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Forum: Multi-Rotors 09-29-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
Long Term Maintenance.

I have been thinking of the problem Dash 11 had in August when suddenly his QRX 350 started playing dead. :(

That is a problem which all of us may have to face and it is really important to check...
Forum: UAV / FPV 09-23-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Birdmanpete
When is a clone, not a clone.

I'm no ethicist but....

... if in the process of copying something, you fail to make a faithful copy of the cost, value or price; it cannot be regarded as a Clone.

But with respect to your...
Forum: UAV / FPV 09-23-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Birdmanpete
Happy Birthday Dear Panther !!!

:D Let me start by saying how much I admired your frame in your post a couple of days ago. One of my first designs was an H copter and I still like the style. But yours is much prettier than any of...
Forum: UAV / FPV 09-22-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Birdmanpete
Hmmmmm !

That's what I think of as Tiger Country. A thing as small as a quad, four metres below the treetops might be quite a challenge for my old eyes. It occurs to me that Flyaways might be a great subject...
Forum: UAV / FPV 09-22-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Birdmanpete
A most welcome reminder

Panther makes two very good points.

1) There are some fabulous low cost approaches to multicopters
2) The flying is more exciting than the buying.

For a few seconds he had me fooled. I...
Forum: UAV / FPV 09-19-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Birdmanpete
A dead end for now.

For the moment I am turning my back on Arduino based flight controllers for UAV flying.:(

I am sad about this but not grumpy. I have bought four flight controllers. Three came from "regular"...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 09-19-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
A change of plans

I have been overseas flying Paragliders for a month and I had decided to delay a decision on advanced GPS flying until my return. My QRX remains in mint condition and my FPV skills are now at a point...
Forum: UAV / FPV 08-17-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Birdmanpete
Going well in most departments

I now have three of the APM flight Controllers. Two APM 2.5s and a version of the PixHawk) One of the 2.5s was damaged by a friend in a workshop accident. It looks as if it should work (on the...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-15-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
I would keep checking the two last checks in the...

I would keep checking the two last checks in the set up sequence. I am flying with a Devo 7 transmitter and it has no preset trims. I fly mode One but I think the controls for those last checks are...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-15-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
My heart thinks that everything is ok but I would...

My heart thinks that everything is ok but I would like to confirm a few details related to the calibration. When you plug the battery in, on the level launch site; the left LED flashes brisk and...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-14-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
Single flash has always indicated inadequate...

Single flash has always indicated inadequate power to me. Have you tested that battery while it is driving something. I would hook it up to an esc with a single motor in line and with the motor...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
Super Good news.

I have had a suspicion that I would sooner or later have the same problem. The battery bay is a little small and the wires are under great strain when you loop them and the plugs in.

My guess is...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-09-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
Just a quick thought. You could be lucky. What if...

Just a quick thought. You could be lucky. What if the break in power delivery is in the socket which hangs off the board and dangles out of the back door. That is under a lot of flexing strain every...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-09-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
If it aint Broke....

..... don't fix it. But we do need to know if it is broke. The event itself suggests that nothing is really wrong. If you have a volt meter, that will simplify the start. With a fully charged...
Forum: UAV / FPV 08-08-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Birdmanpete
I am making progress. After a shocking start with...

I am making progress. After a shocking start with the APM 2.5 I seem to be doing better and feel very confident with Stabilise Loiter and RTL. Maybe I am ready to go one more round with Acro and...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-08-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
Hmmmm ! I have not run into that problem. I am...

Hmmmm ! I have not run into that problem. I am wondering if it will recover. As you posted your question a mere two hours ago I am thinking it may well have come good. I am tempted to wonder (not...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-01-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
It seems kind of nerdy (to start with)

Hey Sonic, good to hear from you. Sounds as if you're going well.

When a GPS Quad lifts off it MUST go up vertically (in nil wind).That idea of a launch plate with spirit levels doesn't sound very...
Forum: UAV / FPV 08-01-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Birdmanpete
Talking First steps (after disaster).

Like I said I had a very unhappy experience. For a couple of days I really wondered if I was clever enough for this (there are still some doubts). I decided to do a lot more reading from the APM...
Forum: UAV / FPV 07-30-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Birdmanpete
Making a Start with UAV.

In January 2014 I started a thread for all those who were working on the Walkera QRX 350. At the time, the general feeling was that the QRX 350 was really bad news. Since then huge progress has been...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-30-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
We are all crossing a frontier.

GPS and the QRX 350, in its standard version, took me up to the check point. After a lot of fumbling with the paperwork I moved onto new territory and now I feel very much at home. BUT !!!

The...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-28-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
On another Trail: but .....

....... he focus of my flying has been diverted by the emergence of Waypoint Planning in autonomous vehicles (Planes. Copters, Cars and Boats).

I have just activated my first ArduPilot. Like the...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-23-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
Vertical lift off problems: 350 Pro

I have never flow the Pro version so I am cautious in my response. I want you to respond to this on line so that we can all learn from your investigations.

1) What Radio are you using ?

2) Your...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-22-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
Super Good.

I really don't need thanking.

Every word of mine; in this thread and in every frame of six Youtubes, was made with the hope that others would find that the QRX 350 was not "too cheap to be good"...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-22-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
All lit up and armless

I have seen a problem like this at least twice and it could be a very simple issue. The LED flash which you describe is typical of an attempt to arm when either of the GPS switches on the...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-21-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
That is really good news.

If you go to Google and enter Binding Walkera F7 you will find two youtubes which seem to cover the territory. Best of luck.


:D
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-21-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
Wrestling with FIXID

I must make it clear that "the Pro" is a very different machine to the QRX350 which I have. The total process I followed will not be exactly right for you but I would expect the FIXID to be the same...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-18-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
A word of CAUTION !!!

I had some "strange" events yesterday while flying FPV. The effect observed from the ground was a rapid increase in height while flying in Hover Hold or Return to Home. I landed LOS without problem....
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-17-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
Some help with radio changes.

I went on line and searched "Spektrum Conversion QRX 350". I found a heap of stuff which could help.

Best of luck, Birdmanpete.:D
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-17-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
Switching receivers.

Hi Sparky, welcome to the thread.

The experiment you sugges should work but I have not tried it. I would be interested in knowing what leads you to want to try making the change. It will take...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By Birdmanpete
From the middle of nowhere.

There aint no foolin you Mr Pizzano !!!:D Where I live there are only five quaddies and only two of them fly more than one day a week.

But you raise an important truth. The flying fun is double...
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