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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kidd crawley, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. kidd crawley

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    what is a fly away and what can cause it....im new to flying so had to ask
     
  2. DroneClone

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    A fly away is when your drone just takes off with a mind of it's own and fly's away from you uncontrollably. Nothing you do can bring her back! Usually caused by loss of GPS signal and operator not knowing how to fly with no GPS signal, which would allow you to just fly her back to you without reliance upon a GPS signal!:rolleyes:
     
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  3. kidd crawley

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    so what mode would i learn to fly in so i can learn to not depend on gps
     
  4. humboldt 707

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    Funny you ask, my friend was flying his small quad the other day and it some how went into a tumble. As it tumbled he panicked and hit the return to home button,doing so confused the machine and instead of heading to its original take off point,it took off so where, never to be found. I use a recovery system called Marco-Polo R/C recovery system,it's has a 2 mile range and it has a nifty handheld locater. Fly always are usually a malfunction that results in the machine just flying off,also pilot error can result in a fly away.
     
  5. DroneClone

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    On the H, you would go into settings and turn on/off GPS. But I highly recommend to learn to master flying with GPS first! With no GPS the H will be "totally" dependent on you and your stick commands. It will not hover in place without you making it do so, It will be driven by breezes and wind unless you use stick commands to compensate for these factors. Not easy for beginners! A better way to learn to fly with no GPS is buy a cheap quad copter like a Hudson H107 and learn to fly it as it has no GPS and can take a beating. If you can fly that, you can fly non GPS, because they have none!o_Oo_O
     
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  6. kidd crawley

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    well i went out and bought the typhoon g just wanna make sure i get some solid advice before i crash...lol so far 8 rotors in...i have to get used to it...guess ill just fly in smart mode for awhile :eek: thanks for the advice any you have will help being im new to the drone world
     
  7. DroneClone

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    Smart mode is fine, just take off and land at least 26 feet away from you, as it has a zone around it and if you take off inside the 26 foot zone it can crash!:eek:
     
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  8. DroneClone

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    Follow this it will help you alot!
    Typhoon>Typhoon H Discussion>
    Pre flight check list and what to do before first flight

    Discussion in 'Typhoon H Discussion' started by Mr J, Jun 12, 2016.

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      This will help you !

    2. Here we go boys and girls ! Feel free to add to this list, and let's keep it to the point ! Hopefully It will save many questions and heartaches! To ALL !( I Harvey I hope you don't mind my editing some, i.e also take off on Obstacle Avoidance)
      Please Read This and "ALL" Manuals and Quick Start Cards Before First Flight, and Frequently !

      1. Be smart and don't use Smart mode when taking off or landing, only when using Follow Me mode, etc. If you choose to use Smart Mode at any time, remember to stay a minimum of 26' from you and the controller at all times !.
      2. Check and make sure Obstacle Avoidance is turned off before take off and landing.
      3. Calibrate your compass before first flight and after each firmware update to the aircraft. Also when traveling significant distance from home ( Your discretion)
      4. Low battery warning will come on between 14.3V and 14.6v but you might want to land before then but, at least, be prepared to be in a decent landing area when you get below 15v.
      5. Landing gear does not auto-deploy except in RTH, look at your drone when landing and think about what you're doing.
      6. If your ST16 rattles, you have a loose fan, pull off rubber grips to remove screws and fix
      7. If you decide to put a SD card into your ST16, turn the ST16 upside down before doing so since you're less likely to lose your card into the controller
      8. Always remember to turn ST16 "ON" first, then Typhoon H after ST16 has booted up, And reverse these steps when turning off.
      9. Remember when filming in "Video Mode" to turn off video filming before turning off the H and the ST16 or you "Can" lose your video, and may have to turn H on and off again to restore.
      10. Make sure gimbal cover is removed before firing up the H, Will save damaging gimbal motors and gears.
      11. Always check rear status lights for proper color combinations of flashing purple and white, or minimum of a solid purple, Always check number of satellites before take off, a safe number should be a minimum of 8.
      12. If using Smart Mode and options as cable cam, POI, follow me , etc. Remember that you must have a blinking purple/white to succeed in connecting.
      13. Remember that when using RTH(Return to Home) to make sure that you have a minimum of 30' clearance of unobstructed path to home, "IF" you are flying at or below 30' when switching to Home Mode. ( If you are above 30', it will return to Home at the altitude you are flying currently at.
      14.If not using you H battery for more than 10 days, fly/hover them down for storage to 50-60%, DO NOT store fully charged for any extended period of time, Also if on the other hand, you have flown your batteries below 50%, charge them up to 50-60% for storage. Storage of more than 10 days at full charge or under 50% can lead to battery life loss and/or battery swelling and even fire.
      15. Every 12 flights or so, check all screws, motors, gimbal/camera mounts and accessories for snugness. DO NOT over tighten, just snug them down if loosening.
      16. DO NOT use RED button to land your aircraft from short distances from ground (6-12") To land successfully, Turn off Obstacle Avoidance, be in ANGLE MODE and make sure landing gear are deployed !. Lower H slowly to ground not stopping 1-2 feet above ground and hovering(Vortex will form). Just slowly lower gently to ground and hold LEFT STICK completely downward for 2-3 seconds to idle motors and then release. Now you can press red button to kill motors.
      17. Allow batteries to cool to room temperature before charging.
      18. Check your props for any nicks or cracks BEFORE and after each flight. DO NOT FLY WITH ANY DAMAGED PROPS.
      19. .. Do a preflight check before takeoff. 1) Check that all propellers are secure and in good condition. 2) Check flight mode is the one you want (Angle, etc.), 3) Check whether you are in Turtle Mode or Rabbit Mode, 4) Check Obstruction Avoidance is set to OFF. 5) Check camera mode. (I like to have camera pointing to front and parallel to ground on take off.), 6) Check battery level is what you expect to ensure adequate flight time. 7) Check battery is inserted into H all of the way. 8) Check localweather to avoid excessive wind speed, rain,dust, etc.)

      #1DroneClone, Jun 5, 2016
     
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  9. skypuppy

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    I understand that some wifi interference can really confuse a drone and create a fly-away.
     
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    It can indeed interfere with the components and case issues, yes !
     
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    Jeff Sibelius
    Very good series on the Typhoon G class quad. Very informative videos and he explains everything very well.
    I highly recommend for any new pilot
     
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