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Crash of the Quad - first try with camera

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by webbie, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I sold the drone after I battered it up a bit - I want to learn how to fly the real ones, and the range of the AR is too short.

    So I got this one, which I love (great to learn on) and a Hubsan X4 which is a tiny thing that can fly inside or out.

    By the spring I hope to learn enough to perhaps graduate to a bigger quad and some flying wings, etc....who knows?

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  2. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    Now..... if they built a drone to carry a brush and rods up to my chimney could we get it to fly up-down-up-down to scrub the chimney while it's up there? :)
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Cool, looks like fun. Might finally be my revenge weapon on the deer.
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    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    Now I wonder how I can incorporate those into eliminating the noise coming from the neighbor's dog at all hours of the night (and day) that they just don't seem to give a damn about.

    Maybe a couple of low fly-bys would do the trick and send the dog running for the house??
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Nah. This one.

    http://www.amazon.com/Gunship-J283-3-5-Channel-Avatar-Helicopter/dp/B0096E6Q5O
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  7. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Even Craig has a drone now?
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    He has a number of them. We're called Moderators. :cool:
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  9. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Bzzzz
  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Whoooosh
  11. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    O.K. back from puking after watching that disaster. Was the crash self inflicted?? (bad pilot)
    I wonder how that camera would work on a regular heli.
  12. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I think the camera is a bit too heavy for that toy - I tried again and it works OK for the first minute or so, but as soon as the battery starts losing power, the thing becomes unstable. So that is what likely happened - although I also may have been getting out of range.

    The good ones start at about $500, so I figure I will destroy some $40-60 models as a learning process and then be ready this spring for the real thing. This one is the current hobby state-of-the-art value model...
    http://www.dji-innovations.com/products/phantom/overview/

    Among other features, it returns to home when you lose radio contact. It also has GPS for both stability and flight. It has other neat features like knowing where you are - and where it is - so you can put it in a mode to come back toward you or away or right/left even after you lose sight of it's orientation....
  13. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, a slightly more successful flight! I shaved a few grams off the Quad.......still have a way to go, but at least no crash!

  14. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    You just can't seem to resist flirting with that tree!
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Durn kids always play'in. Get a job already.

    That looked like a much smoother flight. Is that you getting better at flying or some other reason?
  16. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe less wind, stayed with transmitter range.....and shaved a couple grams off the assembly. That's really the key - getting the weight down.

    It's almost time for me to step up to the next size and capability.....although I did sink one of my quads in the Bay the other day! Next time I will put foam floats on it....
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    Hmmm...can't imagine that they like water.;lol
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    Or fire!
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