TEST: UPair “Chase”

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INTRODUCTION

Here is a new chinese brand introducing a full RTF model with a 2-axis gimbal, 2K/4K camera broadcasting FPV signal, a 7inch FPV monitor and OSD informations. The UPair chase represents a direct competitor of the Wingsland minivet, the Cheerson CX-22 and the Phantom 3 standard.

The is a first early alpha stage of the review. Elements will be added on the fly. For instance, only some internal plarts are shown.

BOX CONTENT

+ 1 x UPair chase (with a 3S 5400mAh LiPo)
+ 1 x Transmitter (using a 3S LiPo)
+ 1 x 5400mAh, 10C battery
+ 1 x Charger for the main LiPo
+ 1 x Charger for the transmitter LiPo
+ 4 x Props (2 CW, 2 CCW)
+ 1 x Transportation bag

No instruction manual out of the box, you need to download it here for example: http://imgmgr.banggood.com/images/upload/2015/11/SKU285709.7z

OVERVIEW

The Chase comes with a transportation bag (the props are located Inside the internal Pocket out of the box)

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Nice initiative. You can be ready to fly in 1min

-Front view

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-Side view

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-Rear view

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Originaly to power the quad, you need first to briefly press to central button then to repress it and hold it more than 2s. The same to turn off the Chase: i) briefly press the button then ii) hold on more thant 2s

At background of the battery bay, you can find the main gimbal + video connector

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Good news, they decentralized the compass to avoid HF interferences

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The linear 5.8G antenna

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and the 2.4G located on the other leg

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-Upper view

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Motors

Some classic 22 type are installed as for most of 350mm machine. No real KV reference for them

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Props

Some 9450 self-tightning

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LiPo

Initially, the LiPo was missing in my transportation bag. I finally received it.

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A 5400mAh with only 10C as discharge rate. A proprietary connector is present slightly different from the Cheerson CX-22 model.
I don’t know yet, if there is an intelligent auto-storage mode.According to the instruction, no auto-storage mode since they advice to store it with at maximum 50% of charge. So be aware of this.

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You have to plug the charger connector with the logo UPair on top. I found, it not impossible to plug it in the opponent way, so it can be potentially very dangerous.

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Camera module

It’s nothing else than a Firefly 5S with firmware V1.0

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with a 1600mAh Lipo

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Actually, the camera is jailed by only side and plugged via the miniUSB connector

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Gimbal

Dampening ball seems to work great in term of vibrations

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Amazing, but there is a push button hidden beneath. You can’t access to it. Probably, it serves to reset/set level of the gimbal. How it’s possible to hide such important button ?

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Disassembling

In practice, you need to remove the four motor’s screws, the four most inner screws of the landing gear, the four screws of the LEDs and the two small screws at the exit of the battery bay.

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EDIT: full disassembling procedure

[*]first remove all 26 screws/bolts
[*]disconnect cable from the compass
[*]make sure the main board has come loose from the 4 points holding it in place
[*]disconnect the gimbal cable
[*]guide the antenna through the hole
[*]cut the little tie wrap that is holding the compass-cable along with some other wires
[*]disconnect the other end of the compas cable from the FC

Unfortunaly, you would need to desolder the motor’s lead wires on the PCB to completly split in two the UPair … What’s a pity, the maintenance is definitively not easy. The FC is isolated from transmitted vibrations with dampening balls. Good point.

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The GPS module is located below the black protection, probably also compatible with Glonass system

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ESC

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An ATmega2560, a 8bits core associated generally with APM controller

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What a suprize, there is a microUSB plug located inside !!!!

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The receiver

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Here with the button, probably a minimOSD board

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Here are the basic displayed information via the OSD

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The main APM board

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The GPS is located just above the FC, approxilative 2cm of distance. In practice, the fixing is very fast. Less than 2min for my first cold start and around 30s for warm start. In average, I receive a constant 12-14 satellites.

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FPV monitor

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There is free plug. Maybe there is a way to add control to ajust brightness, contrast, etc…

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Unfortunatly, the monitor is almost invisible with strong daylights, it deserves the presence of a sunshade. More, when the FPV connexion is lost, the screen turns to “black” (blue screen)

Video transmitter

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The 5.8G antenna is directly soldered as well as the main lead and video signal wires …. 🙁

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Transmitter

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As you can see, some connexions are directly soldered on the connector…. crap…
The 5.8G is directly soldered ….

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A CC2500 RF chip for the 2.4G part like for the FrSky, Futaba protocols

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There is uFL connector at least for the 2.4G antenna

A free port is available, on the top right (CH7 ?)

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So in theory it should be possible to add an extra switch

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FIRST USAGE

with the 2K (firefly 5S)

with the 4K (firefly 6S)

CONCLUSIONS

UNBOXING

PROS

+ Super stable video plateform
+ Almost 0 transmitted vibrations
+ APM based
+ Fast GPS fixing
+ Great control range
+ 4K camera version (firefly 6S)
+ Transportation bag

CONS

– No direct USB connexion to mission planner out of the box (very important to perform compass calibration, compass mot, etc…)
– No LCD settings available
– FPV monitor not visible in strong daylight conditions
– “Blue” screen (in practice a black screen)
– Some soldering job directly on connectors (transmitter, receiver)
– No gimbal settings available
– Gimbal FC housing impossible to open and potentially a source of unsoldered wires in the assembling stage
– Gimbal reset/set level button not reachable
– No all spare parts yet (should come very soon)

Instruction manual: http://imgmgr.banggood.com/images/upload/2015/11/SKU285709.7z

RCgroups thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2546498

This quadcopter have been courtesy provided by Banggood in order to make a fair and not biased review. I would like to thanks them for this attitude.

You can find it actually for 550USD(2K)/600USD(4K) at http://www.banggood.com/UPair-UP-Air-FPV-With-12_0MP-1080P-SONY-HD-Camera-2-Axis-Gimbal-RC-Quadcopter-p-995265.html

SPARE PARTS

– Battery

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http://www.banggood.com/UPair-Chase-UP-Air-RC-Quadcopter-Spare-Parts-11_1V-5400mAh-Lithium-Battery-p-1011263.html

MODDING

-Mission planner connexion

Maybe you can do a better job, but I did like this. You need a short (10cm) microUSB to USB cable (no OTG) and USB female to USB male cable extender

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You will need to attach a small microUSB to USB to attach the UPair to the APM/arducopter mission planner software

– GPS shielding

Some EMI tape: http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-1-Foot-X-50mm-Copper-Foil-Tape-EMI-Shielding-for-Fender-Guitars-1-ft-X-2-p-49790.html

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99 Comments

  • onclefly says:

    Très bonne et complet review, Seb ! 🙂

  • wayne milward says:

    hi i dont know if you can help me banggood will not help they never reply to any emails,ok !!!
    order number of item up air drone 11107489, ,my co-ordinates will not display on the controller, when i turn them on they start ok so i don’t think the drone is communicating with the controller when switched on the the controller as up air on it thats all and the drone will fly but it is not displaying tI have had the item since the 29th Dec 2015 and still unable to use it, i am worried about using it in case it has to be returned to banggood

    Could you please advise what memory card and size i need to buy.
    can you help me

    Thank you

    Wayne Milward he co-ordinates so it may not be pairing or syncing, i have PM it as instructed by banggood

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Hi,

      I am not sure to understand everything from your msg. Can you control at least the quad ? Only GPS coordinates are not displayed ? Other OSD informations are (Battery voltage, artificial horizontal line ?)

  • Fabrice says:

    Bonjour,

    Bravo pour la revue détaillée.
    As tu testé le changement de canal sur la transmission FPV ? si ouipourrais tu nous donner la marche à suivre ?
    Je n’ose pas tester de peur de ne plus retrouver le canal d’origine…

    Merci pour tout.

  • Ronan O'Byrne says:

    My experience is completely different with this product. I have had several issues with my UP AIR ONE quadcopter and I get no response from Banggood other than to ask for photos and video before they can help. My Banggood order is 13689173. I have asked to return this product on the day I received it, but got no response to my email. I have received no useful support from Banggood on this order.

    I have had a problem with range. Other owners report the same issue. My FPV range is about 35meters max, and it clear for about 20 meters before it starts to flicker. Control of the quadcopter is quickly lost with associated issues if range goes beyond 20 meters.

    The build quality is poor where there is no serial number or ID label anywhere. Parts even a battery are NOT available (a battery is listed but has not come in stock after 9 months). There is no website. The manufacturer is Shenzhen Gten Innovation Technology Co Ltd and they will not take any calls or emails about this product. The product is not delivered in a plastic bag and was not even clean. My product was dusty when new. Mine has problems with solder and connections between the gimbal and the copter.
    This appears to be a very low quality unsupported product with a very short range and I strongly disagree that this is any competition for any DJI product.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Well… If you read carefully my review, I am not also very positive with the original version of the UPair. Now this compagny have been bought by another one. I know, there will release a complete new revision of the UPair
      with another camera, another FC, etc…. Concerning the FPV range… dépends a lot of your receiver. The default one included into the radio is poor …. Better results can be obtained with some other.

  • Julien says:

    Bonjour,
    Recommanderiez-vous ce drone face à ses compétiteurs (drone vidéo / fpv) ?
    Dans une gamme de prix allant jusqu’à 500€. Sachant que j’ai une yi cam que je peux utiliser sur un modèle non preequipé.

    Merci.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      En l’état actuel … je ne recommande pas/plus le UPair chase car la compagnie a été racheté il y a quelques mois et depuis je sais q’ils ont modifiés le design orignal que j’ai testé. Je pense qu’ils ont améliorés certains point (pb d’OSD, de camera, etc…) mais comme personne n’a testé cette nouvelle version… Je le conseille pas. Je conseille tjrs le Wingsland Minivet à moins de 400 USD: http://www.banggood.com/Wingsland-Scarlet-Minivet-5_8G-FPV-With-HD-Camera-RC-Quadcopter-p-973421.html. Les firmwares sont stables maintenant.

      • Ronan O'Byrne says:

        J’ai reçu la nouvelle Upair un de G10. Dans la journée prochaine, je vais mettre un commentaire. Ce quadcopter est pas recommandé. Autonomie de la batterie de seulement 12 minutes. Portée de 100 mètres max. Unreliable en vol comme ordinateur de vol peut obtenir erreur et cesser de fonctionner. Basse qualité. Pas de support. Big erreurs dans le manuel. Banggood ne répondra pas aux demandes de retour.

        • Julien says:

          Ok merci pour le feedback et le conseil vers le Wingsland 😉

          Thanks Ronan

        • SeByDocKy says:

          100m for the FPV link or radio ? Yours is still APM based ?

          • Ronan O'Byrne says:

            100m for FPV link. This is max range. When video is lost, then control also seems lost. The design seems not to have changed, and is APM based.

            On a full battery max loiter time with camera is 12 mins.not 19 mins.

            I have found that Upair One quadcopter control can lock up. I notice that all lights on battery start to flash, then the quadcopter drifts and will not respond.to any control. I was lucky to be able to run and catch the quadcopter as it drifted away.

            I have run some tests and posted on youtube for banggood.

  • Gandalf says:

    Hello! Is the video streamed directly into 5.8MHz ? Could I use a FPV goggles with it?

  • Sergio says:

    Hola he adquirido este dron. Tube la mala suerte de no poder cogerlo cuando se alejaba sin control y se estrello con un muro. Saltaron la bateria y el cardan se salio de su conexion. Funciona en vuelo pero no el cardan. Alguien sabe donde o como puedo conseguir uno? Me seria de gran ayuda.gracias

  • Lars says:

    Hello, thanks for your pictures and info.
    I received mine in June 2016 from banggood.
    It’s the second model it seems like.
    However, I faced two problems immediately. The first is that the video range is utterly bad, like at most 100m before breaking up. Disaster. The charger for the remote seems broke because after some seconds all three LEDs starts blinking instead of steady red.
    It flies good, but these two problems is just too much. Banggood wants video and pictures and I’ve sent them that, no response yet since then but I’ll keep waiting.

    However, the problem that really disturbs me is the FPV range and I wonder what the best thing I could do if banggood will ignore this.
    I’d rather not open up the upair since the videos I’ve seen it is rather messy. The remote fpv antenna I guess would be my best bet, would it be really hard to solder on a connector socket and replace the 5.8g antenna or am I better of buying some goggles or a separate receiver connected to a screen?

    Is it the quad signal that is really weak or the receiver antenna that is basically crop or is it both? How do I test where the main culprit lies here.

    Grateful for any advice since it seems like difficult for banggood to admit or commit to anything on their behalf.
    Regards,
    Lars

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Hi,

      First of all, I will review the second edition very soon now.
      1) For the video range, only antenna mods can improve the situation for both the radio and the VTX part. If I can, I will try to do a video mod for the antenna upgrade. I will try to propose one
      with the installation of uFL/IPX connectors. In any case, with a more sensitive FPV screen or goggles, you will have a better transmission range without modding the internal part of the quad.
      If I can remember well, the VTX should power 400mW so it’s already very strong. I am confident with good antenna optimizations, everything will be improved…

      2) For the transmitter charger, luckely the battery is conventional so you can use a “normal” charger….

      For BG, don’t forget, there are just seller and they don’t know the future problems of these machines. This is partially the reason whu they send prodcut to reviewers to detect if there is a garbage product to not stock a big quantity of ….

      • Lars says:

        Thanks for your answer SeByDocKy. Actually, interesting enough I think today I actually got very good range, and hardly any noise at all. I have no idea what has happened. , I didn’t push it though because I’m a pretty easily scared flier (it’s still a lot of money for me). So to be honest, I think I can satisfy with this for a while until I buy myself some goggles or such. And besides, with all this info from you, I just might do that antenna mod some day, if ever needed in that case.
        I’ve seen a video with a guy that solder that itsy bitsy antenna connector on the board in his receiver, and even if I can solder I may not be good enough for that part. Maybe with some very good magnifier glass and a very good solder tip. Some whisky for stable hands, a lot of Flux and a good tweezer.

        I think I’ll be happy enough if BG can do something about the charger, and it’s not a big deal that either. I will some day need a fancy one if I decide to enter the racing drone types, or even build one of my own. Read up a lot about it.
        All in all, I can say that I just love the upair chase machine. It’s a good drone as photo rig. and it flies beautifully and stable. I’d say upair has succeeded in creating a good cheaper alternative to the phantoms.

        But still, if you got the skills and balls to make that mod instruction video some day I will gladly await it. Pity that they didn’t make it easy to mod it.

        Question is now what goggles or fpv screen I should buy, and whether I further on should consider the camera upgrade to the firefly 6s.

  • Lars says:

    A couple of other things has got me wondering. Is the FCB on my second version still APM based?
    If that’s so, then would it be possible to use any typical arducopter board as a replacement, providing that the soldering of the receiver can be done?
    Or is this a special APM based with specialized firmware?

    And the ESCs then, they are completely proprietary stuff, or can they be replaced as well, if needed? If I understand it right, even the ESCs have a powerful atmega 2560.Sounds almost like overkill, but coolt in a way.

    The motors, yes, van be bought but still it seems they were soldered on to the ESCs?

    • SeByDocKy says:

      I guess yes not all APM board can’t be flashed with last F/W. I will check if there is a modded F/W for this new “one”.
      I don’t think ESC are proprietary not nut sure we can flash something else …

  • Joel says:

    My upair 4k has no trust from me.. RTL Button makes it go crazy and it stray 120m straight up and Then dropped from There. Gimbal got smashed to pieces.. this machine got to me last week from banggood so no luck this time. Mighty dangerous! 🙁 anyone had the same issues? Hope i just got a faulty unit!

    • SeByDocKy says:

      I am in the review process of the UPair “one”, the new revision of the chase …. and my prelimary resuts are not really good too..
      Alt hold & GPS hold relatively poor, my battery charging strange … still poor FPV range, blue screen and I even have my 4K cam out of focus … 🙁

    • Lars says:

      @joel: Beside a few quality issues, at least the flying has been fine for me. The headless mode, rtl, alt hold, pos hold are fine this far.

      But the FPV range, well, definitely not as promised.
      Both the remote charger and remote battery are faulty when charging.
      Banggood writes a lot about their rigorous testing on the site, but that’s just a load of cheap.
      Maybe they test, but it’s in that case very shallow testing.
      Now I’m almost three weeks in the process of trying to convince them about the battery and charger, but they are still giving me idiot questions despite videos and testing with other chargers.
      Maybe they simply don’t want any satisfied customers, because they do hell of a job to scare them away.

      • Lars says:

        It should read load of crap in my last mail.
        Sounds to me like a broken barometric sensor.
        Did you ever notice if the altitude that it sent to your remote was wrong?

    • Chris Huston says:

      I bought a upair one 2 weeks ago and was flying it yesterday when all of a sudden it dropped out of the sky. Lucky for me it dropped in a corn field and nothing was broke. I checked the rotors and 1 was seized up causing it to drop. Also noticed white smoke coming from the battery compartment, pulled the battery and the apm board was fried. I took it apart today, closely watching how to do it from a youtube video. The only thing that fried was a resister that made a hole in the board. I like the way it flew and love the 7″ screen on the remote. My question is do I change out the APM board and try to fix it or spend more money on a DJI. I want a drone that i can use the same remote is this possible?

      • SeByDocKy says:

        Well if it’s only a resistance …. (I was espected more a FET transistor)… I would try to replace it. Don’t take a CMS model but a normal one with the same impedance value. Bridge it over the cooked one … You can gently scratch the ending points to deliver the copper track to solder your new resistance on it

  • Tom says:

    Hello users UpAir drones!
    I have a question that engines can be used in UpAir because one engine vibrates slightly.
    I also have a problem with the OSD, with the connected gimbal or the camera does not display the battery voltage and distance.
    After disconnecting the gimbal OSD-ok?
    Help because I do not want to send a drone to China Serwice

  • john says:

    just got mine 1 flight every thing went fine now the motors do not unlock camera works drone powers on but no response from remote

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Is the gimbal control works ? Or when you play with the right switch, can you see the flight mode changing on OSD ?

  • Lars Wadefalk says:

    SeByDocKy : Will the original Firefly 6S work with the upair ver 2?
    My USB port broke off after having glitched for quite a while and gearbest have a 50% off right now on the firefly 6s.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Yes no problem with an original Firefly 6S. I tested with no problem

      • Lars Wadefalk says:

        Thanks for confirming that!
        Actually, at the same time the gimbal USB connector was bent too, with some remnant from the camera in it. But the gimbal is easy to replace., albeit I’m kind of pissed off by the lousy quality and fitting.

        Thinking about the antenna mod too, if I’m right, with that antenna you suggested there would be no soldering required either on the v2. Or not even needed to open the quad casing itself? Question is however whether the protective cover would fit afterwards, probably not. So maybe some hot glue here and there would be the savior…

  • Ulf says:

    I am considering to buy a drone like this.
    The Thing that is the most important is the range to control the drone and the video signal.

    Can you give me any information about the real distance? And can you give ma an alternatve prduct is it is less than 250 m?

    Thank you

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Out of the box the FPV range is limited to 200-250m max… The control range is more 500-600. With a more stronger VTX, you can extend everything around 1km and more

      • Ulf says:

        can you help with a list of what i need for that and how to change it?

          • Lars Wadefalk says:

            Absolutely awesome SeByDocKy!
            And funny enough, when you post this it seems my antenna and new camera arrives today.
            It’s always safe to have someone else tested a mod before actually doing it on your own.
            It looks good!

            I wonder what new range you got with this VTX?
            Thinking about a way to protect it now that the small box doesn’t cover it.
            But maybe it’s now needed as it seems to be protected with some plastic cover.

            Thanks for the video, much appreciated!!!

  • Lars Wadefalk says:

    It should have read “NOT needed as it…”
    Sorry

  • Cinzanio says:

    Ciao SeByDocKy,
    still nothing on the main board of UpAir One burned?
    I can not find anything.
    I wrote two emails to “sales@g10dr.com” but after weeks duex they do not respond, I tried to call but the number does not work … it’s a mistery.

  • lewis spero says:

    i have flown mine about two dozen times, i decided to take it for a flight last night, i turned on the remote, then the copter, waited for 12 satellites, pulled down and out on the joy sticks to start it, it started as usual, i brought it up to about 10=12 feet to lock in the position as i spun it a few times, then all of sudden it accelerated on its own and shot strait up to about 200m. I had absolutely no control of the copter ascending or descending.. i did have control of direction left right, and spinning, I finally had it above my head , it started coming down, i tried to shut it down by pulling the left throttle stick down , but nothing, it bounces off the ground and ascended again to about 250m. Finally after about 3 minutes of not knowing what it was going to do, it descended at a fast rate and despaired. I found it in two pieces, the drone and the camera, i put it back together and on the remote i am getting a message NO MAV DATA, can you tell me what might of happened, and what NO MAV DAT means,, thank you.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      You still have the video after this nightmare ? amazing …. No MAV data comes from the OSD module …. Seems the communication is no more here … I guess the FC probably have been impacted by this crash. 🙁 You never performed the compass calibration before ?

      • lewis spero says:

        yes i still have the video, and i believe when i turned on the remote that no MAV came up, but it is only for a second and i didn’t realize it.i knew i saw something different but didn’t pay to much attention to it, and yes i did the calibration on it, and i also do what they recommend by lifting it up 10-12 feet and spinning it in place a few times. what is OSD and FC?

    • ricardo says:

      A mi tambien me paso lo mismo . la perdida de control total del aparato a menos de 25 metros de mi y a unos 4 metros de altura . todo indica que a pesar de un buen resultado la 1º vez de vuelo que es lo que duro el drone la 2º vez se descontrolo ilogicamente . no creo que sea un aparato serio ni seguro y con el precio que tiene deberia de ser bastante mas fiable . al final destrozo del gimbal y aparato descontrolado que no podra volar mas por su inseguridad y falta total de control ..bangood no entiende que de seguir vendiendo este tipo de peligrosos aparatos sin tomar cartas en el asunto haciendose cargo de su reparacion o devolviendo el dinero le hara perder una gran cantidad de clientes

  • Ken Keenan says:

    I am unable to fly FPV on my new UpAir one. After about one minute the screen fills with many dots and finally shuts down to the UP Air logo… however if i am using goggles or another monitor, it is still transmitting great video.
    I have contacted bangood and after one month supplier asked me to check if any wires are broken… duhhh.. sure i am going to take it apart ??? no..I sent them a video of the screen as it goes bad.. and beside it also the monitor that looks great. Still waiting for what they are going to do. In the meantime I must never fly out of site.
    Second problem .. i think but maybe not. My new UP Airone has never recorded sound when i play back the amazing video. I assume it does not record sound. Is this true because one youtube vid i watched i heard sound on the video. Thanks in advance Docky for any info you might give me.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      1) Are you the receiver is set to the same Vfreq ? (the button behind the radio). If yes, yes I would check the wires’s antenna connexion Inside the transmutter
      2) Do you have the 4K white camera ? If yes, it’s normal for none sound recording

  • Ken Keenan says:

    2 Yes i have the white camera .. thank you
    1. I must be on the same frequency because i have good video for about
    two minutes, then it starts to get squiggly lines until the screen is covered
    and it goes to upair logo against black background.
    Shut all off start again and it goes bad again in one minute etc. Shorter
    and shorter each time. Seems to me like a bad component, as it heats up
    it breaks down causing the problem. Why would the supplier
    ask me to check wires, i am not a technician and i also expect a new item to
    work properly the first time. I think a new transmitter might solve the problem
    as it comes with the monitor screen. Remember when the tx screen goes
    bad, it still shows a nice picture on my echine monitor. It is transmitting ok
    to another monitor. One day it happened once only, it worked for 2 batteries
    perfectly. It seemed to correct itself which is unusual for electronics they do
    not correct themselves. LOL It has never worked like that again. I ordered
    it in mid june and it came late july as had to wait for supply. I am feeling that
    i should stick to products supplied from north America as china is too far away
    to have to deal with. Thanks for your suggestions. Appreciate all you do
    for us. Sincerely GrampaKenCanada

    • lou says:

      these drones really suck, i have no communication with the drone and my transmitter, it took off all by its self!!

      • SeByDocKy says:

        Did you solve your problem ?

        • Ken Keenan says:

          yes I solved my own problem. When the video screen goes squirley I put the quad in gps hold .. then push the frequency button a couple times until the screen is visible again. It stays ok for the rest of the flight.
          They want me to send it back now after 3 months waiting, but I said no..not wasting another 3 months to get a new one probably damaged again.
          Told them I would just fly it with goggles. I do like the clean features of the transmitter and all.. am working on checking out the distance it can fly. The video is amazing, as the cheaper camera is very good also.
          GrampaKenCanada

      • Ken Keenan says:

        Lou : if you got your drone back, try this. Fly in GPS ;mode or altitude hold as they call it . when the video goes away fiddle with the switch back of the transmitter until you get the screen again. It should be ok for the rest of
        the flight.
        GrampaKenCanada

  • Giannis says:

    Hi I got my UPair Chase 4K and I got a curious problem. When pressing the top left buttons for camera or photo shooting nothing happens. However, if I manually push the camera buttons for the video recording or photographing to start I got correct indications on my FPV monitor that the 4K camera is recording (red dot blinking as the camera records) or taking photographs (the little white camera icon blinks its time you take a photo). I believe that something is happening with my transmitter that I can not figure it out. Anyone facing the same problem or maybe knows how to fix this problem? Thanks a lot for your time.

    Best regards,
    Giannis

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Yes I would inspect the interior part of the transmitter. Can you control perfectly the pitch via the pot ?

      • Giannis says:

        Hello, every other button on the controller works perfectly except for the two top left buttons I mentioned. I will open again the controller (the first time I inspected I found that there was no problem at the specific buttons). I also believe that something is happening with the transmitter, something like software not hardware damage.

  • ADMSWISS says:

    Bonjour,
    Lors de la 1ère utilisation du UPair One le drone tournait sur lui même tout le temps (rotation à 360°) lorsqu’il se trouvait en l’air.
    J’ai suivi votre vidéo sur le câblage via mini USB et j’ai réussi à le connecter à Mission Planner et j’ai tenté de calibrer le compass.
    Etant un débutant j’imagine que j’ai du appuyer sur le mauvais bouton ou charger de mauvaise données toujours est il que je pense avoir perdu/modidifié la configuration d’origine du drone.
    Est il possible de la récupérer et si oui comment?
    Merci pour votre aide

    • SeByDocKy says:

      J’ai mis le fichier à la fin de la review de l’UPair “one”…. 0 importer à partir du panneau “full parameter list” avec le bouton load

      • ADMSWISS says:

        Merci j’ai pu importer le fichier.
        Encore quelques questions:
        dans le mandatory harware—>Flight Modes, j’ai comme configuration
        Flight Mode 1–> AltHold
        Flight Mode 2–> PosHold
        Flight Mode 3–> PosHold
        Flight Mode 4–> PosHold
        Flight Mode 5–> AltHold
        Flight Mode 6–> PosHold–> mode simple coché
        Est-ce la configuration d’origine?
        Enfin, j’ai essayé de calibrer le compass, mais j’ai désormais une sorte d’alarme lors de l’allumage du drone.
        Existe t’il un tutoriel qui explique à un néophyte comment régler un compass? Quel est le “pitch” “roll” “yaw” de ce drone?
        Merci encore pour votre aide
        PS je poste une copie dans l’UPair One page

    • Pomiès says:

      Bonjour je possède un Upairone je suis débutant je n’ai pas la notice en français et lorsque je m’en sert il est incontrolable.Si vous pouviez m’aider.Merci

      • SeByDocKy says:

        Which version of the UPair ? White camera ? Can you read the ref written Inside the battery tray on the top board.

        Quelle version de l’UPair ? Camera blanche ? Pouvez-vous lire la reference écrite dans le compartement batterie sur la carte de dessus

  • andre says:

    hi hope you can help me ive got an upair one and ive got some issues i connected the board to the mission planner it shows gps n compass working when i move quad but on the osd on the radio monitor it shows them but they are not moving gps n compass everything else works can you help pls

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Well are other information updated on your OSD ? for example the artificial horizon line ? Well no update on OSD when your are flying outdoors too ?

      • andre says:

        hi mate
        ive had it on the mission planner and it seems that its all working gps and compass on the mission planner horizon etc but its not transfering on the fpv monitor on the the remote ive had it in bits but cant see any loose wires am i missing something perhaps
        the rth pshld is ok on the monitor voltage is ok on the monitor
        i have a question there are two boards casn you tell which is which pls ie
        big board i take it its esc s and ?
        litle board?
        would it be possible to talk with you on the phone face to face so to speak i could give you my mobile number if you like my email adress is
        djandre45@live.co.uk
        i like your site ive done a few upgrades following what you and other people have done
        thanks andre

      • andre says:

        hi i dont get any update at all on the gps n compass indoors and outdoors but when i plug it in on mission planner it seems to show it all working ok strange it feels like the osd problem but i dont know what to do

  • Dam Minh Duc says:

    I recently bought a Upair. I have issue of fpv screen. Same problem in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he3Jrw8igmw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ic1zNAjBsg&t=0s
    It’s display Upair logo in 2 seconds and then snowy screen.
    Could you help me, please!

  • Chris says:

    What does no mav data mean

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Problem of communication between the OSD and the FC via the Mavlink protocol …. Try reboot the machine, sometime the OSD board don’t board enough fast

  • Anonymous says:

    I was using my drone in video mode today. It was working fine. Then when I took a photo the screen has frozen with the photo on it and nothing I do seems to unfreeze the screen. I have unplugged the battery, turned it on and off, unplugged the screen etc but everytime I turn it back on it’s still frozen on the photo. How can I fix this?

  • Abel says:

    Bonjour,
    j’ai un message No MAV DATA.
    J’ai lu les commentaires précédents mais je ne comprends pas comment retrouver mes données de vol.
    Auriez-vous une idée?
    MErci

  • Linus says:

    Hi!

    I have problem with my memory card. I can’t get it to work. I bought a new 64gb sd card. When i insert it and start it, i get a message on the controller screen that says “insert memory card”. I bought it to film at my work, but it’s useless now.

    Please help!

  • John B says:

    Hi

    I have the Upair one with the 2.7k white camera. I finally got a 32GB class 4 SD card installed. The FPV screen is crystal clear but the video and photo are fuzzy.
    I tried it in all 3 camera modes with the same out of focus results.
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    • SeByDocKy says:

      I guess you have to focus the lens of the camera …. I received one firefly unfocused…. It means you have to disassemble your camera….. 🙁 The lens is in M12 format in general and a piece of glue is locking the position.
      With a small twezzer remove the glue then you will be able to turn the lens on its thread. To tune the focuse, use a HDMI cable to your TV if your 2.7K camera have HDMI output. If not, do it with your FPV screen. DO the focus always at +inf to focus background.

      • John B says:

        Thanks for the advise.
        The FPV screen is perfectly clear with no fuzzy or blurred picture. It is only
        the video or photos taken that are bad.
        Will adjusting the lens clear up the saved video and photos?
        I have one of the new drones that has the camera and the gimble as
        one piece.
        Thanks again for your quick response.

        • SeByDocKy says:

          Yes by ajusting the focusing, everything will be clear. search on YouTube some video about lens replacement for GpPro style camera

          • John B says:

            This might be my be my second post. Not sure if I hit the post comment button.

            Video fixed. Both video and photos look clear
            It took awhile to remove enough glue so I could adjust the lens.

            Thanks

          • SeByDocKy says:

            Great 🙂 I am glad you fixed your UP’s camera 🙂

  • Muller says:

    Bonjour j’ai un problème mon upair one s’allume les hélices tournent mais je n’arrive pas à le faire décoller. Pouvez vous m’aider ? ?

  • Abel Teulé says:

    merci hyper utile quand on a le mode d’emploi en chinois =)

  • Anton de Jager says:

    I have one same issue no response from Banggood and the response i get is they don’t see the problem ? (Aftr i posted a video showing drone drop and surging upwards) Alt Hold does NOT work… sporadically up and down not safe to fly with hands off Any ideas? Do you now who the supplier is to banggood maybe more answers there?

    • SeByDocKy says:

      I used to have a direct contact with Upar/Gten but they really don’t care of Customer. If you can open a paypal dispute for your Upair.

  • Christian says:

    Bonjour
    Pouvez-vous m’aider: Je cherche comment régler mon drone UPAIR pour un décollage moins rapide?
    Lors du décollage le drone part à droite, comment y remédier, quels sont les paramètres à régler?
    Je suis un peu novice dans ce domaine.
    Merci de votre aide en français si possible.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      THe problem is by default any settings can’t be changed…. except to access directly to the main USB builtin port. The other problem, Upair changed their hardware without any new references… so hard to say that a USB mod will work with your specific board. To calibrate the level of your drone, you need to access to the USB builtin port.

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