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Rekon 5 Digital - unboxing, first flight, crash, revival
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Depp
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After the DJI FPV Drone and the GepRC Cinelog 25 HD I guess it was time for a "real" fpv drone: 5 inch. The Rekon 5 Digital version (featuring the Caddx vista/"DJI FPV unit light") is unboxed and taken for its first flights. I'll leave out the very first one at home. The first recordings are from the goggles of a very careful flight. Next day it's out in the fields: I fly and suddenly, without warning, without degrading picture quality the camera feed is gone. I push up the throttle hoping to regain signal, then realize I should better let it crash where I have an approximate idea of where it is. Because of the amazingly loud beeper I find it and notice that the mushroom top of the antenna is gone. Nothing else is broken, not even a bent prop. That and the sudden loss of signal leads me to the conclusion that the mushroom fell off mid-flight.
Meanwhile I order a replacement from TrueRC, the only one I'm confident will fit (I'm completely new to ordering parts...).
Installing is easy though it's too short for the straw holding the old antenna. And it seems to work though the range isn't great - neither is my confidence in the range.
But man that thing flies smooth - much better than the DJI FPV drone. Though now I noticed some jello in the SMO 4Ks footage. Not sure how to get that out. Any ideas?

HGLRC says the antenna got loose and a prop damaged it. But how the antenna jumped back in when I found it I don't know. Anyway, they'll give me a new antenna but I'll have to pay for shipping...

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2021-7-8
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Montfrooij
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Well edited.
2021-7-8
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DAFlys
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Nice,  I keep seeing this one reviewed on YouTube.  looks good.
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Nice flying Depp.    Sorry about the loss of signal.  Had to be a faulty antenna to begin with.  
2021-7-9
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Depp
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Thank you, Peter!
2021-7-9
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DAFlys Posted at 7-8 23:52
Nice,  I keep seeing this one reviewed on YouTube.  looks good.

Yeah, thought so, too!
2021-7-9
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DowntownRDB Posted at 7-9 03:17
Nice flying Depp.    Sorry about the loss of signal.  Had to be a faulty antenna to begin with.

Thanks.
Yes, that was my conclusion as well. They'll send a replacement...
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Depp Posted at 7-9 07:23
Thank you, Peter!

You're welcome!
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Depp Posted at 7-9 07:23
Yeah, thought so, too!

So good you thought you'd buy one.   
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Depp Posted at 7-9 07:24
Thanks.
Yes, that was my conclusion as well. They'll send a replacement...

You're very welcome.     Have a great weekend.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 7-10 02:46
You're very welcome.     Have a great weekend.

You as well!
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Looks great!
2021-7-11
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Alvara74 Posted at 7-11 03:35
Looks great!

Thanks, mate!
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No worries mate!
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MM Pilot
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well edited!
2021-7-17
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Thank you!
2021-7-17
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it's my pleasure!
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