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23 March, 2015 at 05:49 in reply to: FPV video feed error? #12364
I have ran into a similar problem with the video. Hobbyking had some low priced video cables. I bought a couple of sets to have around. It was a 4 connector 1/8 headphone type plug in with 3 male rca plugs to plug into the monitor. I had simular video on my monitor. I took the original wire that came with my video receiver and tested with a pair of male to male jumper phono cables and plugged it in the My monitor. And regular video. Hope that might help..19 March, 2015 at 07:44 in reply to: Multiwii experts? #12183
Ooops! I forgot to put the link in. Hehehe19 March, 2015 at 06:10 in reply to: Multiwii experts? #12179
This page will help you out. If you are using windows 7 you may have to install other drivers for the uart usb adapter that’s built in to the board. Not 100% sure but the board to choose from is the pro mini 15mhz. If windows 7 is having problems with connecting to the board you may have to pull the drivers from arduino. I’ve had to do that. Win7 will warn that the drivers are not signed. If the multiwii gui don’t show a tri or quad on it the board is not programmed. Hope that don’t sound crazy10 March, 2015 at 07:32 in reply to: Total noobie need help on FPV #11694
Thank you!I think I’m going to get a bit of reading time in. I’ve done some more test with the fr632 and I sat my transmitter in the bathroom on the other side of the apartment. That’s three walls one toilet and a full size refrigerator to pass through and it still picked up the with minimal noise. But if I cup my hands over the antenna it will knock off the signal. Overall I think it seems like a good deal. I also decided to use the small tv as a monitor. But still looking to get a 7 inch monitor. I think I have spent too much money online. Lol! I will have to let a couple of paychecks build up.10 March, 2015 at 07:07 in reply to: What soldering iron/station do you guys use? #11691
Here is a picture of my butane soldering pencil.
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I have been using 30watt soldering irons for ever. The trick is to clean everything and use flux on it. Also heat up what your trying to join together with the tip of the iron first. Only then add your solder. Otherwise it will form up to a small ball and fall off. Also having a fresh sanded and fluxed surface makes all the difference. Also get to know your solder. What kind is it. I use 60/40 tin/lead. It’s the original solder.
Also what your soldering may have issues. For instance your not going to solder aluminum, it oxidize too quickly. Usually the flexible wire isn’t copper it looks silver and probably another type of alloy.
Get some practice on saturating the ends of wire with your solder. If you seem to have issues get a small jar of rosin soldering flux. Dip the end of the wire in the flux then apply heat then solder. Solder should wick in to the wire like a sponge.
Now if you do all that and you still have problems you may need to move to a 40 watt pencil iron.
If your Going to solder small micro circuit boards and 12 gauge wire then look into a soldering station. Otherwise your spending a lot of cash.27 February, 2015 at 09:24 in reply to: Total noobie need help on FPV #11141
Hey I think there might be a misconception in the article. The guy testing it said that it worked on all 32 channels. I just tested it with the antenna that was supplied with the product in my living room. I don’t have a attenuator so I can’t really tell if it would have good video from a long distance. I just used the Next wave 5.8ghz repeater. Maybe 10 mw. I received good video at 10 feet and it seemed locked in. But with all that in consideration I would really have to do testing outside the house. Also the new uno receives all 32 channels to use other frequency’s for the off name brands. With that in mind tells me that they all work together any way. But you can’t beat 60 bucks for a diversity receiver.
I was thinking a little larger than 5 inch screen. I have a 7 inch TV with video inputs. But it will go to the blue screen with no signal. I might have to figure out a hack for it. The minute you add fpv to a screen the price jumps up. Lol25 February, 2015 at 06:53 in reply to: Total noobie need help on FPV #10952
I’m a newb also. But I’m learning as I go. I’m not sure who actually produced it but has some nice reviews. http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__70387__The_New_FR632_Diversity_5_8GHz_32Ch_Auto_Scan_LCD_A_V_Receiver_AR_Warehouse_.html
So far it works with the immersion rc transmitters. Plus the auto scan showing the actual channels.
I also have the immersion rc uno. I like it also but a more complicated to know what channel your on. And the loud beeps is a little agitating.
I’m looking for a nice cheap monitor but looks like I’m might put at least $100 dollars on it. Any suggestions? Anybody?3 February, 2015 at 16:09 in reply to: Other flight controllers #10044
I was curious if you can use arduino to program the naze32 clone like multiwii. Also I was wondering if this was the board you where talking about. http://www.valuehobby.com/multicopters/control-boards/naza-10dof.html
I seen this board and it looked like a good deal. Reason for all the questions is that I don’t have the Internet on my laptop. I download everything on my phone then drag and drop to the laptop.3 February, 2015 at 15:56 in reply to: 20A Hobbywing Skywalker ESC #10043
I did buy some simonk esc from value hobby. They are very responsive to your radio command. But I did have some problems with them not getting along with the flight controller(gtpower S1), lol all most took off the pinky when I disarm. The standard hobbywing do have a lot of options if you buy the program card. One of them is low battery cut off. A lot of people cut this off but like it. The simonk esc I bought don’t have any options other than setting up the throttle and I did get a battery very warm. I’m still kind of a noob. But I would like to learn to flash some stuff also.2 February, 2015 at 06:05 in reply to: 20A Hobbywing Skywalker ESC #10000
I have them on mine, and there unflashed. I haven’t had any problems out of them. I’m not in to doing stunts or tricks I just float around nothing fancy.1 February, 2015 at 20:10 in reply to: Post your FPV videos from all platforms #9982
That’s pretty awesome. It being smaller does it want to dart around more?1 February, 2015 at 19:07 in reply to: antenna up or down. #9976
Sorry the phone randomly puts words in that it thinks is right. The sentence meant probably wouldn’t make a difference if your really close to the transmitter. lol (dang spell corrector)1 February, 2015 at 18:59 in reply to: antenna up or down. #9973
Hi Crass! I think it might be best to point it straight up. The reason is that the antenna is considered a dipole. Pointing it up it tends to be omnidirectional in turn means it can receive in all directions. If you lay your antenna in a horizontal direction (down)it could become directional. It probably wouldn’t make a did deranged if your flying close to the transmitter, but once you get out a bit it might lose reception while your turning. Not 100% sure at 2.4 ghz. The wavelength is very small and very directional.15 January, 2015 at 07:38 in reply to: I'm glad I got because… #9244
Murphy’s Law. lol! Did anyone notice the real estate sign? Slight dent in the garage door -$500 dollar’s. I think there is a assumption that all the sophisticated electronics would prevent that. lol. I think the inspire is neat but drastically overpriced and dangerous in the wrong hands.