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Andy7:
19 Aug 2019 09:14:20
Good for you!  ~~
DarkButterfly:
18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
Gaza07:
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
hoverfly:
30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
D.B. you tightwad.. :cool:
atomiclama:
29 Jul 2019 20:14:10
DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
DarkButterfly:
29 Jul 2019 18:53:33
Just had a thought, even with all the crashing I've done, I haven't bought any replacement props in over a year ~~
ched:
09 Jul 2019 19:45:42
May the sun shine and winds be light for BFU#8. Son't forget lots of vids for those of us unable to attend.  :D
Gaza07:
09 Jul 2019 18:10:30
Hope you all have a great day  :beer2:
Andy7:
09 Jul 2019 14:05:28
BFU#8 details locked in for this saturday - see the head of the forum thread for all details.
hoverfly:
05 Jul 2019 21:51:05
Good for genital warts as well......or so I'm told.. :hmm
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Crashed into a graveyard from a great height (VIDEO)

Started by robshaw, Sunday,April 21, 2013, 20:05:51

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robshaw

I had an interesting day on Friday just gone. Took my copter for a fly in a field down the road.  Ive been having trouble getting a gps fix since I crashed into a pond and thought it may be just a bad area where I was testing it (back garden).  So I got a fix immediately at this location and all was rosey.  Unfortunately when I applied Loiter is was all over the place.  Something was definitely not right but I continued to fly about as normal stabilised flight was fine and the android app on my phone connected to my 3dr was reporting the location etc correctly.
   
Anyway I flew about a bit with the gopro mounted and got some nice high (ish) altitude shots.  Then disaster struck.  I lost control of it whilst it was directly above my head but pretty high up.  Perhaps around 100m+...?! It wasn';t responding to any transmitter input and clearly my failsafe isn';t set up properly because it flew off erratically until it disappeared over the top of some houses.
I then spent the next hour looking for it with no success and went home pretty gutted that Id lost it with my £280 gopro attached to it. I was also extremely concerned about the possible damage or injury it may have done to people or property.

That evening I studied the GPS log image that the android app had recorded and zoomed into google maps to get a more accurate idea of where the last GPS signal came from.
Next day I headed off to the spot, which was in a massive graveyard, drove up to as close to the place I could, jumped out the car and it was literally a couple of meters away from where I had parked. To say I was happy is an understatement. 

Damage was pretty minimal. GoPro bracket snapped and camera was just sitting detached next to the quad. The LIPO had snapped the velcro strap and pulled the cable off the solder joint on the board (xt60 connector was still connected!) And the point of impact was the end of one of the arms and it destroyed an LED strip and just dented the end of the arm.  And finally one of my carbon fibre props snapped, which you can see flying off in the video.

Lessons learned are to never under estimate the risks with these machines.  Despite the size of the space I was flying it still ended up in a potentially dangerous situation. Dont fly so high. And finally sort out the GPS and get failsafe working properly.

Tunrnigy Talon Tri, TBS Discovery, TBS Discovery PRO, Spnky 250 Mini, EZUHF, EZOSD

neil-liverpool


robshaw

Yeah I know.  Very lucky indeed.  No more risks for me.  New GPS on its way and will be making certain that its working ok before anymore flights.
Tunrnigy Talon Tri, TBS Discovery, TBS Discovery PRO, Spnky 250 Mini, EZUHF, EZOSD

sendtohim

you cant go wrong with a naza you get what you pay for  :rolleyes:
dji f550, still running standerd running gear, with auora 9 controller, 2 x 6000mah nano-tech, 1 x 8400mah nano-tech, 1 x 5000mah turnigy, carbon gimbal with Aeroxcraft landing gear, gopro 3 black edition camera, and to top it off LED's all round for night flying (has to be done)

SimonS

Given that it only spun clockwise I would suspect either one (or more) of the clockwise turning motors and/or ESC';s.

Another possibility, if you are using 2.4GHz for control is someone in one of those houses having a booster on their wifi.

dp106

Wow that was so lucky it didn';t crash into one of those houses!