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VEGASROBBI

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I don't think it would fly long under those conditions. I think the magnesium body is important in cooling and acts as the main heat sink. My S2 gets too hot to hold by the metal body I think the next generation should have more active cooling with a larger fan.

But to be realistic most manufacturers limit their drones to between 100 and 104 degrees. The S2 having all the additional electronics generates more heat than the average drone.
 

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That's pretty good, I would have figured the water droplets would have affected the avoidance cameras but it doesn't appear to phase them. Likely the prop wash is helping keeping the lenses clear.

The desert is nice after a rain (most of the time) haha.
 

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Yeah you can see blurring on the main lens from water drops. It seems a small amount of contamination is acceptable before you get the lens dirty warning.
 

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The first video is with the new software running the beacon and the phone app. The second video is beacon only. It's apparent there's a problem with the phone/beacon interface my first flight was filled with disconnects, GPS tracking only, not focusing on the subject.... In the first video I had to edit a lot to get rid of the disconnects and Rth's, in the second video I could almost let it go the entire flight. Hope they sort this firmware out soon but until then I'll be running the beacon only.


 
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That conflict seems to be what I was seeing also. My primary purpose in running the app along with the beacon is to ensure the app has the drone's LKP information in case it goes down. If what I've heard is correct, you can connect the app to the beacon after a crash and it will pull the LKP in from the beacon. I've never tested that function after an unintended landing using only the beacon. If I can confirm that works as described I don't really have an issue using only the beacon. I'm going to ask SD to confirm the Find My Drone works as described above.

It's always interesting watching one of your videos Robbi, I learn a good bit about motor differences, gearing etc...

Happy Turkey Day everyone!
 
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