Hi from Australia

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Hi from Australia

Post by SU88RZ » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:15 am

Hi my name is Colin and i live in Newcastle Australia.

I'm very excited about this project.
I'm not much of a programer, I'm more eclectically and mechanically minded so that is where most of my input would come from.
Keen to learn some software stuff along the way as i am also building a 3d printer. The fun aspect of this project should keep me interested. (very short attention span)

Looking froward to getting my CF but as i haven't ordered one yet I suspect a long wait. Anything i can do to ensure I'm as high on the list to get one that i can be? Already on the notification for back in stock.

Thanks for creating this awesome project and i hope i can add to it in some way.



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Re: Hi from Australia

Post by tobias » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:55 pm

Hi Colin,

Nice to have you on board!

There are a lot of electricall/mechanical stuff to play with so your skills are very welcome.

I don't think there will be any problem getting one when the Crazyflies get back in stock in the beginning of May.

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Re: Hi from Australia

Post by galimba » Sat May 18, 2013 6:39 pm

Hello Colín! Im a computer science student, so I might be able to help you with the programming stuff!
Best regards

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Re: Hi from Australia

Post by SuperRoach » Sun May 19, 2013 4:08 pm

Hi Colin, another Aussie here just noting that shipping times when they are in stock are pretty good - and the cf is a hoot to fly :)

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Re: Hi from Australia

Post by marcus » Sun May 19, 2013 4:13 pm

Hi Colin,

Welcome to the forums. I hope you've managed to get your hands on a Crazyflie. If not there's still a few in stock at Seeedstudio.

/Marcus

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Re: Hi from Australia

Post by SU88RZ » Wed May 29, 2013 2:39 am

Thanks guys. I orded a 10dof as soon as they came back in stock. iv been flying it for a few weeks now but while learning to fly i damaged the props and motors abit. still flys but vibration is high. So now im waiting for new stock so i can get some spare parts.

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Re: Hi from Australia

Post by TheFrog4u » Wed May 29, 2013 8:11 am

did you damage ALL propellers and motors that are included in the kit? I am still using the first ones.
To protect the motors and arms I REALY recommend using nerf darts (see wiki), which makes each landing and crash MUCH smoother. Also make sure to put a tiny bit of foam between the motor and the arm and dont push the arm completly in (i pushed the motormount up to second mark on the arm, counting from the board side)

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Re: Hi from Australia

Post by SU88RZ » Thu May 30, 2013 2:34 am

Im only on my 1st set of props and motors. so im not to worried about it. Dont get me wrong i dont have any troble flying it, its just im not scared to set the max angle to 360 and make it do flips. :D. I put silicon ear bud covers on the bottoms of the motors for the soft landing but i still need to put the foam in between the arm and the motor. I also made a motor mout out of a strip of papper looped arround and tapped down. makes a snug little pocket so i can easy swap battreys. Ill post some pics of my setup when i get home from work.

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Re: Hi from Australia

Post by SU88RZ » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:44 pm

Wow i forgot all about this. I got my second gen flie and then never got it flying/set up as well as the 1st one so stopped playing with it. i think its time to get back into it.

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Re: Hi from Australia

Post by thomasf2220 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:36 am

Nice to meet you. Have a great day :)

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