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Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-21-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
Another Walkera Product

I see that Walkera have produced a 250 size copter. While I am sure that the ardent race fans will shun it, my experience with Walkera coupled with my FPV experience make me think this could be a...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 07-20-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By Birdmanpete
Good Tips for old, new tricksters.

As you say that is a really cool idea and much better than you suggest when you say "just because I can". It would be even better, if you could attach a picture of the screen where that mix is set...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-16-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
Getting on track.

I am interested to hear about transmitter mode changes. That thought had not occurred to me but it could be influential.
You have not yet identified the transmitter make or model. For the benefit of...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-15-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
A possibility ......

I have never handled the "Pro" version but I would guess that it contains a version of Intelligent Orientation Control (Cartesian Logic). In the standard Walkera this is switched as a mode function...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-28-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By Birdmanpete
Fascinating Question.

Hey Panther you have caught me on the hop with that one.

Firstly I had not realised that I could "group" aileron and elevator Dual rates on one switch. That is how "basic" I am.

But actually...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-28-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By Birdmanpete
It seems the Job is Done.

Looking at the range of responses in just three days it would seem we have more or less covered the topic. My thanks to all who made the effort.

I am going just one step further as the subject of...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-26-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By Birdmanpete
Getting So Much Better, All the Time.

It is heartening to see the range of support already available in this arena.

I still feel that I am very much at the shallow end of the pool. But getting to the deep end, always seems to depend...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-25-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By Birdmanpete
Wonderful Wonderful !!!

The contributions so far have been really excellent. This could soon be a great resource for a very creditable but somewhat misunderstood product.

My suggestions tonight look rather lightweight...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-24-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By Birdmanpete
Taranis Tricks and Fixes

I recently survived my first week with a transmitter I could not understand. You guessed, it is a Taranis X9D. Today with a little help it seems so much more workable. I guess we all go through these...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 06-23-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Birdmanpete
I am less enthusiastic. After spending ten hours...

I am less enthusiastic. After spending ten hours following the "manual" and the youtube items I still cannot achieve elevon controls. I am an English speaker, reader and writer. It seems to be a...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-16-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
The QRX 350 fades away.

I suppose it was no surprise that when the QRX 350 Pro was released, the presence of the ever reliable standard 350, for quite a bit less money, had a depressing effect on the Pro sales. In a short...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-13-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
I will try to address this but.....

...... I do not have a QRX Pro. (Wish I did but I buy mine and my budget is tight) As the pro has a USB plug you should be able to view and tune the mode settings via the control functions of Mission...
Forum: UAV / FPV 02-14-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By Birdmanpete
Limitations on FPV transmissions.

Tobydogs has caught me out. When submitting material on FPV on Youtube I have steered away from the transmitted images and have tended to show on board recordings from GoPro's and GoPro Clones. The...
Forum: UAV / FPV 01-23-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By Birdmanpete
How wide is your angle ?

I think all of my cameras are 125 degrees but just recently there has been a trend to 150 degrees with my friends. I think their motivation might be different. They are flying fast through jungly...
Forum: UAV / FPV 01-19-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By Birdmanpete
The Blade gets sharper.

Looking good Tobydogs. I am sure the blade will lift the Gopro but it is likely to cost you in terms of duration. I would expect you to lose 10%.
There is a case against that class of camera acting...
Forum: UAV / FPV 01-11-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By Birdmanpete
I am 100% in agreement with Pizzano on the...

I am 100% in agreement with Pizzano on the problems encountered when flying through trees. Like, "did you get permission from the birds that live in them?". LOL.

But seriously,during training...
Forum: UAV / FPV 01-11-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By Birdmanpete
Haunted by the flyaway Risk.

In general it is the anxiety of disaster that keeps you safe but that could be seen as the case in favour of neurosis !:D

I am not an expert FPV flyer. I am an expert FPV learner. After 18 months...
Forum: UAV / FPV 12-26-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By Birdmanpete
Xmas Adventure.

I keep trying to get some value out of flight controllers which did not work the first time out of the box and that can be surprising and it can be dangerous.

Yesterday (Christmas Day) I thought...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 12-17-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
Hmmm, A tough one.

I have not opened up my QRX to remind myself but my pictures show a system which, like any off the shelf ESC has two colour coded wires delivering 12v DC to the circuit and three AC power wires to...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 12-16-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
It's hard to keep smiling.

The description of replacing an ESC would be great if not for my memory. What I described is totally correct if you also have a Quanum Nova. Apologies.

After looking at my Walkera Youtubes I am...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 12-16-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
I would like to help but .....

I have to smile. When I replaced the esc on my Walkera (not the Pro Version) I never thought for a second about calibrating it. (Absurd I know but I am very old.) :D It worked and has never missed a...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 11-27-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
At Long Last.

I'm not really sure why, though my age counts against me, but I have found mastering FPV extremely hard. Along the way I thought that a Buddy Box would see me right. Next I was sure that OSD would...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 11-15-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
Inspirational. Congratulations. Great flying,...

Inspirational. Congratulations. Great flying, great advocacy for the sport and the product.
Birdmanpete.
Forum: Multi-Rotors 11-14-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
The inevitable crunch.

Ouch. Eleven months after the first flight, (I hope I have that right Pizzano) I need to order a spare part for my QRX.

Last night after a series of FPV bad landings I lost the right hand (GPS...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-13-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,137
Posted By Birdmanpete
Little mysteries.

I am not sure that this ESC was faulty but it grounded my Nova for two weeks. The curious three wire arrangement from the board makes it difficult to test without disassembling the frame again (The...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-13-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,137
Posted By Birdmanpete
On mission again.

My adventures with changing the ESC led me into a dark alley. In a moment of madness I pressed the Mission Planner button which suggested I upgrade the firmware. Very early in the piece I had been...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 11-13-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
More trainer wheels.

For those brave enough to tinker with the settings on their transmitters, :D I have three suggestions.

The problem of height control can be eased (not cured) by setting up a throttle curve. The...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 11-10-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,399
Posted By Birdmanpete
QRX 350 and FPV

There is no real doubt in my mind that the QRX in its non waypoints version is a great way to develop the skills for FPV. The Pro version (with waypoints) would work just as well but is significantly...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-08-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,137
Posted By Birdmanpete
It has to be admitted.

Pizzano: you are probably right !!!:D

But, and wouldn't you know it, there is always a but; what you see described in this forum by me, is only the tip of the iceberg. I have a mountain of scratch...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-08-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,137
Posted By Birdmanpete
An important variation.

The motor layout described above, did not last long. Frustrated by problems with the indicated compass heading I decided to reload the firmware. More Frustration. I wound up loading the 3.1.5 which...
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