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Old 21st August 2017, 4:10 PM   #976
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what recommendations do we have for radio transmitters for a newbie.
im kinda leaning to a FrSky 2.4G ACCST Taranis X9D plus
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Old 21st August 2017, 4:19 PM   #977
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what recommendations do we have for radio transmitters for a newbie.
im kinda leaning to a FrSky 2.4G ACCST Taranis X9D plus
These are the best. I use one and it can do everything from flying a simple race quad right up to a high-end camera platform with all sorts of advanced features and telemetry. Bit of a learning curve but there's plenty of material on youtube

A more simple one is the Turnigy Evolution which fits in your backpack a bit better than the chunky taranis.

Steer clear of Futaba and Spektrum, they are stupidly over priced for the features you get. By comparison, the taranis has more channels, more telemetry options, excellent range, better compatibility, equivalent or better build quality (plus you can get available high-end parts aftermarket, like hall effect gimbals), at roughly the same price as an entry level spektrum or futaba radio.
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Old 21st August 2017, 4:23 PM   #978
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X9d+ or qx7 would be my only choices. Especially branching out into planes and everything else I'm glad I went x9d
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Old 21st August 2017, 5:12 PM   #979
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thanks guys looks like the x9d plus is the one i will get
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Old 28th August 2017, 10:27 AM   #980
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Would anyone be interested in taking a fully kitted 650mm quad with FrSky telem, DJI Naza + OSD, long range FPV, 3-axis GoPro gimbal, T-Motor motors/props etc off my hands? (Image)

Gone are the times of larger hobby custom quads sadly, so not at all expecting much. Would only be after $400 or so (or less). Motors alone are worth more than that . May be convinced to part with the Taranis X9D+ for another $150.
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Old 12th September 2017, 4:18 PM   #981
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I wonder how rubbishy these will be?

https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-b...uadcopter-fpv/
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Old 13th September 2017, 1:01 PM   #982
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on a quad should all motors be spinning the same way or 2 clockwise and 2 anti clockwise?
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Old 13th September 2017, 1:26 PM   #983
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on a quad should all motors be spinning the same way or 2 clockwise and 2 anti clockwise?
2 CW 2 CCW. Diagonally opposite motors will rotate the same direction. The direction and numbering assignment for motors depends on the flight controller
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Old 13th September 2017, 7:40 PM   #984
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I can just buy one type of motor and swap the wires around to change direction or wire them up all the same and Change in the software right?
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Old 14th September 2017, 8:31 AM   #985
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I can just buy one type of motor and swap the wires around to change direction or wire them up all the same and Change in the software right?
correct if you use all the same type of motor, make sure you get some with locking nuts. if they're all regular threads, the CW motors will tend to want to undo the nut
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Old Yesterday, 11:39 AM   #986
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hi guys, looking for a basic drone which can do 720p (1080p would be a bonuc) video & stills.

Did buy a very basic $50 syma x5c and passed it onto a 10yo neighbour as I couldnt get the hang of it.

tried a friend's parrot bebop (can't remember exact name) for ~$300 and as it could do auto hover i found it very easy to control & manoeuvre.
fully controlled by his iphone, the drone became a wifi hotspot or similar for him to connect to it.

anything in the ~$200-250 bracket with good video with auto-hover.
little bit indoor use & some outdoor.
either controller or android setup
happy to buy from banggood or ebay etc.
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in that price range there's a thousand to choose from, all of them equally crap. If you look around you can pick up a second hand DJI phantom 2 or 3 for a few hundred bucks and it'll be infinitely better than any of the cheap toys (some of which aren't even that cheap)
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thanks mate, yeah even new $200-300 seem quite crap from the chinese brands when it comes to the video quality (its all washed out/pale)
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