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flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried it?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by spitfire44, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. spitfire44

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    I was thinking of the possibility of modifying a P2 to fly without skids. Just having the Zenmuse underneath and somehow rigging the antennas and compass in a way that it's still functional. designing a take off dock/platform that the P2 sits on and hand catching during landing. Would CG play a big part with the removal of the skids?

    I have no there reason for this configuration other than lowering the weight.

    Eric
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    Where, exactly, would you grab it for hand-catching other than by the legs??

    While I haven't officially weighed them, I have to believe the legs aren't heavy enough to make that big of a difference, when you consider even the limited amount of protection they provide for the gimbal.
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    By the props, of course. :cool:
    At least, that's what Chuck Norris would do.
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    Hahahahahahahaha
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    Uh... no... Chuck would catch it in his teeth.
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    I catch my P1 by one of the skids. I catch my Plus by the battery.
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    You asked... you got it:

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTtqxBHl4cc[/youtube]
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    My only question is... how the hell are you suppose to hand catch that!?
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    HA!! I was going to post a link to the exact same video :)
     
  10. spitfire44

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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    That's a pretty amazing set up.

     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    Octo-franken-amputee-copter
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    You spelled "awesome" wrong. ;-)
     
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    No, I meant "amputee", as in "it's landing gear has been cut off!!" :)
     
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    *face palm* yeah, I know what amputee means... it was a joke. :$
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    I want to see that thing do a flip.
     
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    Flip?? I wouldn't EVER put that thing in Manual mode. Lol.
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    Three questions:

    1. <nitpick> With 8 motors/props on 4 arms, is it a quadcopter or an octocopter? </nitpick>

    2. Which way do the bottom props rotate? Same as the top motors? Or do they counter-rotate so that each arm has net zero torque?

    3. What's the payload capacity on that thing?

    :)
     
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    Re: flying without skids/landing gear…has anyone ever tried

    1. The naming scheme is based off the rotors; so with 8, it'd be an octocopter.

    2. Looking at the very beginning of the video when it was still sitting on the railing, it's clear from the top-right arm that the props are spinning in opposite directions.

    3. None, with no room to hook anything to it! :p (But if you could hang something from the battery/underside, it is an interesting question)