I'm using a similar design, I use three small metal pins to hold it down to the ground.View attachment 40993
I wanted something to take off and land on that would protect the gimbal and was quick to slip into the bag or pocket once my MA was in the air so made this out of a A4 sheet of Polyboard and Duck Tape. Leave a 1cm gap between the boards so it will fold. Seems to work okay.
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Good start on design. LIghtweight and portable. Consider some anchor pins (stakes), placed at corners. Coat hanger cut to length, with a 90 degree bend, that could also be stored in the grooves of your polyboard for transport. Also reinforce the holes in board with duct tape. Just a thought.Ummm... it needs a re-design. It worked okay on grass the first time I tried it but blew away on a dusty gravel path. Maybe a slightly heavier board.
My canine considers the drone legitimate prey, so I quickly learned how to hand launch and land. It's quite easy, despite the minor contortion involved initiating the motors.Honestly nothing makes more sense than hand launching/landing regardless of wherever you might be; yet I never had the courage to try it myself...
I might be able to use the slide when I replace my antiquated Nexus 5 with a tablet. The phone's on screen virtual toggles and switches are not as responsive as I'd like, so it's easier just to press the left stick with my left index finger, and the right with my right elbow. Sounds odd, but it's easy.As long as you can slide the slide, just use the launch button
Same here. I don’t see the need for a DIY one.i bought a commercial one on amazon. was cheap, has 2 sides (blue/orange)
seems to work like a champ, perfect for landing on the front lawn. gotta practice my landing skills, I've missed it a few times landing half on half off lol