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So I almost have my build finalized (you can see the forum thread with all of my part choices here) But what I am curious/wondering about is what do you think of this flight controller first of all, and these Escs

 

I am open for suggestions on replacements to both of them but there is one caviot. It has to be on Amazon with prime shipping or fast shipping because I have to have this thing working in 10 days (I am planning to bring it on a vacation to the smokey mountains) So my options are quite limited So I am not sure what to pick....

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19 hours ago, jerrytheberry126 said:

So I almost have my build finalized (you can see the forum thread with all of my part choices here) But what I am curious/wondering about is what do you think of this flight controller first of all, and these Escs

 

I am open for suggestions on replacements to both of them but there is one caviot. It has to be on Amazon with prime shipping or fast shipping because I have to have this thing working in 10 days (I am planning to bring it on a vacation to the smokey mountains) So my options are quite limited So I am not sure what to pick....

If you're spending $35 on an FC and pdb, consider the cl racing f4 or the jb f4, both available on normal fpv retailers like Getfpv and raceday quads. For the ESCs, I still recommend Spedix. I've never really had a problem with them and they're cheap. 


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So I have just put my Quad together and It seems like I am having issues with flashing the clracing f4s. when I flash it it lets me connect to at first with slow blinks on the indicator light, then when power cycled it goes straight into Dfu mode. thoughts?

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 Also, I am curious about the board selection for beta flight there are two options:  the CL_RACINGF4 or CLRACINGF4. Neither of them has an s in the name so this is a bit confusing 

 

PS: Sorry about the double posting I am not sure how to delete my first post

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So I have just put my Quad together and It seems like I am having issues with flashing the clracing f4s. when I flash it it lets me connect to at first with slow blinks on the indicator lights, then when power cycled it goes straight into Dfu mode. thoughts?

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I've had that issue @jerrytheberry126 when I accidentally flashed the wrong firmware to my flight controller. But it could very easily be something else.

 

I still need to put my new flight controller in my quad.

 

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15 hours ago, jerrytheberry126 said:

So I have just put my Quad together and It seems like I am having issues with flashing the clracing f4s. when I flash it it lets me connect to at first with slow blinks on the indicator lights, then when power cycled it goes straight into Dfu mode. thoughts?

Is there something wrong with your boot button? Maybe the pins are shorted? 


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So I have an interesting problem. Never seen this before. I have an RDQ Mach 2 VTX in one of my quads and it has stopped responding to inputs. I tell it to change channels via smart audio, it doesn't. However, the little display on the back says that it changed channel. If I try to use the button on the transmitter, it behaves the same way. It seems like it's stuck transmitting on 5680~ at 800mw, no matter what I tell it to do. Thoughts? 

https://youtu.be/so5HynkWw0U

 


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ok so it has been a few days I am still troubleshooting this.... the boot button is definitely not shorted and it still boots into dfu mode. Is this a driver issue or something? 

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22 hours ago, jerrytheberry126 said:

ok so it has been a few days I am still troubleshooting this.... the boot button is definitely not shorted and it still boots into dfu mode. Is this a driver issue or something? 

I guess you could try reinstalling the zadig driver? 


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2 hours ago, Hackentosher said:

I guess you could try reinstalling the zadig driver? 

I really like the impulseRC driver fixer - I've had better luck with that on all my quads than with the zadig method.


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10 minutes ago, KaminKevCrew said:

I really like the impulseRC driver fixer - I've had better luck with that on all my quads than with the zadig method.

I've never tried it, but only Zadig has worked for me. Project Blue Falcon (RIP :( ) made a great video about it. 

 

If that doesn't work, definitely try the Impulse driver fixer.


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hahaha Man haven't had a single FC Issue since going raceflight, even bought a spare and its been sitting in the draw collecting dust :) 

 

Know Hacken hates them, but best thing I ever bought for my drone! 


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33 minutes ago, Not_Sean said:

hahaha Man haven't had a single FC Issue since going raceflight, even bought a spare and its been sitting in the draw collecting dust :) 

 

Know Hacken hates them, but best thing I ever bought for my drone! 

they've calmed down since they rebranded to Flight One. I still don't like the guy at the helm tho. Can't deny the out of the box performance and how smooth it is, but I don't think Butterflight is far behind if you put the time in and are willing to spend time fine tuning things. 
 

One thing I've really come to appreciate is the AIO flight controller (FC + PDB). The Bardwell F4 is amazing, so easy to wire, and it's not crowded. Plus it removes a board from your whole rig, which is really nice. If Flight One could do that, I would be less prejudiced against them.


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18 hours ago, Hackentosher said:

they've calmed down since they rebranded to Flight One. I still don't like the guy at the helm tho. Can't deny the out of the box performance and how smooth it is, but I don't think Butterflight is far behind if you put the time in and are willing to spend time fine tuning things. 
 

One thing I've really come to appreciate is the AIO flight controller (FC + PDB). The Bardwell F4 is amazing, so easy to wire, and it's not crowded. Plus it removes a board from your whole rig, which is really nice. If Flight One could do that, I would be less prejudiced against them.

I can agree there, that would be a nice addition, but think its acuase they went the other direction and do the PDB+ESC's in a 4in1 board, which I will never run. seen too many where 1 ESC goes and you have to throw away the whole board. no thanks, I'd rather stick with them on the arms and easy to replace. 


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