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first crash already :-(

Discussion in 'Other DJI Multi-Rotors' started by Lee C, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Lee C

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    Finally finished building my 550 tonight so I thought id give it a quick test in the garden.

    got it 4inches off the floor before it sped off forward and crashed then flipped.

    chipped one prop and snapped the gps mast.

    2 weeks building 2 seconds flying :-(
     
  2. Funnone

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    Sorry about your luck.... Was it windy, did you not give it enough throttle fast enough to get up in the air?
     
  3. jondrew

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    Yea, my first flight with my Blade 450 helicopter ended up pretty much the same way. Of course it was a RTF, but it ended up being a rebuild before I got it going again.
     
  4. Lee C

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    Found the problem.

    Even though I double checked everything and calibrated the tx twice. I failed to notice that the aileron and elevator was on the wrong channels.

    I have noticed that the naza v2 takes alot longer to find satellites than my phantom.
     
  5. JTheed

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    I don't notice this on mine, but I've never started them up side by side at the same time, but it does not appear to take any longer than my other 2 which are the ones that came in the Phantom V 1.2 and V 1.1.1.
     
  6. ladykate

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    That is bad luck. Check everything a million times in the assistant and you can still overlook something.

    I flew my Tarot today. I videoed the second lift off. I wanted to see if it would even get off the ground so I took it up a few feet and then brought it back down... fired up the camera and the second lift off I tipped it over (I think it snagged my launch platform). Luckily, nothing snapped. Launched it again and it worked fine.

    I must have checked everything 10 times - this is my second build (first was almost rtf). I still missed the GPS offset but it worked OK.

    Sometimes you won't win - but be stubborn. It will work.