Keeping your cool in a long distance flight

Discussion in 'Cinestar Misc' started by Tyler Olson, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Gary Haynes

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    Shane perhaps a better course of action would be to either use Come Home mode or Carefree if you have it installed. Depending on background clutter would likely have a more reliable result.
     
  2. Steve Maller

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    I didn't hear about this! Did it come back? :eek:
     
  4. Steve Maller

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    I'll never do that again btw... HA!

    Josh
     
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    How do you keep your cool and orientation when the copter is a long distance from you....
    For LOS flying only.... here is a simple solution for you....... (mode 2 RC radio config is assumed here)::)
    Push your right stick to the left.... If the MR moves left, then pull that stick straight back to bring it closer to you.
    If it moves to the right, you need to push the stick forward to bring the MR back towards you.
    If it is hard to tell if it is moving left or right, just give it a bit of yaw and try above all over again.
     
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  7. Jose Luis Ocejo

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    If LOS is still possible with no obstructions between the operators and the kopter a spotter with a good pair of binoculars can come in pretty handy, I think it should be a standard piece go gear to have near just in case
     
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    Valid point........ unfortunately, the spotter I was stuck with didn't know port from starboard nor clockwise from counterclockwise....... so I had to make due on my own on a 550 yard fairway....
     
  9. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    This is also a manouver that you can practice with a flight sim like AeroSimRC -- the "Waggle to Orientate." It can save your bird if you lose FPV too.

    Andy.
     
  10. Steve Maller

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    Another thing which I've found useful (and is counter to one's instincts...or at least mine) is to ascend to a higher altitude when you get disoriented. My instinct used to be to ease off on the gas, but I've found there are more obstacles at lower altitudes than higher ones (ask me how I know that). And in the process of ascending, you can often determine orientation at the same time. It has worked for me several times at more than a 200+ meters away.

    For me, the wiggle trick is somewhat less effective.
     
  11. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    There's also the "Quick! Switch to Position Hold while I sort this out!" :)

    Andy.
     
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  12. Rod Hartzog

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    Hi Andy, can you tell me who manufactures the SOSD you use with your cinemizers?
     
  13. Steve Maller

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  14. Rod Hartzog

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    Thank you kindly... are you using the OSD with Cinemizers as well? If so, your probably able to read a book in a car on a mountain road and not puke...:mad:
     
  15. Steve Maller

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    I split the signal from my Iftron video RX into a SmallHD DP6 and the Cinemizers. I often let my client or a bystander use the Cinemizers unless I'm using them to do precise framing. And the SmartOSD is overlaid up in the copter, so both of them show that image.

    But I get carsick trying to read. Especially when I'm driving. o_O
     
  16. Jose Luis Ocejo

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    Hi Steve and any one else that can comment how do you guys compare the smart OSD for MK, Vs the Iftron one liner OSD
    thanks
     
  17. Steve Maller

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    Sorry, but I haven't used the 1-liner.
     
  18. Jose Luis Ocejo

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    Thanks Steve do you find the Smart OSD a real valuable tool to have or not
     
  19. Steve Maller

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    Absolutely valuable. Very glad to have it. Not super easy to integrate but worth the trouble IMHO.
     
  20. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    The Smart OSD appears to be far superior, both in terms of what information is available, the way it is presented, and the flexibility to have different "pages" of heads up information that are selectable from the ground (using an RC channel).

    Andy.
     

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