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Best prop guards for flying in a mine

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Wibble, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Wibble

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    No doubt covered before but fresh advice welcome!

    I am lucky enough to have the chance of flying in a huge mineral mine. The tunnels are big enough to drive 3 double decker buses side by side.
    I am not just worried about sideways collisions but also hitting the roof. Do prop guards protect from the top as well?
    My main worry about fitting them is disturbing the screws and then ending up with stress cracks!
     
  2. Mark The Droner

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    Nope they won't help you from the top.

    I don't think disturbing the screws would cause a crack unless you over-torqued them.
     
  3. With The Birds

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    Nope, pretty sure flying in a mineral mine hasn't been covered.
     
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  4. Tony Cowan

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    It's all indoors. Won't help at all. Props are cheap so no need to worry. Still would not want a crash.


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  5. Wibble

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    I have a feeling 600 feet under GPS signal will be rather unlikely. Maybe we should start using cosmic rays for navigation they will penetrate anything!
     
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  6. matti

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    Why do you have to fly if you can't go higher than, say, 3 m? Can't you just hold the AC up and walk or drive?
     
  7. NormanNormal

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    Isnt this exactly the reason the VPS is for?
     
  8. Tony Cowan

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    But vps only covers the ground. Not the ceiling. It would be fine in a mine. But being its so dark. Might want to put a head light on it.


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  9. NormanNormal

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    How about this? Quad mounted codename "Artificial Sun" :D

     
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    Very cool. I dig it, nice job..


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  11. Tony Cowan

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    That things begs to get shot at like a ufo. No doubt.


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  12. Wibble

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    That is amazing - imagine the fright you could give a couple up to some naughty business! An anti dogging drone!!!
     
  13. Oso

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    This doesn't mention guard coverage from above, but your post reminded me of this thread from about a year ago.
    Flying Indoors Clarification
     
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  14. Oso

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    And perhaps also a light facing down to assist the VPS which works better in a well lit environment.