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Sherbs
14-09-2013, 02:36 PM
Any Naza pilots, (apart from Kitch) tried Flytrex?

neallewis
14-09-2013, 04:09 PM
No had not heard of it until you said.
http://flytrex.com
Looks good, want that...

neallewis
14-09-2013, 04:35 PM
Actually I don't think I like it. You have to sign into it with your facebook account, linking your flights and location to facebook, and having it public. You've got to upload your flight data to be able to do anything with it, so you are reliant on the service being available to continue to use it, and you have no control over what they do with the data you have generated.
In my mind if it was not linked to facebook in anyway, and the data recorded was in an open/standard format which would allow you to process it as you wished, then it would be good. Having to upload your flights to a publicly accessible and searchable service to be able to look at and use the data seems a bit open and not very private to me.

Sherbs
14-09-2013, 07:58 PM
There's a few videos on YouTube, from what I can make out its your choice if you make your data public or private. I've ordered one, price seems quite cheap. Will see how we get on. I was going to attach my phone to the quad to record gps data, but now I won't have to risk it.

neallewis
14-09-2013, 09:17 PM
There's a few videos on YouTube, from what I can make out its your choice if you make your data public or private. I've ordered one, price seems quite cheap. Will see how we get on. I was going to attach my phone to the quad to record gps data, but now I won't have to risk it.

It loosk good, but really not keen on the facebook link thing. Be good to hear how you get on. you can export the data from the website to get something useable for your own stuff, however.

Yeah, I've got a gps logger that records the tracks, speed, height, trip, etc. i don't use it all the time, and its better and baulkier than that unit. Price is good to be fair, but i may investigate other gps loggers.

Sherbs
14-09-2013, 09:27 PM
What type is it Neal?

neallewis
14-09-2013, 11:42 PM
What type is it Neal?

It's an old gosget GPS logger off ebay 5+ years ago. used it as a speedo/tracker for snowboarding. its a bit big for the quad to be fair.

I'd look on ebay for something newer and smaller. That flytrex is nice because it uses the naza gps.

northernmonkey
15-09-2013, 12:40 AM
Option is there to turn Facebook off. Nothing will appear on Facebook.

Sherbs
15-09-2013, 11:50 AM
That's good. Don't want everyone to know how geeky I really am......

neallewis
15-09-2013, 05:55 PM
Option is there to turn Facebook off. Nothing will appear on Facebook.

Have you got one Mike.

Point is really that even if you turn off publishing of flight data publicly, its still held by facebook, and searchable by anyone who flytrex or Facebook give access to, or anyone who requests to see the data. Its collecting data on who is flying what, and where. Let's say someone complains about you flying, you are trackable, by the police, etc.

northernmonkey
16-09-2013, 02:00 PM
I do have one. Doesn't bother me about being tracable, flying is not illegal. If the worst was to happen e.g you had a flyaway or such, I have public liability cover in case it lands on somebody's head! But to be fair it would be very difficult for somebody to prove you were liable in the event of a malfunction.

I have flown over houses, don't really do that anymore but I've not got anything against anybody who does (unless their peeving in my house window).
Flying in a field or open space could still be a concern, if you lost control of your craft (flyaway) what's to say it wouldn't fly over to the nearest housing estate and land on someone's head? Or a dog walker or fly up and hit a low flying real size craft.:eh?:

It's like anything in life, just use a bit of common sense.

andys
16-09-2013, 02:03 PM
How did you go abut getting the 'public liability cover' ?

Cheers.

bpwain
16-09-2013, 02:11 PM
It comes with your BMFA membership.

Just make sure you stick to the CAA rules when you're flying and you're covered :thumbsup:

neallewis
16-09-2013, 02:23 PM
I do have one.

Any chance you could email me a raw flight data file please? from the SD card before it goes to facebook/flytrex. Also, I believe you can export a CSV file from the platform, any chance of seeing one of them as well? thanks.

ryanlownie
16-09-2013, 03:06 PM
Awesome idea! Went on the globe and found someone has been flying from the field just behind my house...!

northernmonkey
16-09-2013, 03:43 PM
Awesome idea! Went on the globe and found someone has been flying from the field just behind my house...!

Does that mean next time you see it your gonna shoot it down...?:o
or buy a flytrex?:thumbsup:

Sherbs
16-09-2013, 06:57 PM
The more I look, the more I like the sharing idea, if only to see what others compare like. If you want a more individual logger Hobby king sell the Quantum GPS logger v2. Costs just over 30, powers from the receiver, has it's own small screen & data can be exported to Google maps. Worth a look?
I joined the BMFA yesterday, a single years membership can be bought online for 16 & includes 3rd party liability cover. Not sure if there's any small print saying where you can & can't fly. Hopefully I'll never need it, in this day & age you never know.

ryanlownie
17-09-2013, 10:00 AM
Does that mean next time you see it your gonna shoot it down...?:o
or buy a flytrex?:thumbsup:

Or aerial attack? The 350QX's just came in, FPV setup hmmmmm!

northernmonkey
19-09-2013, 07:53 PM
Sherbs is third in the top speed list!

Sherbs
19-09-2013, 09:44 PM
A little more tail wind or manual for the win!

northernmonkey
22-09-2013, 08:48 PM
I was leading until 'the american' dropped a bomb!!

http://flytrex.com/challenges/speed/

northernmonkey
29-09-2013, 09:22 PM
:thumbsup:
http://flytrex.com/challenges/speed/

neallewis
30-09-2013, 01:27 AM
:thumbsup:
http://flytrex.com/challenges/speed/

That's a significant lead Mike. What did you do? 6S?
Got a video?

northernmonkey
04-10-2013, 11:55 PM
Had a good tailwind!

This afternoons blast! Went for distance but ran out of radio signal.

http://flytrex.com/mission/quadcopter-tbs-discovery-mike-kitchen-958/

neallewis
05-10-2013, 01:45 AM
What happened when you lost signal?

northernmonkey
05-10-2013, 08:10 AM
It twitches, like leveling itself up form my control, only very slight and quick.
I'll post a vid up later of the journey!

northernmonkey
05-10-2013, 12:45 PM
Here you go, shortened a little but you get the idea.
I goes mad at 0.8 mile away and on the return journey, still a little twitchy!

http://youtu.be/QhPvx5unnSA

northernmonkey
08-10-2013, 05:41 PM
72.91mph!! (http://flytrex.com/challenges/speed/)anybody care to challenge?:thumbsup:

neallewis
08-10-2013, 07:36 PM
72.91mph!! (http://flytrex.com/challenges/speed/)anybody care to challenge?:thumbsup:

Nice one Mike. Did you say if you were on 4s or 3s?

northernmonkey
08-10-2013, 08:48 PM
4s with 900kv sunny sky's

neallewis
08-10-2013, 09:27 PM
4s with 900kv sunny sky's

What's your max speed with 3S? not tried mine fast yet.

northernmonkey
08-10-2013, 10:04 PM
Not tried 3s on the disco, will try 3s with 1038 props soon....