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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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Offline Jumpy07

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New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« on: December 13, 2012, 11:31:17 »
« Last Edit: December 13, 2012, 11:54:58 by Jumpy07 »
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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 11:47:20 »
Just to add to the guide, one of the first questions we often get is ';why doesn';t it fly?'; and ';why does it flip when i try to take of?';. There are a bunch of common problems that most of us have run into at one point or another.

Do all the motors spin the right way? Your flight controller will give details, but usually the front left and back right turn clockwise, and the front right and back left turn anti-clockwise. Swap any 2 of the 3 wires that run from the ESC to the motor to reverse the direction of any given motor.

Do you have the props on the right way around? There are clockwise and anti-clockwise props, and you can put them on the right way round or upside down. It';s worth checking and double checking - if you have one on the wrong way around it will make a lot of noise and produce very little lift. You will learn to recognise the correct direction the prop should spin in based on it';s shape and sweep angle.

Have you checked the transmitter channels are not reversed? They may need reversing - you will have to hook your flight controller up to a PC or other display whilst the receiver and transmitter are running and wiggle the sticks to see if the bars move in the right direction.



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New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 11:53:53 »
Cheers mate.
You guys here are a very friendly bunch.
Bought a hubsan x4 last week to learn on. Coming from a plane background I thought this would a doddle to fly. It actually takes some getting used to to fly it well. Great little learner.
Going to build a cheap clone from rctimer. Looking forward to the build. Although ill
Probably be pulling my hair out when I do build it. Lol.

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 17:15:01 »
Are the ~$110 clones from rctimer good value for money? They come with frames, motors, ESCs and props.

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 17:24:01 »
Are the ~$110 clones from rctimer good value for money? They come with frames, motors, ESCs and props.
They  are ok for a starter, but you still need the FC don';t skimp and buy the cheapest you can get your hands on!  KK2 is ok for what it is and costs but there are much better options - depending on how deep your pockets are!
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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 18:13:25 »
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 18:43:03 by DarrellW »
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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2013, 18:53:37 »
Cheers - I';ll have a look. Whereabouts do you do your flying? Local park? Farmer';s field?

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2013, 20:18:18 »
Cheers - I';ll have a look. Whereabouts do you do your flying? Local park? Farmer';s field?
Local park, free space and flying club fields; with my Twister I used to fly in the street and park but only on calm days.
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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 20:19:59 »
they also great for indoor flying chasing the cat  :laugh: ::)
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 20:50:09 »
Just ordered a Twister  :frantic:

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2013, 21:48:15 »
Have a look at this thread - shows what I did with mine.
http://www.multi-rotor.co.uk/index.php?topic=1522.msg12099#msg12099
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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2013, 00:25:55 »
I';ve no intention of looking at any threads that will persuade me to spend more money for at least a week   :blink

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2013, 17:10:31 »
Arrived today. I managed to do a flip in the garden - completely unintentionally  :o

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2015, 21:25:01 »
Yuneec Q500+
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Nano QX2
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DJI 450 frame + Naza M V2 = GPS
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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2015, 22:24:51 »
Whilst I agree with Friskle about the quality of the  tx/rx';s he';s pointed out I would also recommend this:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=65911
I also own a dx7 and Aurora9  both of which are pretty much faultless  but so is the i6, it was purchased for "throw in the car" foamy planes but is no longer restricted to them because it is a very good tx!
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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2016, 21:43:24 »
Ok so as a super noob who doesn';t have any grasp of any of the acronyms or short hand, can someone tell me the basic difference between Tx';s set to either mode 1 or mode 2 . (Tx is the controller in your hands right lol?).

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2016, 21:51:39 »
Mode 1; Throttle and yaw are on the right stick, pitch and roll are on the left stick.

Mode 2; Pitch and roll are on the right stick, throttle and yaw are on the left stick.

So for the two different modes the sticks are effectively switched to opposite sides.

The choice of which you use is purely preference. It seems from my involvement in quads that the majority of people prefer mode 2.

If you have never flown either you just pick one and stick with it. Ha ha, sorry I';ll get my coat.

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2016, 21:57:13 »
Ok cool, thanks for the speedy and clear response. My little hubsan is set to mode 2 then, and that just feels right to my hands/brain lol. Cool good to know.

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2017, 19:35:23 »
Hello, Am totally newbie to this hobby.
I tried to order a f450 kit and thought it would be easy, it turned out a disaster, it came with a kk 5.5 board, couldn';t configure the esc to work with it, then had ordered a spare apm 2.8 had multiple arming problems, never was able to calibrate my RC. finally reading a lot of posts etc decided to order a Naza m lite FC, waiting for it to arrive and new esc.

My parts are as follows 30a xxd esc linear.
Flysky fs6 TX and FS ia6b Rx
Soon to arrive Naza m lite FC
mate xt60 PDB
motors a2112 1000kv
1045 rotors

Please can anyone send me a detailed pictures or how the wirring between the RX nada and esc work. i have downloaded the manual gone through the videos and there is a lot of conflicting stuff out there.

Thankyou

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2017, 09:20:13 »
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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2018, 05:47:35 »
Hallo
new here and looking to flash a KK2
with aero2 software
i have trying to flash the aliexpress KK2  with aero2 or kaptienkuk software but get always the same error
problem with the fuses

the programmer is setup richt and the programming software is working like ik should but it is going wrong with the programming of the kk2
curently software in the kk2
HW ver.2.1.x
EW ver .1.19S1.pro
steveis

regards raf
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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2018, 14:06:14 »
I bought a 2nd hand quadcopter (hand built). Then acquired a Turnigy 9X radio, intending to replace the existing receiver which is a frsky X4R. The +, - and signal wires are soldered on but also there is a 4th, yellow wire soldered onto the board. I've sent a couple of emails asking for some info but, as yet, haven't had a reply.
  I realise this is a a bit vague, but has anyone an idea what it could be for, and could it be left disconnected? might be able to get a photo if it helps.
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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2018, 14:19:50 »
I bought a 2nd hand quadcopter (hand built). Then acquired a Turnigy 9X radio, intending to replace the existing receiver which is a frsky X4R. The +, - and signal wires are soldered on but also there is a 4th, yellow wire soldered onto the board. I've sent a couple of emails asking for some info but, as yet, haven't had a reply.
  I realise this is a a bit vague, but has anyone an idea what it could be for, and could it be left disconnected? might be able to get a photo if it helps.
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OK so there are many many combinations of components. I believe the Frsky X4R has telemetry so the 4th connection is probably for that but I am not very familiar with FrSky.

By all means start a new thread and post some picys showing what you are trying to do and the make and model of the components. I am sure we will be able to help get you in the air.

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2018, 18:40:04 »
As ched said, on an x4r you will have connected 5v, ground, sbus and smart port telemetry. The first three connect to the main pins on the reciever, the fourth is typically connected to the small socket on the edge

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Re: New to multi rotors.. ? then start here..
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2018, 08:30:42 »
  I realise this is a a bit vague, but has anyone an idea what it could be for, and could it be left disconnected? might be able to get a photo if it helps.

You can pull the full documentation from the Frsky website.