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Old 05-20-2017, 03:11 PM   #26 (permalink)
A VIKING
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Default Hook for Easier Loading

OK...so connecting the long line or any load to the servo controlled cargo hook pin was a pain...had to do something easier.

Found a good quality spring hook capable of much more weight than I will attempt to carry.
Much simpler now to "attach the load".

Now that I have some time I will be doing a series of lifts, starting with one gallon of water and work my way up to 3 or 4 gallons.
Four gallons of water at approximately 33.2 pounds and with the Velos at 21 pounds puts the AUW at 54.2 pounds.
It will be interesting to see how it handles the weight.
I'll download the CC logs after each flight to see the relationship of weight vs. amp draw and ESC temp. Don't want to overdo anything, that's not my goal.
This will at least prove out what would be an acceptable max weight to work with for future projects.
Working on the video segments, sorry it's taking me so long, if I didn't have to work for a living.

Here is a couple still shots of the easier to load cargo hook. The retractable pin can still drop everything if needed.

The front view.


The back view.
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