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by tonyh0905
03 Mar 2012, 13:45
Forum: Mods - AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Random landing's with MacGyver Mod - The solution
Replies: 81
Views: 33690

Re: Random landing's with MacGyver Mod

Hi spudmonkeybikes The RX aerials on the Spektrum AR6115 are 2 small (25mm) wires so mounting them is what it is! I have no carbon fibre, just the standard o/s hull. I do range check, and this is down on the 90ft specified in the manual, but not greatly so. I have also tried flicking the TX from on/...
by tonyh0905
03 Mar 2012, 13:17
Forum: Mods - AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Random landing's with MacGyver Mod - The solution
Replies: 81
Views: 33690

Re: Random landing's with MacGyver Mod

So I have now tried two alternative flying sites 5 miles apart, and I still get the problem of the drone landing without command. The problem occurred FAR less often than it did in the field with the phone tower, but it is still there. One of the sites I tried is quite rural, with plenty of farmland...
by tonyh0905
28 Feb 2012, 22:27
Forum: Mods - AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Random landing's with MacGyver Mod - The solution
Replies: 81
Views: 33690

Re: Random landing's with MacGyver Mod

Ok so the plot thickens! I swapped the rechargeable batteries in the tx for Duracell Ultra Power AA's, and headed to the playing field where I was having the random landing problem. I powered up the drone, and took off. In less than a minute of flight, the motor led's started flashing green and the ...
by tonyh0905
28 Feb 2012, 12:05
Forum: Mods - AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Random landing's with MacGyver Mod - The solution
Replies: 81
Views: 33690

Re: Random landing's with MacGyver Mod

Cheers guys, you've given me plenty to think about! I didn't notice the led on the receiver after the incident, but I will keep an eye out next time. I am also using rechargable's in the tx, which I will swap out tonight. The DX6i only uses 4 AA's so will try high power non rechargables. I'll let yo...
by tonyh0905
27 Feb 2012, 23:51
Forum: Mods - AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Random landing's with MacGyver Mod - The solution
Replies: 81
Views: 33690

Random landing's with MacGyver Mod - The solution

Hi I was flying the AR Drone yesterday with the MacGyver mod and DX6i tx, when it kept landing for no reason. I thought it might have been going into "fail safe" mode due to a weak signal, but I was no more than 100ft from the drone at the time. I dropped the "fail safe" idea today when the same thi...
by tonyh0905
26 Feb 2012, 00:07
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Loss of primary flight control
Replies: 0
Views: 819

Loss of primary flight control

My first post so "Hi all" :-) I was flying today for the first time with the MacGyver mod. Had a few successful flights getting used to the controls and all was well (enjoying flying above 10ft!). I had just descended and turned downwind when the drone stopped responding to commands. I was trying ya...