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Heavy weight lifter, wow!!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by TonG, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. TonG

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    I was a curious about the weight lifting capabilities of the P3. The weight was a sanding stone connected by a rope of 1m5 to the middle of the landing skids.

    The result: 920grm's more or less easily. I lifted it 1m50 off the ground but then the load started swaying due to the wind gusts and the movements of the craft.
    I decided to land the craft because of the very cramped space in which I did my experiment.
    Landing took some flying skills because every movement made the swaying worse and the Phantom was very near to the bushes.

    920 grams. Wow.
    1000 grams must be possible. Who tries?! In a more open space please.
     
  2. damitjim

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    There is that video of the fireman that uses his P3 to carry a life vest out to a man trapped on a rock in a raging river. No idea on the weight of a life vest
     
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    The Phantom carried a rope out to the guys and then they detached the rope from the Phantom and pulled the life jacket to them - big difference!
     
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    Yep, carried a pilot rope (1/4" poly) out to the rock so he could pull the vest over. A great use for the P3, and good thinking on the part of the Fireman.
     
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    Good to know. Where did find the max weight. (I know it was in the Manual. LOL)
     
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    5lbs what?

    Weight of a life vest?
     
  9. Sammynels

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    It was tested in New Zealand. The payload is very slightly over 5lbs
     
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    I'm also curious because of possibility of water landing skids, but (like the video above) may vary depends on how the weight is affected by downwash...
     
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    You mean 'all up weight' not 5lbs added to a ready to fly Phantom???
     
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    Look again. Not so.

    You're seeing them pull the string and vest from shore.
     
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  15. Sammynels

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    Guys.... 5lbs is the payload for a ready to fly P3. Meaning it can lift an additional 5 lb payload. It's been tested without issue.
     
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    5 lbs is approx 5 full soda cans. I'm not saying you can throw a chainsaw on a P3 and expect it to fly...
     
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    Someone post a video of a P3 lifting 5lbs. I want to see that.
     
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    +1
    Didn't feel like pursuing it further.
     
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    There it is. Now go lift 5lbs.