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Hello. Retired and Ready to go Droning

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Carlton H, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Carlton H

    Carlton H New Member

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    Posted by Carlton H, Jan 10, 2019 #1
    This is the hobby for a lifetime! I'm 71 and want something to occupy my time in a positive way. As a kid it was fascinating to watch other kids get dizzy while flying model airplanes with tiny gas engines in a circle tethered to a wire. We couldn't afford such 'luxury' back then, but it was fun to watch and learn. I built many plastic models of planes, cars, and HO train structures from kits. But never could I afford actual flight! Scale model flying has always been a dream for me! Now there are no wires, gas engines, and it's all controlled with a transmitter. Amazing stuff!

    So I'm looking forward to this new world we have available.

    To begin I bought a Snaptain S5C Drone thru Amazon. It scared the hell out of me on first launch! I will learn to fly it but it's too much for me right now. So I bought a nano drone F36 to learn on. It arrives next week.
     
  2. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Member

    Posted by RENOV8R, Jan 11, 2019 #2
    Welcome to the hobby and the forum. Yes, for someone new these little quads possess much more power than expected, I waould love to have been there to see the look on your face the first time you punched the throttle!
     
  3. Carlton H

    Carlton H New Member

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    Posted by Carlton H, Jan 11, 2019 #3
    Thanks for the welcome words, Renover.
    The look on my face? It's still there! It froze and I can't rid myself of it. Now my wife calls me Snaptain Puss.

    Anyway, I have an idea.....In a method to control sudden ascents on the nano drone, do you think tethering it to a small weight with some twine would help one learn to hover? Iike training wheels on a bike. Only for short times so I don't burn out the motors.
     
  4. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Member

    Posted by RENOV8R, Jan 14, 2019 #4
    not a good idea, not just the motors but the added stress on the battery. It's just a matter of stick time, after a few dozen packs, you'll develop muscle memory and you'll have total control
     
  5. Carlton H

    Carlton H New Member

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    Posted by Carlton H, Jan 15, 2019 #5
    I'm going to try it with the nano drone which should arrive here today sometime. Indoors. If I burn out a motor, well, that's how I learn things. And flight time doesn't matter. Actually, I don't know what to expect at all. I just feel compelled to try the tethered drone method. Just to keep it from falling behind a book case or the piano or other difficult spot.
     
  6. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Member

    Posted by RENOV8R, Jan 15, 2019 #6
    OK, let us know how it goes
     
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