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Anyone done the ghost hanging from drone thingy?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drestin Black, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Drestin Black

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    I wanna do this but not sure if my Phantom 4 can lift much?

    Anyone done it? Feedback?
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    It's probably not the safest thing you can do with a Phantom, but people have done it. Check out YouTube for some examples.

     
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    FLying around those little kids is not safe^^^^^, but post it here if you decide to go full scooby dooby. p3/p4 is rated at about 2 lbs according to this YouTuber:
     
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    Yes! That's exactly what I want/need. I gotta build this puppy asap!



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    The ghost thing is so 90's. Isn't it more effective to look like Ronald McDonald in 2016??
     
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    Do it man and post here for the hilarity!!!
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    Extra points for light up LED eyes! :)
     
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    That quad in the picture was for sale on RCgroups a month or 2 ago. He had 2-3 different ones for sale.
     
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    Just strap a Donald or Hillary mask to the front of your drone. Either way, you'll scare the bejeesus out of approximately half the people you encounter :)
     
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    IMG_3923.PNG I was gonna do the Jared from subway one but fear it'll get shot down quick on Halloween.
     
  10. Drestin Black

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    So I came up with the easiest way to attach a $13 ghoul; I inverted the gimbal protector and attached the ghouls hanging cord to it!

    Here is the problem; it weighs so much that all motor energy is going towards just keep it hovering. No extra power left to control it ;( need to shed some weight from its "robes"




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    But the P4 could hover with about 2 lbs of a 7 foot long flashing skull with ghoulish robes for a few minutes


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    Drestin I don't know if you have saw this and sorry for posting if you have . Was posted here way back .
    Guy did it with a hex cause the quad just wouldn't do it and had about 100' of fishing line holding it .
    I still think this was funny and good luck getting done what you want to .

     
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    Yeah people keep posting it to my wall saying I should do it - they don't understand the issues. Well, I got it up to hover easy -- tomorrow I'll trim the robe and I suspect she'll fly much better


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    I want to do this as well. I'm gonna look for a light weight ghost or witch of some type. Not sure how long to make the lines going to it though. I think it will get blown all over the place if it's too close from the props. Maybe 15ft?


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    I took the gimbal protector and strung the cord that suspended the ghoul up by the center of its head and threaded it through he protector. I attached it to the bottom of the landing gear by just turning it upside down just behind the camera (so it centered the load). It hung only about 6 inches below the drone.

    My P4 was running at max speed on all four rotate to hold it up and hover, no power was left to maneuver. I need to lighten it up a bit, to a max of 2 lbs is what I'm reading.


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    Well I did a smaller version of what dirkclod posted but with a creepy little girl...lol. My kids loved it, so did my neighbors. I think they all want one now...haha. I need to experiment with a longer line. I was using about a 10 feet of fishing line but my kids think I should go longer.


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    How did your battery do on time with that .
     
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    I was only up for about 5 mins but it was going down quite a bit faster.


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    Cool though :)