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Sazabi
05-03-2011, 06:58 AM
Ok, guys, I've finally was able to flight outside. Sorry for quality, recorded on mobile phone cam.
It's all default setup. Flies on gyro, gyro/accel just great! Need a bit tweaking on attitude mode, because feels like it's a bit too sensitive.
Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxKaScsDADQ

bryanpearson
05-03-2011, 08:28 PM
Nice flight! It doesn't look like you had many tuning issues either! Quite stable!

Try tweaking the 'Expo' settings on your DX6i transmitter as it will help smooth out the controls a bit. Something like +30 Expo really helped me. Covered in detail here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9vWmRncdws

The video quality was fine. I like seeing other peoples quads as I keep getting great frame building ideas.

Honk
05-03-2011, 09:35 PM
Great flight it seems! I would appreciate a close-up picture of how you've mounted the sensors to the frame, as I'm quite obsessed with that and believe it has a lot to do with stability.

Also, please be careful! That quad could at any time, no matter how good conditions there are and how certain you are of the fool-proof design you've made, it could dive straight to those babies faces and cause a LOT of trouble for you/them/general perception of these "toys".

Sazabi
05-04-2011, 04:17 AM
Thanks for idea, bryanpearson! Actually, there were non tuning done at all, all stock 2.4 firmware. Just modified battery monitor to work with two batteries and added beeper.

Honk, You absolutely right! But they don't listen to me when I'm begging them to stay far away. Everyone wants to see it closer. I believe I have to find another place for test flying.
I'll make pics later today, as I get home.

alamo
05-04-2011, 05:38 AM
Nice first flight. Quad looks very professional and more stable than mine is now!