When power cuts at 100'! A tribute to zip tie landing shock

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When power cuts at 100'! A tribute to zip tie landing shock

Post by deanes » 21 May 2012, 14:11

Thanks to whoever on this forum convinced me to install the zip tie landing shocks.
(AR Drone 1 - New MacGiver mod with fail-safe - filmed with 808#18 keychain cam)
What started out as perfect early morning flight suddenly ended when my AR lost all power at 100' Just sudden total silence then the sickening thud...
Walking about 150' to the crash site I imagined shattered pieces, broken cross, dangling motors, damaged boards and more. what I found was the drone happily setting upright on the landing shocks with no visible damage. Did a quick "flat trim" and it just took off and flew normally.
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Re: When power cuts at 100'! A tribute to zip tie landing s

Post by jarettp » 21 May 2012, 15:44

not to knock the mod or anything but it looks like your drone landed on its top, not the shocks. pretty sweet video though.

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Re: When power cuts at 100'! A tribute to zip tie landing s

Post by deanes » 21 May 2012, 18:17

jarettp wrote:not to knock the mod or anything but it looks like your drone landed on its top, not the shocks. pretty sweet video though.
The camera is mounted UNDER the drone in a sleeve. I think thats why you see the grass at the end. If You are right, it bounced back over because I found it upright.

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Re: When power cuts at 100'! A tribute to zip tie landing s

Post by robinsiebler » 21 Jun 2012, 20:16

I did a quick search on Zip tie and found zilch. Can you tell me how to mount the zip ties?

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Re: When power cuts at 100'! A tribute to zip tie landing s

Post by Drone Shop » 21 Jun 2012, 20:59

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=zip+ties+ar+drone" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

try above first result, scroll a little bit down the page when you get back on here and the pics should help ;-)

zip the tie up around the foot and either electrical tape them to the central cross or push the ends into the body :-)

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Re: When power cuts at 100'! A tribute to zip tie landing s

Post by RacingSnake » 21 Jun 2012, 21:13

as above looks like it landed upside down.

Lovely scenery around there though! and it was nice seeing a video with sound (even if it is the motor hum!).

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Re: When power cuts at 100'! A tribute to zip tie landing s

Post by darwin-t » 21 Jun 2012, 21:16

deanes wrote:Thanks to whoever on this forum convinced me to install the zip tie landing shocks.
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It looks like it was upside down when it hit. The horizon was at the top, then the trees were upside down....

In any case, no damage. I did the wire tie mod before I ever flew mine. And tilted the main camera down, too.

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Re: When power cuts at 100'! A tribute to zip tie landing s

Post by arlee » 22 Jun 2012, 01:53

ardroneshop wrote:http://lmgtfy.com/?q=zip+ties+ar+drone

try above first result, scroll a little bit down the page when you get back on here and the pics should help ;-)

zip the tie up around the foot and either electrical tape them to the central cross or push the ends into the body :-)
cool animation, how did you do that.......or should I google it LOL!!!

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Post by RacingSnake » 22 Jun 2012, 08:16

arlee wrote:cool animation, how did you do that.......or should I google it LOL!!!
Indeed! :D
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Re: When power cuts at 100'! A tribute to zip tie landing s

Post by robinsiebler » 22 Jun 2012, 18:41

LOL, I like the name, although I find the concept a bit arrogant; sometimes you don't know the exact terms to search for and get less than the desired results.

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