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Lifting weight capacity of I1???

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by flyingclint, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. flyingclint

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    just curious if anyone knows what the I1 could lift in total weight? Let's say you took off the camera and tied a caribiner to the bottom of the I1, how much weight could the I1 lift??? Let's say you wanted to hang a banner, or drop Easter eggs, or you are a farmer with a small backyard crop that you want to dust using your I1, the possibilities are endless what quads like these can do! Funny question I know, but I'm curious to hear what kind of work the I1 might be capable of doing besides aerial film and photography! So what do you guys think???
     
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    There's a guy who lifted a Phantom down there, so 1kg+ seems quite OK...
     
  4. Meta4

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    Not much .. if you load it up, you'll reduce the flight time and handling.
    Multicopters are good camera ships but just don't make it as cargo carriers.
     
  5. flyingclint

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    I've seen this video, but don't remember them saying what the total weightt was that the I1 could lift. cool video though!
     
  6. Outta Control

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    No they don't say but this gives you a reference. Besides you wouldn't want to max out the load on the I1.
     
  7. damoncooper

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    The rated lift capability of the E800 motors used in the Inspire is 800g/each as a data point.
     
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    If that's the case, then the Inspire could "lift" another Inspire.
     
  9. skylabimaging

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    800g per motor at hover. The inspire can hover efficiently at 3200g...it weighs like 2900 and some change so you have an extra 200-300ish grams and still get flight times
     
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    Duhhh... Obviously, I didn't take the aircraft's weight into consideration.

    Now, don't I feel silly!? :confused:
     
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    Does anyone make a lifting eye that fits in the camera mount? And I've never tested it...does the I1 fly without the camera or would this mount need to have contacts and some sort of electronics? I have a home made rigging similar to the one in the video's but probably about 3-4 times the weight. I have to weigh my assembly that I want to carry. Also, does the new Pro carry more weight?
     
  12. Christian Wiggers

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    I have tried to mount a powerfull flash light. It it weighed 650 grams. The flight time on a TB48 was reduced to 9-10 minuts with very gentle flying.
     
  13. 3dPico

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    I'm trying to lift 22 GoPros
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    Good Luck..

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  15. 3dPico

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    Then help me with the math; how many can I carry (add 10% for my rigging). Google jump has 16.


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  16. 3dPico

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    For 10 minutes on the pricier batteries. Moderate wind. (10 mph gust)


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    Online Conversion - Weight and Mass Conversions

    but you need to take in account the rig design as it will create drag.
     
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    Dude, my advice: don't mess with Inspire too much, you may cook it's expensive brain. See, the Inspire will attempt to take-off maxing the RPM's, and if you attach to much of extra load it will not sense any altitude change to successfully finish the lift-off procedure and hover in place waiting for your next command. This will create looping take-off procedure (feedback), which eventually may drive the machine crazy. Also take the position of extra load into consideration, which may - and probably will - throw the Inspire off balance. Moreover, any extra obstruction below thrusting props will add extra force down. You may try to take-off manually with Visual Positioning off, but cautiously, very cautiously ...
     
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    You can forget all about getting that rig ind the air with a inspire1. It looks heavy and if 1 GoPro hero weighs around 75 grams then alone the 22 camera weighs about 1650 plus the rig it self. My guess that the hole thing weighs around 2,0 kg if not more.

    That rig will at least require a DJI S900 size multicopter ore even better a S1000 size.

    If the goal is to have aroud 10 min of real flying time not only hovering then you might need to keep the weight under 500 grams on a inspire1. If you can fly without the Zenmuse X3 camera gimbel you can gain 216 grams.
     
  20. The Editor

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    There is an awful lot of misinformation about what the Inspire will and won't lift.The payload rating for the Inspire which is in numerous ops manuals and lodged with the CAA is 3,400g with an MTOM of 6,218g although I would not want to fly it with that loading and flight times would be severely impacted.
    However, it WILL fly at those loading and is within spec so would not overload the propulsion system. I would image it would handle like a pig.