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Quadcopter FAIL

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kruejl, May 31, 2016.

  1. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Yes, this was me behind the sticks playing with a new toy I bought. It started off OK and then went SOUTH quick! I was flying a new quad in windy conditions along with not having the experience needed for a quad. Have flown helicopters for a long time but this thing got away from me quick. I tried to correct but the wind kept taking it farther away. It finally landed itself after I pressed the panic button. I drove around for a while until I finally found it, sitting in a vacant lot with the LEDs blinking like it was ready for more. Enjoy and laugh away!

     
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  2. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Nice to see it was smart enough to land in an empty lot :D
     
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  3. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Glad you found it.
     
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  4. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well according to many NWFA members, you ought to be jailed and your drone shot. There's no reason to have a drone except for trying to spy on peoples' 16 year old daughters sunbathing in their sorta fenced backyards. You're just damn lucky it wasn't taken out with droneshot. Justifiably so.
     
  5. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Yup. That's exactly why I bought it. I think I'll turn myself in to the local authorities as well as surrender my firearms.
     
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  6. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hillsboro? You know there is an airport right? You have to comply with the FAA regulations.
     
  7. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What quad do you have? Did you see my video and pics from the machine gun shoot using my Phantom 3 Pro
     
  8. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Please read the FAA rules yourself before you go running you mouth!
     
  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That'll teach ya..... dang pervert! :D;)
     
  10. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Oh man, the Phantoms are sooo nice. Mine is a cheap-o Syma. I bought just to get a feel for them as I've flown helis for quite a while.

    And @Stomper my skills clearly show i have a ways to go to be a pervert! :p:D
     
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  11. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm pretty sure anything under 500' is not regulated but I could be wrong.


    That was pretty cool even if it didn't go as planned.

    I'm a pervert and can't fly a quad at all, it's not something you really have to work on:p:p.

    My first RC plane I took out just before dusk and of course it got dark faster then I thought. Could not see the wings and did a nose dive straight into the dirt. Had to replace most of the parts...

    I've wrecked and rebuilt an RC helicopter so many times I should have just ponied up all that cash and bought a nice one instead of a cheap one - wanted to get a feel for it after hours and hours on simulators (i.e. Video games lol).

    Never got into the RC cars thankfully:D.


    Can you see the video IRT or do you have to review it after it has been recovered?

    And auto land is sounds like a great function.
     
  12. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    400' agl max.
     
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  13. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I have to review it after it lands. Stores on a MicroSD card
     
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  14. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    There's an airport in Hillsboro? Sweet! Gives me another place to fly this bad boy!
     
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  15. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I fly small RC planes and quad copters, usually around Forest Grove and SW Portland ball fields.

    Halfway home last month, I stopped on a side road to get some video footage of an open field on my little 808 camera. It was fine for 3-4 minutes, then along came a helicopter heading for Hillsboro. Probably a VFR student on final, I'm guessing 200-300 AGL tops.

    I was about the same altitude, so I dropped and landed before he passed directly over my head. Grabbed my bird and split. FAA RC license or not, I'd hate to see one of my toys go into the intake or prop of a real aircraft, with or without a mishap. Even that far from OHI, I was surprised they flew so low over there.
     
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  16. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    hopefully its a registered drone;)
     
  17. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You know that not all have to be registered right?
     
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  18. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    :eek:u mean to tell me theres unregistered drones flying around??!?
     
  19. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I'm pretty sure I saw Bigfoot in the woods:D. Glad you were able to recover it. In my neighborhood someone put up a sign asking if anybody has seen his rouge drone!:eek:
     
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  20. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't have to do a damn thing.
     
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