Recent content by jumper

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    In Canada, after June 1st. what are you likely to face?

    I was not advocating not having proper documentation for the drone or a licence to operate it, and that was not the intent of my post. Then again I hope you really don't believe that the first offence will result in the maximum fine of $1000. This NEVER happens in Canada and even repeat...
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    In Canada, after June 1st. what are you likely to face?

    I doubt that 'being approached' by police is going to happen. Police have a lot on their plates already so other than responding to a complaint from somebody, there is little chance that a police officer would worry about a hobbyist flying a drone.
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    Links for new Canadian rules effective June 1st 2019

    I wonder if you have to pay 10 bucks every time you take the exam if you fail the first time. If not, then I might just take a stab at it and if I fail I will buy the material suggested in order to study.
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    False accusations of voyeurism, from a cop caught shinning my drone with laser !

    There might be some misunderstanding here with various terms between our two official languages here in Canada. Voyeurism stands out as the first one and the ranks of the police (chief master sergeant etc) are not common. Regardless, two provinces have provincial police (Quebec and Ontario) but...
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    Upgraded the extender to RE700

    I was in Course Lock but I had a tail wind dirk. I've read where props have come off as well but I'm not sure why that happens. I always make small stick adjustments anyway as I'm sure that sudden movements are not good for the airframe anyway.You know I'm going to try ATTI now. haha
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    Upgraded the extender to RE700

    I sometimes wonder how accurate the data is when using the iPhone DJI app and to be honest I am torn between keeping my eye on the aircraft and looking down at the iPhone screen. The little Flytrex data collector seems to be more accurate and I can look at it later. This morning I flew down the...
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    Upgraded the extender to RE700

    Great new Ken! Welcome to the RE700 club.
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    Upgraded the extender to RE700

    I agree with @dirkclod that aim is everything. The base of the antenae is the strongest part so if you are flying directly overhead, then having it straight up and down (as in normal flying) would not be beneficial. Having said that, you should be getting better connections with the RE700 vs the...
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    Upgraded the extender to RE700

    So today I went to the airfield and took my Phantom up to about 50M and flew straight down the runway. At around 350M I couldn't see it anymore but I was getting a good signal. I have to admit that there is a bit of apprehension when I lose sight of it, but I yanked back on the stick and so I...
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    Upgraded the extender to RE700

    So far so good! Yesterday the winds were up (around 16 nts) and usually I don't fly when they are gusty like that but I went to the airfield here and took a short hop. With my RE500 I would start to get drops at the 120M mark and that was usually my limit. Yesterday I went down the strip and...
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    Upgraded the extender to RE700

    Ken it's a good upgrade: The biggest headache that most people have is finding the Camera's MAC address in order to bind the new extender to the camera on the Phantom. So while my new one was charging, I connected my old extender, Tx and Phantom just as if I were going to fly with it. Then in...
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    Battery Troubles

    I pay great attention to letting the battery 'run down' every 20 charges or so. Even if you just take it in the yard and hover it around for 15 minutes or so to ensure the battery is really drained. There are also ways to hook up a light bulb or another draw but I found just fly it around low...
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    Upgraded the extender to RE700

    Well thanks to a very generous offer from one of our forum members @Squiddley I went to his place today and picked up a RE700 for my Phantom 2 Vision. I did some hand wringing about the camera MAC address for binding but since I still had my serviceable RE500 I used it and connected everything...
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    Taking the next step ( mods galore ) update 3/25/15!

    Intruder: The first vid looks exactly as mine did but I used the dampeners that came with the gimbal. Your second video is a lot smoother and I would certainly be happy if I could have got mine that smooth. Alerts: I'm not sure of this software but some other forum software will only give you...
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    Taking the next step ( mods galore ) update 3/25/15!

    Phil; As long as you are flying and having fun, it's all good.