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installed a payload drop for the P3A

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by stompy1o1, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. stompy1o1

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    so i installed a payload drop on my P3A by combining two different mods. so i bought the splash drone payload drop (link) and the retractable landing gear from RCDH (link). So what i did is take the wireing harness from the ratractable landing gear and installed as normal but i only installed the Waterproof payload release for splash drone where the servo for the right side of the landing gear would go. then i threaded the wires through the phantom to clean it up. Once i tested it and had it all working i attached the payload release to the bottom of the P3A
     

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  2. Noodle

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    Interesting. Any video to demonstrate the payload drop?
     
  3. stompy1o1

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    ya ill do it tomorow after i install the air side booster mod
     
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    Awesome modification! ! Dropping bombs or drugs lol!!
     
  5. phantom13flyer

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    It's really cool to see guys tinkering and trying new things . It always impresses me.
     
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    Looking forward to hearing (and seeing) more about this.
     
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    Nicely done m8 love to see a how to vid of your bird side antenna mod
     
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    You do realize that dropping payloads from a drone is something that draws the attention of the FAA, right?
     
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    This.

    Very much against FAA regs to modify/create any sort of remote controlled release.

    Even Amazon drones fully land before dispensing their packages.

    Id be quite careful posting this info anywhere public.
     
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    This concept has GREAT opportunities in SAR work and has already been proven to saves live during a Tx (I think it was Tx) flooding situation.
     
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    Don't get the liberal media here started.....
     
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  12. stompy1o1

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    acctually i first wanted to install a servo winch type of deal so that way i could pick up as well as drop off but i couldnt figure out a way to get the servo to stop pulling or dropping the line it would just keep going and going
     
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    Although it may draw attention, it is not illegal. It's been done for yrs. 1979 may dad had a fixed wing that would drop plastic bombs full of flour at a hula hoop he had set up.
    As far as the bad guys, I think they are already light yrs ahead of us here in the forum. I don't see us teaching them anything.
    ....after 2nd thought... op here might get invited to the White House. Obama invited that kid who made a look alike bomb.
     
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  14. Rocket_Aus

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    Does this guy even live in the usa?
     
  15. phantom13flyer

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    Relax it was joke !!!! Don't take everything so serious !!
     
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    .....

    That too was a joke
     
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    Who wants to play?
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    Let's make pretend? Hehe

    RedHotPoker
     
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    I've always wanted retractable landing gear. Those are $199 which is absolutely crazy. I've seen P2 ones for $34 on eBay. I've always wandered if I could buy one of the $34 ones and modify it to work with my P3 legs.
     
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    I'm trying to add an additional servo to my P3P also and I came to the same conclusion of having to purchase a $250 dollar landing gear just for the control module. I'm curious however, how did you control the action or travel distance i.e when the servo knew it had traveled enough and stopped in either direction? Also, I've been putting off purchasing the full landing gear hoping to find someone like you that can tell me what the Make and Model the control module had on it. If you get that info, I bet I can find some Taiwan Co. that would love to off-load about 50 to 200 pcs. for little to nothing. Everyone is grabbing the P3's right now and many serious RC guys would love to add a servo or two to make something(s) happen. Like me! They would go like hot cakes on Elay or Amazone. Nice Job
     
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