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#1 ligo12

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:26 PM

Does anyone here mess with them?

 

I started with a hs401-v2 midsized drone with 8mm motors, altitude hold,and wifi fpv. I thought it was really cool until i pushed it out of range and it left. Then i tried a full manual micro syma x11 with 7mm motors which was ok. Then i found the hubsan line. Then picked up a refurb phantom 3 standard. Then stepped in to the race world with a ummagawd vortex 250 pro. I also picked up a volar 360 nano and eachine tiny whoop knock off.

 

The hs401-v2 flew away when i went too high on altitude. I had a hubsan 107d+ drop in the pond when i was too aggresive with it and hit the disarm. The phantom 3 flew away on my second flight...no right stick commands received, return to home fail, random yaw...i am still fighting with tech support on it. I flew the tiny volar 360 too high and the wind took it. I just got a h502s and put it in the pond but powered up and got return to home to work so it's gutted and drying out.

 

My favorite hooligan one is a 30 dollar hubsan h107l. I have no idea why they put 8mm motors in it but it is sick fast. And it actually has tune-able rates in the controller. I'm upgrading to dark side motors and trying 380 mah battries but they are 3 grams heavier than stock. I'm sure i'll end up with a carbon fiber frame and cheap fpv setup on it soon.

 

I also have the eachine 010 tiny whoop knock off. It really is the most awesome indoor racer. Plus its only 20 bucks. I have some 615 7mm motors that i haven't gotten around to installing yet.

 

While i have the hubsan h502s torn down i'm thinking about motors and gutting the stock fpv setup. The hubsan fpv board is 5.8 ghz which is cool but the latecy sucks and the camera is too narrow, plus it really would be better with the camera aimed down. There is a wide lens available but you can pick up a standalone eachine fpv setup for 30 dollars. I'll probably stick the eachine fpv in there for goggle use, upgrade the motors, and hang a second battery. I will say the osd does have altitude, ground speed, horizontal distance, and gps coordinates. That's cool for 130 bucks.

 

I picked up another volar 360 because it is such a good flyer and the drone actually is stored in the radio.

 

I really liked the phantom during the short time i had it but i should have gotten a professional because the range on the standard sucks. I really should have gotten a mavic but don't we all want one.....1500 bucks is too much.

 

I have not flown the vortex yet. It was hell learning how to install the flight controller and setting up the taranus radio because i have no idea what i am doing. I did make an attempt to fly it yesterday but i snapped the props before i got it off the ground. The sound of the 5 inch props with 20a running through 2206 motors is scary. I covered my nuts and backed up ten feet due to the sound of death.

 

 

Anyone want to talk shop or meetup to break some shit?


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:14 PM

I just got an arris fpv250 quad about 2 months ago. Added a 700tvl cmos camera with a 600mw transmitter. 5in  5045 bullnose props.  I'm not too good flying fpv, but if you wanna meet up and race em, I'm down



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 09:24 PM

I had a Phantom 2 for a while really enjoyed it but when someone decided to land one on the white house lawn and they started talking registration I bowed out of the hobby. 

 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:37 AM

I have a Walkera F210. I really like it but want to get in to long range FPV instead.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:53 AM

I bought a mavic and flew a 6 mile round trip the first night. I was bored with it in a week. I had much more fun modifying a hubsan h502s for long range. I managed to get 1000 meters one night with a battery, 5 dbi dipole, patch, and 200mw aio camera. I'm just now getting into fixed wings. I'm working on a bixler 1.1. I'm going to stick with 5.8ghz/2.4ghz unless I can't break 3 miles.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:35 PM

I decided to pick up a cheap Chinese 5" for when my vortex 250 is broken...which is often. I got a furibee futon 200 for 180-dollars shipped. I didn't really believe the specs but it's something to fly. It really does weigh 265 grams and ha 2205 motors. Time for the maiden.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:00 PM

I don't understand this. It has the same range as my unify pro (actually better but low humidity currently), no full throttle vibrations, camera almost as good as a swift 2...seems like a prefect h1177 knock off, and it's retarded fast. I lost it several times because I'm not used hitting 100' altitude with 15% throttle and I defiantly can't land worth a shit.

It does have an osd and I am getting some kind of current readings but I haven't looked at the setup. It's running mwosd and I'm not quite as familiar with it as Beta flight osd.


This thing is unbelievable compared to anything else I've flown, especially considering this thing costs a third of the price of my vortex 250.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:31 AM

Just say no to racerstar motors. Sure they're 8 dollars each but your props will out last them. The aluminum is soft, bearings are sloppy, and c clips are weak.
I change more motors than props.

Hyperlights are fine. 2205 2300kv or 2500kv for 12 each. While you're there pick up spedix escs. 10 bucks for 20a and it can run d-shot 600. Not a single desync issue so far.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:36 AM

Well I guess they're fine if you don't crash. I've never managed to burn every pack.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:28 AM

Wow, Im still on the red bottom emax motors I bought like 6 months ago, they won't die! 



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:54 AM

Seems like I lose an arm a week with the motor and esc attached.
Try the emax 2306 2400kv. I build a six inch with them.
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:54 AM

Seems like I lose an arm a week with the motor and esc attached.
Try the emax 2306 2400kv. I build a six inch with them.
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:25 PM

I haven't touched my Walkera in a long time. I enjoy fixed wing more.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:22 PM

I'm terrible with fixed wing.

I'm at seven nano skyhunters, two bixler 1.1, two eachine ripples, three reptile s800, and one realacc 500mm wing.

 

I had ok luck with bigaloe gps but two didn't return to home. I'm messing with inav now. I run no accelerometer and 8k/4k loop on my quads but i can't fly a plane with out angle mode. It's sad that i can keep a quad with 6800 grams of thrust on a 1300mah battery in the air longer than a craft that doesn't need a motor to fly.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:30 PM

On an omnibus f3 the pwm 5 and 6 are linked to uart3 ( when using sbus). Using uart1 frees them up for aileron and rudder. Note inav using static resource mapping...you cannot remap like betaflight. I killed two servos figuring this out.
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