"Please drop the 1w vTx. Especially since you are going 433 for control. You don't want to desensitize the receiver or pubnish the other electronics with that much power. You want range worked out on the ground - not in the air. What kind of ranges…"
"GPS hold was rock solid. I'd assume that there was tons of GPS saturation for RTH/failsafe operation. I don't suggest that a hover is a failsafe. But a control/systems check is the 1st thing ANY pilot does. When I don't see that happen FIRST, then…"
"I am not referring to the other parts of the Indiana video. The bottom line is I've been hired to fly crowds (music festivals, resorts in Puerto Rico, etc). As I've stated before - my contracts always include security for my crew (me). I've never…"
"That doesn't negate the fact that the number of seconds after launch the pilot should not have been at that altitude. At that time - he should have been in a hover and checking control and trims. A pro always settles in low and close - this is even…"
"I always adjust my shorts when the motors are spooling downtown Atlanta when a crowd is gathering, even when there is NO reason to do so (since the rig is on the ground). That's a good enough reason for 8 spinning rotors to be "unattended". :)"
"Deep urban flights is not where you go to "practice". I operate in Atlanta, Ga and you have to bring out the big guns for these kinds of flights. As Gary mentioned - relying on any GPS-based control/stability is a crap shoot - it now becomes a…"
"This was ALMOST a great thread. The reality however, is that it makes nothing more than a smudge campaign. If it was really about safety - or HIL then it would be each contestant posting 1 of their real flights, and then posting their simulated…"