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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Nathan Carter, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Nathan Carter

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    I had a big issue regarding Inspire 1. Because I thought that quadcopters are inherently unsafe.
    If one motor/ESC/prop fails you are going down like a rock.
    You are losing your 3000$ investment and you can kill someone.

    This is why hexacopters and octocopters are better, they can totally survive such failure and even continue flying normally.
    Like this video shows:


    Now consider Inspire 1 again, I said I had a big issue because of only four motors. I still have that issue.
    But look what can be done. And it is only a matter of software programming. DJI MUST IMPLEMENT THIS:

    Indoor test:


    Outdoor test(MUST SEE):


    Not only a safe landing is possible, but a continuation of flight with control!
    Not implementing this I think should be considered amoral.
     
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  2. jonathanivy

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    This is my biggest concern with the Inspire 1, its weight and size make it very unsafe. Great find, I really hope DJI does this!
     
  3. Edward Randolph

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    So. Old thread and I saw another one at DJI forum just as old. Has anything been done to develop this on current Quads like the Inspire 1? I haven't heard of anything like this, just some future promise of a parachute.
     
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    That only works on light machines with a LOT of excess power, controlled balance and no payload. As soon as you add a payload like a camera not only would there likely not be enough power, but most importantly everything would be shredded to bits once it starts spinning.
     
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  5. Edward Randolph

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    I see parachutes. so I guess that is the solution. I hope.