Some guy in the desert
hopefully no other issues come up for you.. always sucks when something goes wrong and you have to wait for the mail. heh.
You're cursed buddy. And I think you rubbed some of it off on me with that comment
The new card that was scheduled to arrive on Wednesday didn't show up until Friday. Along with some heavy winds.
And then the battery in my mobius died.
I did do a quick test flight at lunch on Friday and confirmed I can now record blackbox at full 1/1 rate with 1000 looptime.
I also got in an order of the 6x4.5" DAL props. My prop stash is getting low again and I figured I'd do some more experimenting with cheap props on this cheaper setup. Plus I'm still trying to figure out what the props that came with this thing were and Fujin suspected they may be the 6x4.5" DAL's. But let's backtrack just a little. I ordered two boxes of the ultra cheap KingKong (http://www.banggood.com/KINGKONG-60...Pairs-For-QAV250-RC-Multirotors-p-988179.html) props from banggood. I've always had good service from banggood and surprisingly fast shipping even with their default free shipping. And at $5.29 for 10 pairs of props even if they aren't great performers (as I've heard) I figured they're worth giving a spin. So I grabbed two boxes and tossed in a $12 5.8ghz VTX just to have a spare...or maybe to finally finish building this BNVersa for FPV that's been gathering dust for over a year while multis have sucked me in. Well, here it is week and a half later and they still haven't even shipped the order. Sent them a message and they said the VTX is backordered (even though it still shows as in stock ships in 1 day on the website.)
But I'm getting low on basher props so I ordered up some of the DAL 6x4.5's from RMRC. I almost ordered some of the 6045's as well but I've heard the 6x4.5's are much better and wanted to confirm or deny Fujin's theory that they were what the emax shipped with.
Well, they're definitely not the same as the props the emax shipped with. The blade shape is fairly similar, but the hubs are smaller. These look more like the 6040's and 5040's from DAL than my FC's or HQ's. So far the balance on them is better than most other DAL's I've used though, about the same as FC's. So not bad there...and they're about the same price but easier to get in smaller quantities than the FC's. In the air they remind me of the FC's a lot as well...but feel just a bit less punchy. One of these days I really need to build up a test stand and put some numbers to my tests insead of just using the "finger dyno" (kinda like the "butt dyno" for car guys but since we fly with our fingers...)
May order some of the 6045's to compare...see if the rumors are true that the 6x4.5's are better or if I got that reversed, they're cheap enough and seem to be tough enough I don't mind experimenting
I also got my mobius fixed. When nilsen sent me the Tri (which I still need to try swapping ESC's on) he also sent along a broken mobius. I had hoped to swap the cam from that to mine since it was the wide angle lens...but I managed to break the connector on the CMOS module Still..it had a good battery. So I swapped that into my mobius and it's alive again. Apparently I had been forgetting to turn mine off after plugging it in to charge so it was never charging properly. Smallest lipo I've puffed but it's super puffy. Oops.
Long story longer...with the mobius working and blackbox working I had hoped to get the quad in the air today for some test flights. But the wind. Bleah. They had to cancel the flights for our annual balloon festival this morning and it only got worse as the day went on. Even the balloon glow this evening was more or less ruined by the wind - only 3 balloons even tried to inflate and they didn't have much luck. Glow ended being about 6 baskets just firing their burners into the sky
Fingers crossed that tomorrow sees calmer air. Both for the balloonists and for me