Quadcopter/Drone Thread

Terence1983

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anybody know what is the original drone?

I brought this TEVO drone for my cousin, and not sure of what its based on
https://www.tevo.co.za/shop/electronics/drones/shox-enduro/

acts quite weird when flying, and no manual provided, and no batteries,
so I need to find out the specs of what this is actually based on.

I have this one
https://www.tevo.co.za/shop/electronics/drones/shox-raptor/

Im assuming pretty similar to yours, came with a manual etc. Mine flies ok, does drift a lot and ive never been able to get it to hover steadily.

What issues you having with yours?
 

eg2505

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I have this one
https://www.tevo.co.za/shop/electronics/drones/shox-raptor/

Im assuming pretty similar to yours, came with a manual etc. Mine flies ok, does drift a lot and ive never been able to get it to hover steadily.

What issues you having with yours?
same cant hover, (even though its supposedly got Headless mode), how it works, if it works? who knows?
also app, cant seem to record flights, might be due to my phone being android 9, but not so sure TBH.
 

Terence1983

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same cant hover, (even though its supposedly got Headless mode), how it works, if it works? who knows?
also app, cant seem to record flights, might be due to my phone being android 9, but not so sure TBH.
My camera works fine but quality is horrible. Il see if I can check the manual regarding the headless mode, will reply tomorrow. Should be similar to mine.
 

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I wonder. I have an Android and an iPhone to connect to my Mavic Air. If I fake location the Android, launch the Drone with FCC Settings, will it remember the setting on the iPhone?

Might be worth a try.... Or I might just use the Android phone to fly with.
 

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I wonder. I have an Android and an iPhone to connect to my Mavic Air. If I fake location the Android, launch the Drone with FCC Settings, will it remember the setting on the iPhone?

Might be worth a try.... Or I might just use the Android phone to fly with.
That's the way I did it.

As long as you remember to cancel any popups warning that you need to change your location you can keep the android phone buried in a desk drawer. :)
 

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That's the way I did it.

As long as you remember to cancel any popups warning that you need to change your location you can keep the android phone buried in a desk drawer. :)
Cool. Will give it a go. Now just to find a place in Pretoria East where I can fly...
 

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The biggest problem is to get to a place to fly. The estate said no go. The local cycling joint, no go... So looking for land to go take to the sky. The one app shows that the estate we stay in falls under the Waterloof AFB no-fly zone. I do not want to burn bridges to tarnish the already bleak-looking drone acceptance.
 

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Ordered a set of these DJI Mavic Air STEALTH props - hoping they'll cut down on the angry bees syndrome the Air suffers(?) from.
 

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There's a new small drone launching soon - been privileged to fly the prototypes for the launch video that will release with the drone.

Can't say more than that, but if you're in the market for a new small drone. Wait a month or two. ;)
 

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There's a new small drone launching soon - been privileged to fly the prototypes for the launch video that will release with the drone.

Can't say more than that, but if you're in the market for a new small drone. Wait a month or two. ;)
I think the only chance I have of upgrading my Air is by writing off my Air... :eek:
 

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Not quite the Air replacement, but quite a bit smaller and similarly specced.
Interesting - hope they sorted out all the little niggles like the USB ports and prop noise that everyone seems to go on about.

Smaller also sounds interesting - my Air lives in my camera bag.
 

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Interesting - hope they sorted out all the little niggles like the USB ports and prop noise that everyone seems to go on about.

Smaller also sounds interesting - my Air lives in my camera bag.
Prop noise is definitely sorted out. So much quieter than the Air! Still no USB-C. Why? it's 2019 FFS...

The props are fixed, which is my only major concern... Props are the first thing to break when you crash. I have raised this concern with them, and whether it makes the final design is yet to be seen.
 

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Prop noise is definitely sorted out. So much quieter than the Air! Still no USB-C. Why? it's 2019 FFS...
Similar to the Air where the drone has USB-C but the controller requires a very fiddly almost square micro usb?

The props are fixed, which is my only major concern... Props are the first thing to break when you crash. I have raised this concern with them, and whether it makes the final design is yet to be seen.
Like the Spark?
 

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Similar to the Air where the drone has USB-C but the controller requires a very fiddly almost square micro usb?
Micro-USB in this case. No USB-C to be seen anywhere.

Like the Spark?
Nope. They're screwed into the motor. i.e you need a fine philips screwdriver to remove them.

I don't understand how they are not hot-swappable. Again, these are pre-production units, so this may change.

Will post the details once the drone launches. :)
 
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Drone pilots will appreciate this. (I don't read The Sun, but it's the only link I could quickly find):

 
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