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100 Flight Mark

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by SamNetwork, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. SamNetwork

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    Sorry about the crappy camera quality. Just wanted to capture this milestone. Expect some video soon!
     
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    Good work. I think it takes close to 100 flights to get truly comfortable flying these things. At least, it takes 100 for the first 'copter...the second and third probably take less. :)
     
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    Might be true, but after an ESC failure in the air, fishing it out of a neighbors tree, 2 trips to DJI and a hairline crack forming after 20 hours of flight, I still get anxiety every time I go out. I love it though :)


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    I've been flying since April 2014, but those were toy quads. I've already flown >2,000 ft, and dropped milk balloons from 400 ft, and been swarmed by birds. ;)
     
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    You should post the video of the balloon drop if you have it, would be cool to watch lol.
     
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    As of right now, I was so high up that you couldn't see the balloon hit the ground. :rolleyes: I'll try it again but lower.
     
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    What did you use to drop the balloon?
     
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    I hotglued a meat skewer to the landing gear a an angle. The balloon had a piece of wire attached and it formed a loop the hooked onto the skewer. Then when I got to the desired altitude I did a sharp bank and the balloon slid off the skewer and it dropped.
     
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    Very nice, simple and effective.
     
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    Yes, a rather primitive system. There people going out and spending $150 on a servo drop mechanism. LOL.
     
  12. RawDawg85

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    LOL plus with your system you can easily get rid of payload if you ever need to.
     
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