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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.
    December 04, 2018, 12:27:26
  • steveo9007: Is there a post on here about the 433mhz telem tx ??
    December 04, 2018, 07:56:49
  • 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
  • Gav: yeah too much of a hike for me too.  was tempted with the bike show the other week but TBH its not worth it - no bargains anymore and rip off parking
    November 29, 2018, 20:11:21
  • Bad Raven: Too far for me.
    November 29, 2018, 08:27:36
  • hoverfly: Sunday drone show , N.E.C.  anybody   going.??
    November 28, 2018, 18:36:04
  • Bajadre: Congrats DB brother  !!!
    November 25, 2018, 03:09:56
  • hoverfly: I wish i haden't eaten a whole ham and egg pie........ pass the Rennies.. :cry
    November 21, 2018, 17:23:37
  • ched999uk: Don't yo just hate those days where you wish you never got up!!!!!!
    November 21, 2018, 15:46:06
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    November 21, 2018, 05:46:29
  • DarkButterfly: Certainly hard work but well worth it ::)
    November 19, 2018, 22:19:02

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BFU #6 and the Kessell Run
« on: October 01, 2018, 18:49:22 »
A great fly up and we were all on the hunt for a new challenge.

A small footpath in to the woods presented itself and resulted in all pilots imagining they were in the Millenium Falcon!


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Re: BFU #6 and the Kessell Run
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 19:08:42 »
More like it, brilliant mate, I ditched my footage of the attempted split s :)

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Re: BFU #6 and the Kessell Run
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 12:45:06 »
That was some amazing flying, loved the control through the woods. Reminds me of the speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi  :smiley:

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Re: BFU #6 and the Kessell Run
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 13:53:30 »
True. That was a bit special - and some pokey-stick action as well.
Boy, that stick saw a lot of action that day! That lonely tree in the middle is a LOT taller close-up.  :whistling:
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Re: BFU #6 and the Kessell Run
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 21:19:51 »
More like it, brilliant mate, I ditched my footage of the attempted split s :)
Cheers mate, we need some more group challenges like this. It was great fun getting everyone involved and raising their game!


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Re: BFU #6 and the Kessell Run
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 21:20:27 »
That was some amazing flying, loved the control through the woods. Reminds me of the speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi  :smiley:
You’re right, it wasn’t the Kessell run! 🤦‍♂️🤣


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Re: BFU #6 and the Kessell Run
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 21:22:36 »
True. That was a bit special - and some pokey-stick action as well.
Boy, that stick saw a lot of action that day! That lonely tree in the middle is a LOT taller close-up.  :whistling:
Poking quads out of trees has been a huge part of my spare time for the last couple of years! 🤣🤣


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