Opening opening the box I noticed that everything was very well packed and well laid out. I really liked all the nice touches the came with the kit, from the wrench's, to the extra prop collets.

I made a couple of videos. Overall my impressions are very good. Out of the box I would say that it performs better than a phantom 2. I took a couple video's today with my cell so you'll have to excuse the video. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask

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Comment by Dragan on February 23, 2014 at 11:11pm

Very nice copter, beatuiful!

Comment by Andrew Ferrara on February 24, 2014 at 1:20am

Be careful if you intend on doing FPV with 1.3 GHz, I learned my lesson lol

Comment by Superwalloon on February 24, 2014 at 1:25am

Could you be more specific about the Iris being better out of the box than the Phantom 2 ? 

Comment by Daniel Morgan on February 24, 2014 at 8:03am

I am speaking specifically about the alt hold and loiter (GPS hold) modes. I was flying a phantom 2 the night before and it was really drifting around out of the box. 

Comment by Dragan on February 24, 2014 at 10:36am

Danstah, did you hapen to order spare 3DR arm kit? if you did, what's the single arm weight and does anyone happen to know where i could find arm dimensions specs or at least hole distancing?

much abliged

Comment by Daniel Morgan on February 24, 2014 at 10:38am

I did not. Hopefully somebody else can comment

Comment by LouB on February 25, 2014 at 8:06am

Andrew,

 

I'm new to this with Iris arriving this week. Do you feel the crash was caused by interference from the FPV equipment ?

Comment by Andrew Ferrara on February 25, 2014 at 8:21am
LouB,

Yes, IRIS flys beautifully, there have been so many improvements since I started flying it in September. The problem was not IRIS' fault but mine. The crashed was caused by the over powered 1.3 GHz(1500mW) transmitter and the type of antenna(circular polarized) I switched to right before the crash. Since one of the GPS frequencies is 1227.60 MHz, and I was operating on 1280 MHz there was interference. Also, the antennas for GPS and FPV were very close which contributed to even greater interference.

Thanks,
Andrew
Comment by Vince Hogg on February 26, 2014 at 5:02am

Andrew, after Installed my 1.3ghz FPV TX I could not get a GPX fix. After trying all the channels of the VTX I found some that didn’t bother the GPS so now use only those. There is very little info on the net about this. I did have a filter on the 1.3 vtx output.

Comment by Vince Hogg on February 26, 2014 at 7:23am

Even with one, some channels completely blocked all satellites.

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