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18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
D.B. you tightwad.. :cool:
29 Jul 2019 20:14:10
DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
29 Jul 2019 18:53:33
Just had a thought, even with all the crashing I've done, I haven't bought any replacement props in over a year ~~
09 Jul 2019 19:45:42
May the sun shine and winds be light for BFU#8. Son't forget lots of vids for those of us unable to attend.  :D
09 Jul 2019 18:10:30
Hope you all have a great day  :beer2:
09 Jul 2019 14:05:28
BFU#8 details locked in for this saturday - see the head of the forum thread for all details.
05 Jul 2019 21:51:05
Good for genital warts as well......or so I'm told.. :hmm
05 Jul 2019 21:48:24
Just fixed a busted SMA connector on my TBS unity pigtail, it suffered badly in a recent crash and split in two, nothing a touch of the soldering iron couldn't fix  :D
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Started by ChrisH, Tuesday,June 11, 2013, 16:36:51

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Answer: My boots!  :rolleyes:

How? Took quad for a flight to test gains and gimbal settings - still trying to get them right. :hmm: Flew out the first lipo to the point of auto landing. Beautiful touchdown - right in the middle of an oilseed rape field in full flower! By the time I found the quad, sitting bolt upright on top of the rape but just far enough down not to be seen from more than 15ft, I had fallen over on way into the field (didn';t notice the slight bank) walked through the field edge consisting mainly of nettles and struggled around the field for 10 or so minutes.

Result: Found quad  :smiley: Stung on legs by nettles  :angry: Blue shorts now covered with yellow pollen  :rolleyes: Boots bright green  :huh Resolved jello with camera  ~~

Lessons learned: Get an alarm for lipo so I can hear where quad is. Don';t wear shorts if there is any chance of field walking. Now I know that 2nd stage low voltage is landing only, not RTH! I removed all the Moongel mounting the GoPro and replaced with 3mm foam rubber. Put two small springs to maintain light pressure on the gimbal as it had a small amount of slack, result no jello. Lesson there was soft mounting doesn';t always work! Last lesson is I still can';t get quad to fly as steadily as I';ve seen others, tried gains up, gains down and gains in between without much noticeable difference!  :hmm:

Waiting to see how much charge I get back in the lipo, have I got the settings right (always brought her back at first warning before)?

Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen


:laugh: a fun day then :smiley: at least u solved the jello problem though.
Point and click.

Monkey see, Monkey do.


Seemed to have done. Set camera to 1080 25fps as that showed up the jello badly. Mounted legs on rubber mounts and it was still there. Last mods have fixed it. Just need the gains to give me the stability I';m looking for now! :hmm:
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen