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Old 05-22-2012, 03:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I put my Gaui 200 down very hard earlier this week due to a mosquito attack. I have a Skookum SK720 with self-leveling that usually works like a charm in that type of situation but I had a couple of mosquitos in my face and wasn't thinking clearly/quickly enough (panicked and hit throttle hold instead of self-level).
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I think it's really cool on 2 premises.


1-- It is a feat of technology and engineering in order to get electronics to work in this manner.

2-- Are all of you saying that there hasn't been one time that you couldn't have used a bailout feature? Have you never crashed due to a lost orientation? What about a return home feature when you lose orientation or the model is just too far out to tell what it's doing?

I think, as others have mentioned that the auto waypoints and such are gimmick-y but still from a technology perspective (I realize that it has been done before. And for years) it's pretty amazing. It would be pretty awesome for FPV stuff, as well as AP applications as well.

I feel like you all think it's cheating. However that's what everyone was saying about a Vbar a few years back as well. Just another technology to enhance your flying enjoyment and hopefully reduce the frustrations that the hobby can and does lead to from time to time.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:23 PM   #23 (permalink)
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If it works like the videos show, I can't wait.....
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:39 PM   #24 (permalink)
 
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Mikrokopters have been able to do this for years.

I wonder what happens when it resets mid flight while coming home...
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:59 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I can see this being useful to newbs who are determined to learn the basics on the real thing, FPV folks, and as a back up for signal loss due to range.

I think you'll see 3d guys pooh-poohing this since it seems to be marketed at the whole market and not just the folks who really need semi-auto nav.

That said, so long as it doesn't pull the "3gx funky chicken" into the ground on a semi regular basis it might turn out to be pretty good.

I just hope they don't go around marketing it as this super breakthrough. As thal pointed out, other systems have been able to do this for a while. Heck, the Yamaha R-Max had successful auto-nav testing done when Hirobo was finishing up development and that was back in the 80's/90's.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:31 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I for will get one but only cause I'm just getting into scale and building my first Airwolf. The amount of time I've invested in it so far I'd be gutted if it disappeared over the horizon lol
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:28 AM   #27 (permalink)
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What will it cost

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Old 05-23-2012, 05:59 AM   #28 (permalink)
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lets see that heli get low to the ground and do that 3d.... that will impress me
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #29 (permalink)
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If it works like the videos show, I can't wait.....
Same here. I'll buy it in a heart beat.

Like others have already said, it is mostly for FPV and AP work, and even emergency bait out. They mention nothing about 3D. Why you guys so worked up about it with 3D.

That guy having a Pork Chop on Rice while flying is funny!
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:34 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Why mount stabilizer on a heli when the pilot do any kind a 3d??? There is actualy many that dont do 3d also...
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:25 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Default New 3gx module. "return home autopilot"

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:43 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Someone posted this a couple of weeks ago. Looks awesome.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:08 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Oh. My bad. This is the first I saw of it. I'm always late.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Oh. My bad. This is the first I saw of it. I'm always late.
EH what size heli is that in your pic ?
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:38 PM   #35 (permalink)
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This is just awesome... I want this.

Doesn't this take away from some of the pilot skill though?
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I know a couple of guys who are heavy into AV who are going to be all over this system if it turns out to work well.

I am wondering about a couple of things though.

If there is a loss of signal how does the system know if the path it has chosen back to the starting point is clear of obstacles?

And secondly will it have a low voltage detection system which will land the heli if it is in the hover mode or does it stay put till the esc cuts out?

I have a feeling that this is the next progression in the hobby and that most helis will be using an auto bailout system in 5 years or less and the bailout vs no bailout discussions will soon become similar to the past rate vs heading hold and the current flybar vs flybarless threads.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:16 PM   #37 (permalink)
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From the video, it looks like this system is only designed for flybarless systems only.

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I have been out of fpv for months, for sure if this product is less than $100.00 I will be back on fpv!!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:34 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Looks like it works well. Any idea on pricing?
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:55 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I too have looked almost everywhere trying to get some ballpark on price but no luck so far. I am guessing cheaper than the helicommand (3a, 3d, rigid) but more than the co-pilot2. Could be totally wrong but that looks like it would appeal and be affordable. Surely they wouldn't tease people with it and make it in the DJI range
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