Who has it already? :)

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alex
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Re: Who has it already? :)

Post by alex » Thu May 02, 2013 1:22 pm

Got it! The customs slashed the parcel in order to see wether there's a bomb kit inside! :o :D
And I had to pay about 25 € of import sales tax ("Einfuhrumsatzsteuer" in German).

Unfortunately I won't find some time until this weekend. :(



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Re: Who has it already? :)

Post by jtang613 » Thu May 02, 2013 6:09 pm

Got mine on Monday (Ottawa, Canada). Learning to fly today.
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Re: Who has it already? :)

Post by foosel » Thu May 02, 2013 6:54 pm

alex wrote:And I had to pay about 25 € of import sales tax ("Einfuhrumsatzsteuer" in German).
Ah, good to know... I was wondering what I had to calculate with there, and the delivery guy didn't write it down on the notification he dropped in my mailbox. Will have to wait for the second delivery attempt on saturday somewhen before 12am, but will put the soldering station on stand by to be ready to go once it arrives :D
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Re: Who has it already? :)

Post by Vew » Thu May 02, 2013 9:06 pm

Got mine yesterday. Ran into several problems.

Don't be a jackass like me and think the switch is a sliding switch. It's a push button. Ended up destroying the switch with barely any pressure from my finger nail. Now I have to use tweezers to short the guts of the switch. I'll get around to ordering a replacement.

Ran into the "input device error" problem, but reading the post by user thesnowedone solved that problem.

Having problems with stable flight/hover. Moving the arms out in certain places helped but battery died before I got it to fully work.

Now i'm running to a charging issue. Lights are all dim during charging and refuses to power on on. Was hovering around 3.5VDC according to the client before it stopped turning on. I noticed the main chip was very hot underneath when I hooked it up to my phone charger at work. Swapped it out for my PC's USB hub, but it's been on the charger for 2 hours now with no change.

I'm hopped up on benadryl bc of these damn allergies, so when I get home and get some rest, I'll bring out the multimeter and start troubleshooting.

Thing is damn fun though when it was up and running. :lol:

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Re: Who has it already? :)

Post by SuperRoach » Fri May 03, 2013 2:11 pm

Mine arrived earlier today by suprise, And I'm in Australia - We normally get all of our stuff last!

https://twitter.com/SuperRoach/status/3 ... 1821017089

Wondering if I should solder now or latter, as I need to practice my soldering skills I feel before I take the crazyflie on.

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Re: Who has it already? :)

Post by tobias » Fri May 03, 2013 4:40 pm

Vew wrote: Having problems with stable flight/hover. Moving the arms out in certain places helped but battery died before I got it to fully work.
It might be caused by unbalanced propellers. Try using the best ones http://wiki.bitcraze.se/projects:crazyf ... and_tricks. Normally the Crazyflie should be very stable when hovering with little air movement. Also update to the latest firmware 2014.1 as it is tuned to handle vibration better. https://bitbucket.org/bitcraze/crazyfli ... 2013.4.bin.

Hope you manage to fix the issue with the Crazyflie! We'll do our best to support you.

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Re: Who has it already? :)

Post by Vew » Fri May 03, 2013 5:41 pm

tobias wrote:
Vew wrote: Having problems with stable flight/hover. Moving the arms out in certain places helped but battery died before I got it to fully work.
It might be caused by unbalanced propellers. Try using the best ones http://wiki.bitcraze.se/projects:crazyf ... and_tricks. Normally the Crazyflie should be very stable when hovering with little air movement. Also update to the latest firmware 2014.1 as it is tuned to handle vibration better. https://bitbucket.org/bitcraze/crazyfli ... 2013.4.bin.

Hope you manage to fix the issue with the Crazyflie! We'll do our best to support you.
Thanks for the feedback. I need to check those voltages for you first and fix my electrical problem first. Left it at home and still at work. (1:40pm in the USA)

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Re: Who has it already? :)

Post by ross123540 » Fri May 03, 2013 6:57 pm

Got mine :-) Grimsby UK

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Re: Who has it already? :)

Post by foosel » Sat May 04, 2013 11:02 am

Arrived around 7:45am, assembled half an hour later, having a blast with it :)
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Re: Who has it already? :)

Post by Vaduzi » Sat May 04, 2013 2:33 pm

Got it yesterday, May 4th.
Assembled it in some minutes and have fun! :D
I use a RC-Controller with USB-Dongle for RC-Simulator, works fine ;-)

No problems with customs, I'am from Austria.

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