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be carefull when hand landing (nsfw)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chapsrlz, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. chapsrlz

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    this happened today while hand landing my bird, as i have done in about 98% of my flights


    when i was about to catch the bird my cell rang and i distracted for a second, luckily for me nothing to be worried about...
     

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    Stock props or carbon fiber?
     
  3. MadMitch88

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    If those were carbon fiber props he'd prolly only have a few stubs for fingers :eek:
     
  4. chapsrlz

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    indeed :shock:
    im using stock props.
     
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    That is why you must keep your eye on the bird lol
     
  6. gunslinger

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    Out of curiosity... You're left handed?

    -slinger
     
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    Airplane Mode on the cell phone! ;)
     
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    This is why people who own Phantoms need to learn how to land them on the ground! Someone had to say it :mrgreen:
     
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    To gunslinger - no, he's right-handed. His thumb was neatly sliced off.

    In addition to the question in my signature - why would anyone want to grab a dangerous weapon out of the air when it's perfectly capable of landing on the ground?? Never understood that.
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: I mean was he ORIGINALLY left handed? I find it far safer, for the aircraft, to hand land. Especially on a windy day. Propellers slamming into the ground isn't good for the props, motors or the aircraft in general. IMHO

    -slinger
     
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    First off: it is NOT a dangerous weapon.
    Second: I am very shocked that stock props did that.

    I catch it out of the air all of the time because it gets weird when landing sometimes. Never had an issue
     
  12. chapsrlz

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    i didnt mention this yesterday (and its obvious) it was all my fault, the cell phone rang i distracted and luckily for me ended with just a "scratch" (it could have been worse)
    lesson learned, and im pretty sure it wont happen to me again.

    no, im right handed.
    but i always catch it with my left hand :shock:

    i know how to land it on ground, i've done it about 2% of my flights and only in my first try i had a bad landind which ended in a flip and two broken props.

    starting yesterday, iphone on airplane mode :)
     
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    This is how I [wish I] look like when I hand catch my Phantom. :lol:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I hand catch every time, and I realize this is a debate that will never be won by either camp.....

    Is it just me? Or does it seem somewhat strange to hand catch with left hand. Switching right hand to left stick to power down motors after catch...hmmm
     
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    I agree.

    I guess anyone can hand catch.
    In my case I can land it just fine so I never have to worry about such injuries.
     
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    I'm left handed, and though I rarely hand catch, when I do I use my right hand. I hadn't thought of that until now.
    Perhaps it is a subconscious effort to protect my dominant hand from damage?
     
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    i lower the quad at about 1.8mt let it hover for 10/15 secs and i grab it with left hand. i never noticed, until you mentioned, that im doing it the wrong way... :shock:
     
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    I was not calling it wrong. Its just more of a muscle memory thing for me, to rely on throttling down with a my right hand seemed strange. But if you do that, its your way not the wrong way. ;)

    Remember under stress muscle memory will kick in before the mind thinks through what to do.
     
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    I do when I have a nice grassy or level landing zone, however I fly regularly at a construction site. It's either dusty or muddy, neither good for landing. I take off often from stacks of cider/cement blocks, none of which are sitting level. Workable for take off, bad for landing.

    However when catching, I have glasses on and a hard hat. No protection for the fingers :shock:
     
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    I hand-catch about 99% of my Vision+ flights. In fact, only landed it twice on the ground and both times it flipped over and became a lawn-mower wannabe. :?

    But I will concede that as we move into the future, the trend will be towards larger multirotors and hand-catching won't be a good option. Unless you're Andre the Giant, who is gonna be able to hand-catch a 3-foot wide octacopter ?? :shock: