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Matt-and-Riley
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Took the Phantom 3 out for some snow videos. Did all my updates the night before, made sure I'd logged into the app, everything ready ..... but it just wouldn't warm up on the day, even stuck it back in the warm car but still said wait - warming up. Gave up after about 20 minutes
I know, I should have done a cold IMU calibration the night before, they last one was a hot day back in the summer .... doh!


Backup quad provided a flawless service as usuall, hopefully one day I'll be posting a Phantom video.






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Nebuchadnezzar
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WOW !!
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Yes, a cold IMU calibration changes the warmup period, dramatically.

As you see, it works the opposite way if done warm, and trying to fly in the winter.

At least you know the answer... ;-)

You need a front element windshield wiper... Ha

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Couple of days later spring arrived....



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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-3-6 12:38
Yes, a cold IMU calibration changes the warmup period, dramatically.

As you see, it works the opposite way if done warm, and trying to fly in the winter.

Yeh a wiper like this guy would be handy, tried to clear it with a few loops but it was well clogged up..



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Good work
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That is some nice flying!
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Great Videos thanks
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Matt-and-Riley
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Glad you enjoyed my trip down the rabbit hole
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Thanks, cute dog, bet he loves chasing drones
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-6 13:37
That is some nice flying!

Thanks montfrooij, i'm feeling it start to flow as they say
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Thanks Lefty, appreciate it
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Matt-and-Riley Posted at 2018-3-6 13:57
Thanks montfrooij, i'm feeling it start to flow as they say

That shows.
You're welcome!
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Cool videos and some good flying too mister.




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What is your backup?
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Matt-and-Riley Posted at 2018-3-6 13:58
Thanks Lefty, appreciate it

Your Welcome
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Matt-and-Riley Posted at 2018-3-6 13:26
Yeh a wiper like this guy would be handy, tried to clear it with a few loops but it was well clogged up..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5lzF6t_j9A

Yes, that works great. Superb.

Keeps the operators visibility clear.

The subsequent video viewers visibility as well. ;-)


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The footage looks great! Thanks for sharing with us.
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Very nice. I think I should have one of those fpv drones. I don’t know how to and where to start!
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OOO Posted at 2018-3-6 19:26
Very nice. I think I should have one of those fpv drones. I don’t know how to and where to start!

Thanks, it can be a confusing journey sometimes. Personally I would spend the money on some decent goggles, I got the fatsharks but there are many new makes out now worth looking at.

Then get a cheap Tiny whoop style quad to practice (Eachine qx65s looks nice), once you can rip around your house in acro mode get a 5" quad like the Wizard x220.

I wouldn't spend lots on the quad to start with, it's going to end up in the mud, top of a tree or bottom of a river before long.
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Hi Alabama, it's a Eachine Wizard x220, well some of it is, keep replacing bits with better components as they break or fall off.
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