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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #120 on: November 06, 2014, 12:15:39 PM »
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repairable?

hopefully is

No....  noooo:

Bastard thing is that I crashed a couple of times yesterday and thought, "you should really order some spare parts before it breaks".... talk about tempting fate...  ::)

I think I've got the software sorted....

I was unhappy with the throttle response with the old software... I had to get to 50% before the motors started and at 100% it was a bit anaemic (but flying)...

So, with the new software I re-calibrated the speed controllers (ESCs)....

Started her up today (armed), opened the throttle and she zoomed to about a billionteen feet in the air at the point where the props would not have even started before...

I panicked, cut the power and watched it succumb to the irresistible power of gravity....  redface:
Oh woes

You could buy another one, just pretend it's a kit of spares

I should have bought two - they are only 13 - but yesterday they were out of stock so I bought spare arms instead...

...today they are in stock....  Banghead
get one now, they'll be flying off the shelves.   Only 13  eeek: and  :thumbsup:

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Ordered a complete kit and eight arms... oh and loadsaprops...  ;D

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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #121 on: November 06, 2014, 12:40:27 PM »
sad24:



 sad24:
repairable?

hopefully is

No....  noooo:

Bastard thing is that I crashed a couple of times yesterday and thought, "you should really order some spare parts before it breaks".... talk about tempting fate...  ::)

I think I've got the software sorted....

I was unhappy with the throttle response with the old software... I had to get to 50% before the motors started and at 100% it was a bit anaemic (but flying)...

So, with the new software I re-calibrated the speed controllers (ESCs)....

Started her up today (armed), opened the throttle and she zoomed to about a billionteen feet in the air at the point where the props would not have even started before...

I panicked, cut the power and watched it succumb to the irresistible power of gravity....  redface:
Oh woes

You could buy another one, just pretend it's a kit of spares

I should have bought two - they are only 13 - but yesterday they were out of stock so I bought spare arms instead...

...today they are in stock....  Banghead
get one now, they'll be flying off the shelves.   Only 13  eeek: and  :thumbsup:

 drumroll:

Ordered a complete kit and eight arms... oh and loadsaprops...  ;D



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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #122 on: November 07, 2014, 09:50:36 PM »
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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #124 on: November 08, 2014, 11:43:38 AM »
http://youtu.be/70pusNNunMA

Awesome!  ;D
Very good  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Are we going to get "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Quadcopter Restoration reports ?
Well, whatever nevermind

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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #125 on: November 08, 2014, 12:08:30 PM »
http://youtu.be/70pusNNunMA

Awesome!  ;D
Very good  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Are we going to get "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Quadcopter Restoration reports ?

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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #126 on: November 13, 2014, 05:52:42 PM »
Someone in Paphos has one ...................













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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #127 on: November 13, 2014, 05:54:48 PM »
Someone in Paphos has one ...................













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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #128 on: November 13, 2014, 09:04:02 PM »
Someone in Paphos has one ...................



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Saw a bloke at the harbour the other morning, he had a screen in front of him and I sat and watched him fly it over all the place.....then brought it back gently toward the ground and some laydee with him just gracefully picked it out of the air in front of her. It was still in one piece.  Thumbs:

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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #129 on: November 13, 2014, 09:05:46 PM »
Someone in Paphos has one ...................



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 evil:

Saw a bloke at the harbour the other morning, he had a screen in front of him and I sat and watched him fly it over all the place.....then brought it back gently toward the ground and some laydee with him just gracefully picked it out of the air in front of her. It was still in one piece.  Thumbs:

That's them .......I think he/she are photographers ..... rubschin:

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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #130 on: November 13, 2014, 09:12:04 PM »
Someone in Paphos has one ...................



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Saw a bloke at the harbour the other morning, he had a screen in front of him and I sat and watched him fly it over all the place.....then brought it back gently toward the ground and some laydee with him just gracefully picked it out of the air in front of her. It was still in one piece.  Thumbs:

That's them .......I think he/she are photographers ..... rubschin:

Yep.  Thumbs: The woman had a camera strapped on her shoulder with a mahooosive lens.

They flew all around the fort and seemed to be videoing from all angles and he did not crash it.  Thumbs:

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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #131 on: November 14, 2014, 05:59:50 AM »
No crashing you say eh....?  rubschin:
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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #132 on: November 14, 2014, 07:41:59 AM »
No crashing you say eh....?  rubschin:

Ask them for flying lessons you say...  rubschin:
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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #133 on: November 14, 2014, 08:11:24 AM »
No crashing you say eh....?  rubschin:

Ask them for flying lessons you say...  rubschin:

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Re: Barman's All New Quadcopter Thread
« Reply #134 on: November 14, 2014, 09:26:05 AM »
Wonder how many times a quadcopter can crash before it is completely unsalvagable...  rubschin:
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