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A few observations and questions

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by jmp470, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. jmp470

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    I'm about 6 flights into my Inspire me and I'm addicted to it: But, here is what I've noticed and some basic questions for the group:

    1) In Texas it is 90+ degrees outside and I noticed my battery got to 52 C, what is the max temperature that they can get to? From my reading, I found do not charge over 40 C, but, did not find any flight restrictions.

    2) At 10% Battery (TB47) the quad was ready to land and in GPS mode it dashed for Home, lowered landing gear and landed.... yes, I depleted the battery to that level flying around my driveway, as I'm comfortable a quad.

    3) I finally used GPS mode today, everything else has been Atti, and noticed that the quad makes some almost violent moves... especially slowing down from 57MPH.... which is also the fastest I could get it level. Which, BTW, is pretty freaken awesome to me.....

    4) At 1200 feet out, I'm losing video signal..... How does that compare to others?/ I know that the cell tower, which has the local wifi (I live in the sticks) broadcaster on it could be interrupting my signal. I've attached a photo of the cell tower.

    5) If you do lose video feed, but have telemetry data are you still flying further? I have not tried this yet, but probably will. As right now, I only fly IFR (I follow roads) until I trust the quad more.

    6) I have not updated my compass or IMU since I updated the firmware / bought it, however, each time I start the quad I check sensor data. According to the forums my readings are within standards, but should I be updating it anyways?

    I'm sure more questions will come, but right now that is all.
     

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  2. JohnHan

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    Standard practice is to calibrate IMU after firmware update. And you should get a good compass calibration out of the box as well. From China to Texas. It needs a *good* compass cal.
     
  3. Gregg G

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    And yes in GPS mode the Inspire has a braking or leveling action when you let up on the pitch command. That took a little getting use to for me.