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    It was truly amazing and incredible!

    Tonight I setup the Failsafe and did the Naza dance. Mounted the props and went outside. I armed the motors and gently increased the throttle. It lifted up and just set there few feet above the ground hovering completely still. It was rock solid despite a gentle breeze. After performing some simple maneuvers, I landed it, then took off again and climbed to 50ft then gently brought it down giving it a tiny bit of throttle just before the touchdown for the smoothest landing imaginable. It was like flying a toy coaxial helicopter in my family room. It was everything I wanted and more! I only had limited success with my first quad probably because I didn't set it up right and had very basic equipment. Flying was not easy at all. Now it's a piece of cake. With this much stability, I can probably attempt FPV this weekend with a spotter. Special thanks to everyone on this forum for answering questions and sharing wisdom (especially Oliver for writing the manual which I followed pretty closely).

    Now, I can replace those 4AAs with something like a GoPro 3 Black edition. Any advice on accessories, lens protection, etc?

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    Congrats! - so much more fun to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxr184 View Post
    Tonight I setup the Failsafe and did the Naza dance. Mounted the props and went outside. I armed the motors and gently increased the throttle. It lifted up and just set there few feet above the ground hovering completely still. It was rock solid despite a gentle breeze. After performing some simple maneuvers, I landed it, then took off again and climbed to 50ft then gently brought it down giving it a tiny bit of throttle just before the touchdown for the smoothest landing imaginable. It was like flying a toy coaxial helicopter in my family room. It was everything I wanted and more! I only had limited success with my first quad probably because I didn't set it up right and had very basic equipment. Flying was not easy at all. Now it's a piece of cake. With this much stability, I can probably attempt FPV this weekend with a spotter. Special thanks to everyone on this forum for answering questions and sharing wisdom (especially Oliver for writing the manual which I followed pretty closely).

    Now, I can replace those 4AAs with something like a GoPro 3 Black edition. Any advice on accessories, lens protection, etc?
    Good to hear! Can't wait until I can get to this point.

    Lens protection. Although I don't even have a go pro yet i'd like to know as well!

    I saw the above when i ordered my EZUHF JR module from them.

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    I just orders this lens filter. It's a 3x ND. Slips right around the lens ring of the gopro 3/3+. It's inexpensive and will help eliminate micro vibrations in video, by slowing the shutter speed down.

    http://www.polarprofilters.com/shop/...r-gopro-hero3/

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxr184 View Post
    Special thanks to everyone on this forum for answering questions and sharing wisdom (especially Oliver for writing the manual which I followed pretty closely).
    You're very welcome mate, glad I could help and congrats for your maiden Disco flight. You gonna have to a lot of fun !

    Quote Originally Posted by lxr184 View Post
    Now, I can replace those 4AAs with something like a GoPro 3 Black edition. Any advice on accessories, lens protection, etc?
    I agree with the previous post, layer lens for protection or ND filter to help with jello and also protect the lens.
    What kind of accessories are you thinking about ?

    I have several batteries now and I use these little battery voltage monitor. Cost only $2 and it's great to check the voltage remaining in your battery. Plug it to the balance cable and it gives you the voltage per cell and the total. A must have at this price !
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...589&aff=143580

    Last edited by Oliver Miami; 29th January 2014 at 01:44 AM.

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    You can also get a polariser for the Layer Lens mount.

    Pete
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    Here are a couple things I bought for my GoPro3 Black Ed. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Here in Hawaii, the light conditions can vary from location to location. They work really well for me. Hope this helps. Aloha

    Curt

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    Awesome feeling building your own quad and then on liftoff it just sits there hovering so comely, so sweet..anyway congrats

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