I got the camera to work!!! happy happy
don't know if it needed a bigger chip or I wasn't pressing the button right.
has red and green running lights; they don't show up real well in the light. (minor issue)
the six hour battery charge bites. might have to find a way to do this at work...
bought me a new Holystone brief review here http://quadcopterforum.com/threads/holystone-hs700e.27238/
took down to boat ramp. very still morning. unit flew great. (I didn't go over the water! maybe later as I get used to)
attacked by several small birds (starlings?) very kewl.
Had a lot of fun playing with Symas and UDIs but got tired of losing them in the wind. I realized the $ I'd put in these would have bought a 'real' unit.
saw a Holystone HS700E on Amzon for about $300. got one.
wow. what an upgrade.
POSITIVES: flies like a dream. automatically hovers...
back in 2016 I bought this unit; finally unpacked and flew this fall.
(apparently no longer available new)
long storage didn't appear to hurt...
Tried to fly my old Syma; spun props but no takeoff. same with a Stryker (basically a Syma different color)
got a new Syma X5C-1; same thing. vendor sent me a replacement; same. props spin (correct orientation) but no takeoff.
all I can think of is my puter isn't charging the batteries...
tried flying tonight. both Stryker batteries failed before takeoff. the UDI beeped low-battery warning immediately; I did get two or three minutes flight. first flight I forgot the camera chip.
I charged all four batteries a few hours before going out. haven't used them in months so they're...