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    Nice job! While yellow isnt my all around...

    Nice job! While yellow isnt my all around favorite color, I have choosen Chrome Yellow as the color for numerous aircraft that I have owned throughout the years. It all started with a high gloss...
  2. Double check that your sd card is properly...

    Double check that your sd card is properly formated on your computer first and that the file structure is correct, that no files are compressed and that it has enough capable memory for the camera to...
  3. I am surprised how inconsistient these props are...

    I am surprised how inconsistient these props are from one to another. Balacining sure does help flight characteristis alot!
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    Just watched video, that was pretty high! Took...

    Just watched video, that was pretty high! Took forever to fall before contacting the ground. Sounded like it bounced a few times too.
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    Yes, altitude is your friend and remain calm!...

    Yes, altitude is your friend and remain calm! What you neef to do is pull back throttle all the way down to zero and return the other stick to center or neutral. (This goes against instinct to try...
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    Yeah, how much? How long does it take to get the...

    Yeah, how much? How long does it take to get the batteries and how do they post them. I thought that it was difficult /expensive to ship lipo batteries from abroad. I thought that shipping negates...
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    Dangggggg! Only 2 minutes? Thats not right!!!!!...

    Dangggggg! Only 2 minutes? Thats not right!!!!! With the resistor mod I get almost 10 minutes when flying mellow. I used to get 8 minutes regularly with a new battery and a regular 20c charge rate....
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    Get some decent aftermarket bearings too! Such...

    Get some decent aftermarket bearings too! Such as the ones sold by Boca bearings. You dont need the expensive ceramic ones, although they are very nice.
    Most any bearing is an upgrade to what they...
  9. Very cool! I love the frictionless magnetic...

    Very cool! I love the frictionless magnetic bearing idea! These props are so light that the usual Hi Point style balancers have too much drag to overcome to be accurate for these little guys! Thanks...
  10. Sorry its been awhile since I have been around. ...

    Sorry its been awhile since I have been around.
    Yes, this mod has worked out well and my flight times have indeed increased and my batteries discharge further down without any detriment to the...
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    Re intialize just as Spooner says..... Also the...

    Re intialize just as Spooner says.....
    Also the area you are flying at may have some sort of heavy radio interference. I have a microwave tower ner my work and everytime i fly into its pathway it...
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    The video can suffer quality due mostly to...

    The video can suffer quality due mostly to vibration but SD card Quality is a big issue too.
    Everything you can do to minimize vibration can help, especially balancing props. Get the best SD card...
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    Li-On cant discharge at a high enough rate to be...

    Li-On cant discharge at a high enough rate to be useful for our applications. They just cant dump the current like a LiPo can.
  14. Havent been around for a long time..... the...

    Havent been around for a long time..... the motors still cruddy???

    Micro Motor Warehouse aftermarket the best thing since sliced bread!
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    its all in the timing....... you have to come...

    its all in the timing....... you have to come down on the throttle a bit as you get inverted and add it back at the correct moment to get back rightside up. Forward speed and momentum are your friend...
  16. Yes my board is a "trx_534 rcvr-2 rev 3" as...

    Yes my board is a "trx_534 rcvr-2 rev 3" as printed or silkscreened on the board. I've gained approx. 2 minute before warning with about 15 seconds and five warning beeps before total cutoff on my...
  17. My order for new pinions arrived while I was...

    My order for new pinions arrived while I was outta town working. Replaced pinions and it smoothed out quite a bit but I think one of the worn pinions kinda wore one of my drive gears now! Anyways put...
  18. Ok guys , ive been working outta town. (Took quad...

    Ok guys , ive been working outta town. (Took quad with me, it goes everywhere) Finally got a chance to do the mod. I soldered in an axial style 1/8 watt thru hole style resisitor as a jumper in...
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    So ceramic vs quality steel bearings? I recently...

    So ceramic vs quality steel bearings? I recently have been wearing through my pinions. My quad has new steel bearings , new shafts, new drive gear and new props balanced on a hi point balancer. ...
  20. Hey thank you so much spooner. Nope I dont need...

    Hey thank you so much spooner. Nope I dont need any resistors. I just dont readily have surface mount resistors is all..... However, a coworker at my part time job does work on surface mount boards...
  21. Bumping this wonderful thread as it needs to ...

    Bumping this wonderful thread as it needs to keep fresh and open to comment and experimentation.
    I am going to try a 100k 1/8 watt resistor this weekend. But maybe a better more secure way is to...
  22. Yes indeed some of those surface mount components...

    Yes indeed some of those surface mount components are difficult to work on if you dont have a rework station, a steady hand and some good optics to magnify your work!
    Luckily those resistors arent...
  23. Are there any other sites with a little more...

    Are there any other sites with a little more technical mods like this one? It seems participation here is a bit lacking? Or is it just me?
  24. Heat and weight! That plastik dip gets pretty...

    Heat and weight! That plastik dip gets pretty heavy really fast. Also dont know if it might affect the accelerometers or if their might be a barometer on board too? s
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    Its a shame that the aux dont function for flight...

    Its a shame that the aux dont function for flight mode except with the camera! I suppose i will have to get off the crutch of flipping with switches and master multiple flips on my own in expert...
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