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Winter Flying
It's possible to fly if the weather is below 32F-0C
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Syma Freak
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October 3, 2013 - 10:45 pm
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Thank you lots to learn how to get interesting video in flight like this guy...

 

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September 30, 2013 - 10:03 am

Well done SF.Someday I hope to be where you are in the filming.Really like to see your advances.Fly well.plane

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So true am lucky in areas to fly,flying on weekends in a place called North Head in Manly Australia,used to be a huge army barracks and training center-no one around as seems to be abandonment until they change I guess for refugees in Aussie as over 4000 a month boat people arriving-what a sad world we live in at the moment--so here is a budget video at North Head..

Pretty boring video early days getting better now-filmed using DJI Phantom with Gopro,blades were not balanced huge jello-all a learning curve..

 

http://youtu.be/Ab8tW30qbyM

My old trusty field flying the AXN still boring but Freedom!! filmed with just a key chain camera-works tho..

http://youtu.be/6HixP0HXmDA

 

 

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September 25, 2013 - 5:15 am

You are luckier than I am,SF.A flying park would be much appreciated.I've seen your field and it makes my mouth water for such wide open space.I'm like jbrumberg.To many trees.Luckily my x1s have an aversion to limbs.Not too many seen in the last couple of days.happydanceLady luck has been with me over the past few months.Now ,as soon as I say that ,watchout.Good flying,you guys.

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Watch the trees,they seem to jump out out you like goal post do for me in a flying park!

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September 16, 2013 - 11:39 pm

Lew,  After I balanced the blades on both X1's they would "hold" a hands off (no stick inputs) hover indoors for awhile before they drifted off hover.  It appears that all 4 blades were operating similarly, and maybe they are a little more quiet now.  There is also less "jello" on my test run flight videos with balanced blades.

Night flights are definitely not a viable option around here, too many trees lurking around in the dark. surprised

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September 16, 2013 - 11:41 am

Hey,jb,I am very interested in balanced blades on the x1.Do you get a different effect after balance?A blade that size ,unless it's bent,shouldn't make much difference.(?)Do you notice any effect when recovering from a flip?I've noticed that from a flip if I give power the recovery is wobbly if power is added during the leveling process.Could this be due to a lower battery charge or giving a  command during recovery while the self leveling gyro is in play?

Still learning every time I fly.Working on night flight now.laie_43That looks just like me in flight.

 

 

 

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September 15, 2013 - 11:47 pm

".... and now look at where you are" surprised 

 

Yes I look back and can see what has happened to me  helicopterin the past 9 months. cool  My wife is not as happy as I frown

 

And Lew, thanks for the compliments.

 

One X1 down for repairs and replacement parts; 2 X1's operational and now both have been modified to accept my keychain videocamera.  I am interested in seeing how balanced blades and a couple of different quad/cam setups affect video clarity as it relates to the jello effect.

 

 

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September 15, 2013 - 8:25 am

Hey,jbrumberg-Good to read your advances.Wasn't that long ago that I remember your beginning and now look at where you are.You have the  heart of an adventurous soul and we need more like you.Your enjoyment shows in your replies.Keep going and be sure to keep us all informed as to your escapades.Pictures are  not only informative but give new possibilities for exploration.Good clarity.plane

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September 6, 2013 - 11:55 pm

SF-  Thanks for the suggestion.  I have mounted mounted my keychain videocam under my X1.  This arrangement keeps the COG down.  The battery and the camera are mounted side by side.  I have been having difficulty posting pictures of my different earplug/camera anti-vibration mount set ups here.

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jbrumberg That was a great video,and as Supernova said what a fabulous location you live at-I also enjoyed the comedy at the end of the video as in directed by,you have a good sense of humor laugh

I guess if using a keychain camera it is set on the top of the Syma X1? here can cause a problem because of jello..maybe try making a mount under the quad,problem tho is the on and off buttons on the keychain camera are on the top-am about to buy this one for my planes and big quads.let me know what you think-SF

 

I found a link on Amazon to buy this, a little expensive,so doing some research to see if can buy cheaper.

The link from his video was to buy from Ebay here yes a bit cheaper but working out postage etc,will keep looking as always consider costs,just me I guess.Looks like the different mounts are extra not sure yet.This is Techmoan man's website

 

Keep those video flights going,heaps of fun towatch!! ssig_goodjob2

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September 5, 2013 - 5:45 am

Bernie-

 

Thanks for the compliments, and yes my wife and I have been very fortunate.  I do have a lot of open space when I finally rotary cut the lower field. I also have a lot of RC aircraft grabbing and hiding trees along the entire perimeter.  Right now I am experimenting with different videocam SYMA X1 setups to address the jello effect. smileys-confused-731584  I would appreciate any ideas.

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September 4, 2013 - 3:57 am

What a lovely place to live, I need to get as far out of town as possible, you are a lucky man.

And the Pilot was pretty good as well.

ssig_goodjob2 england-1626

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September 3, 2013 - 1:49 am

 

I really do not know what I am doing as not only am I still trying to figure out programmable Tx's and how to fly these quadcopters, but also how to operate keychain video cameras and all the software programs associated with recording, editing, and posting the results. 

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jbrumberg said
SF-  Thanks for the welcome back.  I did receive the 808 as ordered and a 8GB MicroSDHC Class 4 card.  I spent yesterday downloading manuals and necessary programs to make the 808 operate.  I am still trying to understand all of the information available, but I was able to get the 808 up and operating in a basic video mode.  I am really impressed with the 808's small size, weight, and video clarity.  Not exactly user friendly.  I am still learning.

 

I also am setting up my existing X1 for some attempts at aerial video (two more are on their way).  I read somewhere in rcg posts that total weight of an X1 with payload should not exceed something like 83 - 84 grams.  I am weighing in at 79.5 grams with camera and battery (minus outer canopy), but I need to add ziptie feet to raise the ground clearance for the camera with the existing battery cage, and velcro attachment patches.  I am still learning. -J

Keep us posted on aerial viewing with X1,and post any photos of your set up would be great-SF

 

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August 29, 2013 - 2:49 am

SF-  Thanks for the welcome back.  I did receive the 808 as ordered and a 8GB MicroSDHC Class 4 card.  I spent yesterday downloading manuals and necessary programs to make the 808 operate.  I am still trying to understand all of the information available, but I was able to get the 808 up and operating in a basic video mode.  I am really impressed with the 808's small size, weight, and video clarity.  Not exactly user friendly.  I am still learning.

 

I also am setting up my existing X1 for some attempts at aerial video (two more are on their way).  I read somewhere in rcg posts that total weight of an X1 with payload should not exceed something like 83 - 84 grams.  I am weighing in at 79.5 grams with camera and battery (minus outer canopy), but I need to add ziptie feet to raise the ground clearance for the camera with the existing battery cage, and velcro attachment patches.  I am still learning. -J

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jbrumberg hey mate great to see you back and some new flying history-we have a area on quads here-they are not going away- always new machines to check and fly-every flying rc plane,heli,quad has a heart with all rc nutters like me-but the old Syma 107 helped me back into the fold-post often buddy with what you feel quads as in micro to big drones are going to!!!- I also have new keychain camera on order-maybe another topic to set up-also have Gopro and others-there you go some more energy for us all --SF

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August 26, 2013 - 7:39 am

I have not checked in for quite awhile, which is inexcusable.  Since my absence I have discovered FP helicopters (v911), CP helicopters (V922), and programmable Tx's (FS TH9X) and now as a learning tool I have "discovered" quadcopters (Certain people gave me bad thoughts.).  I have both a HK Q-BOT Micro (down for repairs, replacement on order) and a SYMA X1 (beat up, missing bumblebee canopy; still flying.  Two are on order- Spaceship, UFO).  I also have a pending delivery of a 808 #16 Version 2, A lens keychain camera.

 

I guess I will be checking in again and with greater frequency.

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jbrumberg said
lew803:  I think that you are becoming a very bad influence on me- thank you happydance  I can definitely relate to that flying back and forth/away and back routine.  And when those little zephyrs appear it's like "3D" sailing laie_43[I have been sailing my 18' sailboat for over 30 years (I need to give it up for health/medical issues now frowncry).].  Sometimes one just has to keep on tacking and gybing just to keep these little heli's flying cool

 

According to USPS tracking, my V911 arrives at the post office todayhappydance.  We'll see how it flies outside once I (hopefully) learn to fly i.e. "hover" indoors.  I hope not to have an expensive learning curve.

You guys are certainly cranking funssig_goodjob2 Quads are a big learning curve-just got the Q-BOT Micro -from Hobbyking,what a fast flyer it is.My main mini quad besides the Syma X1 is the Blade MQX (Review here) Flew in some windy conditions last week,all going well until I got hit with a gust of wind and put me into a tree...I was in luck as there was a team of young guys playing soccer that were willing to climb this old gum tree to retrieve my X1,needless to say I was not able to fly it that day as 8 young guys had the joy of flying it for the first time-got a few followers in helis and quads now!! By the way also have the V911,great quad,doing a review on it soon on my Blade MQX site,you will be well pleased with it.

 

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March 18, 2013 - 11:16 pm

lew803:  I think that you are becoming a very bad influence on me- thank you happydance  I can definitely relate to that flying back and forth/away and back routine.  And when those little zephyrs appear it's like "3D" sailing laie_43[I have been sailing my 18' sailboat for over 30 years (I need to give it up for health/medical issues now frowncry).].  Sometimes one just has to keep on tacking and gybing just to keep these little heli's flying cool

 

According to USPS tracking, my V911 arrives at the post office todayhappydance.  We'll see how it flies outside once I (hopefully) learn to fly i.e. "hover" indoors.  I hope not to have an expensive learning curve.

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