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Importance of a towel - Even if you aren't a HG2G fan.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Frank508, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Frank508

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    I've been looking for an explanation of exactly what roles the various electronic components play in our Inspires, and I ran across this safety tip after a crash. (It is #9, but the whole page is pretty good.)

    "The first thing to do is throw a towel over your copters propellers (Propellers may start spinning unexpectedly)."

    Seems like a good idea. This is the page:

    http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/introduction/safety-multicopter/

    HG2G is a reference to Douglas Adams series of satirical novels from the 80's "Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy"
     
  2. Scotflieger

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    I think the main point to make is that author is talking about custom built copters with wires for connecting to batteries and other things. The Inspire 1 is different beast with easy access (unless inverted) to the battery power switch clear on the blades.

    A fire blanket in case the Lipos are damaged is probably a better idea.
     
  3. Frank508

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    I'm imagining a situation where after a crash there might still be a call for power, but a fractured wire so the motors aren't turning, you pick up the broken chassis and a connection is made, and bam, your holding a hand full of spinning broken props. (Not for long though I bet.) But 1st step is definitely disconnect the battery.