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  1. When you say displays an image for 2 secs, do you...

    When you say displays an image for 2 secs, do you mean it records for 2 secs, or outputs video for fpv for 2 secs? If it is the fpv option, make sure the battery is installed, healthy and fully...
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    It does here.. totally impenetrable horizontal...

    It does here.. totally impenetrable horizontal scrub forests with deep ravines, inaccesible gorges and giant tree canopies, just a hundred feet away in the wrong direction and it's gone forever....
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    They may be powering theirs direct from the...

    They may be powering theirs direct from the flight battery, utilizing the owls internal regulator, rather than the 5v (minimal voltage).
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    I hear what your saying, that is extreme current,...

    I hear what your saying, that is extreme current, more than my 650 long range at full stick. I have had a friend once with a Pixahawk hex running NTN motors, his windings had been overheated and...
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    Ok, if it is direct swap to then have the problem...

    Ok, if it is direct swap to then have the problem occur it starts to rule that out. Another thing to check is the voltage, is your 5v clean and accurate? some psu's in VTX's I have used (Boscam for...
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    I too have put solar skylights all over the...

    I too have put solar skylights all over the place, they are so cheap, zero maintenance and effective. I run cheap amorphic panels as they are way less fussy about the axis to the sun. The darkest...
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    Have you checked your camera? If it got dc...

    Have you checked your camera? If it got dc voltage up the video line it will likely have fritzed it. Try connecting it directly to a video monitor to see. Also, if you have one, try taking your OSD...
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    I'd check your wiring for ground loop problems....

    I'd check your wiring for ground loop problems. If you run ground from TX to the camera, do not run it back to your OSD as well as it will cause a loop that will corrupt your signal when your esc's...
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    I too have ditched recording cams from my racing...

    I too have ditched recording cams from my racing quad's. Gigabytes of footage I never watch or post, there's extra weight, expense when cams get smashed, mobius and 808 interference, far better to...
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    Looking at that I'd say your battery is still...

    Looking at that I'd say your battery is still struggling under load, but you possibly also need a decent capacitor (low ESR) on your battery rail. Esc's can create large distortion on the supply rail...
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    It does seem unusual, and I too have had a few...

    It does seem unusual, and I too have had a few incidents that made me question it, but after load testing my batteries and watching the cells, they were dropping at different rates quite severely. In...
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    That is a sure sign of failed lipo. As i...

    That is a sure sign of failed lipo. As i mentioned somewhere bach, if your voltage is sagging under load it is either caused by current exceeding the pack' s c capability, or the cells or cell has...
  13. I run 80 micron opaque laminating film on my MTD,...

    I run 80 micron opaque laminating film on my MTD, and it seems close to indestructible, however I only usually land in grass where possible. I use the same stuff to reinforce hinges, being made for...
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    Yes, you are spot on, however, that was many...

    Yes, you are spot on, however, that was many years ago with a very basic Walkera quad that had had no altitude settings for RTH, it simply had a preset height programmed in with no options, It is...
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    I'm not sure why it's not reading the decimal, I...

    I'm not sure why it's not reading the decimal, I have older FW in my taranis, and I don't use the volt custom switch (Play Val) to read as a value as I know that setpoint, I just sound a spoken...
  16. The only issue I have that puts it out of FPV use...

    The only issue I have that puts it out of FPV use is it's native widescreen output, some goggles end up with black bars top and bottom, and there is no setting to change the output format, so you end...
  17. Thanks sircana, I appreciate the feedback. Funny...

    Thanks sircana, I appreciate the feedback. Funny thing about it is, I actually originally fitted it as a way of just manually tracking my multirotors without telemetry, but after it saved me a couple...
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    One similar incident I had with my walkera X350...

    One similar incident I had with my walkera X350 may be of some use, figuratively anyway. I was flying on a sloping property with woods either side, fpv, but without realising it I had drifted beyond...
  19. Yes it is scary, i practise dead stick circuits...

    Yes it is scary, i practise dead stick circuits and stalls with a skyzone 182 dedicated to this purpose (practise) and it is quite amazing how in dead stick, your controls are so ineffective, I find...
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    Comiserations, I can only offer you membership to...

    Comiserations, I can only offer you membership to the lost drone club (a virtual club), I think of it like an initiation process, or like falling from a horse, painful, and a bit distressing and it...
  21. PS, my CircularWireless helicals are awesome, i...

    PS, my CircularWireless helicals are awesome, i really like good engineering and quality of manufacture. If anybody is interested in a cheap and easy get out of jail free ticket for their tracker...
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    Another ting you can do for in flight charge...

    Another ting you can do for in flight charge progress monitoring, is either set message values in your Taranis at set voltage points, like half, one third, and quarter remaining, based on lowest...
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    The cells should, under normal conditions,...

    The cells should, under normal conditions, operate more or less in unison during use the weaker ones reaching minimum capacity before the others. If one is dropping faster than the others under...
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    I recall back when CB radio's required a license....

    I recall back when CB radio's required a license. About 5% of users paid it. The rest took the risk. I never heard of anyone I knew getting caught, but then that was part of the fun.. not getting...
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    Yes, keeping packs balanced is a vital part of...

    Yes, keeping packs balanced is a vital part of maintaining them, during normal use there is always a slightly weaker cell in every pack. At the completion of a non balancing charge the other cells...
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