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I air dropped a beer to my neighbor 1/2 mile away with my P3

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by MinnesotaKyle, May 12, 2016.

  1. This farmer was the proud recipient of my first beer drop a couple months ago!
     
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    I sitting in the house trying to warm up and you show a video of a beer drop over a frozen lake. Only in the land of 10k taxes:)
     
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    Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale to Xenia, Ohio please ;) How did you trigger the drop?
     
  5. 10k taxes is correct lol!!!
     
  6. I do have a system that pours alcohol and lowers it down from the drone via carriage, you like it shaken or stirred?? I have a vid on my channel that explains everything about the trigger mechanism, basically used a transmitter, reciever, and servo in short.
     
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    Way cool, I'll check it out.
     
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    Excellent work. I like that idea. What's the range on the "Drop Tx/Rx" system since it's not going via Lightbridge?

    Just one tip... before release, flip into Atti Mode to get an idea of approximate wind direction/speed then adjust the aircraft position to reduce "running distance" for your poor parched farmer friend LOL.
     
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    Good to see you here Kyle
     
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  10. Good advice my friend, that's why I am really liking this forum, nothing but genuine enthusiasts such as yourself willing to help others through suggestions and experience!!
     
  11. Range is about 2/3rds of a mile, I have honestly not tried to go out farther. It might hit a mile??
     
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    That was a joy to watch :)
     
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  13. Thank you Sir!
     
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    Does adding weight reduce your flight hours?
     
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    I'm always looking out for new ways to improve our Search & Rescue methods and utilizing a Drop Mechanism would be awesome assuming we can get the aircraft close to the person on the ground and still have Tx/Rx connection to trigger the release. I could see dropping emergency goods, flashlight, 2-way radio and all kinds of items to a person in distress. At the least we could drop a small first-aid kit or something down to them.
     
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    Always! That's the penalty for flying. The more weight the higher the motors have to run to lift it where-by reducing flight time.
     
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    Was thinking to test on my P4 to calculate how much penalty I get for every 100gram added, Will probably test it soon
     
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  18. Big time, for the beer drop battery drainage was slightly noticeable. However, I uploaded a video of my Jag bomb pouring drone to this forum a day or two ago (also on my youtube channel) the p3 was carrying (about 2lbs+ - booze electronics energy drink custom frame) within 5 mins of flight time the battery was down to 50-60%.
     
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    The penaltity is not direct proportional to weight.
     
  20. Yeah they can be utilized to save many lives, I have heard of firemen using them to drop life jackets to stranded flood victims. Great ideas my friend!