I'm making these very cheap.
Designing more work related, in this case also fun, uses for drones. 3D printed "attach and go" drop system. Working on version for Phantom 4 next.
Product Page - Phantom Bomb Drop System
I like the simplicity of it but I would think that you'd want to be able to look directly at your intended target with the camera before releasing it. Maybe if you made it two-stage so that looking straight down "armed" it and then looking straight forward released it. That way you could be sure you're directly over the target.
This is very tone deaf.
It's not just the wording. It's the whole thing. I'm sure you'll get a lot of orders from the middle east.
Unintended obviously. -- as this is a glorified candy dropper. The truth is that genie is well and truly out of the bag. Google ISIS and Drones. Just read this as well. https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23531320-100-isis-is-weaponi...
I have delivered beers (12 oz) to my local golf course several times to friends. I let them know it's coming and they stand below and catch. I get within I can easily get close enough to drop on a front/back lawn without looking down. As far as glorified "candy dropper" tests with 16 oz bottle of water. (1 lb), the hover time was 11 minutes with the result of a nearly overcooked battery and very hot motors. I would like to think it could at least be called a "glorified weed dropper" ;-) Real tired of the terrorist angle, it's just dumb. I am sure if I could bring a tool to a guy on a tower or bring someone an Epipen you'd change your tune. For $20 bucks it's obviously for fun, but yea lots of Middle East orders. I even include a string to pull the grenade pin.
Very clever system. Do you print them in PLA or other material ?
ABS right now. I can print PLA. I also have some of that Carbon Fiber stuff.
With all the respect: How do you know where you are dropping the cargo if camera is not pointing downwards?As I see in your web page and above comments, the problem you are trying to solve is to drop grenades which I respect but completely repudiate and encourage you NOT to publish any more work or results on this
Has the world gone mad? I guess I will rename it the "Happy Happy Fun Drop" and everyone can take a deep breath. You can drop candy, tee shirts, water balloons, medicine, etc... There are several wired drop systems out there already. You don't like the marketing, it get it, but get serious. Making a system to carry things without having to modify your drone is an idea I thought would be welcomed. This is the DIY Drones website right? I have made the cheapest drone parachute on the market and nobody cried that I was dropping a bomb. Yes it could sacew your drone, but what if the drone was filled with explosives? A hammer is a great tool used everyday. If you hit me in the head with it, I will go to the hospital. I dropped a cantaloupe from 50 feet and filmed it in slow motion, it was awesome. This PC culture is something I will never understand. I am making a flame-thrower next (not kidding)
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