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33 devices and MARS mini TEST

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by NathanRaines, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. NathanRaines

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    I finally completed my life test of the Phantom 3 Pro the 33 devices manual trigger and the Mars Mini parachute. Overall I was happy I brought the quadcopter up to an altitude of 100 feet then I activated the trigger as designed the power shut off to the quadcopter and deployed the Mars mini parachute.
    When the quadcopter was coming back to the ground I noticed that I was falling at a quicker rate than I expected. Upon further inspection I realized that two of the strings on the Mars mini parachute broke on deployment of the parachute.[​IMG] Luckily the quadcopter was not damaged.I have contacted Mars parachutes to ask them about the two broken strings on the parachute.
    Personally I think it's absolutely ridiculous that they would charge $160 for a parachute and it would break on the first use.

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    I bet that costs about $2 to make!!!
     
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    And please PLEASE people when you film with a phone turn it sideways like a camera!!! Then you get full screen video. Why does everyone hold their phones wrong when they are taking pictures or video?
    Not a go at you personally almost EVERYONE does this!
     
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    Probably because IT IS full screen video when they are recording on their phone ;)


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    Did you take video of popping the chute and the descent by chance? Think ya lucked out on that one, they should replace for sure.
     
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    I wish I could "Like" this about a hundred times!
     
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    Still needs to be turned sideways.
     
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    So Mars replied to me with this message... I'm very pleased

    Hi Nathan, this is not good we will send you a replacement unit right away please email us info@marsparachutes.com. Send us the following address and what drone you were using and how many deployments you use this for so we can report this problem. I am so terribly sorry for this issue. We notice 1 out of 100 units have had this issue so we started reinforcing them with a second stitching.

    Also what height did you fall from ? Please. Note your answers are not going to void your warranty. We are just trying to get all the correct data as it helps us understand the best.

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    When the new parachute comes in ill be making another video when I use it outside ... Holding my phone SIDEWAYS

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    LOL brilliant!!!
     
  12. NathanRaines

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    Yeah I had video of that. I submitted it to MARS so they can use it for data. I was using a screen record for the whole event. It was at 100k. You could see the power cut then the beginning of the fall. Then the parachute deployed and floated for about a half second then a free fall from 40 feet or so. The Mars rep said I was lucky. even with a drag line disconnected the drag is about 20% more.

    And it was in a grassy field that was about 6in tall.
    With all those elements I didn't even break a prop

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    The video man, post the video!
     
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    Ugggg, vertical video!!!! LOL
     
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    What is the noise after it deploys?
     
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    Nathan,

    Could you post a link to the 33 Devices trigger? Thanks.
     
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    You didn't get my point. People shoot "vertical" and when they are shooting they see a fullsceeen video(vertical). Nothing needs to be turned sideways unless you try to playback on a traditional screen. And I agree it's very annoying ;)


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