Yup, another one! noobious davious59

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Davey59, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Davey59

    Davey59 Member

    Hi guys!

    Beginner flyer here, not even sure what lead me down the quadcopter obsession path anymore but here we are. My first flight was a few weeks ago at a buddies. It was a very tiny little thing but actually very fun.
    Being a bit compulsive I end up buying a WLtoys Q696-A with the 5.8 FPV LCD, 2 axis gimbal 1080p camera. Well, proprietary battery and most sellers with the cheapies won't ship to US.
    Need at least one extra battery so I find a screaming deal on the Q696 no camera that I bought for spare parts :eek: figured it would be cheaper to crash too :) So I flew it, crashed it a few times. no worse for wear other than a broken prop. One hell of a lot of fun!

    Well those Q696 are rather large and my property all of a sudden seemed a great deal smaller somehow. We have a few acres on the Skykomish river here in WA but lot's of trees. That night I find myself browsing the eBay for things I don't need and found a Syma X5 for like 21 shipped! Who could turn that down???! I sure didn't. What a great learner! love it, can't say enough good things about it. Bought 4 extra batteries.
    Bought several more X5's for Christmas gifts. :)

    Switching control modes to right stick turn made all the difference for me, 100 times better flyer instantly.

    But wait........ that's not all... I bought an off brand X8C for short money Looks like a Syma X*C (fake) but it IS NOT. Looks great, feels good, big 8 inch props ------ total piece of *&^%! I think the main problem was the magic smoke leaked out of two motors and it lost it's mojo :oops: all in about 15 seconds.

    In any event, glad to be here!
    X5.jpg Q696.jpg
  2. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    Welcome to the forum! You have definitely been bitten by the bug.
  3. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum Dave! Remember, the first step is admitting you have a problem hahaha
  4. Davey59

    Davey59 Member

    Thanks guys! Problem? I don't see one :D I consider my compulsive nature a super power, hehehe.

    RENOV8R, great avatar, There is a guy on one of the guitar forums I belong too uses that avatar "Birddog" that isn't you is it?

    The Akaso X8C Venture seller contacted me this morning wanting pictures........ of what? it doesn't look any worse for wear. I appreciate him getting back to me but it's not like I am going to bother shipping it back for a 25 buck refund. Most likely just buy new motors and do a swap on a warm summer day.
    The other X8C should be here today. I asked him about having more than one seller account and he referred to it as a "selling team" I am not feeling it.

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