Recent content by BillyN

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    phantom 3 battery problem

    This is interesting, I will try it next time.
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    Phantom 3 Advanced roll over by take off

    Sorry if I mention something obvious... but make sure that the ones spinning in the same direction are opposite to each other with respect to the center of the drone.
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    Hi people - I just got a Phantom 3 Advanced for Christmas

    P3A is my one and only DJI drone. I like it a lot. Read a lot, and enjoy it.
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    Is Phantom 3 advanced still a good choice?

    I honestly wonder if a video shot in 2.7k (of P3Adv) would have visible difference to one in 4k (of P3Pro). I am thinking, video is compressed, other factors greatly affect image quality, really great videos require video post processing etc. This triggered me and I also looked at this video...
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    Is Phantom 3 advanced still a good choice?

    I have to reply to this since I flew my p3a a few times this past weekend, after some time when I was not using it. I fly FPV drones for fun, but this time it I had to use a photography-oriented drone. I returned thinking... it is such a good drone! (I know I am not helping much)
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    survey and mapping.?

    Thank you (everyone) for your replies. In my case "surveying" is maybe too strong term. However I would like to learn how to create a photographic map with some GPS information for my own personal reference (it is my own property). So, no client here, nor any formal use, otherwise I would hire a...
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    See what I caught traveling at over 1300 MPH

    My vote is for small birds (although I hope for a more exciting answer to this). I remember a video with the drone surrounded by swallow-birds. They were not that fast, but I see some similarities.
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    survey and mapping.?

    So DroneDeploy will continue to function even after the trial period, but map processing will not be available. That is interesting. (Still, no matter how good these tools are, I am still reluctant to have (more) software controling the quadcopter.)
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    survey and mapping.?

    As this is a relatively old discussion I would like to "revive" it. I have an "amateur" land surveying task ahead of me. I need to record borders of some remote (and of low value) mountain properties. I need to create maps of these (orthoprojection(?)) that do not need to be super precise. I...
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    See what I caught traveling at over 1300 MPH

    Just read this thread and then another irrelevant one ( Phantom 4 Advance nearly takes out my Phantom 4 ) and was surprised that there ( at around time = 4.18 ) I see similar objects as those mentioned here. If they are insects, it must be the season. Or maybe this thread made me more aware and...
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    My first (beginner) flights!

    I am sure people will help you here, but you need to report very precisely what steps you do and what is going wrong (these are complex devices and many different things may be affecting them).
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    Greece

    Θα βρεις άπειρο υλικό ψαξε στο youtube. Δεν είναι διαφορετικό από ένα π.χ. κινητό με πυξίδα. Θες να κάνει μια πλήρη περιστροφή οριζόντια (είτε με το 1ο ή το 2ο τρόπο) και μια κοιτώντας τη γη (πάλι και οι δύο μέθοδοι θεωρώ ότι δουλεύουν). Ακολουθείς δηλαδή ότι λέει η εφαρμογή. Το βασικό λένε ότι...
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    Greece

    Οκ (νομίζω ότι περνάμε από τα ίδια προβλήματα). Όταν η θερμοκρασία περιβάλλοντος είναι κάτω από 14-15οC και η μπαταρία έχει πέσει σε αυτή τη θερμοκρασία (δεν την είχες κάπου ζεστά) δεν λειτουργεί σωστά. Ακριβώς επειδή ολες οι μπαταρίες Lipo έχουν απρόβλεπτα μειωμένη απόδοση σε τέτοιες...
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    Greece

    Σε τι θερμοκρασία έγινε; Είχα και εγώ ένα "περίεργο" όταν έκανα κάτι δοκιμές σε χειμωνιάτικες θερμοκρασίες και δεν είχα ζεστάνει τη μπαταρία. Μετά κατάλαβα πως ήταν αναμενόμενο. Ασχέτως πάντως, ένα calibration κάθε τόσο (ίσως 15-20 φορτίσεις-δεν είμαι σίγουρος) δεν βλάπτει. Και ναι απαιτεί...
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    Greece

    Θα απαντήσουν και πιο εμπειροι, αλλά η γνωμη μου είναι πως δε χρειάζεται να κλείσεις αυτο το CSC (κάτω δεξιά&κάτω αριστερά) γιατι αποκλειεται να το κάνεις κατα λαθος (εκτος αν δοκιμάζεις ακροβατικα). Δεν ξέρω καν αν απενεργοποιείται με κάποιο τροπο. Στη προσγείωση ξεμαθε το joysticks κάτω...