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Iris+ Tarot gimbal camera compatibility

Took Iris out for some flights yesterday and still flies great.  But the USB port on my GoPro 4 Silver seems to have failed for charging and data transfer... but strangely still worked for Iris+ FPV.  So the battery is dying and who knows how long th

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Iris+ failed transmitter?

So I charge upall my batteries and head out to do a video for my friends' business today and epic fail.  Iris+ herself seems to be fine but I can't seem to do anything with the transmitter except tilt the Tarot/Gopro. That works fine but no other con

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Mission Planner question... or feature request

I need to plan an aerial survey mission for a friend's farm up in Pennsylvania.  But without being at the location there doesn't seem to be any way to get MP to home in on the property short of zooming and dragging the map around until I find it.  I

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Telemetry/Mavlink range?

I flew a longer auto mission yesterday at a friend's farm and my Galaxy S3 running Tower lost the Mavlink connection around waypoint 5 or so.  I know that link isn't required for Iris to continue on mission but when it quit reporting its waypoints I

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Flew my APC 10x4.7s today

I decided to try these props I had ordered awhile back.  All my impressions are subjective but I like the props.  They seem to give more lift, at least when the battery is at full voltage.  I believe it has a more responsive climb with the gimbal and

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Import MP waypoint .txt files into Tower

OK, I googled this and found lots of folks wondering the same thing but I couldn't find an answer.  Has this functionality been added to Tower yet? Or is it a "coming-soon" feature.... or just a pipe dream.  Anyone know the current status? 

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Using an old phone (or tablet) for Tower

Just wondering if anyone is using an inactivated Android phone for Tower mission planning.  If the phone no longer has a data connection to update the maps is there a way to simply download that stuff on wifi or USB for use in the field?

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river flight

Did a flight last weekend over a local river.  Very pretty day... and the only way to see the river through the trees is from overhead.  Between the telemetry altitude and my FPV monitor I could even have flown it out of sight along the river via FPV

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Auto mission behavior

What will Iris do?

If in the midst of an auto mission I switch to alt hold or loiter and take manual control back and then after awhile switch back to auto.  Will Iris:

1. Resume auto flight at the next waypoint?

2. Resume auto flight starting at the fi

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charging batteries

I do not have a Solo... still enjoying my Iris+ a lot... but I see that Solo batteries seem to have a proprietary interface so that you can't use other chargers.  Is this right?  If so, what a PITA.  With my Iris+ I am used to charging my 2 batteries

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Tones from transmitter whilst flying

I seem to be getting some tones from my transmitter when flying... different combinations of high and low pitch.  I am guessing these are not random and must mean something.  I think one I was getting was because I was approaching my geofence altitud

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Spotty 3DR IRIS+ product support

After my recent crash I replaced a couple of broken arms.  No problem finding the parts.  But like some of you I found dealing with the plastic clips and snap-on LED diffusers as much or more difficult than the rest of the work.  The plastic clips th

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