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Recent content by JimPA

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    Carrying Inspire on Motorbike

    Don't have any picture of it on my Goldwing. Yes, this is my other bike. a 2014 CBR1000RR SP.
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    Carrying Inspire on Motorbike

    This works for me..... I also carry it on a cooler rack on the back of my Goldwing. Probably over 2,000 miles so far on the Goldwing and not a scratch.
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    Tablet charging while connected to the Remote

    Most USB devices try to take what they are given, but the USB spec is pretty low until the Device and Host establish what is ok. Many motherboards (where USB was designed to be used) limit the USB current to something like 50-100ma initially. The older USB spec was something like 500ma max. I'm...
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    Tablet charging while connected to the Remote

    Not 100% sure, but I think you could create a special cable that only passes the ground and data lines of the USB cable from the RC to the IPad. A second power source that can charge at a higher rate than the 500ma the RC provides could then be connected to the IPad giving just ground and power...
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    OK. Who Was It?

    What Was This Dump Truck Driver Thinking? Yeah, I can totally see how a 6 pound Inspire one could take down a power line....... lol
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    Latest Firmware Problem

    Try another thumb drive for the controller. I have in the past needed to try 2-3 before I found one that works. I now only use that drive to do updates. The controller is very picky about the drive / format.
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    I have a big issues in the way DJI ask you do deep cycle your batteries.

    It all depends on the current load the bulbs place on the battery. I'm not sure what the draw during flight is, but I bet it's quite a bit. If you can drain 80% while flying in 12-15 minutes, I'm guessing taking the same 15 minutes to drain the last 15% is much less of a load. When draining on...
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    I have a big issues in the way DJI ask you do deep cycle your batteries.

    I have 4 batteries and I run them down using a Programmable DC Load and create a 4-6Amp load and let the battery shut itself down. This still takes some time if the battery has a full charge. Sometimes I'll fly down to 20-25% and then use the DC Load to take it the rest of the way down. After...
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    LOVING EVERY MINUTE

    I've had my I1 since mid March and still loving every minute also. Right now I'm having separation issues with my I1 as it's on it's way 2,000 miles west across the USA with my girlfriend. She's taking her daughter to college. I'm flying out on Monday and will be driving back across the USA...
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    I2?

    Still not bad at all. I've had mine almost 5 months and have ~175 flights and 58 miles. I normally don't fly very far and always within sight. Most flights are less than 2,000 ft.
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    New Firmware v1.3.0.00 Aug 4 2015

    Just downloaded and updated to the new Android App. Tried to sync all my flight records which was failing on the last version. It also says it failed, but now they all disappeared from my local list. Not sure if they are completely lost, or will reshow at some random later date. Noticed that...
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    Sold my Inspire, happiest person around

    I'll throw my two cents in..... I bought my I1 back in mid March. Have had probably 175 flights now. Been through several FW updates. Other than two scary flights that were 100% MY FAULT for not checking my MOD values prior to flight, the Inspire 1 has done EVERYTHING I have asked it to. I...
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    New Firmware v1.3.0.00 Aug 4 2015

    I did mine AFTER. I think it will only have an effect because the new FW needs to be in the battery to see the cycle and do the new calc. I can tell you on my 4500 battery, it had ZERO change in the calculated life and actually lowered the capacity a bit. Before the FW update I had 4385 mAh...
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    New Firmware v1.3.0.00 Aug 4 2015

    I just copied the bin file to a USB thumb drive, inserted it in the back of the RC and turned on the RC.
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    New Firmware v1.3.0.00 Aug 4 2015

    My update went smoothly. A/C took about 23 minutes. Each controller took about 5 minutes. but I didn't time them. Both of my controllers are the models ending in "A". All four batteries also took the update w/o any issues. Was able to use a thumb drive. Now charging / discharging / charging 4...