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  1. rtkDarling

    And now for something, completely different. Muddy Ruckus - Wreck of the Hesperus

    This is a reflection on some old footage of mine, just trying something new. I think I came up with a new transition type: the "kaleidoscope" transition. I did it slow for the most part, but I can slide 3 mirrors into a shot, spin them into a kaleidoscope, transition to another shot that's also...
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    LarvaX video breakup... VTX? Antenna?

    I used that e6000 to attach a small circular polarized antenna right to the hood, now i get clear reception until i failsafe. I had the original antenna coming up through a slot in the back and glued to the pod as well, keeps crashing pressure off the board.
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    Completed my first build!

    Nice! My first thought is to re-rout your antenna so it doesn't "spider web" between the body and the arm, the loop it creates will get ripped off when you bend that prop. A better antenna on that quad will help your reception too. Looks great!
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    Finally decided to pick the iron up again today

    I just went through that box and took everything all the way apart and cataloged the working parts I have. It was actually cathartic disassembling them and cleaning all the boards up. I put it in the air this morning on a 850 4s, it's odd flying something with that power to weight. Punch it to...
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    New Jumper T16 not working - no yaw/left stick not working?

    Try the channels map I just posted before you open it back up, but I think you'll be okay. The ribbon weakness is a commonly known issue with these controllers, it's one of the only complaints I've heard about it
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    New Jumper T16 not working - no yaw/left stick not working?

    To access the input monitors from the home screen: Hold down the roller / selector button on the right roll down to monitors and press the roller to select you'll see your stick movements on that page, and I suspect yaw is disconnected
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    New Jumper T16 not working - no yaw/left stick not working?

    I've never opened mine, but if there's a loose ribbon that's the problem for sure. The cable just pushes back into the connectors, they're directional so you can't put them in upside down, no tools needed
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    Finally decided to pick the iron up again today

    I was so frustrated with my last parts failure that I rage quit building, threw that rig in the closet, and still haven't touched it. That was months ago, and I've been flying the toothpicks mostly, but I got back on the horse today. I bought a Hyperlight Floss, and all the other parts I have...
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    New Jumper T16 not working - no yaw/left stick not working?

    It's hard to explain because there's so many pages, but there's an inputs page that shows what sticks / switches are being used in real time. If the inputs page shows yaw movement, then it's the computer. If the yaw shows no movement, then it's probably a bad ribbon cable inside the controller...
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    What is the best 4in1 for a 3" quad

    I like the numbers on this Hobbywing. You guys have a thumbs up or down for this brand? https://pyrodrone.com/collections/electronic-speed-controllers/products/xrotor-4in1-esc-for-fpv-racing-nano-40a-blheli32-dshot12002-6s-20-20
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    What is the best 4in1 for a 3" quad

    What are you running for motors and props again? 1408 @ 3600 on 3052 was power city for my 3 inch. I've put 4 inch arms on it now, and I run a more shallow 4 inch prop with a Gopro. I've beengetting the itch to take the gopro mount off, put my racing props back on it and take it for a good old...
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    DJI Phantom receiver in race quad

    That gives us our pinout. Sbus is yellow, + is red and - is brown. The next thing we need to know is he voltage it requires. I think the older Phantoms are 3s...
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    DJI Phantom receiver in race quad

    I can't find a pinout for it, your best bet is to find a breakdown video and see if they'll trace the pins for you
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    DJI Phantom receiver in race quad

    This might work out for you if you knew how to fly acro and you weren't building your first quad. As it stands, you're not going to know how to diagnose your build because you don't know how to fly. The latency issue is very real; DJI AP rigs don't fly like FPV quads, so they don't need the...
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    Suffering and Light

    They did! You know the funny part? We did this shoot for a different video, and I stretched some of their footage out with some old footage of mine to make this kinda "bonus" video. I just really liked the song so it fell out of me. I love the feeling of being inspired that way.