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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:
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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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Flying my quad into my camper van...

Started by powerlord, Tuesday,June 11, 2013, 20:32:45

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powerlord

hmm... so was flying my paramotor yesterday, and after the flight, took my ardufly based quad out for its first FPV flight.

All went well - I even tested land, rtl, alti and loiter mode and all are working well (though RTL and loiter do a bit of going around in circles - but I understand that';s easily fixed).

so got a bit braver, and flew a bit more aggressively - then the video cut out.

I upped the throttle, but it took me a few seconds to find it in the sky - get orientation and fly it back - and I was a bit worried about battery going flat at this point.

Now of course - switching it to RTL mode (the one I had just sucessefully tested) would have been a good idea... but that did not come to me... no I decided to fly it back to me as quick as I could....

it';s funny how when it';s far away you don';t really get a feel for the speed its going....

by the time I realised it was ';coming in hot'; I just had time to watch it ';nearly'; clear the top of my campervan at full speed (40mph+ ?).

it munted itself off the skylight, and distributed itself into a selection of parts over the next 20m or so....

the gopro, battery and back all in different areas.

amazingly only a leg and 2 props knackered so easily fixed.

campervan got off worse off - the plexiglass skylght cracked down one side.... however could have been worse if it had went into the side of the van rather than clip the top.


hey ho - all in a days flying  :frantic:

Gav

Wow lol but where';s the vid O0

Oh yeah you said video cut but was that live feed cut from gopro going flat?

powerlord

Alas no - it was my old gopro hd. And for some reason it just stopped recording half way through.. Then again I suppose it would look like that if it hasn';t finished writing the file...maybe I can recover it - ill gave a go