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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RedFishChaser, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. RedFishChaser

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    There's a good number of acronyms used by Phantom pilots on here. Anyone want to define the major ones for newbies?

    Example, what does FPV stand for? I know that it has to do with transmitting video image to a receiver with a FTP or something like that monitor.

    How about ATTI?

    Thanks!
     
  2. edunwody

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    FPV. First person View
    LOS. Line of site
    Atti. Attitude Control
    FC. Flight Controller
    FW. Firmware
    SOL. **** out of luck

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  3. fizzviic

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    LOS can also mean "Loss Of Signal", which can lead to terminal SOL :p
     
  4. DeweyAXD

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    As above plus...

    TX - Transmitter
    RX - Reciever
    vTX - Video Transmitter
    vRX - Video Reciever
    ESC - Electric Speed Control
    CPA - Circular Polarized
    LiPo - Lithium Polymer (battery)
    RTH - Return to home
    RTF - Ready to Fly
    T8J, 8FG, DX8 - 3 models transmitters. First T8J and 8FG are Futaba, DX8 is Spektrum.
    IOC - Intellegent Orientation Control
    HL - Home Lock (a form of IOC)
    CL - Course Lock (another form of IOC)
    GPS - Global Satelite Positioning
    NAZA - the DJI internal Flight Control System in a Phantom
    OSD - On screen display (for FPV)
    IMU - Inertial Measurement Unit (used to stabalise the craft)
    DJI - a company that makes great products but seem to suck at customer service :lol: (based on others opinions i should state... not had to deal with this issue - yet!)


    Oh and a few of general chatting ones:

    IMO - In my opinion
    PITA - Pain in the arse
    IIRC - If i recall correctly

    Before you are RTF make sure your LiPo is good then let your IMU warm up. If you are using FPV via a vTX you don't need LOS but you can still get lost if your TX is in the wrong ATTI or even IOC. This is because your NAZA FC uses GPS (don't forget to update your FW). If all else fails try HL or even RTH.
    If you want more range try a T8J with a CP on your vRX (you can make them but its a PITA). Maybe better to get a DX8 so you don't need OSD to know if your Lipo nearly DOA?
     
  5. mikrob

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    CBDY - Come back, **** you.
     
  6. RedFishChaser

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    LOL, I know the "SOL" one! Hahaha. I just did some more test flight in my small backyard. Geeez, trying to get use to directional control takes getting use to. Crashed into fence and house wall several times! Even the carbon blades take a licking. Good thing for the blade guards that I had installed.
     
  7. RedFishChaser

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    Like this one!
     
  8. RedFishChaser

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    Excellent. Thank you for all that! I had to read your last paragraph and return to the acronym list! :lol:
     
  9. bumper

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    Is that applicable to both Phantoms and wenches?

    bumper
     
  10. fizzviic

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    Gawd, and I thought NASA was bad for acronyms. SHEESE The scariest thing I had to deal with was a BFRC, and kudos to anyone who knows what that is !!!
     
  11. RedFishChaser

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    bumper, wenches can flyaway and runaway with no worries! LOL!