..... plus it doesnt cost you credit everytime you request a gps fix (btw the tags sim card also needs to have credit on it :laugh:)
    December 02, 2018, 20:47:10
  • shawdreamer: and yes that does actually work..... I tried it for a laugh a couple of years ago ::)
    December 02, 2018, 20:45:09
  • shawdreamer: the tags do as you say use satellites to get positional fixes but they dont immediately report those fixes to an App, each tag requires a Sim card (same as your phone) which is used to "text" you the tags position..... in other words you could get the exact same effect by strapping a old smartphone to your frame with the google "where is my device" app installed
    December 02, 2018, 20:44:13
  • steveo9007: doesnt the tag communicate with the satellites and not via a data system, isn't it the user who owns the tag go via data to the app that can locate the tag ???
    December 02, 2018, 18:18:11
  • shawdreamer: plus, alot of the lower end trackers struggle with GPRS and often rely heavily on GSM data instead which is just not worth a sh1te when it comes to pinpointing a downed frame
    December 02, 2018, 16:23:30
  • shawdreamer: most readily available gps trackers are not really suitable for anything smaller than a 400 sized frame as the units themselves are often too bulky for anything smaller and larger frames often already have their own gps setups that can simply be outfitted with a 433mhz telem tx that would report live and accurate info direct to a ground station so there'd be no point in a sms type tracker
    December 02, 2018, 16:22:07
  • steveo9007: anybody fitted a GPS tracker tag to their drones if it gets lost and is need to find it
    December 02, 2018, 14:56:36
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Offline punkieys17

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Multi-rotor help in Surrey?
« on: August 27, 2018, 20:55:53 »
Hi everyone. I recently bought a Tarot multicopter and want to find someone/shop that can help me work out if its flyable and advise on simple things such as dealing with LIPOs - something I've never been near before. Any suggestions in the South East most welcome, Julian

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Re: Multi-rotor help in Surrey?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 23:14:43 »
I don't know about help in Surrey but perhaps if you said which tarot multicopter you have and perhaps post some pictures of it including good shots of the flight controller and it's wiring in general, people on here could probably advise you about how to get it working properly.  Try to include the receiver and let us know what radio you have too.

Lipos aren't such a terrible thing if you treat them properly.  They are pretty safe really.  Don't short them out, puncture or crush them let them get too hot (hot car) or use them if they are damaged.

Most importantly get a decent balance charger and don't charge them unattended outside of a charge bag.   Ideally charge them in a place that is fireproof.

I charge mine in a bag and have an open window/door nearby usually so if it all goes wrong hopefully I could chuck them out quick.  That's good enough for me.

You could make a charge bunker if you really are safety conscious.

I have never had one go on fire but it is not unknown.  This usually happens when they are charged to too high a voltage, for example if you parallel charged a few packs together and assumed all of them are 4 cell packs but you actually had a 3 cell pack mixed in with the 4 cell packs.  This would over-volt the 3 cell pack and cause thermal run-away...fire!  Also using a charger that isn't designed for LiPos is pretty dangerous.

I am pretty careful with them and almost always do 1c balance charge.  I do occasionally do a 3 c quick charge on them but only if I am in a big hurry and I watch them like a hawk.   I also try hard not to leave them alone when charging them.
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Re: Multi-rotor help in Surrey?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 05:38:54 »
Tarot
I want to see photos.