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01-03-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,056
Posted By Swiss Flyer

My friend bought his 14 yo son a Phantom 4 for...

My friend bought his 14 yo son a Phantom 4 for Christmas and I very strongly recommended he get the DJI care pack (http://www.dji.com/service/djicare). Despite baulking at the cost and the fact that...
Forum: Multi-Rotors
11-07-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,118
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Actually now that you mention that, it could very...

Actually now that you mention that, it could very well be related to Android. I initially used an Nvidia Shield tablet with mine and I was getting all sorts of glitches, crashes and misbehaving (and...
Forum: Multi-Rotors
11-07-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,118
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Given the problems you've been having with yours,...

Given the problems you've been having with yours, you could try and get a refund from Banggood since it was faulty out of the box.
Even better if you paid by credit card or PayPal.
Forum: Multi-Rotors
11-03-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,118
Posted By Swiss Flyer

The jello in your youtube vid is definitely not...

The jello in your youtube vid is definitely not normal, the little rubber mounts are not doing their job of dampening the camera. If you cannot get it sorted, you should at least be able to send it...
Forum: Multi-Rotors
10-18-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,118
Posted By Swiss Flyer

I have the Phantom 3 Advanced (since May of last...

I have the Phantom 3 Advanced (since May of last year) and it is a great machine. I have managed to fly it well beyond 2.5 km at a height of around 300m. The most important extra is another battery...
10-03-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,182
Posted By Swiss Flyer

For my upcoming 40th I've decided to try for an...

For my upcoming 40th I've decided to try for an ultralight licence.
I am booking two weeks at a flying school in Spain, and then another two weeks in the summer to finish off.

All going well I...
10-03-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 410,027
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Its just occured to me that I have one of those...

Its just occured to me that I have one of those GPS smart watches for my 5 year old son for when he starts walking to kindergarten. It takes a microsim card and allows us to track him on a Google...
10-03-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 410,027
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Hey Nigel, I was actually thinking of a GPS...

Hey Nigel, I was actually thinking of a GPS enabled return to home auto-pilot. Both times I have lost my planes have been a result of disorientation and lost signal because I like to fly high and far...
10-03-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 410,027
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Unhappy Total loss of an Apprentice S 15e last night :( ...

Total loss of an Apprentice S 15e last night :(

Was flying a little too far away and started to get glitching as the radio signal kept cutting in and out (Spektrum DX6). I tried repeatedly to get...
09-30-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,879
Posted By Swiss Flyer

I do a lot of touch n go circuits, sometimes...

I do a lot of touch n go circuits, sometimes deadstick so I really sharpen up my skills. Now if I can't land my plane within a few meters of my feet with a 20 km/h cross wind, then I'm pretty...
09-26-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 410,027
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Stupid stupid mistake :( The elevator on my...

Stupid stupid mistake :(
The elevator on my Apprentice S 15e had split so I ordered a complete tail and rudder set. Fitted it late Saturday night when I was obviously very tired and I completely...
09-20-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,799
Posted By Swiss Flyer

I come into the house through the garage.. so she...

I come into the house through the garage.. so she never sees my mishaps :cool:
06-22-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,414
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Very excited about this one, the bigger the...

Very excited about this one, the bigger the better especially if its easy to transport in a standard size car. I have a Radian Pro and my biggest issues with it are the fiddly wing servo wire...
Forum: Foamies
06-17-2016, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7,352
Views: 784,594
Posted By Swiss Flyer

The wettest June on record :(

The wettest June on record :(
06-08-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,332
Posted By Swiss Flyer

The light is still good, I'll keep flying a...

The light is still good, I'll keep flying a little longer
06-08-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Most of my 8 planes have been laid up since the...

Most of my 8 planes have been laid up since the start of winter last year. A lack of time, family commitments and the terrible weather has kept me off the flying field, but this week I have slowly...
Forum: Beginners
04-15-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,365
Posted By Swiss Flyer

I notice that even seasoned flyers are using...

I notice that even seasoned flyers are using flight stabilisation units (e.g. Eagletree Guardian) and I don't blame them, because flying a foamie in choppy wind is no fun at all.
Forum: Beginners
04-11-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,647
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Hey guys, just to close the loop in case anyone...

Hey guys, just to close the loop in case anyone stumbles across this thread. The issue was the ESC, I swapped it out and flew for the first time yesterday with absolutely no issues.
01-03-2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,619
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Santa brought me a Walkera Runner 250 Advanced...

Santa brought me a Walkera Runner 250 Advanced FPV racing drone, with the stand out feature of GPS which should make flying this a lot easier than a normal 250. I already have a Phantom 3 but I treat...
Forum: Beginners
12-14-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,415
Posted By Swiss Flyer

How about a Trainstar Exchange...

How about a Trainstar Exchange (http://www.volantexrc.com/product/74706)? it comes with two wings (with and without ailerons) so you can transition from 3 to 4 channel as you learn.
...
Forum: Europe
12-14-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,068
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Hi Dave, Sent you a PM, but not sure if it...

Hi Dave,

Sent you a PM, but not sure if it went through since nothing is showing in my sent box.

Basically I am away until the New Year, but more than happy to meet with you for a drink or...
Forum: Beginners
12-08-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,394
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Thanks guys, looks like I will make something...

Thanks guys, looks like I will make something myself out of wire. Thinking about it logically, a wire might help it track better in a straight line compared to a fixed wheel simply because it has a...
Forum: Beginners
12-08-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,394
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Tail dragger conversion

Hi All,

First day flying my Lanyu Trainstar and I managed to completely snap off the tail wheel during an awkward landing. Since I was never really happy with the durability of the steerable tail...
12-08-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 677,588
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Picked up a Das Ugly Stik in the black friday...

Picked up a Das Ugly Stik in the black friday sale, looks gorgeous in an ugly kind of way.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/54646.jpg
12-04-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,551
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Here is where I fly (X marks the spot), its...

Here is where I fly (X marks the spot), its farming land with a very nice, smooth asphalt path which acts as my runway. There are lots of flying clubs in Switzerland, but most of the ones near me...
Forum: Beginners
11-24-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,647
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Thanks guys, I have another Spektrum (non SAFE)...

Thanks guys, I have another Spektrum (non SAFE) receiver that I will try out as well as a spare ESC. It does actually sound like an in-air reboot of the system. To be perfectly honest I find SAFE to...
11-23-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,526
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Thanks Admins, Mods and contributors, I really...

Thanks Admins, Mods and contributors, I really value having this dedicated electric flight forum.. unpolluted by gassers :)
Forum: Beginners
11-23-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,647
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Troubleshooting loss of control glitches

I was flying my Apprentice S 15e today in good conditions. What I noticed after a few minutes is that I would get a 2 sec loss of control together with a throttling down before the plane recovers and...
Forum: Beginners
10-06-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By Swiss Flyer

I ordered a Trainstar (against my better...

I ordered a Trainstar (against my better judgement) after I totalled my Apprentice S 15e. What I didn't count on was the absolutely horrendous instructions and the fact that the kit is full of random...
09-11-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 410,027
Posted By Swiss Flyer

Schoolboy error, the elevator on my Radian pro...

Schoolboy error, the elevator on my Radian pro was reversed so threw it into the wind on full throttle with a little up (down) elevator. Realised my mistake and then wildly over-corrected by pushing...
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