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Successful Tethered Flight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Drone &parts supplyer May 30. 5 Replies

Hi all,I'm new to posting on the forums but have been reading your posts for a couple years now, thank you for all the great discussions and advice over the years.I'd love to share with you all a…Continue

Tags: f550, f450, quadcopter, tethered fight, tether

 

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Drone &parts supplyer replied to Ed Elias's discussion Successful Tethered Flight
"what price will be for this system! we need it!"
May 30
Spacer Conrad replied to Ed Elias's discussion Successful Tethered Flight
"I guess it depends on what kind of functionality you're looking to keep on the ground. If only power, you'd try to get the lightest cable that will handle the current, as the bird will have to lift whatever length corresponds to the…"
Apr 2, 2018
Tommy Larsen replied to Ed Elias's discussion Successful Tethered Flight
"Where do you buy the cable? :)"
Apr 2, 2018
Spacer Conrad replied to Ed Elias's discussion Successful Tethered Flight
"This might be relatively immune to FAA regs, for a while anyway, as it's really a powered kite, and not a free-flying aircraft. I thought of something like this as a deployable eye-in-the-sky for live streaming during active weather periods. I…"
Mar 29, 2018
manoj kumar muppanneni replied to Ed Elias's discussion Successful Tethered Flight
"as specified a transformer system is on drone but a multirotor need DC source so we need a rectifier on the drone "
Jan 23, 2017
Ed Elias replied to Peek's discussion 12v Car Battery Tethered F450
"You could, we've done this. http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/successful-tethered-flight The problem you have is the F450 probably needs 12 or 15V (3S or 4S) and so if you run that down a cable you'll get a very large voltage drop…"
Feb 1, 2016
Ed Elias replied to Diamond K.'s discussion Recommendations for multi-rotor tethers? (Preferably powered and retractable)
"Hiya, just seen your post and put up a post in the my projects section. We've just built exactly this. http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/successful-tethered-flight We're hoping to some day soon finish our development and sell the system…"
Feb 1, 2016
Ed Elias posted a discussion

Successful Tethered Flight

Hi all,I'm new to posting on the forums but have been reading your posts for a couple years now, thank you for all the great discussions and advice over the years.I'd love to share with you all a project we've been working on, it's a low cost tethered power system that can replace the battery on any small size quad or hex. We've been testing it on a DJI F450 and the F550 flamewheels so far and it should work on the Phantom 1 or 2 (not yet the 3, as they encrypt the battery signals but we're…See More
Feb 1, 2016

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