TMB Official Drone / RC Thread

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  1. Doug

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    Lost the old thread.

    I picked up a new quad this morning, a guy in town was selling his Storm Racer for a great deal, couldn't pass it up. Hopefully I can sell my other one and make a little on the deal

     
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  2. Emmy Rossum

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    Tell me a good, cheap starter drone to buy
     
  3. Doug

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    Hubsan x4
     
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  5. lomcevak

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    Spent a week in South Carolina in May at the biggest RC event in the world, Joe Nall.

    Flew this big puppy

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  6. Doug

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    Was it Joe Nall this year where someone flew an inspire into the corsair pattern and it got destroyed?
     
  7. lomcevak

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    Not sure, I didn't hear of it; doesn't mean it didn't happen. I almost got nailed while flying a float plane on the lake there. Some asshole was fucking around and lost control. I hit the deck and the thing flew right over my head and crashed in the water; somehow didn't crash myself. I bout shit my pants
     
  8. bigred77

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    I used to be into RC pretty heavy years ago.
    Raced cars nationally in Jr High and High School, got into planes a little in high school, but always really liked the racing better and there wasnt much plane racing around (even though years later they held some RC plane racing national championships in my home town)

    Got into college and it all took a back seat for me.
    still have my old racing rigs, but they are so far behind the times of the modern stuff its silly

    been getting the itch for something, thinking of maybe a drone or a boat (live near the lake)
    this thread may push me over the edge into getting something
     
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  9. lomcevak

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    Do it. With grad school I'm having problems finding time to fly and when I do I feel guilty. Super pumped to graduate..
     
  10. Doug

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    Get a racing quad, set it up for FPV - have all the fun.
     
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  11. lomcevak

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    They have racing and aerobatic competitions for RC helis and planes, but first I've heard of something like this: http://dronenationals.com/
     
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  12. bigred77

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    What is FPV?
     
  13. lomcevak

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    First person view. Essentially you fly based on the view from the aircraft.
     
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  14. Doug

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    Most people wear goggles, and look like a dork but it's fun as hell and like lomcevak said you're flying seeing what the quad sees.

    Here is my setup
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  15. bigred77

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    that is cool as shit

    so I guess you dont race head to head, just timed?
    bumping would be out of the question in racing I guess
     
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  16. bigred77

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    that is cool as shit

    so I guess you dont race head to head, just timed?
    bumping would be out of the question in racing I guess
     
  17. bigred77

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    wow, the elusive quadruple post
     
  18. Doug

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    Most people do race head to head and bumping can happen - doesn't always result in both quads going down though... Some great YouTube videos of head to head races
     
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  19. bigred77

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    Are the goggles like dual view, where you can see fpv and watch it fly at the same time?
     
  20. Doug

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    No but some people fly on monitors that allow you to fly fpv of los (line of sight)
     
  21. Doug

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    I got the P-47d from e-flite. Has flaps and retracts. Flew it this weekend, wow an awesome plane. Until I crashed it.... Not sure what happened seemed like it lost radio signal then was cutting in and out and I basically stalled it from about 15 ft up. Not to bad damage wise... Should be back up in the air in a few days.
     
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  22. lomcevak

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    How long into the crashed flight were you flying?
     
  23. Doug

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    Maybe 4 minutes on the 2nd day. The first day I linked up to another guy through his DX18, worked great. 2nd day I did a wireless link to his DX9, and I'm wondering if that's what caused my issue. Earlier in the flight it felt like I lost control for a few seconds but came back, next pass in the pattern a little further is when I lost it.
     
  24. Jax Teller

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    So what's a good starter that comes with a camera?
     
  25. Doug

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    Camera to fly first person view or just record?
     
  26. Jax Teller

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    Just to record
     
  27. Doug

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    I started with the little hubsan on Amazon, maybe $60. Dromida has a lot of good reviews and a lot of people seem to like them
     
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  28. Fafa fofo

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    Got two of these today. Just starting to play. [​IMG]
     
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  29. Jax Teller

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    Holy shit at the 4k one at best buy. Only 1300 lol.

    Also I'm hoping to find one that's a little bigger than those palm sized ones.

    We've been flying my goddaughter's there past two days. Was a $100 elf or something like that. No camera on it though.
     
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  30. Fafa fofo

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    No camera on these either, but 210 with 4 extra batteries and a 4 battery charger. Can fly non stop.
     
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  31. Doug

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    I had one of those 4K ones for $1300. It was incredible. I was flying half a mile away through my iPad. An incredible piece of technology. Sold it though after a few months.

    All depends how much you want to spend. You can spend as little as $30... As much as a few grand and everything in between.
     
  32. cutig

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    Have a dji phantom 2 vision. Fun as hell, takes some great photo and video
     
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  33. Jax Teller

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    So my family ended up getting me one for christmas. They bought it at a kiosk in the mall so it's not great I'm sure, but i had fun with it. Now i have to get it repaired already. Got a little too cute on my first outdoor flight, landed in a tree and apparently knocked a wire from one motor off the main board. Gonna call a couple shops here in town and see if they can fix that.
     
  34. Doug

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    Have a soldering iron? Probably a pretty easy fix. They're a lot of fun to fly, but you'll crash- and they break a lot.
     
  35. Jax Teller

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    I don't, I should get one and learn how to do it. My dad has one and used to fix electronics and tv's and shit so he could fix it.

    What concerns me is if I plug the battery in and touch that wire to the main board where it broke from, the motor automatically starts spinning. Maybe soldering it back on will make that stop? I'm not sure though.
     
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  37. Jax Teller

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    Barely can fly the thing but at least the camera works.



     
  38. bigred77

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    Sweet flip, but I'm sure that wasnt exactly on purpose
     
  39. Jax Teller

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    Actually it was lol. It's got one of those one button flip modes or whatever. Figured I'd try it out while the camera was on.
     
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  40. Doug

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    Nice little camera on that one
     
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  41. Jax Teller

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    Need to go practice more but it's been way cold and windy.
     
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  43. cutig

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    Nice. I need to get mine back out. Ran into issues with the FAA licensing for the project we intended on using the drone for.. So it's been gathering dust
     
  44. Jax Teller

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    It took on a mind of it's own once it went about 50 feet out. Wound up crashing into the snow yesterday and couldn't find it. Found it today as snow was melting, almost completely buried, only a blade was sticking out. Was in a solid chunk of snow and when I brought it in and opened it up there was no water inside or on the board so maybe I got lucky. Going to let it dry out and see what happens. If not, it was only $50 online.

    Apparently driving snow really screws with the ability to control a cheap one like this.
     
  45. Doug

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    If you end up with a nicer one, or like yours- I suggest getting one of those blue tooth tile things, help you find it when it gets lost. Know a guy who lost his $500 setup in tall grass



    I've never flown in snow but my first cheap one was lost in high winds... Got up and lost orientation next thing I knew it was 100 yards out over the trees
     
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  46. Jax Teller

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    What blue tooth thing are you talking about?
     
  47. Doug

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    It's called tile, if you're within X feet it'll show on the map and can make it beep. Think they're less than $20 on Amazon
     
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    I kept waiting for the windshield wipers to sweep across the screen
     
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  49. -Asshole-

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    Haven't flown my quads in a while, but I noticed this one yesterday. Man they have made a lot of improvements in the last year and a half.

    https://m.dji.com/product/mavic-pro
     
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