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FT What Did You Do RC Today : Caution Offtopic At All Times

PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
Yes, I did. I just verified that the AKK infinite supports Smart audio.
If you use the drop down menu where you select smart audio in the ports tab you will see TBS smart audio and smart audio. they are different so one of the two will not work no matter how its connected. Try swapping to the one you dont have currently selected and see if it all wakes up.
 
Didn't get to fly today, but did do a little FPV DIY. First up is this homemade 5 turn helical 5.8 Ghz antenna. The 3d print files are available on the Far Vew website. It was pretty easy to hack together, and even though it looks a bit rough in spots it seems to work great. We'll know for sure once I get in the air. I also have been having problems with my video signal when I turn the plane around and fly back towards myself, I think probably because the video antenna is right in a line with the Crossfire antenna and the battery pack. So today I figured out that I could use an extension I had in the junk drawer to move the video antenna off to the side. Hopefully that helps, because otherwise I'm going to have to actually move the transmitter itself which would be a real hassle.
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I also made this little FPV box with my son just sort of on a whim this afternoon. It looks Really Rough, but works. We're calling it a proof of concept and we're going to find a nicer enclosure to build version 2.
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They work great.. right up to the time you fly out of its beam width at a decent distance and cant direct the plane or the receiver back to regain signal because your screen is only static. Best to use diversity and run two antennas like that or an omni with it to at least hope of recovery in that event.
Yeah, I only had one antenna attached for testing the directionality. I normally fly with 2 omnidirectional antennas and have flown out of range many times, hence building the higher gain antenna. I fly fpv with my inav build with return to home on a switch to bring it back when the video signal fails.
 

PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
Yeah, I only had one antenna attached for testing the directionality. I normally fly with 2 omnidirectional antennas and have flown out of range many times, hence building the higher gain antenna. I fly fpv with my inav build with return to home on a switch to bring it back when the video signal fails.
Technically It doesnt matter and you would never really need an antenna like that if you follow the rules.... Most people can not keep LOS at the distance of the freebie dipole antennas.

As for RTH... we will leave that for another day as that is TOO closely associated with what caused us to have so much issues with regulators to begin with... DJI products that advertise ANYONE can fly a drone....
 

mrjdstewart

Well-known member
showed up a day early. :devilish:

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i am a little bummed about the assembly. i had hoped it would be like the EFXtra and have the wing screw on. nope, it is glued and i of course used the last of my foam-tac yesterday. i had also planned on putting in a faster motor in the future so before i assemble i am going to have to replace the ESC to higher Amp rating since once it is glued, i lose access to the esc. i hope i got a spare 60A that will fit. :unsure:

laters,

me :cool:
 

The Hangar

Well-known member
showed up a day early. :devilish:

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i am a little bummed about the assembly. i had hoped it would be like the EFXtra and have the wing screw on. nope, it is glued and i of course used the last of my foam-tac yesterday. i had also planned on putting in a faster motor in the future so before i assemble i am going to have to replace the ESC to higher Amp rating since once it is glued, i lose access to the esc. i hope i got a spare 60A that will fit. :unsure:

laters,

me :cool:
Ooh, sweet!
 

speedbirdted

Well-known member
I'm super jealous! I've got a project rn that would love that enya
What is it? I'm thinking of building up my Wanderer 99 I've had in a box for a year now, that would probably be the perfect amount of power to self launch with it.

I don't have anything actually planned for the other engines. I just saw an insane deal and jumped I guess :ROFLMAO:
 

SquirrelTail

Well-known member
What is it? I'm thinking of building up my Wanderer 99 I've had in a box for a year now, that would probably be the perfect amount of power to self launch with it.

I don't have anything actually planned for the other engines. I just saw an insane deal and jumped I guess :ROFLMAO:
It's a Herr Cloud ranger. I'm covering the fuse rn
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