Everytime i launch my X8 it's never any problems. That was until i mounted a bigger propeller. I went from 13x6 to 14x9.5 and my plane "suddenly" went out of my hand much faster than before! The result is a painful hand and a lot of thinking :) Maybe some of you guys should think twice before you hand launch your new X8 or similar...
Now i'm considering several options:
1. Build a catapult
2. Hand launch engine off and throttle up after the wing has left my hand
3. Build a device where i can take off in a 30 deg. angle just by using the propeller power itself?
4. Any other ideas??
Yup!! that was the reason I put a landing gear "First" but now I have a custom made "Meaning I was the designer" launch ramp and bungee cord release system... I mean I never have been a very strong man! and the idea of having a Polynesian tattoo in my arm is not something I'm looking forth to have.
I have to say that my set up is a bit complex but I have seen people using the same type of one way hook with a piston inside of a pvc pipe.. but having to bring a heavy compressed air tank is not my thing...
I just found this thread. Sorry for the injury.
I don't have much experience in this UAV and FPV.
But I have a video on auto takeoff my Talon with Fixhawk flight controller. Launching without powered, then the plane is powered automatically in the air. But I should run about 10 min and launch the plane.
I launch another fly wing with pusher all by this auto takeoff method.
Even I put my radio on the ground, and launch the plane by myself.
Hmm, doesn't look right, is it the right hand ? :)).
Happy to hear it wasn't that bad.
Wow, just enough to remember :)
Only 2 small scars left :)
glad to hear it, a photo of the hand now would bring some encouragement :)
It's all healed now :)
nothing like an industrial accident to get some street credits ~ you rock !
After looking at this, I finally build launcher, only one hour of labor and about 20$ in parts
Here's a good simple and portable design.
And we need a squeamish rating for posts :-P