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05-09-2011 07:51 AM  7 years agoPost 241
Adam Henley

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All I can say is wow! There sure were a lot of gps/compass pucks on that boom. Why? Also was that an auto take off and landing we witnessed?

I would love to see a feature programed into the ground station that would calculate fuel and or battery range for long distance flying. like a fuel ring for those familiar with GA aircraft with G1000 avionics. As an example. If you were flying an electric. Your fuel ring on your map would shrink as you hover a mile away. Once the ring closes in to where your heli is on the map you know you had better head back or you're going to be landing somewhere other than home. Sorry. I'm probably getting way ahead of my self, I just love to see this stuff in development.

I've never met a helicopter I didn't like :)

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05-09-2011 08:05 AM  7 years agoPost 242
ajtAID

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Well, had a chance to try out the Atti Control Mode after Sidneyw kindly helped me figure out how to switch to that mode and all I can say is I love it! Not there was anything wrong with the GPS Atti. I'm sure that flight mode just did what it was designed to do, but in Atti Mode you can fly (super smoothly I might add) the way you want with significantly more control over the heli's movements and without the harsh corrections you experience in either of the GPS modes. Then if you need the added stability of a GPS assisted hover, you just flip the switch and voila!

I do have one question...my understanding is that the Atti Mode works directly through the IMU/3 axis gyro without the aid of GPS, correct? If so, can you use the Control Mode indoors, cause obviously either of the other GPS modes would be useless in that situation?

AJ

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05-10-2011 12:17 AM  7 years agoPost 243
webdr

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I guess everyone missed that post. Way point nav is coming soon??

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05-10-2011 12:59 AM  7 years agoPost 244
Sidneyw

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The number GPS/Compass pucks on the rig are for flight test of more than one IMU. Only one is being used in the flight.

webdr, Ace Way-point is coming soon, yes.

Adam, that too is coming at a later date.

ajtAID, the main reason behind having ATTi without GPS is in the event of low GPS signal the system will continuously "search" for signal making the helicopter behave abnormally. So, when it does turn to ATTi mode. To answer your question is yes. Your second question control mode for indoor would be ATTi without GPS.

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05-10-2011 03:29 AM  7 years agoPost 245
Adam Henley

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Thanks for the insight. It is so exciting to see this in development. I should be trying my first test flights any day now. I hope waypoint is not too expensive when it's released. Cause I'll buy it then my wife will kill me and for spending so much and she can still fly without me.

I've never met a helicopter I didn't like :)

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05-10-2011 12:52 PM  7 years agoPost 246
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Mchigan, USA

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Adam,

Yes, it sounds as if your wife will be flying without you then.

Robert
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05-11-2011 06:02 PM  7 years agoPost 247
thecadman

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Logo with ace one flying really well and stable now and tried the failsafe for the first time.
I used the 3 position switch and set the second position for Gps atti and the third position for failsafe.

When I put it into failsafe it stayed for 9 seconds then drifted back overhead and climbed to 90ft as advertised! So far so good...
Then when I wanted to come back down to earth I switched it back to GPS atti but it didn't come back under my control which nearly caused a stain on my underwear..

Switching back to manual made it come back under control.

Is this the behavior that it is programed to do?
I presume that if I had gone from manual back to GPS atti then it would have leveled off again but all I wanted to do was to land after that!!

Comments please...!

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05-11-2011 06:09 PM  7 years agoPost 248
webdr

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Yes, you have to switch to manual to "disengage" the failsafe.

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05-11-2011 08:18 PM  7 years agoPost 249
Helicek

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istanbul - turkey

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Hi all,
has any of you ended up having up/down (pitch axiss) stabilization reversed?

I did.

Fist flight, during manual hover nr 20ft high, I switched to GPS Attitude mode and the heli shot upwards and ruined the main gear before I switched back to manual. This followed by a very bad landing, boom strike and etc. . . I suspect the GPS/compass was damaged when a blade hit the boom.

I then realized pitch stabilization was reversed, I corrected it and flew the heli in all 3 modes. I get reds blinking and does not seem to hold horizontal position at all.

There does not seem to be a "check" or a "warning" for "pitch stabilization direction" in the wizard. Not in the manual either.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Ahmet

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05-11-2011 09:11 PM  7 years agoPost 250
webdr

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There is a warning. Its the system check where it tests the directions and you either say yes or no to proceed. I caught it on mine when I tested pitch and it went down. I simply reversed and all was well.

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05-12-2011 01:52 AM  7 years agoPost 251
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Mchigan, USA

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Go thru all the system checks. Make sure swash is moving correctly, run the IMU test then finally the battery test.

Robert
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05-13-2011 12:57 PM  7 years agoPost 252
FLAP

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Michigan

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Laptop necessary at field?
It looks like DJI software requires windows,and won't run Apple OS native for laptop programming. How often is it necessary to hookup laptop at field after the all the initial setups are sorted out? I routinely take my windows laptop when doing photos, but want to get rid of it in favor of Apple product. I suspect once things are initially sorted out with DJI ace, field troubleshooting isn't much of an issue and windows OS laptop can be left behind?

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05-13-2011 01:05 PM  7 years agoPost 253
Colin Guinn

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I use a MacBook Pro as well...you will want to have Windows set up in Boot Camp so you can make adjustments if necessary. I wouldn't recommend flying without your computer handy...just in case.

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05-13-2011 08:17 PM  7 years agoPost 254
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With the ability to adjust Auto gains on your TX with the latest firmware bringing your computer to make adjustments is really a think of the past I feel.

Robert
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05-13-2011 10:26 PM  7 years agoPost 255
Highviz

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The remote gain adjustment is a great tool to speed up the setup, but you can only do a max of two parameters, so still need the laptop to switch to alternative parameters.

Having said that though, I think it is unlikely that you will need to fiddle with settings much once it is dialled in. I'm still tweaking the Ace One, but soon expect to get it to the same stage as my XP3.1 - which has hardly been touched in the last year of use.

Malcolm

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05-14-2011 06:46 AM  7 years agoPost 256
Sidneyw

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Huntersville, NC

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Ace WayPoint warm up flight before 14 minutes mission out at sea.

Watch at YouTube

This is speed test to 25 meters per sec or about 51 MPH.

Watch at YouTube

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05-14-2011 12:33 PM  7 years agoPost 257
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Highviz,

Once you get your Auto gains adjusted fairly well you can designate Front/Back AND Left/Right to X1 and Vertical to X2.

X1 will adjust Front/Back and Left/Right at the same time.

Robert
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05-14-2011 06:34 PM  7 years agoPost 258
webdr

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ok, almost ready to maiden

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05-15-2011 06:04 PM  7 years agoPost 259
webdr

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The maiden went well on the Logo w/ 710 spinblades. Lots of lift at 1600rpm.
The new firmware with tx adjustment capabilities is so sweet. I fully dialed in the flybarless in about 20 minutes. About to move on to the auto.

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05-19-2011 12:34 AM  7 years agoPost 260
webdr

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Ok the Logo 600se w/ 710's is dialed in on AUTO. She holds very well and is ready to be put into service. I did notice a very slight drift with the wind that wouldnt go away when the gain was increased. Im wondering if my I value is too low?
Matt

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