Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
networkn

Networkn
30806 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1188019 3-Dec-2014 15:16
Send private message

BigHammer: Looks like a neat toy. Did you purchase locally?


No I got it from ebay. $100 shipped with HD Camera, spare battery, lots of spare blades etc.

The instructions for it aren't as easy to understand as I'd like. The battery has a cable and the motors have a cable, which join and I can't for the life of me find out how to stop them hanging out. It says there is a clip but I must be blind. I think the cable is causing it to unbalance a little. 


 
 
 

Shop Mighty Ape for electronics, games, computers books and more (affiliate link).

Stu

Stu
Hammered
7631 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1188056 3-Dec-2014 15:38
Send private message

Is there a channel for the wires to push in to? Thought the wiring was internal, but there might be a channel on the outer shell I guess, going by a couple of pictures I just looked at.




People often mistake me for an adult because of my age.

 

 

Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

Referral Links: Sharesies - Backblaze

 

Are you happy with what you get from Geekzone? If so, please consider supporting us by subscribing.

 

No matter where you go, there you are.


networkn

Networkn
30806 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1188059 3-Dec-2014 15:46
Send private message

BigHammer: Is there a channel for the wires to push in to? Thought the wiring was internal, but there might be a channel on the outer shell I guess, going by a couple of pictures I just looked at.


Do you have a link? I don't see any channels.



Stu

Stu
Hammered
7631 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1188077 3-Dec-2014 16:02
Send private message

I just searched on the amazon app and had a look at the pictures there. Pretty small images on the phone so might not be any channels at all!




People often mistake me for an adult because of my age.

 

 

Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

Referral Links: Sharesies - Backblaze

 

Are you happy with what you get from Geekzone? If so, please consider supporting us by subscribing.

 

No matter where you go, there you are.


greenbone
176 posts

Master Geek


  #1188552 4-Dec-2014 11:19
Send private message

networkn:

The instructions for it aren't as easy to understand as I'd like. The battery has a cable and the motors have a cable, which join and I can't for the life of me find out how to stop them hanging out. It says there is a clip but I must be blind. I think the cable is causing it to unbalance a little. 



just jam the cables back inside the body, squeeze them in so they dont fall out ... theres little ridges on the opening that you can slot the wires into to help them not come out

tbh, even with the wires right out, the difference to control is negligable 

i have a phantom 2, but still regularly pull out the hubsan, theyre fun as

Stu

Stu
Hammered
7631 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1188698 4-Dec-2014 14:52
Send private message

Have been looking at the Phantom 2 and other DJI products myself. A friend has a couple of Phantom 2 models and they're very cool bits of kit. A bit more saving to do first.




People often mistake me for an adult because of my age.

 

 

Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

Referral Links: Sharesies - Backblaze

 

Are you happy with what you get from Geekzone? If so, please consider supporting us by subscribing.

 

No matter where you go, there you are.


networkn

Networkn
30806 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1214795 14-Jan-2015 13:58
Send private message

BigHammer: Looks like a neat toy. Did you purchase locally?


All the local places were ordering in, I expect from Ebay, so in the end I did the same, ordered spares of lots of stuff. 

I have an issue with it now, where it won't lift off the ground. All blades are spinning but it seems like no lift from one of the corners, unsure why that would be!



sidefx
3647 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1214838 14-Jan-2015 14:19
Send private message

I'm watching these suggestions with interest too - I got given a Helo TC (http://griffintechnology.com/helo-tc-touch-controlled-toy-helicopter) for xmas and found it a lot of fun, even with the input lag due to being controlled by a phone and limited flight time between charges. 





"I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there."         | Electric Kiwi | Sharesies
              - Richard Feynman


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News and reviews »

One New Zealand Extends 3G Switch-off Date
Posted 11-Apr-2024 08:56


Amazon Echo Hub Review
Posted 10-Apr-2024 18:57


Epson Launches New Versatile A4 Desktop Scanners
Posted 10-Apr-2024 15:31


Motorola Mobility Launches New Android Phones in New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2024 14:59


Logitech G Unveils the PRO X 60 Gaming Keyboard
Posted 9-Apr-2024 19:01


Logitech Unveils Signature Slim Keyboard and Combo
Posted 9-Apr-2024 13:33


ExpressVPN Launches Aircove Go Portable Router With Built-in VPN
Posted 26-Mar-2024 21:25


Shure MoveMic Review
Posted 25-Mar-2024 12:47


reMarkable 2 Launches at JB Hi-Fi New Zealand
Posted 20-Mar-2024 08:36


Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review
Posted 19-Mar-2024 11:37


Google Nest Wifi Pro Review
Posted 16-Mar-2024 11:28


Samsung Galaxy A55 5G and Galaxy A35 5G
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:41


Cricut EasyPress Mini Zen Blue launches at Spotlight New Zealand
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:32


Logitech Introduces MX Brio Webcam
Posted 12-Mar-2024 12:24


HP Unveils Broadest Consumer Portfolio of AI-Enhanced Laptops
Posted 3-Mar-2024 18:09









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







GoodSync is the easiest file sync and backup for Windows and Mac