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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by B- Scene Films, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. B- Scene Films

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    I try to practice my RC flying skills daily. I use a Dromida Kodo mini and a Syma X5C. Kodo inside if the weather is inclement.

    I break up the practice with each battery. So, for example, I will burn 1 battery just doing nose-in hover, another with flying the quad towards me with the quad facing me and another doing figure 8s etc.

    I wonder why the DJI simulator requires that the quad be powered up while I use the sim. I think I would be much more inclined to use it if I did not have to run the quad to do so.

    Anyway, was curious if any of you other folks do this kind of thing.
     
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  2. cheebs

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    Yes, I fly a Blade Nano Qx daily, usually 4 batteries. Lots of circles (facing out and in),figure 8s and panning orbits. Worn out 2 sets of motors already :D Helps a lot when flying the Phantoms and other birds.
     
  3. GoodnNuff

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    Yes, I fly daily too. I have a Blade Nano, FPV Nano, 3D nano a Blade Glimpse, and a Blade 180QX which I can fly indoors. I'll also practice new maneuvers at my flying field at least once a week with the big drones.
     
  4. B- Scene Films

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    I am on my 3rd Kodo having managed to kill 2 so far heh. But they are cheap and very addictive as well.
     
  5. Patrick

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    started with blade nano qx, then moved up to the nano qx 3d. replaced the motors on both a couple times after the numerous indoor crashes. ill tell you there have been occasions of high wind where i may have lost my phantom without the skills learned with the blade nanos ;)
     
  6. Bryce

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    Daily... we have a very drone friendly neighborhood.
     
  7. DroningOnAndOn

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    I don't practice drone flying per se, but in regards to flying 3D RC helis I practice about 30-60 minutes a day (nearly every day) on the sim. I've done this for nigh on 3 years now and it makes a huge difference (espec considering how difficult 3D helis are).

    I am pondering doing the same for the Phantom to help me get really good at manual orbits etc.

    I pulled off my first manual orbit the other day with the Phantom and it was ok considering it's so different (FPV).
     
  8. jryser

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    Absolutely!


    Sent from my PT beating heart
     
  9. RedHotPoker

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    Yes, Please see www.realflight.com. ;-)
    And or read my SIG. Plenty of small craft.

    RedHotPoker
     
  10. dirtybum

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    You should!!! I fly the 200qx and if i'm feeling sharp enough got a busted up p2 i shift into manual mode (intense)
     
  11. GreggC

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    I fly my MJX X101 every day,
    There's no replacement for "stick and rudder" practice.
     
  12. Pete Leare

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    Yes, I usually fly my X5C around the house daily with modified FPV (to annoy the cat) and always outside when my P3 batteries are charging
     
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  13. B- Scene Films

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    The MJX X101 is such a badass looking quad heh.
     
  14. GreggC

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    For $58 including shipping its a great "stick and rudder" practice quad.
     
  15. kenjancef

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    I have been looking into getting the X5C, but 2 questions:

    1. Isn't there an X5C-1? If so, would there be an advantage in getting that one than the "regular" X5C?

    2. Modified FPV? What did you modify?

    Thanks... :)
     
  16. B- Scene Films

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    I have the X5C-1. There were stability issues with the previous X5C that they corrected with the -1 model.
     
  17. kenjancef

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    You're right... it does... :)

    Never saw that one before...
     
  18. Pete Leare

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    If you go to YouTube and search on Alex Greve X5C you'll see the FPV mod I am referring to. About $140 and a few hours .. Great fun over the winter indoors
     
  19. kenjancef

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    Cool... I'll check it out. Thanks!!
     
  20. B- Scene Films

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    Here is a vid that compares the X5C and X5C-1: