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STOP TIPPING OVER!!!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by fastsmiles, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. fastsmiles

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    I am working on a design for a set of landing skid extensions. They must remain out of the camera frame, work on thick grass, and gentle inclines, be resilient, and have a nice appearance. What other qualities should be factored into the design?
     

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    Fit in a case or quick attach and remove if it won't fit in a case. Reasonable price.
     
  3. fastsmiles

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    Getting it to fit in a case is a tough one. I have been trying different designs, but it either weakens it too much or impinges on the camera's FOV. Quick attach is a good idea though. I'll work on that.
     
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    +1 to this or it's useless.
     
  5. syotr

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    Low profile to the wind and prop wash is important.
     
  6. fastsmiles

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    Keeping it in the shadow of the Phantom's arms helps minimize the prop wash striking it.
    I need to add some attachment points to make it easy on-off.
     

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    Keep up the good work, looks impressive.
     
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    Velcro straps, or snap over the bottom of the landing gear?
     
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    Here are my current modifications to the original guard. One shows a rear extension that slides in and out to allow for prevention of rear tip over and also added gimbal protection. The other picture shows the rear extension slid in to allow it to placed in the case. I usually try to land on either a flat surface or a slight incline to take advantage of the rear protection feature.
     

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    Nice mod Redbaron, that gives me several ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Could you make it out of plexiglas or something cheaper tha CF ?
     
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    The prototypes are made from high impact acrylic and are holding up well. I can make them from this material and they should give good service and be less expensive.
     

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    How come no one is working on something to extend and widen the landing skids at where it bolts on? Wouldn't that be better for air resistance?
     
  14. Dirty Bird

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    There are "wide" landing gear available. They are wider and taller, and replace the factory gear. If you have a case the bird will no longer fit though.
     
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    I like the plexiglas idea, but somehow making it Removeable or adjustable for a case should somehow be doable.
     
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    Making it easily removable is the simplest design.
     
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    I'm working on a design with that very idea, but it becomes a complex problem very quickly with all the angles and curves involved. I should have a prototype out soon though. But the complexity translates into cost.
     
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    Is there a reason you just don't hand catch at all times( I don't, only on windy landings)? just a question. like...... is it frowned upon at the local RC field or something(handcatch)? Doesn't a $5 yoga mat in the trunk protect from grass. I have tip mine once from trying to turn off the propellers the wrong way. but other than that, can you help me understand the need (genuine question here..... sell me).
     
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    The question of handcatching has been well discussed. I personnally handcatch a majority of the time, but there are times I want to video landings or prefer landing. Also, many people are not comfortable handcatching. There are also times when carrying a landing pad is not practical, such as bacpacking or trail riding to a location. The demand is there, but it is not for everyone.
     
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    Something that even protects the camera in a rough landoling or crash as it is an expensive thing.