Wingsland no longer on Apple app store

A user has contacted me saying he could not find the Wingsland app in the apple store.

I checked myself and yes all the Wingsland apps have been removed from the Apple App Store!

This means unless you already have the app installed you wont be able to use any wingsland drones with a apple device unless you already have the app on there.

So seems going forward only option will be Android as you can always install the app .apk file even if its also removed from google play.

 

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Mavic Air water damage

Got hold of a Mavic Air that had suffered a crash into a lake. Lucky enough this was fresh water and not a crash into sea water!!

Goes without saying the esc board was toast and so needed a new one.

Next job was to throughly clean all the ribbon connectors which always corrode when they enter the water. (But not as bad as what salt damage does)

But still took a while to clean up all the connectors with switch cleaner and very fine sand paper.

But the camera and obstacle sensors and gps were working all fine.

One of the antenna connectors on the main board was damaged and the outer ground connector sleeve has ripped off the board and still needs to be replaced.

On getting it all back together it powers up.. But……

I have to power it on and then power it off and do this at least 2 or 3 times until the remote connects. It must be sensing something wrong as it throws up solid red led. I assume it might? ether be sensing the signal strength to the antenna leg is not 100% what it expects due to damaged connector and split in the wire which I had to repair.

Or the main board has damage that was caused by water damage thats messing with the wifi, although on a test I done it seems fine the strength of signal once it connects.

This is where access to the logs would be handy, but alas this is not like the older models that one could jailbreak and read the internal logs. One can read the logs off the android phone, but that are not much help with the error.

So all in all this was more sucessful that most water damage quads I tried to repair, mainly due to it being fresh water damage and not salt water and also the esc board is separate and not too expensive to replace.

The main board for this way beyond economical though.

On to a test flight next…….

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Wingsland s6 zerotech 1104 motors

As we all stuck inside , I thought I would try a idea I had before and that is to mount zerotech dobby motors on the wingsland s6.

Result ??? = Total fail!

When I hit take off it climbed about 2 inches and would not go any higher, the Dobby 1104 4300kv motors no where near powerful enough to lift the weight of a s6.

Still thats another test crossed off the list.

 

 

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Wingsland S6 3D printed Battery mod!

I recently was contacted by a guy called Chris and he told me of someone who had designed a 3d printed battery case and holder for a wingsland s6 battery.

I am going to link this at top of my website as I think this is a major help to anyone with a S6 and disapointed with the normal 5/6 mins flight time and wants longer and also cheaper batteries as S6 batteries are way over priced for dumb cells.

Also with this mod, you dont need to rip open your S6, but you will need a donor s6 battery for the mod as you will need the battery pcb and solder a connector as shown in photos below.

Heres 2 pics of the Battery mod and the holder for the battery that can fit underneath and hence one can use diferent and bigger batts.

These photos are not mine, they are Stefano’s (The designer) photos and his property and copyright.

If anyone else intrested in sending Stefano a donation for his 3d stl files so you can print out the above mods , contact me via the “contact us” tab on top of my website and I will pass on Stefano’s details.

Once again a very big Thanks to Cris for contacting me and letting me know about this great mod and also to Stefano for 3d designing it.

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Missing questions

If you sent me a question from the contact us page and not heard anything,

can you please try again as I was not getting any notifications.

Its fixed now, sorry about that.

Thanks

Graham

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