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Old 19 June 2014, 12:12   #1
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Drone has arrived

DHL have informed me that my long awaited drone will be delivered tomorrow. I have bought all the bells and whistles on a Storm Drone 6 with GPS, camera stabilisation and FPV controller. Anyone assembled one of these and if so any tips?
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Old 19 June 2014, 12:51   #3
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That does look the Dogs! I know Matt h has done a lot with Radio controlled Copters from Kits ect..as well as the Real thing...I bet he'll be along sometime soon,when he's finished fettling his new 4.8
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Ha Ha, Flipping heck AJ gonna jerkin his gherkin and the 5 knuckle shuffle when he see's that..
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any tips?
Don't crash it?

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Matt / Maximus - when are you guys coming to Lymington again? The beast need one to drive the Rib, one to fly and one to catch it! Its Round the Island tomorrow but methinks some flying time is required before trying anything complicated! My PPLH is out of ticket for some years - so it would be good to have you along on the first water experiment Matt!

I am off to Sicily next week and sadly looks like I will not make it back for RTI with Ribs
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Matt / Maximus - when are you guys coming to Lymington again? The beast need one to drive the Rib, one to fly and one to catch it! Its Round the Island tomorrow but methinks some flying time is required before trying anything complicated! My PPLH is out of ticket for some years - so it would be good to have you along on the first water experiment Matt!

I am off to Sicily next week and sadly looks like I will not make it back for RTI with Ribs
Drop me a pm when you get back,and I'll see if we sort something out
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Ha Ha, Flipping heck AJ gonna jerkin his gherkin and the 5 knuckle shuffle when he see's that..
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Hubba, Hubba that's a serious bit of kit with FPV.

Not sure of your experience with RC but would not recommend using FPV until you have mastered flying by eye and orientation preferably over land first before venturing over the wet stuff.
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+1 - Learn to fly first, when learning you will crash, these are great to learn on .....

HUBSAN X4 H107 Quadcopter with LED's: Amazon.co.uk: Toys & Games

... will teach you a lot and they ounce too.

I'd also be cautious about using an out of the box FPV set up, FPV is the kind of thing you build up gradually and there is a lot to learn - what works for one person may not work for someone else. Have a look at this series

Having said that, it's a whole lot of fun once you get your head around everything, enjoy.
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