I have been practicing a lot with my Syma X5-C clone, and last summer I took it to the forest to get some more skills. This drone doesn’t fly anymore, I still have it though. The footage is nothing compared to what I have now, but that doesn’t matter. This is 720p (upscaled from 480p) […]
As an UpAir One owner you might have noticed that the integrated camera falls to 1 side when you switch off your drone. This is due to the weight of the gimbal motor that controls the tilt of the camera. In my opinion this weight on 1 side has influence on the motor that controls […]
Did you know that windsocks actually tell a lot about wind speeds? Next time you see one close to where you are flying, or if you are on your way to another great flying spot and see one of these, read them! they could help you decide to fly or not.
Last Sunday I organised a drone meeting, and this is the footage of it. Never mind the wobbly footage, it was very windy and the UpAir had to work very hard to keep things straight. I have never flown with these kinds of winds before (windforce 3 – 4 )
If, for what ever reason, you messed up your UpAir One parameters, or used the wizard function in Mission Planner, you can download my parameters here. These parameters have circle mode enabled, and the stick settings have changed. The drone reacts smoother to stick movements.. makes it look sluggish, but gives you more stable footage, […]
If you’re planning to do the battery mod, you will need a new battery cover as well. Mike Roy has a great page with all kinds of printables for the UpAir. Click to visit his page. Once you have bought your printable you can have it printed at 3D hubs if you don’t have a […]
Mission Planner is a ground control station for Plane, Copter and Rover. It is compatible with Windows only. Mission Planner can be used as a configuration utility or as a dynamic control supplement for your autonomous vehicle. Here are just a few things you can do with Mission Planner: Load the firmware (the software) into […]
After owning a few toy grade quads I have now got my hands on something different. I got it via Banggood, prices vary almost daily, but normally prices are between €300,- and €360,- The UpAir One v3! After opening the box I was amazed by the size and weight of the quad. The latest addition […]
These are picture I took on various flights.
If you’re the owner of an UpAir, feel free to join myself, and a lot of others at the UpAir Facebook group. This group is great! a lot of people that know a lot about this great drone. A lot of them do high end modding, and can help you with a lot of your […]
Even though all the stuff needed for the mod arrived over a week ago, I still haven’t had time, or the weather did not permit me to fly the mod and actually test it. But today the weather was good, I had some time, and batteries were charged and ready to go. I am always a […]
For the fourth time the Hubsan needs new motors. I still can’t understand why this happens, but I guess it’s all part of the hobby, and I have accepted it. Bad thing is that is the last set I have as spares, so I need to get ordering new ones soon
We will be attending an event in Eefde, Netherlands. The location is Landgoed Huis de Voorst The meeting is at a castle, and we’ll be flying with several people. We’ll start at 11am and will be there until 3pm More information, and sign up is found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1330161777017214/
I have ordered 2x 4000mah battery packs at Hobbyking, and they’ve arrived yesterday. That was way faster than I thought! But now I have the battery door, the Lipo’s and a splitter. The only problem I have now is that I don’t have a proper charger. I need to charge 4000Mah packs with a B3 […]
Another set of stickers from Soof25, this time on the latest addition in my fleet of flying fun. Drones4life stickers on both TX and drone.
My 3D printed door has arrived! With this door I am 1 step closer to the battery mod. 2x 4000 Mah Lipo’s have already been ordered at HobbyKing, now hope they arrive soon, and that I can get this mod going. And, if the weather stays as it is now I might actually get it […]