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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 ??
    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 ::)
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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
  • 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 Gazjp1974

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Hi
« on: December 01, 2018, 19:48:06 »
Hi folks im new on here and new to drones totally so please excuse any daft questions and im in west mids....

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Re: Hi
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 20:12:02 »
Well, being in the West Midlands isn't daft.................  ;)

Welcome. We have a Gav and I think a Gazza, how would you prefer to be "named"?

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Re: Hi
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 20:20:23 »


And what area of multicopters/quads are you heading towards?

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Re: Hi
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 21:30:52 »
Welcome!

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Re: Hi
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 21:35:19 »

And what area of multicopters/quads are you heading towards?

Thanks and gaz will do cheers

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Re: Hi
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 21:45:11 »
and im looking towards a phantom 3 atm as im an experienced roofer who cant continue in that trade but could poss use that experience in roof top surveys and such

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 06:43:31 »
and im looking towards a phantom 3 atm as im an experienced roofer who cant continue in that trade but could poss use that experience in roof top surveys and such

OK Gaz...........   ;)

Not my area of interest so I'll shut up (I do occasionally), have a read around

https://www.multi-rotor.co.uk/index.php?board=90.0

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Re: Hi
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2018, 11:05:26 »
Hi and welcome, a lot of this forum is hobby based, build your own. But there are the odd phantom owners knocking around.

One thing you really need to be aware of (sorry if you are already aware) - to operate a drone for any commercial purpose or reward you need to be a qualified pilot (not something the hobbyist has to worry about) which can be quite pricey to achieve

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Re: Hi
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2018, 12:10:58 »
One thing you really need to be aware of (sorry if you are already aware) - to operate a drone for any commercial purpose or reward you need to be a qualified pilot (not something the hobbyist has to worry about) which can be quite pricey to achieve

true true................ but then again you could just go about your roof surveying as normal..... and just happen to have a little flying session while on your lunch break, cant be helped if you "accidentally" happen to get a couple of "random" roof shots while your trundling about the sky :whistling:

of course anything further could be considered illegal and being Liverpool born and bred.......... Id know nothing about!

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Re: Hi
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2018, 14:22:50 »
OK Gaz...........   ;)

Not my area of interest so I'll shut up (I do occasionally), have a read around

https://www.multi-rotor.co.uk/index.php?board=90.0


Hi m8 don't be daft if you're an experienced flyer I need your advice
Cheers

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Re: Hi
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2018, 14:27:55 »
Hi and welcome, a lot of this forum is hobby based, build your own. But there are the odd phantom owners knocking around.

One thing you really need to be aware of (sorry if you are already aware) - to operate a drone for any commercial purpose or reward you need to be a qualified pilot (not something the hobbyist has to worry about) which can be quite pricey to achieve
Hi m8 yes I'm looking into all legalitys of it but for next couple off months I can learn how to fly to level I need to be as I've got a couple of mates who will help...thanks

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Re: Hi
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2018, 14:29:02 »
true true................ but then again you could just go about your roof surveying as normal..... and just happen to have a little flying session while on your lunch break, cant be helped if you "accidentally" happen to get a couple of "random" roof shots while your trundling about the sky :whistling:

of course anything further could be considered illegal and being Liverpool born and bred.......... Id know nothing about!

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I like your way of thinking it's quite similar to mine lol

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Re: Hi
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2018, 15:33:02 »
:welcome:
Phantoms are great bits of kit, they are easy to fly, stable and have good flight time.
One critical thing is to make 100% sure the gps has captured the take off point (home) before taking off. Reason being is if you get in trouble and need to flick the return to home switch you want it to land where it took off from not some other random place!!!!
Above all have fun and take it slowly. The only stupid questions are the ones you fail to ask  ::)

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Re: Hi
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2018, 22:14:32 »
:welcome:
Phantoms are great bits of kit, they are easy to fly, stable and have good flight time.
One critical thing is to make 100% sure the gps has captured the take off point (home) before taking off. Reason being is if you get in trouble and need to flick the return to home switch you want it to land where it took off from not some other random place!!!!
Above all have fun and take it slowly. The only stupid questions are the ones you fail to ask  ::)

oh yes deffo will do and as for part of my reasons to do this kind of work is my steplad is doing HND photography and videography so i will farm work out to him so i can concentrate on flying and all that goes with it

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Re: Hi
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2018, 00:09:23 »
And now im a proud owner of a phanton 3 advanced as of tonight well when gets here that is