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  The Impromptu Spedix S250Q
Posted by: Aaron - Yesterday, 02:17 PM - Forum: Mini Quad - Replies (2)

You know how Hobbyking randomly throws these Sales with epic discounts of stuff you'd never pay real money for?

Well somehow I just paid about AUD17 for a Spedix S250Q Frame complete with PDB and those special round ESCs delivered to my door.

I don't need it, I'm not even sure why I bought it.

But it's here now.

So I'm thinking:
- SP Racing F3 Deluxe (already got it)
- Sonar (Already got it)
- M8N GPS (Already got it)
- X6B Receiver (Already got it but will need to buy leads)
- Racerstar 2205's (Because Cheap)
- HM10 Bluetooth Telemetry

I like the idea of chucking on iNav and trying to get that working like it Cheap250 works with its APM setup.

All that said anyone want to throw out some alternative ideas?

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Wink GoPro Karma: The test
Posted by: Pimousse - Yesterday, 07:03 AM - Forum: 350mm+ Multirotors & Aerial Filming Platform - Replies (1)



Now is the time of GoPro Karma! Remember this drone launched mid 2016 and reiterated as quickly from the manufacturer?
The GoPro Karmawe will you present has been made available by Studiosport.

Presentation
Accessories :
We received the version with the GoPro Hero 5. The brand fits in a carrying case.
The suitcase has proven ergonomic and easy to wear.

There is a clip on a strap to attach your grip as you walk.
Inside, you'll find everything you need to get started in A capture session. I say A as there is only room for a battery. A 12 minute flight, it's stingy!

drone:
The apparatus is a machine folding arm. This of course reduces its bulk.

For dimensions and characteristics:

  • arms folded: 36.5 x 22.4 x 8.9 cm
  • Unfolded: 30,3 x 41,1 x 11,7cm
  • Weight  1,006kg (without camera)
  • Flight time  20 minutes announced by the manufacturer
  • Propellers  25.4 cm (10 inches)
  • Maximum speed  15 m / s 
  • Max. on the various axes  10m / s
  • Altitude max. flight  4500 m 
  • Reach  1000 m 


remote control:
The remote control is for us the gem of this unit. Simple and effective, it is somewhat reminiscent of the portable Nintendo video games 80s.

The screen has good resolution and the report brightness / contrast makes it even be able to fly with a lot of light.

Flights modes
DRONIE  - Improves the quality of selfies away gradually 
with Dronie, the drone is heading the controller and gains height while away from your position at a constant speed. During this movement, you can rotate the camera tilt wheel on the controller to adjust the angle of inclination.
The drone flies to the selected distance and then returns to the starting point. You can always cancel or stop the movement if necessary.



Cable camera  - Sets two points and flies straight between them
with on camera cable, Karma Drone flies automatically between two points. During the configuration of this decision, fly to the first point, mark it, and then fly to the second point and mark it.
You can adjust the speed and the vertical position of the drone during this maneuver. This self trajectory is continuous and only ends when you cancel or you press the Landing button.




PANORAMA  - Fly straight ahead, while tilting the camera toward the horizon
With Panorama, the drone is flying from one point to another. You configure the camera tilt to the starting and ending points, so the camera gradually reveals a landscape as and displacement measurement.
Joysticks are disabled in the course of this path to ensure a stable flight path.




ORBIT  - Fly by performing a perfect circle, while keeping the subject in center of frame
with Orbit, the UAV flies in a circular fashion around a certain place. To determine the focus, stolen the drone directly above the point of interest and mark it on the touch screen. Then, move away at least 5 m from the center point and set the radius.
Once this self path begins, you can rotate the drone to 90 ° in either direction, set the altitude, and increase or decrease the radius of the circle. You can also adjust the overall speed of the drone and its management.




Video

https://www.facebook.com/pimousse.be/vid...502861824/

Conclusion
The GoPro Karma is certainly not the latest! Just look at the competition, which is available with all the technology to date and equivalent price!
Moreover weight 2kg will be penalized for a private type of use on Belgian territory.
Technically the product is simple and the fate of GoPro just bluffing pictures. The coming of the grip is a very good thing and avoids having to buy one more.
The remote is very well thought and a lot of manufacturers would do well to take a leaf. The image that I have seen in a beautiful sunny day just seemed to me far superior to that of my iPhone 6 on the Mavic for example.
Looks like the Karma has missed a war and in fact, it happens far too late.
If I had a wish, it would be that DJI GoPro and come together to make a drone under 1kg!
Useful link:
goPro Karma
Good flights!

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  Eachine VR PRO D2
Posted by: Pimousse - Yesterday, 06:55 AM - Forum: Product News, Reviews, Testing - No Replies



Eachine VR PRO D2Eachine the new mask has almost everything to seduce you! 
Besides its ridiculously low price, it has everything one expects from a dip .. mask of diversity (dual receiver) with OSD display of the amount of signal received on each receiver, the large, bright screen that give a feeling intense immersion in the DVR to record our flights .. Eachine has thought of everything to seduce us <3
I propose a small full turn of the new baby ...

Specifications
Type: mask 
screen size: 5 inches 
Resolution: 800 x 480 
Integrated Recorder: yes 
Recording quality VGA (640 * 480) or D1 (720 * 480) or HD (1280 * 480) 
Supports up to 64GB cards 
headband: 3 points 
Power: 2S (7.4V - 8.4V) 
consumption: 600-680mA 
Receiver: Double (diversity) 
Frequency: 5.8GHz 40 channels 
Sensitivity: -95dBm 
antenna Connectors: RP-SMA 
Weight: 285g without antennas 
Dimensions: 150 x 152 x 96 
inside dimensions: 139 x 89.6
unboxing
Arrival in packaging usual trash bag ...
 
In the garbage bag, the box is well protected. 
Warning that a US / EU adapter is slid into the bag ... do not forget to get out before discarding packaging

The box out of its protective layers. 
Eachine remains true to its packaging ... everything is already knowledgeable about the box.

 
They are called VR PRO D2 and the words found there "upgrade" on the box ... why? I guess that's to say it's improved VR classic D2.
 
We will not fail to notice the affixed label indicates that this is not a toy! and that it is not suitable for children under 14 years. 
The masks, goggles and other immersion devices tend to damage / eye strain ... especially our children developing.
 
Upon opening the box, first layer is revealed the manual. READ imperative course !!!

Second layer, lifting the cardboard underneath the manual, are mosses that it will stick to the outline of the mask. 
They are not glued automatically to let you choose between two different textures. 
Found égallement a sticker velvet species which stick at the cutting of the nose.


 
Located in foams to apply our baby is well packed and accessories.

In the zip pouch containing the battery, it is also the antennas for the mask (a patch and a clover leaf) and a cleaning cloth (impregnated with a cleaning lotion and dried to complete the cleaning job).
 
Overview
Front view of the mask. 
Located on the front of the mask in the central portion of the top, the power cable on which the battery we will connect. 
Just behind it is that distinguishes the opening in which it will insert a Micro SD card. 
The micro sd is not supplied with the VR PRO D2; it is for you to provide it.

The mask of the control panel is located in front. 
With a little practice you can easily reach navigate / activate the options without removing the mask. 
As two small horns, on top and on each side, include the antenna connectors RP-SMA.

Left side view of the mask. 
These include, as on the right side, the setting that allows the lens forward or back to best adapt the image to your view.

Right side view of the mask with the same lens setting.

View of the back of the mask. 
The cable that connects the battery is kept in a passage of the headband, it saves he walks around like some masks. 
This is behind it will sticking foams received for better wearing comfort and dimming of light.

Bottom view of the mask. 
There is a thread, the standard size 1/4, for attaching to a tripod. 
If we want to grow a little messing with a 1/4 inch adapter to GoProWe could easily have fun to ride a sports camera or other device beneath the mask.

The transformer received to charge the battery is received in the standard connectors in US. 
Hence the need to be careful not to throw the US / EU adapter that was placed in the main pack. 
The voltage operation range is very wide which allows use both US than EU.
 
Here are the specifications of the transformer. 
Li-Ion Charger with 8.4V 1000mA output (1A). 
The + is at the center of the connector, the - is on the periphery of the connector.

The battery supplied, the same as that of the mask Eachine Goggle TWOIs 18650 2200mAh. 
It is just 2x 18650 2200mAh batteries in series. 
It will provide maximum autonomy to the mask but do not forget that a large bright screen and a diversity receiver that tutte amps
 
The clover leaf antenna and the patch antenna provided are the same as those of Eachine Goggle TWO
They are simply very effective ...
 

 
 
The antennas do not have a specific position you can change the room for your convenience. 
If you start your mask without the antennas, do not worry .. it is the equivalent of a radio, it fears nothing! 
By cons never forget to mount an antenna on a video transmitter or he may do a little magic smoke and / or being irreversibly damaged ...

 
The head strap which is fixed on three points for an optimum maintains, at the rear, there is an elastic zone in which it will slide the battery. 
The elastic firmly maintains ... for now ... to see if over time it will not "let go" and let out the battery.
 
Left foams that will be placed around the edges of the mask, right velvets that will be placed instead of the nose.
 
For foams there are two textures, you would place the one that suits you best. 
Personally I opted for the thickest which ensures better wearing comfort and provides better insulation to ambient light. 
As for the velvet which is placed in nose height, it is the same two so one or the other is perfect.
 
The port is relatively nice, the weight is correct and not too tired neck. 
But it was not specially to our advantage by wearing this mask: p
 

From the next menu
Li-Ion One branch, there are up to 4 and the mask is ready to run!

Pressing the "MENU" button opens OSD. 
It moves with the "+" and "-", is valid (enters a menu) via the "MENU" button, you exit via the button 'CAM / DVR / QUIT "
The first tab allows you to make basic adjustments on the perceived image on the screen. 
Located in the strip at the bottom, there is the currently used standard display and the firmware version (I am in PAL)

The second tab to change the display standard PAL or NTSC, ABCDE quick pages are inputs to the different bands of the receiver. 
5 x 8 channels = 40 channels .. Quick and easy access if you know your frequency and to recover from the first glance. 
Apart from the settings menu, you can search your frequency with the "+" or "-" .. or launch a "SCAN"
 
 
 
The third tab is the one that allows for the settings on the OSD. 
If you prefer to have the menus in English, it is in the "Language"
 
The fourth menu named "CISO" to select the mode of reception or receiver. 
Indeed, you can choose only the receiver 1 or receiver 2, and so do not use diversity. 
It is also in this menu you will need to run the calibration of RSSI (important to have a correct and realistic display RSSI signal) 
There are the last option the option to run a scan of all channels and visualize by a display to the analyzer so as spectrum (and gives us the frequency on which the strongest signal is received)
 
A scan of the band (spectrum analysis) takes 25sec.

Last tab functions. 
Makes a rebate has zero parameters, choose how you want to display (16: 9 or 4: 3), etc ..

If you want to have a somewhat clearer picture of the menus, it is well detailed in the manual.
 
the DVR
Pressing the menu button 'CAM / DVR / QUIT "pass DVR mode mask; ie you always display as standard mode but you can simultaneously record what you see. 
Please note that in this mode I see a significant latency !!! 
If you now press the "+" mask starts recording. 
A new press on the "+" key stops recording. 
An alternative to not be bothered by the lag during the flight is to move the mask in DVR mode, start recording and return to camera mode ... Once finished the flight must return to DVR mode and stop recording.

To enter the DVR menu, you have to stay long press the "DVR MENU" button. 
Please note that pressing the "MENU" will display the OSD settings in parallel (must differentiate "MENU" to "DVR MENU." 
First tab DVR basic settings with the recording mode (quality) that will be:

  • VGA: 640 x 480 
    autonomy 02h19m44s record with a 4GB card

  • D1: 720 x 480 
    autonomy 01h22m24s recording with 4GB card

  • HD 1280 x 720 
    01h11m25s recording of battery life with a 4GB card


The recording quality is really more than correct for analog recording ... provided you have a good camera 
Here is a small sample with a swift runcam 2 pending a video of an onboard flight. 
[youtube] [/ youtube]
The Sound REC option to record sound with the video (if you have a microphone on board camera or issuer) 
Option Video Time will sequence the video for every selected time. 

Keep pressing the "DVR MENU" still a long time and will display the second tab. 
This tab lets you choose the option to format the microSD card, the language in which you want to display DVR information enables a reset of DVR options (price to zero factory), selects the flicker frequency of artificial light which is the frequency area used in our country (in choosing us 50Hz) and output format PAL or NTSC (the best is to put it in accordance with the mode selected in your headset base settings ).


To review your raw footage, stay long press the "-" button and you will pass the mask in playback mode.
Calibration receivers
Warning this part is very important for optimal operation of your diversity and especially the signal level indicator (RSSI) displayed in the OSD of your mask. 
It is imperative to calibrate the receivers on first use (or the next, but it will do !!!)

For your information here is how are arranged according to their display receivers. 
Receptor A is left when one has the face mask itself. 
The receiver B is to the right when it was the face mask itself.

For calibration, go to the RSSI menu. 
Remove the two antennas of the mask. 
Turn your video transmitter and place a few meters of the mask. 
Select "Calibrate RSSI" (for English menus). A spectral scanning is initiated to the receptor and pressed followed by a spectral analysis to the receiver B. It takes some time (+ - 25s receiver by slightly more than 50s for the calibration is performed)




Conclusion
If you want the FPV without breaking the bank or wish to have a relatively full face mask as a backup or to take passengers with you during your runs, this mask is for you. 
However, if you have the opportunity, I suggest you still try it before you buy it because although the lens is adjustable to adjust the image to best suit your vision, for some (like me) it n 'there is not enough distance for a sharp image .. in fact, personally, I have to back the mask still a good centimeter for an optimal visual comfort otherwise I feel I squint when I look at the picture. 
Regrettably lack of connectors (completely absent) as input and output, either in analog (S-VIDEO) or digital (HDMI). 
Walking through the menus is not the easiest but the menus are clear and overlaid with a little practice you juggle between those carefree one. 
The DVR recording is helpful but introduces latency (lag) significant in the display that can be easily circumvented by effectuat little manipulation quickly explained in the DVR part of this article. 
Otherwise this is an excellent entry mask with a very good reception sensitivity! The DVR recording is helpful but introduces latency (lag) significant in the display that can be easily circumvented by effectuat little manipulation quickly explained in the DVR part of this article. Otherwise this is an excellent entry mask with a very good reception sensitivity! The DVR recording is helpful but introduces latency (lag) significant in the display that can be easily circumvented by effectuat little manipulation quickly explained in the DVR part of this article. Otherwise this is an excellent entry mask with a very good reception sensitivity!
Questions answers
  1. Q: Can I use eyeglasses with this mask? 
    A: No. The mask is too narrow to accept glasses.
  2. Q: If reception is lost, should I expect the famous "blue screen" that appears once? 
    A: No. The mask handles very well signal loss and if you do not pay attention to the decrease in your RSSI signal, the snow gradually appear on screen.

Useful links
The Eachine VR PRO D2 mask on banggood shop
The manual (in English)


This review was done by Shunt Belua for the blog https://pimousse.be/

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  Moka Simplex 155 - Mini Mimi Rikiki
Posted by: Pimousse - Yesterday, 06:43 AM - Forum: Product News, Reviews, Testing - No Replies



A new build for this article with the frame of at Moka, the Simplex 155.
This is the little brother of the Simplex 215 which we mentioned here https://pimousse.be/index.php/2016/11/26/simplex-moka-build-custom-skin/ .
The concept remains the same with its raised rear engine and frame composed of two pieces of carbon T700 in 3mm thick.
The frame weighs 75g bare. The Simplex 155 allows propellers up to 3 inches.

Listing components:
Frame:  Moka Simplex 155
Flight card:  F4 V5PRO Flight Controller 5.8G 40CH 0/25/200 / 600mW FPV Switchable TRANSMITTE w / 5V BEC OSD PDB
ESC:  Favorite FVT LittleBee-20A Spring 20Ax4 4 in 1 BB2 Blheli_S 2-4S ESC with BEC 5V 12V media D-Shot
Engines:  RCX H1707 3200KV Micro Outrunner Brushless Motor
Camera:  Runcam Eagle 800TVL DC 5-17V FOV 130 ° Global WDR 16: 9 CMOS
RX:  FrSky XM + Micro D16 SBUS
Antenna VTX:  ANTENNA FL 5.8 TERRYBUILD - FLYER FACTORY
Accessories:  Matek LED Tail Light with WS2512B Loud Buzzer
Propellers:  RACEKRAFT 3076 TCS bladed
Editing:
The assembly began with a cable protection engines using high density braid.

The cables will be maintained at the frame by mini black strap.

During the implementation of ESC 4 in 1, I decided to run the cables from below to avoid possible injury during a side crash.
The ESC will be configured under the protocol DShot 600.

The choice fell on a pro v5 F4 with integrated VTX. Time will tell if the component is reliable and more practical.

Here also how the wire and adjust the VTX:
Front face

rear

For the VTX, here the frequency table.

For the top flat, I use the same principle of protection.

A very nice accessory, which will move almost hair cell at the rear is H LED with buzzer.

For this build, I use the XT30. The XT60 not passing this card. Most LIPO 4S in less than 1000mAh, are XT30. That's good!

Once the assembly is finished you can pass the tests.

On balance, once assembled and tested. 195g all wet!







Video :

Conclusion:
The Simplex 155 is very nice to assemble and will slip into your carefree backpack. It meets a demand of products by users Moka, namely, an original mini and that sums up the philosophy of the manufacturer. "Strength, speed, and value"
It certainly offer flights by long sessions, but you will satisfy your desires to steal immersion and everywhere. See for components based on your needs and your desires.
Good flights!

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  a burning car and a failsafe
Posted by: fftunes - 18-Jul-2017, 10:52 PM - Forum: Videos - Replies (4)

While we were flying, there was a car on the highway burning down completely...



...and i payed for my curiosity with a failsafe & walk of shame ROFL

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  DYS F4 FC Issue: BRICKED? Won't connect to Betaflight
Posted by: ReVLuK - 18-Jul-2017, 07:36 PM - Forum: Mini Quad - Replies (12)

Just got my DYS F4 Flight Controller and flashed the latest firmware through Betaflight and it was working just fine for 2 days (no flight yet). But today it started acting up and I went searching on the forums to find a solution. Apparently, there is a bug in the latest firmware with SBUS, but I am using a d4r-ii so I don't think it will affect me. However, it could possibly contribute to the problem I have....

When I try to plug the board into Betaflight via USB, the LEDs don't turn on at all. I am unable to connect the board to Betaflight to program. When I plug my battery in, a single red LED lights up on the board, and the ESC's do not go through their full sequence (only the first three chimes). It was working just fine yesterday when I initially flashed the board. Now when I try to downgrade the firmware, I get the "No response from bootloader, programming: Failed" message. Not sure what this means, I'm a little new to the hobby.

Anyone have any solutions? Please help. Sorry if it's a little confusing. (I am running DYS XSD 20a ESC's if that helps)

 

Thanks Smile

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  Newbie with Questions
Posted by: FPVBrewin - 18-Jul-2017, 05:57 PM - Forum: Beginner Questions - Replies (3)

I have been flying quads for a couple of years but just recently go into FPV. I have a Rodeo 150 and a Vortex 250. The TX I use for the Vortex 250 is a DX6i and I have heard that this is more of a park flyer TX. It works fine but I know I could use an upgrade.

I've always been happy with Spektrum and was thinking of eventually upgrading to a DX9. However, I have also heard that I should stay away from Spektrum for FPV Quads.

I'd like some suggestions on what direction to go. Also, if I go with a non-Spektrum TX, I'm guessing I'd have to replace the RX on the Vortex.

By the way, the TX that came with the Rodeo is a Devention DEVO 7. Is this a decent TX and can it be used for other Quads?

I haven't even gotten into setup questions using CleanFlight! That's coming next!!

Thanks in advance for any tips that you can send my way.

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  Dsm beecore f3evo fc
Posted by: Djseven0 - 17-Jul-2017, 11:37 PM - Forum: Beginner Questions - Replies (8)

Hey I was hoping someone can help me out with my Dsm2 beecore f3 evo fc for my tiny whoop?!? I finally got it flashed with beta flight 3.1.1 and I'm having issues with flying it cause it just way off on pids etc? I see everyone on YouTube and they seem to use stock pids and just connect and able to fly but not me? I mean I turned my baud rate to 56000 and they seemed to help it but it still just is way off for me to fly it etc? Does anyone out there have any advice for me or is they any tricks or what pids will work for this fc??? Thanks and hope someone can help this newbie out, jeff g

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  Awesome Q95 - an AWESOME Brushless micro FPV Drone
Posted by: Danq0 - 17-Jul-2017, 07:38 PM - Forum: Brushless Micro Quad - Replies (2)

AWESOME Q95
a 95mm micro drone, available in 2 receiver options (frsky & flysky), and one without. This is a light weight micro fitted with an F3 flight controller with built in OSD. The all carbon fiber frame keeps weight low and it should be able to handle light to moderate crashes all day. This is beyond toy grade, and if you plan on purchasing this, it would be a good idea to get to know betaflight. With a light weight frame, coupled with 1103 motors and 2035 props, it looks like its going to be a fast one. 

No RX: http://www.gearbest.com/brushless-fpv-ra...d=10973450
FRsky- http://www.gearbest.com/brushless-fpv-ra...d=10973453
Flysky- http://www.gearbest.com/brushless-fpv-ra...d=10973456

[b]Full Review [/b]plus flight tests,  just in case you don't feel like reading Smile






Contents
 -Specifications
-Contents
-Closer Look
-Performance
-Connectivity
-Measurements
-Likes & Dislikes
-Verdict
-Tips/ Mods/ Tuning
-Suggestions


SPECIFICATIONS:
95mm 2mm 3K CF Frame
Omnibus F3 Flight controller w/built in OSD
1103 7500KV Brushless Motors
4in1 BLHeli-S 10amp ESC's
AIO FPV System
-5.8Ghz 25mW 48ch VTX
-600TVL CMOS Camera
-3dbi dipole antenna
Gemfan 2035-4 Propellers
Receiver Flysky or FRsky or No RX

CONTENTS:


Individually packaged items are neatly arranged inside 



Shown above are flysky RX, 2 sets of props, prop guard, and the Q95. 
What's missing? Propeller screws!!! Even though the props fit quite snug, I wouldnt suggest flying with out the screws. The screw size you are looking for is 6mm long. Plus make sure you have your own Lipo, because this one doesn’t come with one.



flysky rx they even included some nice silicon wires and a heatshrink 



landing skids together with the prop guards, no need to worry about screw size, you use the same ones installed on the quad. This is because the q95 comes with landing skids pre installed, ones without the prop guards.  I dont recommend using the prop guards, they are too flimsy to do any proper protection. 



Very nice propellers, excellent fitment, Gemfan 2035, should be able to provide plenty of thrust. Plus these blades bend right back, even after being bent 90 degrees. They are very malleable 

A CLOSER LOOK:


Front-Landing skids double as motor guards, motor wires can get tangle up with the propellers, its a good idea to twist the wires to tighten them down, or simply use something to hold them down. 


Side- poorly thought out design: the camera lens protrudes, and will be the first to make contact in a crash.  Also visible here. the Q95 uses 2 thick rubber bands to hold the battery in place- works very well. 


Rear- Programable LED's connected to a buzzer. Mine fell off after a good crash, glued it back and havent had a problem since.


Bottom- loud buzzer, and JST connector. I suggest swapping out for xt30, have always had bad luck with JST. 

PERFORMANCE:


1103 7500KV, nice solid motor, very well built 



The Q95 is a bullet, whether youre flying it FPV or line of sight, it will surprise you with its speed. I was caught off guard the first time I punched it, you just don't expect something so small to go so fast, and this was on 2S, I can only imagine what it would be like on a 3S, and 4S if youre trying to kill your drone.  Check out my videos when I upload it, it looks like it was sped up, but it's just that fast. You might think it would be hard to control, but it was actually really easy. Thanks to a fast F3 flight controller, youre able to run the board at 8k gyro sample rate, which can atone for a bad tune. Flight characteristics can be compared to how a larger size mini quad would feel. I think the only difference is when you let off the throttle, it doesn’t carry momentum as a larger quad would and so it will feel almost like you are hitting the brakes. Other than that, the power you are getting form the 1103 motors and the 2 inch props are more than sufficient for rolls, flips, power loops, or any other trick you have in your arsenal. 
I’m definitely happy with the Q95 going with 2inch props, if it fits why not right. Most of the other quads in this size, I see are using smaller 1935 props. I imagine it is due to size constrictions. It fits with room to spare on this one, the only minor issue was the power wires can get tangled up in the props. This is a simple fix, simply zip tie like so. 

CONNECTIVITY:


Manual is a bit confusing, all you need to know is short press changes channels, long press changes bands. Other than that, I found the 25mw sufficient to fly in and around my house (lots of obstructions), and flown in open air 90-100 meters. 





The Omnibus FC has a built in OSD but it's not wired up. Sad The AIO VTX/ Camera that the Q95 uses does not have a VIN and VOUT cables, only power and ground. I would assume it is possible to get the OSD working, you would have to find out where the camera and VTX connections for vout and vin are and split it. 



The receiver comes separate, so you will have to solder it on yourself. I got the flysky version, but decided to use one of my frsky receivers, because I couldn't get the flysky working with my 4in1. 

MEASUREMENTS:


Total weight- no battery


Prop guard & landing skid = 0.94g 
Landing skid= 0.39g (not pictured)


2035 Propeller


Side plates 1mm


Main plate 2mm


Camera gap 15mm

LIKES:
Fast 
Light weight 
High performance hardware
OSD capable … but for some reason it’s not being used
Flight controller up to 8K gyro update rate

DISLIKES:
Camera protrudes 
JST connector
Doesn’t come with battery 
Doesn’t come with prop screws
Buzzer/ LED not held in place very well 
Power cable can get tangled up in props 
OSD is not being used
Soldering seemed a bit sloppy 

VERDICT:
I think what happened here is time ran out. The Q95 is with all intents and purposes an excellent quad, with top notch hardware, but it fell short in few different places. The OSD being included but not plugged in, the prop screws not being included, the included receiver not being soldered on, sloppy, rushed soldering. Doesn't it seem like they just ran out of time? 

Disregard these flaws for a second, and you have in front of you a superb little drone. on a 2S it already screams through the air, on 3S WOW! get outa town! Plenty of power for flips, rolls, power rolls, any trick you throw at it. I'm not the best at tuning, normally ill mess with the PIDS a bit, increase the rates, the PIDs at bit more, the rates a bit more... With the omnibus F3, and BLheli-S ESC's you can easily run at 8kgyro 4kpid. With powerful hardware, you no longer need to have a perfect tune to have a good flying quad. The Q95 has it’s flaws, in my opinion they are little flaws, but at the end of the day,  it’s a top notch performer, it’s light weight, looks [email protected] good, and is fast as hell. To me, it’s an excellent choice. 

TIPS /MODS:


Power cables will get tangled up in the props, tie it down to each arm to get them out of the way

-Motor wires can also get caught up in the props, it would be a good idea to twist them, or tie them down 

-Camera is not really secured, the only thing holding it place are the two side plates, a good crash will send it flying. Use some double sided tape or you can put some dabs of hot glue on the camera section like me. Make sure its on the camera section and not the vtx, otherwise the glue might melt.

TUNE:





Fast, precise flips and rolls, I did notice a very small amount of prop wash when doing hard turns, or when free falling and then punching. Save them as profile 2 and 3 to see how you like them. 

SUGGESTIONS:
-Use an AIO Camera kit with VIN and Vout wires to allow for OSD
-Or simply enable the OSD from the factory 
-Secure the buzzer down better- this thing was almost falling off when i received it 
-secure the power cables down
-Secure the ESC wires- mine got loose and got tangled up in the props 
-Have better soldering- looks like it was rushed 
-Include prop screws - most people are not going to have these screws lying around, I feel bad for those receiving this drone and not being able to fly it because they don’t have the proper screws
-ditch the JST connectors
-Extend the side plates to protect the camera

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  Unable to connect to ESC in BLheli
Posted by: godzilla - 17-Jul-2017, 05:12 PM - Forum: Beginner Questions - Replies (16)

Using LittleBee 20A OPTO Pro ESC



ESC wired to the PDB 



Signal and ground wire from ESC to FC



When connected the battery, there's 3 beep/tone instead of 5. When connected to BLheli suite, when I clicked check, all ESC are blank.



I tried to click Read Setup, it will prompt me "Connection to ESC#1 Failed!"





Solved!

Turns out that I soldered the ESC signal wires to 5V.

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