Spanaway, WA

About Me:

71 years young retired NC machinist just quit scuba diving and underwater photography so need a hobby. So here I am! I'm a fast learner but starting from scratch.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Purchased a DJI Phantom and was doing great until I flew under a pier and lost signal and consequentially drowned my Phantom in salt water.


Tacoma WA

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Richard Zade replied to Mhct's discussion Iris+ sudden fall in IRIS
"This kind of stuff scares the hell out of me. I have seen way to much of it and knowing that is over a thousand dollars plummeting to the ground like a rock is insane!"
Jul 3, 2015
Richard Zade posted a discussion
I purchased a set of decorative led lights for my Iris along with a controler activated on/off switch. The switch need a standard type receiver plug on the pixhawk so I can assign it to a switch on the TX. Any videos on this sort of thing on the…
Jun 21, 2015
Richard Zade replied to Local Idiot's discussion Is it just me in IRIS
"No problem here as far as competing with Phantom! Their batteries for the new model run $140.00 and the batteries for the phantom 2+ won't work. Planned obsolescence at it's best. The thing I hate is 3dr's stated prices for a supposedly RTF drone…"
Jun 21, 2015
Richard Zade replied to Jeff Willaford's discussion IRIS+ Gun shy Novice in IRIS
"Hi Jeff, We are in the same boat. I trashed a DJI Phantom(my fault) So I decided to go for the Iris as a replacement after reading all the hype from 3DR about it but now I'm afraid to fly the damn thing after reading all the reports of erratic…"
Jun 14, 2015
Richard Zade replied to Mark Leon's discussion Looking for a simulator program for IRIS+ in IRIS
"The iris controller is basically a Flysky TH-9x with a 3dr transmitter module so Real flight 7 and clear view should work  if someone has written a flight data package for them. The only problem I can see is in order to use the training port with…"
Jun 11, 2015
Richard Zade posted a discussion in IRIS
I have seen several DIY articles with how to print prop guards but I am not rich enough to buy a printer so. Has anyone found a source for ready made ones? Rumors are that they will soon be required and I just feel better flying protected.
May 20, 2015
Richard Zade replied to Richard Zade's discussion using Zenmous H3 3D on the Iris in IRIS
"Thanks Todd, Any suggestions other than the Tarot 2d for the cam? I can always sell the Zemuse"
May 7, 2015
Richard Zade posted a discussion in IRIS
I am buying a new Iris+ to replace my now diciest Phantom 2 V3. I have a brand new Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal and gopro hero 3+ that I was planing on putting on my phantom but now it needs to go on the Iris+ instead.Has anyone had experience with this…
May 7, 2015