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Very glad you like it! Another member has installed his kit and should be posting up results soon.
The switch is very high-end. I could've used a dollar switch, but failure could mean a really unpleasant day of flying.
And yes, the LED does work :)
 
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Very glad you like it! Another member has installed his kit and should be posting up results soon.
The switch is very high-end. I could've used a dollar switch, but failure could mean a really unpleasant day of flying.
And yes, the LED does work :)
Thanks again,
I'm reviewing the post and all your videos, am going to your site later to go over instructions, and will install tomorrow. I will keep you updated! Several friends of mine are interested in this as well as my local hobby shop, ( neither have seen the kit, but I've talked about it to them ) any idea on ( avail of these kits, and ball park price ) you can email me answer if you want
( [email protected] )

Take care, videos look great, I use mine to video pools I build, this mod sounds like JUST WHAT I NEED!
To get that perfect shot

J Dot

A+ on the led! That is sweet!
 
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Hey,

So I installed my kit the other day, and this evening had a chance to go out and fly.

I didn't think to take unboxing and set up pictures really, but luckily we're covered above!
Install was relatively simple, one tricky part for me was having to take the controller apart to recalibrate the stick closer to 0. It was dead on when I glued, but when I went back into the RC app, it was off by a couple still. Other than that, everything was super simple.
The newer controller with the tilt wheel on the side is slightly different to the instructions (at time of writing), look where you're putting your plugs else you'll slow something else down (like I did to start with).

The parts are very well made and put together, way better than I was expecting. If I can get a hold of some of those switches used, I'm real tempted to replace the janky ones DJI use. Although I guess anything is better than those!

I took the P2 over to the park this afternoon, for a fly about a test run. I really need to invest in a filter for my GoPro, the sun was bright today and there's lines all over my video else I'd share that.

There's 2 speeds on the yaw mod, and the slowest is great for taking panoramas. There's plenty of overlap to help stitching.
The second speed, slightly faster, but maybe too fast still when looking back at my footage. Maybe it's just me and because I was only filming in 30fps. It's probably fine when filmed in 60 and slowed down. But I'll have to test that another day when it's not in photo mode.

I tried to do a 3 pass and stitch like you Fyod, but I've never done it before and Photoshop just wasn't understanding it all. I'll give it another go sometime. Might be because colours are all over the place, and I'm sure the P2 still isn't spinning dead on it's center, so it wanders a bit which can't help it. There was only a few MPH wind though, quietest it's been here for weeks.
First pass was good enough for a regular pano though, and I made it into a tiny planet for fun. Roundhay Park in Leeds, UK.

Overall, super happy with this. I'm not a super experienced pilot with countless hours under my belt who's had a nightmare time trying to get slow pans on videos. I'm still relatively new to this game, but in my short time flying this was one thing that did annoy me because it wasn't adjustable in software.

Good job Fyod, I'm excited for you to get this out there! Thanks for letting me test it out.

Simon - Off to invest in a ND filter.
 

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A+ Simon,
Love the planet pic! Too cool. I am going to install mine tonight, but weather is bad here ( rain, high winds ) horrible flying conditions! Definitely not to try to run tests in!

So not sure when I can fully test it out? As for yaw speed 1/3 speed seems to be the magic number, 10k resistors 1/4 watt, would do the job nicely! I'm not sure what resistance this switch uses? But he said there were 3 different switches ( ultimately ) each with a unique resistance.

In other words
1 might be 1/8 speed, and 1/3 speed
2 might be 1/4 speed, and 3/8 speed
3 might be 1/2 speed, and 3/4 speed

Something along those lines! I would like the other 2 configurations to try out.

I will do pictures of my instal and share later with you all!

( Fyod ) can you please contact me ( at your convenience ) I do have 1 concern, I'd like to talk to you about!
Nothing about the kit, just about slow yaw in general. a problem I ran into with a 10k slow mod I did myself! I might have an idea for you to mull over! ( if it is possible? )

Take care, Fly safe!

J Dot
 
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Feel free to PM me ;)
All the test boards sent are 10k (slow) 20k (slowest).
 
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Ok,
I'll pm after a bit, have a couple errands to run, then I'll write you!
Thanks for the quick reply!

J Dot
 
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In other words
1 might be 1/8 speed, and 1/3 speed
2 might be 1/4 speed, and 3/8 speed
3 might be 1/2 speed, and 3/4 speed
This is correct. In my previous videos I was testing "Speed 1". You have "Speed 2" and I will be filming "Speed 3" when the winds calm down.
I tried to do a 3 pass and stitch like you Fyod, but I've never done it before and Photoshop just wasn't understanding it all.
I would recommend Kolor PanoTour (www.kolor.com). You can download a trial version that sets their logo in the end result, but works wonders.
GoPro bought the company just a few weeks ago so I expect we might see a "light" version of the Pano features in a future GoPro software update.
 
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I would recommend Kolor PanoTour (www.kolor.com). You can download a trial version that sets their logo in the end result, but works wonders.
GoPro bought the company just a few weeks ago so I expect we might see a "light" version of the Pano features in a future GoPro software update.
I tried the AutoPano software with the 3 passes and it was all over the place. Will need to play with that one some more to get to grips with all the features.
The tour software took the Photoshop version fine and split it up though :)

http://simonwicks.net/Pano/Roundhay Park 1.html
 
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Hello Everyone,
Here is my ( YawMod ) installation walk through. Here is how it went.

( this is part 1 of 2, due to 20 picture maximum rule ) part 2 to follow.

This is the Tx I'm using:



Back view:



Ok,
Let's open the Tx:
To be safe, REMOVE the batteries ( if applicable )




Now we need to REMOVE the 4 ( Phillips ) screws marked below:




Now we need to SEPARATE case halves ( be careful close to antenna, gently pull back case half to Unclip from antenna post clip )



Last we need to UNPLUG, battery lead, to motherboard,



Now set back half aside, here is what we have now



Ok,
First we need to make sure the YAW Stick is calibrated to ( 0 ). So let's hook the Tx to RC assistant, plug in battery plug first like this:
( Reinstall batteries if applicable )



Now let's hook USB from Tx from computer like this:



Make sure sticks are free to move, and not touching anything



Now open ( RC Assistant )





Now turn ON Tx



Make sure it has connection ( blue green lights bottom left PC screen should be lit up )



Check Yaw setting or ( R ) make sure it is 0 or close to it like this



Remove USB, and battery plug again

Ok, now to install kit:
We will start with drilling hole
I decided to put mine here



there was a mold mark already there, and easy to center, I made a center point first like this



I drilled a pilot hole:



Ok that is my ( 20 ) picture MAXIMUM,
So part 2 below: to be continued!

J Dot
 
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Ok
Welcome to part 2

We left off with a pilot hole drilled into Tx, for switch, now we need to drill out hole to the full 7mm required diameter for switch to fit



Position switch, whatever orientation, you choose! I chose left to right, left off, center slow, right very slow!

( note, rearrange Tx wires around switch, but keep bundled nicely )



Here is the mounted switch, top side



My next task was installing power feed to led in switch ( this is optional, and requires soldering )
Here is our power source



Solder ( Yellow & Black wires ) to board like this
( note: center pin is not touched )



Now that the dirty work is done, let's put it all together, we will start with mini PC board install
( I used Velcro, as I ultimately want to swap back and forth with my dial wheel Tx )
Place board here



Now we need this plug



Unplug it



Plug that plug to mini PC board here



Now let's plug in the power led wire, the ( Yellow & Black one ) plug it to mini PC board here



Now plug the multi colored jumper wire to Tx board here



Plug other end to mini PC board here



Now plug the switch plug to mini PC board here ( last plug )



When done, should look something like this
( nice and neat )



Ok, carefully put Tx halves back together, then turn on Tx, see if switch works

Mine is left OFF ( red led )



Middle slow ( no light )



And finally right very slow ( green led )



Ok, that is it,
Will update, when weather allows me to actually test it all out! Thanks again
( Fyod ).

Take care, Fly safe!

J Dot
 
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I have finished up the website with all needed info.
I have also decided to only offer the 15% and 30% speeds, which are most popular and I have found the faster ones not as useful, and even slower than 15% isn't of much use at all.
Happy to answer any questions.
 
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Is this available for purchase as of now? If so how much. I am going on a trip soon and would love to have this.
 
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Is this available for purchase as of now? If so how much. I am going on a trip soon and would love to have this.
Yes. You can order through yawmod.com.

@LuvMyTJ i think you might have the tad bit faster version, I'd say 40%/20%, iirc.
 
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Yes. You can order through yawmod.com.

@LuvMyTJ i think you might have the tad bit faster version, I'd say 40%/20%, iirc.
$50 !!! I was expecting something around $20... Sorry man i just cant spend that money on a mod like that.
 
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I expect the price to go down over time depending on the qty of orders. I am using the highest quality parts available, because building anything I tend to eliminate failure as much as possible, especially when something is in the air. Just the switch is a whopping $15, but you'd have to compare it to a dollar switch and feel the difference, I think the guys who have been using these for months can vouch for that.
 

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Yes. You can order through yawmod.com.
Any hints on what the 'Pro' model is? Was thinking of ordering. Want a beta tester for the Pro?

$50 !!! I was expecting something around $20... Sorry man i just cant spend that money on a mod like that.
Dude. $50 seems like a steal, I was expecting to pay closer to $100. Lots of little components, and a lot of labor to get it looking that tidy. Don't be cheap.
 
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Any hints on what the 'Pro' model is? Was thinking of ordering. Want a beta tester for the Pro?



Dude. $50 seems like a steal, I was expecting to pay closer to $100. Lots of little components, and a lot of labor to get it looking that tidy. Don't be cheap.
You could do this for probably $5 if you were really cheap about It. I didn't realize this stuff was high quality
 

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You could do this for probably $5 if you were really cheap about It. I didn't realize this stuff was high quality
Yeah, you could do it for $5 and awful parts, and about 30 extra wires stuffed in your controller rather than a purpose-made board. You're paying for nice hardware, easy installation, and the time and money he undoubtedly invested to make this work, and work well. You choose.
 
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I will post some info about the Pro soon, maybe even tonight if I get home early.
 

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