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I destroyed my homemade quadcopter from 200ft. Pieces everywhere.

Discussion in 'Recreational sUAS Flyers Discussions' started by photojunky, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. photojunky

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    Posted by photojunky, Jan 1, 2018 #1
    I really screwed up this time. I think my battery cable came undone at 200 feet. Luckily I always fly it over my own house when I get to high altitude. It came crashing down on my own deck... Little pieces everywhere. It was plummeting really fast. Serves as a reminder how dangerous the big drones are.
     
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  2. DroneTalk

    DroneTalk R/C Expert Staff Member

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    Posted by DroneTalk, Jan 1, 2018 #2
    That sucks.
     
  3. photojunky

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    Posted by photojunky, Jan 1, 2018 #3
    It sure does.
     
  4. Av8Chuck

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    Posted by Av8Chuck, Jan 2, 2018 #4
    That does suck.

    Not what I would characterize as a big drone. Had a similar thing happen to me with a Hex and the early days of the NAZA:



    After my experience with DJI I have never used a DJI product in a commercial application since. Love flying the MAVIC for fun flights but I don't trust DJI or their products.
     
  5. photojunky

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    Posted by photojunky, Jan 3, 2018 #5
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    That crash didn't look too bad. Was there a lot of damage? What flight controllers do you like?
     
  6. Av8Chuck

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    Posted by Av8Chuck, Jan 3, 2018 #6
    The crash wasn’t bad. Unfortunately this was before carbon fiber booms, it had aluminum booms so it ruined a couple of the booms. That crash probably wouldn’t have done much damage today.

    We developed and manufacture our own flight controller. You can get it here: https://store.mrobotics.io/category-s/146.htm. It’s a Pd4/Ardupilot based controller.
     
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    Posted by photojunky, Jan 5, 2018 #7
     
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    Posted by photojunky, Jan 5, 2018 #8
    Sorry if this is a double post but I did not see my previous response. The crash could have been worse. In reality I only lost, one motor, three props, a couple of motor mounts, and part of the frame.
     
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