Heavy weight lifter, wow!!

Joined
Aug 14, 2014
Messages
300
Reaction score
73
Location
The Netherlands
I was a curious about the weight lifting capabilities of the P3. The weight was a sanding stone connected by a rope of 1m5 to the middle of the landing skids.

The result: 920grm's more or less easily. I lifted it 1m50 off the ground but then the load started swaying due to the wind gusts and the movements of the craft.
I decided to land the craft because of the very cramped space in which I did my experiment.
Landing took some flying skills because every movement made the swaying worse and the Phantom was very near to the bushes.

920 grams. Wow.
1000 grams must be possible. Who tries?! In a more open space please.
 
Joined
Apr 15, 2015
Messages
291
Reaction score
149
Location
NC
There is that video of the fireman that uses his P3 to carry a life vest out to a man trapped on a rock in a raging river. No idea on the weight of a life vest
 
Joined
Dec 30, 2014
Messages
96
Reaction score
16
There is that video of the fireman that uses his P3 to carry a life vest out to a man trapped on a rock in a raging river. No idea on the weight of a life vest
The Phantom carried a rope out to the guys and then they detached the rope from the Phantom and pulled the life jacket to them - big difference!
 
Joined
Apr 30, 2015
Messages
133
Reaction score
37

N017RW

Premium Pilot
Joined
May 2, 2014
Messages
8,942
Reaction score
3,214
Location
Palm Beach Co.- FL
5lbs what?

Weight of a life vest?
 
Joined
May 19, 2015
Messages
596
Reaction score
239
Age
34
Location
MA
It was tested in New Zealand. The payload is very slightly over 5lbs
 

N017RW

Premium Pilot
Joined
May 2, 2014
Messages
8,942
Reaction score
3,214
Location
Palm Beach Co.- FL
It was tested in New Zealand. The payload is very slightly over 5lbs

You mean 'all up weight' not 5lbs added to a ready to fly Phantom???
 

N017RW

Premium Pilot
Joined
May 2, 2014
Messages
8,942
Reaction score
3,214
Location
Palm Beach Co.- FL
Look again. Not so.

You're seeing them pull the string and vest from shore.
 
  • Like
Reactions: skyhighdiver
Joined
May 19, 2015
Messages
596
Reaction score
239
Age
34
Location
MA
Guys.... 5lbs is the payload for a ready to fly P3. Meaning it can lift an additional 5 lb payload. It's been tested without issue.
 
Joined
May 19, 2015
Messages
596
Reaction score
239
Age
34
Location
MA
5 lbs is approx 5 full soda cans. I'm not saying you can throw a chainsaw on a P3 and expect it to fly...
 

N017RW

Premium Pilot
Joined
May 2, 2014
Messages
8,942
Reaction score
3,214
Location
Palm Beach Co.- FL
+1
Didn't feel like pursuing it further.
 

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
135,413
Messages
1,401,107
Members
98,635
Latest member
Hovrtek