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Had my first flight on Diatone GT m3 - amazing - but have random questions!!

mackerel

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Wow - getting this Diatone off the ground was way more involved than I had thought, but totally worth it - learning curve steeper than my take-offs! Random questions are:

1. Sometimes the RX takes much longer to lock / doesn't lock without a power cycle. Normal or change something!?
2. When in the air, the throttle, when at minimum is still reasonably high. In betaflight the range is 1000-2000 - can I change this to make my 'low throttle' lower? I found when I was approaching the perimeter of my field I had to do-arm and plummet to stay in sight - not ideal!
3. If I am approaching the edge of a field can I just pitch stick down to start going backwards?? (I didn't think of this at the time)
4. When I play back the video it is like it kind-of has the sound of the motors, but nothing else. Does it have a mike? Can I add a mike?
5. Sometimes when the RX locks fine, the motors do not arm, and again a power-cycle is required.
6. What's best setting in betaflight for total novice? Horizon?

Thanks all :)
 

mackerel

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Hiya thanks for following up. I've had some more flights and answered some of my own questions. I've bought a £2 mic which I'm hoping to solder on to my TBS Unify, but can't find where to solder it. The flying is still very patchy. I've got a liftoff simulator to practice on to. Main problems are when I roll left for example I can't get straight and find it hard to figure out how much turn I have actually made. I find LOS flying easier right now, in Fpv I find it hard to figure out how the maneover is going, I feel like I need to pitch forward to see the ground better. Maybe I can change the lens on the diatone camera to show wider vertical angle. The drone had survived so many very high drops! I could do with a good source for replacement m2 screws and props - I like the ones it came with and have ordered some more of what I think are the same. So to summarise, making slow progress but still having loads of fun!
 

VirtueViolater

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Do most of your practice on liftoff, it's way cheaper...lol. Later when you are flying acro no problem, use liftoff to learn tricks
 

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