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    Flight modes on a tether

    I know there are/were openCV libraries for quickly detecting QR codes and determining their angle etc to do augmented reality (AR) type stuff. I used it to try and do some 3D scanning using a Kinect for the point cloud and servo to have the program control moving the thing being scanned, it...
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    Flight modes on a tether

    I believe they meant a pixhawk 4 flight controller since talking about flight modes but could be wrong... My new hexacopter one prop and motor lifts about 2lbs at full throttle so full up force would be something like 12lbs but still mostly agree this sounds more of a challenge than it's...
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    3D printed chess pieces and chess board

    o_O That is pretty awesome! Crazy I think you blew past me on the print quality, I've got to get this Hemera installed and tune some things up so I can be back on par, great looking set. If you don't mind me asking how long did it take to print and assemble?
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    Eachine Wizard x220 Pro's Con's?

    Regarding the FAA decision on this it will not likely stop me from building or flying but will have to cut back on sharing those things and will impede further technological innovation (IMHO). They aren't stopping the bad guys at all and they are making it impossible for newcomers to really...
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    Eachine Wizard x220 Pro's Con's?

    While you are stuck inside good time to spend some time on the SIM also maybe take some time to look into the rules the FAA has laid forth and come up with a good message for why we should be allowed to continue to work on and build our own quadcopters and fly them where it is safe but not...
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    Now this is a quad!

    Sort of have to agree if I wanted real danger I would get into a real extreme sport like wingsuits or downhill longboarding, the goal with fpv for me is to get the thrill minus the huge risk of personal dismemberment or death.
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    Flight modes on a tether

    If taught the tether itself would always point towards the boat but the quad orientation couldn't be guaranteed with this alone you need at least compass on both to keep them oriented in the same direction the tug direction could be used as a control input if the compass direction is known that...
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    Flight modes on a tether

    It feels to me like GPS follow is still the way to go most likely for it being tugged along at speed otherwise the quad will be constantly fighting to stay where it is as it's being dragged along and won't make for smooth video anyway. I think the tether and winch could still be done for power...
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    Flight modes on a tether

    I don't see why this wouldn't work if just locked into angle mode with no input and a bit above hover throttle then the winch on the ground can just use a current limited mode (or velocity limited) to apply consistent down force to pull the craft to the platform with the tether under tension...
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    Transmitter issues.

    Okay so if the cleanflight configurator can't connect then it wasn't flashed from the factory with cleanflight or at least not a version compatible with the configurator you have installed if you bought it recently then it might have betaflight flashed on it as well. The driver installation is...
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    Transmitter issues.

    Okay so the FC is connected to computer via USB and you can connect from the configurator but then from there you see no input on the receiver tab? Also safe to assume the receiver is powered and did binding to the remote and shows some indication when the transmitter is on vs off and powering...
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    Transmitter issues.

    Some of the FCs can be more or less of a pain when it comes to getting them into bootloader or Device Firmware Upgrade mode where they are ready to accept a firmware upgrade, what particular FC do you have (link if possible) there is a good chance there is a boot button or two pads you need to...
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    Have You Ever Had Bee's Attack Your Drone?

    Perhaps the frames resonant frequency reminded them of the queen or their enemies queen, joking aside I would also bank on color or maybe some chemical coating used like conformal coating (reflective of UV light which I think bees tune in to) attracting them, never experienced this but I don't...
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    Propel Maximum X15 Hybrid Stunt Drone

    What's your area? There are multi-gp chapters or whatever they call them all over the place. Personally got into this with interest in the technology and how it can be used for autonomous tasks but also just awesome seeing the acrobatic flight and fun thing to share with friends and family...
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    Propel Maximum X15 Hybrid Stunt Drone

    If he hasn't flown before would suggest getting an AR1 from airhogs or something similar (holystone or others around the $40-60 mark) that won't break the bank but will give him a chance to try it out with something better than those super micro $20 ones. Once you get into hobby grade stuff...
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