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P3P Landing Pad Ideas

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by PinesPhantom3, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. PinesPhantom3

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    I've been looking for a few days to buy a landing pad for my P3P but couldn't find anything that looked strong enough... Finally decided to make this 2 x 2 ft landing pad with some thin wood and bought two bottles of spray paint. I'm considering adding four 2-3 in legs to raise it a little from the grass. I just made it after reading all the complaints about people flipping on the grass. Would like to hear your ideas or suggestions.

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  2. RedHotPoker

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    Looks good as is. Why complicate it, with feet, legs or stands?
    Easier to store flat anyway. ;-)

    Fine job.

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  3. IND2RVA

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    I've never had any issues hand catching... Let it hover 6 feet above the ground 6 feet in front of you and walk under it. Pretty easy for me.
     
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    Nice work!

    While the UAV-BITS landing pad is not inexpensive, it's probably the best available for those who don't want to build one.
     
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  5. coker

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    I have found a few things that would work have not put to test the heaviest
    Being a 30 x 30 piece of granite to be left as a permanent landing pad but I believe the best ideal is starboard it's used in boating generally 1/2 thick and light weight can be bought on Internet or boating supplies like west marine but I am open to all suggestions. I bought one from a vendor that was way to small for a high price the phantom would work but no way the inspire 1 would.
     
  6. coker

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    Well I have one of the uav bits pad I'll send to anyone who will pay shipping. Too expensive & to small a waist of money but like I said free if you pay shipping I'm tired of it hanging on wall.
     
  7. GoodnNuff

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    Yup, that is the pad I have. I like it. It is light, and small enough to make transportation easy, but large enough to do the job. There are times I fly from fairly steep slopes, so I take my tripod and use the center hole on the landing pad to mount it on the tripod, enabling me to have a level launching pad regardless of where I am at.
     
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    Yeah, they are a bit pricey, but man, you are offering people a deal on that!
     
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    Check out my earlier posts and pictures of the pad i made. It too was 2 by 2 but you have to be careful that it's heavy enough so that the prop wash doesn't move it around. I used a birch veneer plywood.
     
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    Caution:

    Granite is known to be magnetic or have magnetic properties.

    YMMV
     
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  11. coker

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    Well you learn something every day had no ideal granite is magnetic but that is strange I have flown near enchanted rock close to Austin that I believe is the second largest solid granite formation in the USA with no problems.
     
  12. bobmyers

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    Maybe not all granite??
     
  13. Wibble

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    Hand Catch every time!
    Seriously it is the best and safest method!

    That would make a GREAT takeoff platform though so not a waste of time!!!
     
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    Looks great-- forget the legs, if you happed to land on the edge, it will topple and get a prop.:( Been there and done that. :D:D
     
  17. coker

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    This forum is good makes the mind start thinking.
    Might take the pos I bought and make a bigger plate under it mounted on a 5 1/2 ft
    Pole with a slip collar in ground to slide into when flying.
     
  18. coker

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    It does have that pretty yellow circle on it.
     
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    DJI_0002.MOV
    If this works it's a video of the ranch with a large granite rock I flew around
     
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