Speak for yourself, been flying almost everyday after work. in this nice 80 degree days lately.
Bad news here.........I just finished up a ZMR 250 mini quad, but unfortunately i think i got a really bad set of props.(atleast that's what i am blaming it on for now) So got everything together and fired it up all motors spinning the right way, got all the props on, held it hand to check all the controls(left right forward backward) made sure i had air blowing the right direction, props were on right direction etc. All right moment of truth, sat the quad on ground throttled up, gets about 2'' off ground flips over. Wtf ???? broke all 4 props. (This is not my first quad, i have a nano qx, nano qx fpv, and a scratch built tri copter.)
So i go back and double check motor direction. Put on 4 new props which was the other half of the 2 sets i ordered, put them on. Held quad in my hand (to double check lift) throttled up and BANG all 4 of the props blades shattered and went flying WTF i say.......!!! I am left baffled for now. Any thoughts........
Oh, don't get me wrong; I've been flying, though as of late it's the wind that keeps me grounded more than anything. I am by no means a multicopter veteran as I have just recently built my first quad (an Electrohub). What I do know is that balancing the props is very important, I noticed an instant improvement in performance. However, poorly balanced props should not cause such a drastic effect. Two common issues that lead to a fast flip that I have learned about are 1.) ESCs not being calibrated, and 2.) P/I Gains at incorrect settings. There are plenty more reasons it could be happening, but those seem to pop up quite a bit in the forums, etc.
I am located in Greenville, N.C. Just started in the hobby a few months back. I am building a Diatone 250 FPV ghost and have another quad frame with motors, esc's and FC coming in. waiting on parts for the FPV carrying case to finish it up.
I have 5 delta push wing frames built but I have never flew a plane before. I have about 50-75 acres to practice own.
I'm also building a Simple Copter type tricopter. Just cut the frame out and added the arms. That will be finished last.
There is a small group that flies by one of the local high school I plan to ease over and learn all I can from those guys.
Welcome to the forum, everyone here is extremely helpful. I built a t-copter myself ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifRap-D1oVI ) This video was before i got it dialed in. Now it flies even better. I just finished up a QAV250 carbon fiber race quad, working on getting it dialed in.
Don't hesitate to go up and talk with the guys flying. Generally a good rule of thumb is to wait til they land. Some people have a hard time talking and flying at the same time. "Most" people in the hobby are eager to help others along the way, as they too were once in your shoes.
Hi everyone my name is Brad Peters live in Charlotte and fly at Waymer Park in Huntersville
This is the club I belong to great bunch of guys awesome place to fly http://flyingacesrc.com/FlyingAces.aspx
I went to Joe nall had an awesome time flying with Josh Bixler
Here is a video of Josh flying one of my scratch builds
I hope you all enjoy and can't wait to meet up with all my Flitetest friends.
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