Im pretty sure it cant be done but I thought i would put it out there anyway. The boat is a 20-30ft fishing boat that will be out in open waters off the coast by about a mile or so. I am expecting the boat to be moving around a bit.
I have tried to simulate this by holding my tricopter in my hand and moving it a bit whilst plugging the battery in and arming it. It didnt go well. it wanted to be at about 90 degrees if i had let go.
Has anyone got any experience with this or have any thoughts on it.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Oh yeh, also any news on ppm channel asigning for jr users. http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/frsky-ppm-setup-help-required-ple...
Yes it can, I launch my quads from the front deck of my Kayak all the time. I also launch from my hands once I spool up the tricopter or quad - just be careful and make sure you have it properly calibrated at home first before going on the boat. Can't calibrate it on the water, very difficult to do.
Peter, are you suggesting to boot it up on shore, and then keep it alive while you venture out, so that you don't have to reboot on the boat?
The critical time is when the red-blue lights are flashing when you arm. At that point it's calibrating the gyro center and it will keep trying to calibrate if it senses too much movement. My guess is that if the boat is rocking too much it will take a long time to calibrate but once it does, i think it'll work.
This is more like a ship but just as risky,
Credit goes to Crudbucket a very inspiring and dedicated los/fpv pilot.
PS Safety note: People that catch or release quads from thier hands obviousy have not put in hours as the end of vid points out. These chipsets won't care if your shiney carbon props slice your face or arms up.
I guess RTL isn't an option when "home" is chugging along at 15 knots ;)
Unless your a chipset your far to sensistive and should not flame up so easy if your a "pro" anything.
Peace the equipment can fail anytime and there is no shortage of dead pro rock climbers and race car drivers no one is perfect. That is delusional and dangerous.
This was more like the info i was requiring. Powering up on shore was going to be my back up plan. Randy has sugested that whilst the blue and reds are flashing the gyros are calibrating. Does anyone know if at this stage the craft has to be perfectly still or if it is moving slightly will is be all over the place in flight?