Beginner needs drone to carry a payload of 300gms (with return home feature), camera not important. Suggestions?
I would guess that a beginner really should be learning to fly a camera drone before worrying about carrying payloads, but that is just my opinion. A camera is a very very handy flight tool.
but just for some fun
DJI Matrice 600 will handle a 300g payload without breaking a sweat.
Sharing your budget with the group will open the floor to other recommendations too.
If you want cheap and cheerful a secondhand Phantom 1 or 2 would easily give you that. The benefit of a Phantom1 is that batteries are cheap and easily obtained. A Phantom 2 will give you longer flight times but the proprietary batteries can be difficult to obtain.
If nobody else is going to ask…
What are you wanting to lift?
I’d suggest you have a look at the Flight Restriction Zones too. You can’t get a DGI drone to fly into one without authorisation. HMP’s tend not to grant it
Maybe its going to be a Local drug mule, but will need a little tube for the customers fivers to be stored.
I will be monitoring this thread this could go anywhere. I am intregued!
I’m guessing Article 94 is still in place?
A person must not cause or permit any article or animal (whether or not attached to a parachute) to be dropped from a small unmanned aircraft so as to endanger persons or property.
I’m also curious… I believe you’re fine to fly and land with a payload but you can’t release anything from the air
If you’re dropping drugs and mobile phones off to a prison that minor airspace rule probably isn’t too much of a concern @Lozzer
lol - good point… but so cynical… I’m assuming it’s all above board… most likely a medical student researching how to deliver a human heart to “hard to reach” surgical theatres
Having anaphylaxis i would like to think its actually to deliver epipens to people who have forgotten theirs and managed to climb to hard to reach place and then had a sandwich which was cross contaminated with a rogue sesame seed.
That’ll be it.
On my epipen point above further research just now in my kitchen this really checks out, carry 4 epipens one underneath each rotor (this will provide the best load stablilty you see)
so 4 x epipens well what would the weight be?
Wouldn’t you know…
Funny story regarding epipens, traditionally any member of British military on operations would carry 2 morphine pens that would be used on them if they was injured. There was so many cases of squaddies trying to inject their mate and pressing the wrong side against the casualtys leg and inadvertently poling themselves that they have replaced said epipens with a loly pop!!
I remember combo pens from my RAF days, used as a nerve gas antidote. Glad i never had a real one of those issued. I never got a lolly pop either, you squaddies get everything. We done the eating drill in the “respiratior testing facility” which must not be refered to as a gas chamber, with custard creams spitting them all over the inside of an S10.
Yes ‘naps tablet’ to be taken 3 times a day whilst in a chemical warfare environment. I’d much rather do that drill than the urination and dedication drill!!
And yes you absolutely cannot call it a gas chamber! Confidence testing facility ‘CTF’