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I had to hand launch my Inspire this morning.

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Chuggie, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Chuggie

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    I woke up at 4:10 to go fly up in the mountain at sunrise this morning, but
    I had quite a technical challenge getting the inspire to launch. The app reported a compass error, and insisted that I calibrate before takeoff. I tried calibrating the compass at least 10 times with no success. I realized that the rocks in the mountain I was trying to take off from are rich in metals (I have a degree in geology). I got a green ok to fly light when I powered up the Inspire while holding it up over my head, but as soon as I set it on the ground the compass went back to error again. So I held the inspire over my head with one hand and armed the motors with the remote using my other hand. As I removed my hand, the Inspires motors speed up and it hovered as I dropped my arm. So I had to hand launch the inspire in order to fly this morning. I did a second flight from the same place the same way.

    Here is the video from the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming that I shot this morning after the hand launch.
     
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  2. Luis Morales

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    yes metals are a bitch ;)

    good job on the hand launching i need to figure out a good mod that does not add a lot of extra weight to hand launch and and landing too.
     
  3. Gregg G

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    Wow..Im going to Silverton and Teluride to film old mines..wondering if I I will have the same problems. Didnt ATTI work for take off?
    Beautiful foooootaaaggge!!
     
  4. Kilrah

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    In "compass error" state you can't even start the motors whatever the mode.
     
  5. Jenn348

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    With the landing gear up, it's easy to hand launch and hand land by grabbing the battery area.
     
  6. sanderx

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    That is right, most of the time when there is little wind, I 'hand land' my inspire. I mostly fly in atti mode but when I land I bring it in close at around 10 ft, put it in GPS mode and slowly lower the throttle until I can reach it and throttle down completely.