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    Flight Log: Tell Us Bout Your Flights

    This last one really excellent, thought someone new to the forum had "necroed" this post or brought it back out of nowhere nice to see is OP getting back into flying am on and off now myself too since get busy with work at times, anyhow thanks for sharing the pics!
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    Need Suggestion for VTx

    There are a lot of competing digital video systems but they are all relatively new to the market. Personally am using dji goggles and digital air unit system for the vtx and recording flights, caddx also makes basically dji compatible video systems so might be worth looking at. Alternative to...
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    Components

    Regarding compatible motors and props and all there are sites like ecalc.ch that can help get idea of power to weight and what components will be pushed to near their limits to make a thing fly completely from scratch but would suggest put together a 3" or 5" build smaller is bit more durable...
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    Components

    You can download betaflight configurator but not sure there is much you can do with it until have hooked it up to a board/FC with betaflight flashed onto it since the utility basically made to read from and write to the FC but in there you configure what port/pins the receiver is wired to and...
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    Components

    Hah yup basically f4 or f7 based boards are ones to look at, the main thing is to be sure whatever receiver you have has a output signal with a protocol that the given FC supports that said I think most f4 and f7 based ones can support basically any receiver (srxlv2 or some other niche things...
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    rc logger

    Oof bummer, yah figuring out what people size/pitch is right for a given thing seems to be bit of dark art or messy science :) ecalc.ch always my go to for seeing in theory how a build or change should affect things but increasing the angle of incidence/attack on the prop could help ( could...
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    Phantom 3 camera issues

    I don't have personal experience with DJI quads but there is a phantom forum dedicated to DJI users/pilots so might have better luck finding people with experience on there for DJI things: https://phantompilots.com/threads/camera-not-working-after-crash-phantom-3.128623/ Some folks on forum...
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    Practical info on transmit and receive signals - controller to drone and drone to controller

    Gotcha yah I've wondered on and off what kind of black magic is used to achieve the telemetry data being sent back to the tx, but tbh I don't use the info much beyond knowing if it is getting good signal or not the rest of the info I want to know I just add to the on screen display/osd so shows...
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    Practical info on transmit and receive signals - controller to drone and drone to controller

    Hiya yup so unfortunately there's like a hundred different wireless protocols used and which a given manufacturer decided to go with or "clone" or if they just made up their own protocol for the wireless transmission is basically up in the air (pun unintended :D). A few of the more popular...
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    drone to throttle in case of communication link failure

    Roughly the way it works is the quad is set to fly above whatever the highest altitude is it "saw" during the GPS logged flight to avoid hitting obstacles then come back to the home lat/long and then stay level and reduce throttle so it can return to the ground in somewhat safe manor, my...
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    drone to throttle in case of communication link failure

    If you add a GPS module then betaflight can be configured to return to the take off point, under the failsafe settings in the configurator tool you can adjust the timeout period and what happens when signal lost. One option being return to home, the home point determined by satellite lock...
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    Practical info on transmit and receive signals - controller to drone and drone to controller

    So I don't know what specific tx and Rx you're using but can search for the source code and hardware specs for elrs since is all open source transmitter and receiver and includes telemetry. Tbh I don't know the details but just imagined it is using the same antenna for some sort of...
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    rc logger

    One thing to try also would be have quad off, transmitter on and throttle at 100% (props off) then plug in quad wait a few seconds and throttle down to 0 on the transmitter, this might work for recalibrating the 0/100 range is procedure usually used for calibration of esc signals from FC.
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    rc logger

    Could be on either side, is part of the reason I'm such a fan of betaflight or other open source boards and components can better diagnose what's happening with betaflight configurator and adjust config as needed for random setups. On transmitter side needs to be sending the values for low to...
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    Need a little help T-motor F7 Stack

    I don't have a direct answer since never actually used pit mode myself I usually just plug in and fly immediately and unplug as soon as I land since my vifly voltage checker is usually screaming it's brains out already from low voltage :D Think if spend some time reading through this page then...
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