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ched999uk:
22 Jun 2019 14:56:09
who??  :laugh:
Slayer23:
22 Jun 2019 11:48:18
guess whos back
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atomiclama:
18 Jun 2019 10:41:40
Luckily wasn't that far out and managed to bring it back LOS  :sweating: So now need to coat the reset of my kit. :laugh:
atomiclama:
18 Jun 2019 10:40:51
Stuff it, yesterday I was going to fly rain or no rain, guess what it was raining, still went out. Quad is all conformal coated so I thought lets give it ago. Quad was fine VRX strapped to the top of me goggles wasn't Didn't think to coat that.
Bad Raven:
12 Jun 2019 19:43:40
You didn't break rules, its just difficult to follow lengthy posts here, better in a proper thread.
ChrisKz:
12 Jun 2019 18:43:54
Thanks Ched ... BR . sorry if I broke rules
ched999uk:
12 Jun 2019 18:41:18
Cheers BR
Bad Raven:
12 Jun 2019 18:39:58
Shout box not ideal for discussions!  BMFA affiliated clubs do not HAVE to force achievement tests no more than they HAVE to allow any specific type of model. There are plane only, there are Heli only, etc.
ched999uk:
12 Jun 2019 18:30:21
Seems to be a pv club in IP6 here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1483581111957310/
ChrisKz:
12 Jun 2019 17:38:49
I'm with u on that one ched .  I'm in no hurry to purchase one yet , I like to do a little research as to what is out there . Insurance is a must anyways . I shoot pcps so always covered
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My lights are finally back on ..

Started by chipko, Monday,August 27, 2012, 22:06:26

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chipko

I took my strip lighting and figured it was best suited to be underneat and since my arms are now longer, I had to extend them all.  I have also put three of the leds are the tip of each motor mount ...


Gaza07

Looks very good you wont have any probs seeing that in the dark, your cat either loves your copter or the camera  ~~

chipko

My cat seems to like my RC stuff, except when I start them up! :P

sakiskoz

Nice and very useful in flights the front led s 

chipko

Well .. after a quick test flight in the day, I have found it much easier to see when it is in the sky for the underneath lights but my v3 is going to have to include two bright front facing white lights .. so if it is nose in - I will see it, otherwise I can be pretty sure of the oreintation :P

As the saying goes, you live and learn :)

chipko

Here's some video of the lights on the quad from last night:



sakiskoz

Thursday,August 30, 2012, 07:56:54 #6 Last Edit: Thursday,August 30, 2012, 07:59:32 by sakiskoz
Quote from: chipko on Thursday,August 30, 2012, 07:46:27
Here's some video of the lights on the quad from last night:



Very good and how it looks and how you can see in sky.
More i like from on board video the big white light on sky (Moon)
Who is your controller, and i think you need lower your pid for wobbles when you come down 
Bravo 

Gaza07

Nice flight it looks very good in the night sky, you will get wobbles on fast descents if you come down quickly in your own prop wash, you are better of coming down at an angle always moving away from the prop wash, you can try to tune out the wobbles by upping the I term  ~~

teslahed

Definitely flies well and the lights show up nicely too.

Looks like you've got your props well balanced judging by the video too.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.

chipko

Thanks for the comments guys. I am happy with how it looks and how it is visible in low light.

My controller is a KK+ with Mike Barton's firmware running stock. I would like to reduce the wobble coming down but I'm happy if I can't. I was told to move one way when descending and often i do but not always. If i reduce the I value, it will make it less manoeuvrable right?

Tesla... It has helped a little but not a great deal, i used used the least vibrational footage.. I have ordered some flyduino props this morning. 9 and 10 inch variants but i think only the 10 are glass fibre reinforced. Weather permitting, I'm going to try some night flying tonight on 8" props for some footage.

Gaza07

I think its the other way around although I cant be sure if the KK+ is the same as others, increasing the I slightly should stop the wobbles, without auto level on if you bank left and let go of the stick the copter should stay in the bank and not flatten out, this is what the I term does it allows it to hold position and should cure the wobbles, but only add a small amount each time and retest  ~~

Make a note of your original setting so you can always just go back to what it was  ~~

teslahed

QuoteI have ordered some flyduino props this morning. 9 and 10 inch variants but i think only the 10 are glass fibre reinforced.


Yeah that's right - the 9 inch props are not glass fibre reinforced and are a little bendier than the 10 inch props. They still feel good quality compared with other props I've used.

They still seem to work really well for me though.

If you want glass fibre reinforced 9 inch props I've spotted some here;

http://www.uavshop.co.uk/catalog/index.php?cPath=43

They cost a fair bit more though. If you try any I'd be interested to hear.
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 1 lobe short of an antenna.

chipko

You are probably right Gaza!  In all honesty, I've never had to play with the settings too much and after a bit of a headache when I first set it up and was trying it indoors, I was getting all sorts of prop wash and the like thinking it was unstable until I flew it outside!

Telsa - thanks for the update.  I found that the original 8" worked fine (cheapo ones) so I wasn't too fussed that the 9" props weren't glass fibre reinforced.. I'll test them and see how I get one.  It will be nice have some coloured props and not just black black and more black!