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iris+ to Pixhawk 2

Started by David Tipping. Last reply by Bruce Parmele Oct 13. 3 Replies

Hi - has anyone swapped the Pixhawk in their Iris+ for a Pixhawk 2?How did it go, are there advantages, how did you cope with the different cabling, what was the cost, would you recommend this to…Continue

Iris + won't arm

Started by Michael Foate. Last reply by Michael Foate Aug 22. 2 Replies

I have an Iris + using a Spektrum satellite and DX9 radio. I can only get the Iris to arm and motors run when the Iris is connected to my computer via USB (plus with LIPO plugged in of course).If I…Continue

Suburban powerline EMF interference

Started by Charles Shipman. Last reply by FrancoisBONIN Aug 15. 10 Replies

Does anyone have experience with flying IRIS near suburban electrical power lines and transformers?  There are many online videos of UAVs flying in suburban settings with visible utility poles and…Continue

Getting desperate - Radio Calibration says "Bad channel 1 input, cancelling" - Iris+

Started by Dale Greer. Last reply by Rayane Benyoucef Jul 17. 5 Replies

I'm still trying to find an answer to this after a couple of weeks of being down, 3DR support has been pretty slow on the uptake.Basically, my Iris+ isn't getting commands from my radio controller,…Continue

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Comment by Kris on March 4, 2014 at 10:59am

For what its worth one of the leaders of the DC Drones Meetup group had a pre-production version of the KS AirDrone that he was flying. It was a pretty neat little machine but I'm happy to wait for my IRIS.

Comment by Kris on March 4, 2014 at 10:58am

I ordered mine two weeks ago and it shipped says arrival by Friday.

Comment by John Hooper on March 4, 2014 at 10:57am
Ordering the whole enchilada. Iris, gimbal, extras, and PoPro Black. Does anyone know how long this back order is going to be? Won't hold you to it, but would love to get an idea of how long I am going to wait. I am going to pull out of the Pocket Drone kickstarter and put my $$$ on the Iris. Is this the smart move? Thanks. Also, any Austinights going to be flying theirs thus weekend at the long center?
Comment by LouB on March 4, 2014 at 10:41am



I thought out of the box failsafes were in play. I also started to poke around MP and found the nice battery info.


Again, I hope 3DR steps their presence in the forums that they say are for product support.

Comment by Daniel Morgan on March 4, 2014 at 9:43am

I am flying the same one as Andrew with great results. Also have tried the valuehobby 4000mAh ones with good results and am waiting on the valuehobby 5000mAh to see the results with that.

Comment by Andrew Ferrara on March 4, 2014 at 8:54am
I use this battery it's only 16 grams heavier and 1000 more mAh
Comment by James Wolff on March 4, 2014 at 8:44am
Comment by wbal57 on March 4, 2014 at 8:31am

With the battery troubles reported is there a comparable or larger capacity battery that is confirmed to fit in IRIS? 

Comment by Bruce Gage on March 4, 2014 at 8:21am

I bought two batteries with my Iris. One would not charge using the charger included in the kit. It would start in discharge balance mode and never switch to charge mode. I put the battery on my Losi charger and it charged fine and seems to be working well; however, between the wind and the rain I've not been able to fly much. That is I've not been able to test flight duration. This is my first quad - on an airplane when the voltage drops the motor cuts out completely but of course you can glide it in and if you pull the throttle back to zero, the battery will recover giving you just a bit of power for landing. With the quad I guess I'll be running a timer and put the it on the ground before the battery begins to fade. I've also ordered some batteries from an alternate source.

Comment by Daniel Morgan on March 4, 2014 at 8:01am

I hate to say it but the batteries I received were not great quality. Both of them would drop like a rock after 10.5. I was 10 ft off the ground and it was at 8.8V by the time it landed. I tried another battery that was 2650 and a year old and it landed at 10.3 from the same height. This could really screw some new users that might not know better. 


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