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I am new to quadcopters and found Hak5 on YouTube but I don't see a quadcopter section. I came here to learn about the hackable Turnigy 9x transmitter. I been flying the EOX, the same quadcopter as the host and ready to move up so I am looking into transmitters. Can anybody guide to in the right proper topic thread. Thank you.

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I don't think your going to find the information your looking for on this forum. I myself build and fly Quadcopters and know some things. So you might find someone to answer you questions but as far as I know there are no actual threads yet.

I fly with a Futaba 14sg and I love it. But I have heard some great things about the 9x.

There are some websites you can search for that have some great information on hacking the Turnigy 9x. If you are having a difficult time finding links on google let me know and I can send you some links that might help you.

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In spite of Darren's enthousiasm for everything quadcopter the argument thus far I think is "if people on the forum are so in to it, start topics on them, see if the discussion is there and if so we'll think about creating a subforum".

It would be trivial to add one, but things do have to remain managable for all involved.

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I've built a few for shits and giggles, but their a fun toy but not really useful for anything other than a camera platform. There are lots of fine sites on the interwebs like diydrones, only advice I'd give people is, weigh all the shit you want to stick on it before you think about ordering motors/plus keep in mind the weight of batteries, and 3D printing the arms is fine for small quads, but they break really quickly when scaled up.

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Thank you for the replies. From viewing the Hak5 videos I thought this form would be a place for hacking and modding quadcopters, making that Parrot drop from the sky was pretty awesome. Now I'm confused why the subject of quadcopters is highlighted on the show and come here to find the subject matter "trivial". Some of the reasons I purchased an Eye One Xtreme because the host's review of the product was convincing and hoped to get hacking tips for it in future episodes. I shall go elsewhere. Thank you for your time.

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Thank you for the replies. From viewing the Hak5 videos I thought this form would be a place for hacking and modding quadcopters, making that Parrot drop from the sky was pretty awesome. Now I'm confused why the subject of quadcopters is highlighted on the show and come here to find the subject matter "trivial". Some of the reasons I purchased an Eye One Xtreme because the host's review of the product was convincing and hoped to get hacking tips for it in future episodes. I shall go elsewhere. Thank you for your time.

The forum and the show are two different things, the show is the whim of the hosts and production team. You may find that they will start something on here, but will not get much interest past, oh that's cool. RC stuff is an expensive hobby, and has limited use. Developing a community around an expensive hobby takes years, its not like you just have the stuff laying around the house like a laptop, or can pick it up for under $15 like a soldering iron.

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I think you misunderstand. You're not being asked nor are we suggesting you to leave. The simple fact of the matter is there's no specific quadcopter section because so far interest within the forum community to discuss them has been not particularly high. What I'm suggesting is you simply use this section of the forum to initiate whatever discussion you want to have about quadcopters and when the forum admins see that there is sufficient interest amongst the forum members they'll make a subforum for it. A number of forum members do own and play with their drones and calls for a subforum have been made before. The best way to guarantee this subforum will never get created would be by leaving.

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I love multirotors! Got a little Hubsan X4 when I was over in California last year (thank you Darren for the gift) and I love flying it. Also got my wife the little Hubsan Nano so she can learn too.

I'd love to get myself something a bit bigger for some more outdoor flying, but don't go. Stay, talk, discuss. Just because there is not a specific dedicated section doesn't mean the topic is taboo, this is the everything else section, so use here!

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About to finish my Flamewheel f330 and Zmr250, bangood takes almost a freakin month to ship.

I want to try and add a pineapple to my F330. Bought "Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices " by Philip Polstra. As well as a beaglebone black and have been playing with it. So many fun things to do with this project.. Screw just a toy, I want a mobile platform that can sit somewhere and bring Havok. Responsibly and legally of course :tongue:

the hubsan C is a fun one to fly. Waiting on my '1 GRAM NTSC CAMERA' , already bought the 'M5802 5.8GHz 200mW 3V transmitter module', to make it an FPV flyer. Wonder if it will hold the weight while still being able to manuever good.

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I've built a few for shits and giggles, but their a fun toy but not really useful for anything other than a camera platform. There are lots of fine sites on the interwebs like diydrones, only advice I'd give people is, weigh all the shit you want to stick on it before you think about ordering motors/plus keep in mind the weight of batteries, and 3D printing the arms is fine for small quads, but they break really quickly when scaled up.

They have the power to be useful for all kinds of things. With the correct tech inside them.

Check out this video:

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They have the power to be useful for all kinds of things. With the correct tech inside them.

Check out this video:

I've seen it, a fancy camera platform, is still a camera platform. The use for something like that would be searching buildings. Drones are cool, I like them but I'm realistic about their use. Fire and mountain recuse are two great uses for them, I'm still not convinced on the personal everyman use, bit like 3D printers and I own one of those too lol. Fun toys which have limited use, but still fun and somewhat useful for a very limited section of things

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I will say i'm not buying the idea of drones flying about delivering packages, but I don't see the need for a delivery driver, so driverless vans with computer generated routes and smart storage systems, that text your phone to say they are outside is something I can see happening.

There is always a lot of hype around new technology, that comes to the consumer market.

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I will say i'm not buying the idea of drones flying about delivering packages, but I don't see the need for a delivery driver, so driverless vans with computer generated routes and smart storage systems, that text your phone to say they are outside is something I can see happening.

There is always a lot of hype around new technology, that comes to the consumer market.

Part of delivery is that it takes care of when residents are not home and can leave the packages on your porch, for which I would rather a human be doing it because 1, they have a job/better for the economy, and 2, better chances of delivery since a GPS drone would be pretty usless unless manned by a human controlling the package drop. I don't want them left on my roof or in the nearby woods.

Not every persons house is free of trees or live in single housing, so city people in a high rise, this would probably fail pretty quickly being left on the sidewalk or lost if not handed to someone at their door or directly to their mail slot depending on the home.

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GPS on its own is not ideal for drones, that's why most people use a base station as a fixed (at the time of take off) position.

I don't have much interest in remote control, aircraft that are little more than a cheap RC unit, a camera and an gyroscope to keep it stable. The reason you make you own is to give the drone some level of intelligence.

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Although i believe there is some hype over new tech, but i think the usefulness of these aircrafts are still in the infant phase. I mean in the 1980s who would of thought that cell phone would be able to check digital letters, show you your favorite recipe, remind you of an appoint, allow you to not only take but also watch movies...you get the idea. I find the implementations of the tech interesting and look forward to finding the right spot for the tech. I currently live at the end of a long gated driveway and i am a very private person. I use my cx-20 to do random security checks of my property, including seeing who is wanting to visit me.

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Although i believe there is some hype over new tech, but i think the usefulness of these aircrafts are still in the infant phase. I mean in the 1980s who would of thought that cell phone would be able to check digital letters, show you your favorite recipe, remind you of an appoint, allow you to not only take but also watch movies...you get the idea. I find the implementations of the tech interesting and look forward to finding the right spot for the tech. I currently live at the end of a long gated driveway and i am a very private person. I use my cx-20 to do random security checks of my property, including seeing who is wanting to visit me.

I think that's an excellent point about cell phones in the 80s. Right now I don't have any particular use for my quadcopter other than fun but that's really the only reason I want it. It's a way to unwind and stay involved in cool tech. I wanted to know what went into building one so I built one. Now I like looking at how I can improve it, just like I do with software only it's more expensive :sad:. I have a lot of fun with it though and I don't need it to serve any purpose other than bringing me joy.

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Although i believe there is some hype over new tech, but i think the usefulness of these aircrafts are still in the infant phase. I mean in the 1980s who would of thought that cell phone would be able to check digital letters, show you your favorite recipe, remind you of an appoint, allow you to not only take but also watch movies...you get the idea. I find the implementations of the tech interesting and look forward to finding the right spot for the tech. I currently live at the end of a long gated driveway and i am a very private person. I use my cx-20 to do random security checks of my property, including seeing who is wanting to visit me.

The thing is 1980's cell phones were solving a common problem of being in contact with people while not at home. The push to integrate more features, was more of an incremental thing, stemming from what users were doing, i.e. text based subscription services for sports news. That "data service" was largely killed when phone manufacturers embraced WAP and very basic browsers, which were seen by the manufacturers as being a wanted feature, based on the use of data services.

Hell I remember using the IR from my Sony Clie to connect to my Nokia 8210 and dial my then ISP freeserve to get email over gsm.

Drones solve a problem, which really isn't an everyday problem, that is the need to kill and/spy on people and later on search and rescue. They do those things very well, but they don't beat PIR sensors and cameras at a personal level, well not unless you have one with a molten salt reactor and thermal imaging camera, flying above you 24/7, with some sexy optics.

If drones are something that works for you, great.

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