First proper test-flights of F550 build

Posted: 2014-09-08

After spending time this summer building a naza based F550 hex - I haven't had much time to fly apart from quick tests in the garden.

This weekend we were out in the Gan area (Fetsund) and I took the hex along.

The craft flies very well. It's responsive to the controls and stable. The DJI low voltage alarm triggered quite quickly - but given that on landing I found about 3.9v per cell - I need to tweak that setting. In fact - I suspect I will turn it off - I have voltage telemetry on the radio - if I can get that to trigger an alarm on the radio then I don't need the DJI LED to flash red - I can't see it from the ground anyway.

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A first test of the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer tracker head. This shot is made up of 10 shots - each 2 mins at f/2,8 ISO 100 14mm. Merged using Starry Landscape Tracker then adjusted in PS (merged in one shorter exposure at the bottom to get a a sharper land silhouette. You can see that even out of town - still struggling with light pollution - far too much light in the sky. But - still fun to play with.
Langlielva near Elveli
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Evening trees
Mist settling over the trees on a hillside behind a ploughed field