Some guy in the desert
Your Sparky2 is not the problem. Windows 10 is not an upgrade.
Not huge on it...but even Win7 was a big step down in performance on this ancient machine. But sticking with vista wasn't an option any longer since support for it is gone and chrome wasn't going to get any more updates. I really need to replace both of these old computers...but...keep buying RC stuff instead
Though to be fair I've put W10 on 5 computers now and it's been a mixed bag. Nothing has stopped working...and 2 of them feel slower now...but 2 feel faster...one is about the same.
The USB issue I can't point the finger at W10 yet...because all my other boards still connect just fine. Since it's only one board acting up I have to suspect the board. Really the board sits too close to the top plate, I even had to shave down the connector on my cord to get it to fit...so most likely I didn't shave it down enough and it's putting too much pressure on the connector. I'll play with it some more soon...just too hot to work in my shop or fire up the iron right now.
I have been playing with the DAL 6045s and to me comparing to HQ 6045s it's like dropping a lipo cell. I break the DALs almost as often and the loss of power, particularly when recovering from a move, just hurts too much.
Yeah, I've used their 2 blades before and it was a drop in performance...I wouldn't call it a full cell's worth of drop but it was noticeable. At the sale price I couldn't pass up trying some tri's since I've heard decent things about some of their tri's. Besides I never mind more cheap props even if they don't fly great since they're handy for bashing around when I know I'm going to break something and don't need top performance
Pretty close...that design is a little prettier....and this one will fly...at least two of them have flown already - one was even auto tuned by dRonin:
But the others weren't printed in glow in the dark filament to really spook the neighbors
I also have it on good authority that the flight experience is very similar to the actual RQ-16 T-hawk...even if this version doesn't look quite as much like the real thing as the one you linked.
Got all the big parts printed....just working on the spacers - which are a real pain to print (not enough surface area so they don't stay stuck to the build plate well.) And have to re-print one of the vanes becuase it came loose at the end of the print job. Probably going to reprint all of the vanes and vane holder though as I was given a modified version that improves the pivots slightly.