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Offline VY Canis Majoris

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Air gates
« on: April 01, 2018, 12:57:48 »
Hi has anyone used the graupner fpv gates? If so what are your thoughts? Cheers

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Re: Air gates
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 21:15:17 »
Mostly we use kids football nets with the nets cut out, cheap and work well plus simple to put up. The graupner look fine but I see a wide variation in price, if you are paying 15 quid then cool, if you are paying 30 then you are getting ripped off

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Re: Air gates
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 23:08:53 »
I'd say about 20 I paid so in the middle. Just thought it would make flying a bit more exciting

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Re: Air gates
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 23:23:09 »
It is worth getting gates for the practice, even if you don’t ever race.

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Re: Air gates
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 11:00:22 »
I made some "air gates" out of plastic pipe, pipe insulation, gaffer tape and a few plastic pipe joiners.  Very cheap and kind to your quad if you hit them as they give way (and usually fall apart).  Have a look at some of the footage from the big fly ups, I had them out then.  You could make about 20 of them for the cost of one of those Graupner gates.  Toolstation sell all the bits you need.

Here is the clip:
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Re: Air gates
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 11:05:24 »
I made some "air gates" out of plastic pipe, pipe insulation, gaffer tape and a few plastic pipe joiners.  Very cheap and kind to your quad if you hit them as they give way (and usually fall apart).  Have a look at some of the footage from the big fly ups, I had them out then.  You could make about 20 of them for the cost of one of those Graupner gates.  Toolstation sell all the bits you need.

Here is the clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=18&v=AYaC6z9E-dI
I can confirm this, I have hit them  :smiley:

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Re: Air gates
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 11:27:06 »
 :laugh: I think your quad was the star of this clip, Gate Crasher Prime!

These "air gates" are the multi-rotor equivalent of "jumpers for goal posts" ~~
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Re: Air gates
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 10:23:05 »
I'd say about 20 I paid so in the middle. Just thought it would make flying a bit more exciting

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Looks interesting.  Myself and a friend have 4 gates between us... I use the forza popup "gates" which are around 35 for a pair.  They seem pretty robust and have taken a good few hits.  The main gate material hasn't torn yet.  The other pair is a set of Gemfan 270 which now have holes in from some hits after only a few sessions.  You can see them from miles away though and they seem to light up even in low light conditions which is nice.
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Re: Air gates
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 22:31:43 »
Mostly we use kids football nets with the nets cut out, cheap and work well plus simple to put up. The graupner look fine but I see a wide variation in price, if you are paying 15 quid then cool, if you are paying 30 then you are getting ripped off
Are these the sort that you use? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Set-OUTDOOR-DELUXE-FOLDING-KIDS-CHILDRENS-SOCCER-POP-UP-FOOTBALL-GOALS/262334719002?hash=item3d145e241a:g:3E0AAOSwv9hW5pH5
Look ok for £13 only slightly dearer than diy job with 21.5mm overflow pipe.

These ones are a little more expensive and maybe not as easy to put together http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7607035 but they are a bit bigger, which might help me  ::)

Cheers.
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Re: Air gates
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 00:41:25 »
Are these the sort that you use? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Set-OUTDOOR-DELUXE-FOLDING-KIDS-CHILDRENS-SOCCER-POP-UP-FOOTBALL-GOALS/262334719002?hash=item3d145e241a:g:3E0AAOSwv9hW5pH5
Look ok for £13 only slightly dearer than diy job with 21.5mm overflow pipe.

These ones are a little more expensive and maybe not as easy to put together http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7607035 but they are a bit bigger, which might help me  ::)

Cheers.
Specifically like the first ones mate, but there are nets of different sizes, in some cases, the 6ft ones are the ones commonly used, suspect those first ones are cheaper because they are smaller, the ones generally used are forza here:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017KR9WYK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B017KR9WYK&linkCode=as2&tag=mattevan-21&th=1&psc=1

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Re: Air gates
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 08:02:43 »
Round foam Pool Noodles, differing numbers joined by foam joiner units. (One UK source is Decathlon)

Can make various sizes by altering numbers used to fit skills and quad size.

I use plastic coated metal garden stakes for the ground and connect these with masking tape.

Cheap, robust, light and easy to carry, do not damage the quad, fast erect and dismantle.

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Re: Air gates
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2018, 14:06:29 »
Specifically like the first ones mate, but there are nets of different sizes, in some cases, the 6ft ones are the ones commonly used, suspect those first ones are cheaper because they are smaller, the ones generally used are forza here:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017KR9WYK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B017KR9WYK&linkCode=as2&tag=mattevan-21&th=1&psc=1
Cheers for that. I didn't realise the 6ft ones are 'normal'  ::) There was me thinking how even more great you guys are flying through 2.5ft gates when they are probably 6ft  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Think I might just go for 21.5mm overflow pipe, think it will be about £12 to make 2 gates 1m high and 1m wide.  Plus I can walk to screwfix to get the bits  :smiley:
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Re: Air gates
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 14:09:06 »
Round foam Pool Noodles, differing numbers joined by foam joiner units. (One UK source is Decathlon)

Can make various sizes by altering numbers used to fit skills and quad size.

I use plastic coated metal garden stakes for the ground and connect these with masking tape.

Cheap, robust, light and easy to carry, do not damage the quad, fast erect and dismantle.
I like the pool noodles idea but as it's not my field I can't really stick spikes in. I really love my field as it's closed to public so no dog walkers etc. So I want to do my best to keep the owners on side  ::)
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Re: Air gates
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2018, 16:19:36 »
I like the pool noodles idea but as it's not my field I can't really stick spikes in. I really love my field as it's closed to public so no dog walkers etc. So I want to do my best to keep the owners on side  ::)
Cheers

Appreciated.  We are using a cropped field with close mown patch runway. Obviously we don't USUALLY spike the runway, but the pool noodles are good for "in crop" use as you can add a section to take account of the base being buried in long grass intended for haymaking.

HOWEVER, the spike holes are not destructive, and in fact do more good than harm since the small holes improve water acceptance when it does rain rather than jt running off the top to wash away nutrients and not sink to roots.

It's a service we perform for free!  ~~

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Re: Air gates
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2018, 16:20:16 »
Found some  ::)
The Forza ones look good and easy but £40 seemed expensive for something I was going to chop up!
So found these in local Smyths Toys: https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/outdoor/goals/flexi-football-goal-set/p/104564 for £14.99!!!
They are not pop up as such but they easily slot together fairly easily and have a carry bag! The poles are white and if you chopped the nets out thy could be covered in blue fabric. They are 155cm x 86cm high so 5ft wide by just under 3ft high.

So batts on charge for first try  ::) ::) ::) ::) Should be fun ::)