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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
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  • 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
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  • 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 ::)
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  • 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
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    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 Andy7

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Recycling Props
« on: October 08, 2018, 14:57:23 »
I had a clear out of all the old, bent, chipped, odd or otherwise props at the weekend. Rather than bin them,  offered them up on the local village FaceBook page to see if they might be of use to anyone for arts, crafts or whatever. There's someone that has some kind of hippy stall at a music festival in Aug 2019 that took the lot off me for decorations.

They'd be happy to have more. If anyone's got any old props who's flying days are over and you're gonna be at the next BFU or local meet or whatever, I'd be happy to take them off you and pass them on. Nice to know that my old props are going to be doing something useful.  ~~

Actually, I wonder what the recycling policy round here is for PC props?  :hmm:
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Re: Recycling Props
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 09:53:58 »
I just sling all my old props in the recycling bin! It’s a green sport, even my batteries are charged by solar panels!


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Re: Recycling Props
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 11:04:31 »
I will try and remember to bring mine with at the next BFU...if not sooner.

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Re: Recycling Props
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 11:15:03 »
The Vale of the White Horse (South Oxford) say that they do NOT accept Polycarbonate plastics in their green bins for recycling. Worth further investigation.
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The music festival people were delighted with the big bag of bent props I gave them and are happy to take more.
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Re: Recycling Props
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 21:08:57 »
I don't tend to have "Prop chipping" moments, I usually go from "Freshly fitted props" to "Oh f*ck f*ckity f*ck f*ck f*ck, Two of my new tri blades have suddenly become mono blades, And even those ones are bent" in a single incident.  :whistling:
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.