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Galaxy S2 falls from the sky...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chipko, 12 May 2012.

  1. chipko


    Joined: 12 May 2012

    Posts: 2

    ... and kills a slug (or a snail, I can't work out which it was).

    My Samsung Galaxy SII was strapped to my Quadrotor using foam and cable ties. I ascended quite high and the quad flipped upside down and started falling (possibly accelerating) towards the ground. I tried to correct it but it kept flipping back upside down.. the ground getting closer .. THUNK! Some clouds started to obscure the quad and I think some moisture might have cause the gyros to short...

    The best bit was the whole lot was recorded and I've popped it on YouTube for everyone to enjoy. The phone survived, in fact, I cannot tell of any damage to it. The quad wasnt too badly damaged and they've both been flying again this evening (no crashes!)

    Falling from the sky:
    removed due to swearing

    A flight where it doesn't fall:
  2. Josh P


    Joined: 29 Sep 2009

    Posts: 861

    Location: Cambs, UK

    Not a bad first post! :D
  3. robfosters


    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

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    Location: Welling, London

    Forget turning up quietly and introducing yourself, this fellas crashed through the doors.
  4. trigger-happy


    Joined: 3 Jan 2009

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    Location: In west London

    Not bad. You have proven yourself worthy and have gained your admittance to OCUK.

    Last edited: 13 May 2012
  5. [TW]Sponge


    Joined: 23 Feb 2010

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    Location: Hereford

    Thanks for sharing! Nice first post btw, and welcome to the forums:D

    How much did that thing set you back if you don't mind me asking?
  6. spleenharvester

    Wise Guy

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  7. HAz


    Joined: 1 May 2003

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    Location: Torquay Devon

    lol 1st post as a rwegisterd lol so cool but silly all the same
  8. Kamwah


    Joined: 24 Nov 2011

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    Best first post ever.
  9. cheets64


    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

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    Location: Wigan


    Some dedication, eccentric, like it. MOAR
  10. Boycey0211


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    Location: Norfolk

  11. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

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    How high does that go up?
  12. qqg3


    Joined: 11 Jan 2008

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    Location: Nowhere

    We need some hovis.
  13. arknor


    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

    Posts: 40,151

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    isnt it illegal to fly around with a camera near a residential area?

    i cant remember the exact laws but when i was finding out what the laws were for flying rc helis im sure one of them forbids any kind of surveilance drone ie (heli/quadcopter with a camera strapped to it) beeing anywhere near houses etc
  14. SteveOBHave


    Joined: 31 Mar 2006

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    Location: Sydney Australia

    Very nice - I have to ask - What ESCs are you flying with?
  15. zpos

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,405

    A proper first post would have attempted to resuscitate the slug/snail.

    Nevertheless, great first post.
  16. RaidenGB


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    Location: Birkenhead

    Great Post!!
  17. maddness


    Joined: 13 Dec 2003

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    Location: Intel HQ

    nice, ...searches where to buy one of these / build one...
  18. BloodyL


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: In here and out there.

    Bravo, welcome to OcUK!
  19. agnes


    Joined: 1 Dec 2006

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    Location: Amsterdam, NL

    Impressive first post, grab some tea and stick around :)
  20. Narj


    Joined: 19 Feb 2010

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    Location: London

    Mouth to mouth needed, with video.