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Another first flight

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Builder, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Builder

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    Got the pv2+ on Xmas day, too busy to fly :( Boxing Day was rain all day :cry: , then today was the day, very nervous at first, been researching and watching videos for a few months, now the time had come. All I can say is wow, what a piece of kit this is. It was a little bit windy but the bird flew flawlessly. Now I do have 1 question if some could kindly answer for me.
    I done the rth bit by turning off the handset and that worked as it should, the thing is I am too scared at the mo to land it on the ground so I hand landed and turned off the motors, then I set it back down on my landing/take off pad (a bit of plywood) tried to start the motors again but nothing happened!! So I turned the bird off and back on again then I could start the motors fine no problem. Did I do something wrong in landing? I was flying straight out of the box but everything was fully charged.i know a little about naza etc. I think what I'm trying to say is, is there a way of hand landing, turning motors off, setting down and taking off without turning the battery off and on again?.
    Here's a link to my first flight if anyone would like to have a look :)

    http://youtu.be/J1NbQMeSuWU
     
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    Looks good! I've done a few hand catches and then set it down and took off again right away. Not sure what would cause the need for a power off.
     
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    Your first flight looks good. I have only had 1 flight my self so far and was thinking about getting everything else correct I forgot to press record for the second half of my flight. I havnt tried a catch landing yet so not sure what mine would do. Do you have the FPV on with in the app as I can see your camera dipping left to right?
     
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    It was good to see what it does to the video. Here is a link to my first half of my first flight. Please ignore the scarf it was the girl friends. I had just had a tooth out and still wanted to go out for the first flight. I done my best to get my dogs in the video and done better towards the end but forgot to press record. I now have a bigger landing mat as I missed the one and ended up in the grass. The harder landing was done with the fail safe switch as I was testing it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEJ1V9HTbJ0

    Cant wait to get back out in the cold with it.
     
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    I went out and and got a Hubsan X4 for flying around the house, great wee thing to learn from.
     
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    Nice video as well fin looks a bit cold there ;). I am only hand landing until my gimbal guard arrives from the states and the one that goes between the landing legs (camera protector) then I will try a landing, but until then it's only by hand.
    I went out for another flight today in a forestry with the wife and our 2 Jack russels, it was cold but a very nice location. By the way thanks for pointing out the fpv switch I think this vid is a bit smoother with it off :)
    Heres a link
    http://youtu.be/Dfpx_20582I
     
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    Nice location, you are brave being in close to the trees. Can you stick a link up to what your waiting from the US?
     
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    Hi again fin, thank you, the trees look close ish but they are about 6' away as I am trying to fly slow and not to get too flustered :) .
    Here's a link for the camera protector I'm getting from the UK
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321565544375

    And here's a link for the gimbal protector

    http://youtu.be/vyHQsQulbgc

    This is a guy from the UK who has a brill channel on YouTube, I have subscribed to it, he has a wealth of info and I like his taste in wine :)
    Sorry fin but I can't find the link to the states at the moment, but as soon as I do I will let you know ok. ;)
     
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    Thanks for the links. Yeah I know this channel well. I already have the mk1 version of that gimble protector as I never new that the guy had brought a knew version 2 out. This one looks better but I am sure the 2 of them will do the same job in a crash.