I may need to build this
A few ripples have been made recently from FrSky, the makers of the Taranis 9X – one of the most popular radios for quadcoptor racing, has started to come close to releasing the Taranis Q X7. While details are still flowing out, I’d say it’s worth a look at.
One thing in my town
One thing in Chicago
One thing maybe in New York?
Three things last seen on a boat from China
Don’t get into quadcoptors kids. It’s stressful.
So, there are many perks of working for a college. One of them is whooping in the library when it’s closed. Scared the bejeezus out of the cleaning crew though.
(Blurry picture is blurry)
So I received all the things yesterday. I honestly think I’m (mostly) done spending money on the Inductrix, save for some replacement bits as things wear out.
First, that E-Flite box is the Celectra 4-Port Charger, and is one of the three best options out there for multi-battery charging, and probably the best for a novice. It’s unreasonably bulky because it’s designed to use 4 D-Cell batteries or an (optional – as in not included m’fmrs) AC adapter. However, the thing is fast, independent, and even actually got my E-Flite battery that wasn’t taking a charge to work. And while at first I was frustrated with the size of the box, the fact my FPV monitor sits perfectly on top of it for charging is great.
Second, I’ve now got what I hope is enough batteries to get me through the winter. Six Nitro Nectar batteries give me enough juice to fly around the house for about a half hour. On top of that these things give WAY more punch than my old batteries did.
Third update for flight stuff today (as I won’t be flying at lunch) – I gave the wife a spin on this yesterday. Much like myself, she had a lot of difficulties flying LOS, but with a bit of coaching she was able to start zipping around the living room a bit more.
So I’m skipping the lunch log (I did fly, just mostly zipped around the office). But – it looks like Saturday I’m taking my Amateur Radio (ham) Technician exam.
It’s 35 questions from a specific pool of 426. You can miss 9 and still pass. I’ve been studying the flash cards, and I’m at 76% proficient there. And today I took my first practice exam.
I missed 8 🙂
Still need to study more, but I feel like I may actually do this!
With 4 205 mAh batteries and a 4 port charger you can fly nearly non stop or until your dog is too tired to run.
Huh… and I’ve ordered 6 batteries and a 4 port charger…
#1 Reason to fly microquads:
Today I decided to fly in the stairwell. The focus was to fly up and down as best (and fast) as I could. A bit of a primer for quad racing. Didn’t do too bad, but I was still in very safe mode. It was painfully short though due to a battery being down.
Ahh…. this is where I got to fly. No obstructions, almost no people. I spent the time flying from one end, to the other, looping around that yellow cone, then up into the air where I dodged projectors, then landing on the stage where I was sitting.
Unfortunately – I’ve got one battery that’s gone bad on me, which seems to be common with the stock battery that comes with the Induxctrix FPV. So I only got about a total of 6 minutes air time, but what a six they were.
I also briefly put the quad in Acro mode. Boy did I regret that one almost immediately! A hell of a lot more punch, but I’m way more likely to crash.
On the upside, I did almost do a flip.
Some other notes: Over the weekend I went to my mothers, who has a good sized, fenced in yard. With the wind still, I took it outside. I briefly flew over her house before a gust sent me down. After that, I did a lot of flying around the yard, and even into the house itself.