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Anyone having issues with #Google #Inbox on #Android not displaying notifications for new email?  Mine hasn't worked in several days with no outside changes from what I can tell.
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I ended up uninstalling/reinstalling the app and notifications are back. For now. 
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I've been forcing myself to try to hold the transmitter like this and am really finding the benefits. I've noticed with the finer degree of control over the sticks (versus thumbs only) that I've been able to reduce expo and increase the dual rate on the transmitter. Additionally, I've been able to tweak the stick scaling on the kk2 board of my tricopter to allow for more input.

The result here being that my flights are smoother and much more controlled with no banging of the sticks and wild or erratic movement of the tricopter. 
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It's definitely different! The best part for me has been being able to effectively work the rudder. I've got a bad habit of adding throttle when I mean to simply kick the tail boom out. With my index finger on the top of the stick that doesn't tend to happen. 
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I'm curious how many people typically fly with self-leveling on.  I tried learning to fly the tricopter using it, but found it a much more enjoyable experience to fly without it.  Handling is more predictable and the tri is better able to cope with wind and quick altitude changes.
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Yeah. I agree If I'm switching between cameras and trying to run a gimbal self leveling is must. But it you are just flying and have it in full manual especially at high speed there is nothing better. Those are the times I've connected with the aircraft in a way I never could with any type of auto system running.
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I've read conflicting reports as to whether or not you can mix and match speed controllers. I was forced to test this for myself when I decided to replace a burnt out Turnigy 25A with a spare Cheetah 40A I had laying around.

No, I couldn't wait until I could order a matching ESC.

Hovering was nearly impossible. Forward flight wasn't terrible, rudder control was sketchy.

Always run matching ESCs. 
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I think you'll notice the difference with different firmware.
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Hello!  I just finished my first tricopter build using the RCExplorer V3 airframe and thought I'd join a community on the heels of that.
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If I'm writing an android app with a PHP/SQL back end and I'm trying to find out how many items are within X miles of the user's location, does it stand to reason that the haversine formula is sufficient for this purpose?  

I'm torn between that and the Vincenty formula, but as I am not calculating distance to a high degree, the haversine seems sufficient.
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very cool.  thanks for the info. 
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Great explanation of the PI settings. Is the "bridge across the signal pins" trick meant to work on a Spektrum receiver? Even matching and double checking the pin-outs, my tricopter wouldn't fly. I resorted back to using the mess of 5 jumper cables. 
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After one too many hard landings the +David Windestål​​ battery tray finally died. The thin plates holding the wire on the tray and the tray itself cracked.

I replaced the tray and drilled four holes for bolts then used a bent coat hanger to make new struts with eye loops bent at each end to bolt to the tray and tricopter body.

The solution isn't as elegant as original, but definitely more sturdy and seems to provide a similar amount of vibration dampening. 
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I'm having an issue with forward flight on my #tricopter. The tail rotor bounces vertically making it difficult to attain any kind of speed.

It's controlled by a kk2 running 1.6 firmware. I've tried messing with the pitch settings but can't sort it out.

I have no problems with roll, and even backwards flight is fairly smooth.

For what it's worth, I'm running 10x5 props which I suspect are on the large size.

Motors and props are balanced nicely.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks

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The tail rotor on my tricopter running kk2 with firmware version 1.6 tends to bounce around quite a bit during forward flight.

I've tweaked settings all over the place and can't narrow it down.

Exactly where should I be looking to sort this out? I have no issues with roll - only pitch. 
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Oh, I also swapped the 10x5 props for 9x4.75. Made a noticeable difference 
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*tl;dr * I can't hover my tricopter.  Don't know why.

Hi All.  I just finished my RCExplorer V3 tricopter build and am having a terrible time getting it to hover.

-Self-leveling is enabled

-I'm starting with a factory reset KK2 board (v1.6 firmware).  

-On the receiver test (on the KK2) all values are registering zero.  

-Rudder and elevator servos are reversed on my DX6 (which seems to be appropriate as when the tricopter does get off the ground the controls make sense.

-The ACC has been set on a level surface.

My problem is that when the thing does get off the ground it's prone to shooting forward as if I'm giving it controls to do so.  You can hear the tail motor speed up and the tricopter shoots off.

I'm not an experienced multirotor pilot and am just trying to practice holding a hover and using aileron and elevator to move around without mixing in any yaw from the tail.

If I could get the thing into an almost stable hover, then I'd have no problem trimming the controls, alas, stability eludes me.
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Something like that. I've watched so many videos over the last couple of days trying to get everything sorted that it's all just a big mess inside my brain. I'm going to spend some time today at lunch and see if I can get it sorted. 
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