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SupermotoXL
post Oct 11 2017, 11:26 AM

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QUOTE(zeroglyph @ Oct 10 2017, 10:30 AM)
it's running stock FC, skyline32 basically a variation the naze32 acro. OSD as listed in description. i saw some comments in some forums that say the FC dont support OSD, just had to try it out. apparently it worked. laugh.gif

this is my F3 10dof machine:

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because i wanted to have GPS on it  nod.gif . check out the map at the 2min mark, pretty accurate.
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Yeah saw that on 2m, showing actual coordinate. Nice locked flight. smile.gif
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post Oct 11 2017, 11:27 AM

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Btw back to the beach again flying my Pitts Special on beautiful sunset evening. Just do some relax flight and enjoy the wind from the seaside.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqhRP3St7RU
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post Oct 11 2017, 02:18 PM

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Flying my FPV drifter ultralight on beautiful cloudy yet bumpy turbulent day.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH38L8IYfkM
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post Oct 11 2017, 02:35 PM

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Yeah! back with my Pitts on very and extremely bumpy windy weather. Still its a very beautiful skies to fly... blue and green horizons!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng4Zkyq0DyI
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post Oct 11 2017, 04:06 PM

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QUOTE(SupermotoXL @ Oct 11 2017, 11:26 AM)
Yeah saw that on 2m, showing actual coordinate.  Nice locked flight. smile.gif
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that's the one i wanted to try iNav with. tried RTH with CF but it doesn't land. just return to home ignoring altitude. how does RTH works with iNav btw?
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post Oct 12 2017, 06:31 AM

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QUOTE(zeroglyph @ Oct 11 2017, 04:06 PM)
that's the one i wanted to try iNav with. tried RTH with CF but it doesn't land. just return to home ignoring altitude. how does RTH works with iNav btw?
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In iNav especially for multirotor you'll need barometer sensor to automatically control the altitude and do auto landing, usually compulsory for RTH + Auto Landing. Only certain boards have barometer sensor since most racing flight controller doesn't have any or not necessarily needed for racing.
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post Oct 12 2017, 11:58 AM

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QUOTE(SupermotoXL @ Oct 12 2017, 06:31 AM)
In iNav especially for multirotor you'll need barometer sensor to automatically control the altitude and do auto landing, usually compulsory for RTH + Auto Landing.  Only certain boards have barometer sensor since most racing flight controller doesn't have any or not necessarily needed for racing.
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yeah, my f3 is 10dof, so with baro and mag. you can see the alt hold in action in the previous video. denoted by "B" in the bottom right corner.

so iNav does have an "RTH" + auto land mode as oppose to CF's RTH-only. come to think of it, RTH doesn't mean it has to land, just return to start position hmm.gif laugh.gif .
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post Oct 12 2017, 12:19 PM

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Want to get an F3/F4 Omnibus Pro for my next build after CNY. Need baro & magnetometer.

Where do you guys recommend I get it from?

Price is a major consideration, but then I loathe the risk that comes with cheap Chinese knockoff boards from Banggood/Ali/eBay.

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post Yesterday, 08:36 AM

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QUOTE(ZZR-Pilot @ Oct 12 2017, 12:19 PM)
Want to get an F3/F4 Omnibus Pro for my next build after CNY. Need baro & magnetometer.

Where do you guys recommend I get it from?

Price is a major consideration, but then I loathe the risk that comes with cheap Chinese knockoff boards from Banggood/Ali/eBay.
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There no such things as knock-off these days, duplicated hardware by different manufacturer known as 're-branding' it means one hardware made by same manufacturer (contractor) where label printed to fit others branding but the board grade depends on how much the branded company pays the manufacturer to win the QC quality. Less QC quality parts sell to lowest company bidder. I used to work with marketting level in manufacturing sector back then so i know what going on in there. Anyways best place to get F3/F4 Omnibus Pro still at https://www.banggood.com, i got most my projects parts there.

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post Yesterday, 08:39 AM

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Sharing snapshots of my recent FPV flight adventure updates this month. biggrin.gif


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post Yesterday, 09:58 AM

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QUOTE(SupermotoXL @ Nov 21 2017, 09:36 AM)
There no such things as knock-off these days, duplicated hardware by different manufacturer known as 're-branding'  it means one hardware made by same manufacturer (contractor) where label printed to fit others branding but the board grade depends on how much the branded company pays the manufacturer to win the QC quality.  Less QC quality parts sell to lowest company bidder.  I used to work with marketting level in manufacturing sector back then so i know what going on in there.  Anyways best place to get F3/F4 Omnibus Pro still at https://www.banggood.com, i got most my projects parts there.
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In that case, how do I avoid ending up with dud, faulty FCs on BG?

Is price an indication of quality on BG?
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post Yesterday, 12:14 PM

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QUOTE(ZZR-Pilot @ Nov 21 2017, 09:58 AM)
In that case, how do I avoid ending up with dud, faulty FCs on BG?

Is price an indication of quality on BG?
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so far, i don't have much issues with BG. got some faulty stuff, but they mitigate quickly. just got to be patient with their support staff. it's just the standard risk of buying things online. Gearbest however, is the next level of bad for me shakehead.gif .

you could opt for buying locally(walk-in), but price are expensive and they probably got their stock from BG to begin with. laugh.gif you still won't be able to test the FC on the spot.

you could also follow rotor riot's Mr.Steele advice and not buy any China stuff. stick to American/Western made stuff. rolleyes.gif

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post Yesterday, 12:56 PM

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QUOTE(zeroglyph @ Nov 21 2017, 01:14 PM)
so far, i don't have much issues with BG. got some faulty stuff, but they mitigate quickly. just got to be patient with their support staff. it's just the standard risk of buying things online. Gearbest however, is the next level of bad for me  shakehead.gif .

you could opt for buying locally(walk-in), but price are expensive and they probably got their stock from BG to begin with.  laugh.gif you still won't be able to test the FC on the spot.

you could also follow rotor riot's Mr.Steele advice and not buy any China stuff. stick to American/Western made stuff.  rolleyes.gif

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I hv bought FCs before online - APM, CC3D, Naze32 and several micro F3s. So far so good.

But for my next build, I would really like an Omnibus Pro... problem is, I've been hearing horror stories of people receiving dud Omnibus FCs from places like Banggood. I get the impression that, when buying Omnibus FCs in particular from BG, it's going to be a crap shoot.

How do I tell the good ones from the risky ones on BG? If they're all risky, should I just stick to the cheapest one?


Years ago I used to buy vaping stuff off Gearbest. Shipping took bloody forever! Earlier in the year I bought a cheap-ass Windows tablet on GB, it was a much better experience. Maybe they've improved.

Recently I have started to see RC components being sold on Lazada too. Lazada tends to have faster shipping - 2 weeks tops.

My last FC purchase was a micro F3 from this online seller in Ipoh (RChopez), they actually sent a video of Betaflight being flashed into it and confirmation that it's working fine prior to shipping. They have Omnibus FCs too (of course they got them from China) but they're pricier... I like their service but for the asking price I might as well buy an original Airbot Omnibus F4 Pro from RTFQ in Florida.

Hmmm....
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post Yesterday, 12:57 PM

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QUOTE(zeroglyph @ Nov 21 2017, 12:14 PM)
...you could also follow rotor riot's Mr.Steele advice and not buy any China stuff. stick to American/Western made stuff.  rolleyes.gif

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Unfortunately the equipment he used to fly is made in China; Fatshark, Frsky and etc..... american contracted asia manufacturer build their products. Even the li-po he introduced is also made in china,lol. Marketting man..marketting. biggrin.gif





QUOTE(ZZR-Pilot @ Nov 21 2017, 12:56 PM)
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How do I tell the good ones from the risky ones on BG? If they're all risky, should I just stick to the cheapest one?
Years ago I used to buy vaping stuff off Gearbest. Shipping took bloody forever! Earlier in the year I bought a cheap-ass Windows tablet on GB, it was a much better experience. Maybe they've improved.

Recently I have started to see RC components being sold on Lazada too. Lazada tends to have faster shipping - 2 weeks tops.

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Hmmm....
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You need to check the customer review and review from community forum like RCG for particular products to get the right stuff from BG. Some BG reps are there to standby for help under various member name. BG has multiple supplier under one products, so you need proper timing to buy to get the BG pickup the right supplier for the same products. I do occasionally received a dud one but immediately replaced after i show the videos. I only like BG because they send stuff faster in 5 days so i could work on my projects asap.

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post Yesterday, 01:26 PM

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QUOTE(ZZR-Pilot @ Nov 21 2017, 12:56 PM)
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My last FC purchase was a micro F3 from this online seller in Ipoh (RChopez), they actually sent a video of Betaflight being flashed into it and confirmation that it's working fine prior to shipping. They have Omnibus FCs too (of course they got them from China) but they're pricier... I like their service but for the asking price I might as well buy an original Airbot Omnibus F4 Pro from RTFQ in Florida.

Hmmm....
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when i said locally, i actually had RChopez in mind laugh.gif .

they have good product range, but as mentioned, are pricier and a lot are available from BG. i buy from RChopez when i need items quick. i agree that they do have good service. definitely the go to shop if you prefer to buy locally.

i ordered some 4045 props from them and they mistakenly sent some 5045. i received the replacement the next day. thumbup.gif

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