[Lab] Mini / Nano Quads

Darcy Whyte darcy at inventorartist.com
Sat May 2 12:21:05 EDT 2015

Should be fun.

I think a lot of people are really at the beginning so we'd need some easy
ones like:

-length of time hovering over a square
-flying around one of the posts in the warehouse. Perhaps time 10 turns...

And we could publish a leader-board....

Darcy Whyte

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On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 10:54 PM, Dave Hunt <dave at huntgang.com> wrote:

> OK, so anyone that has been out to a modlab in the last month or so has
> likely seen a few Nano Quads flying around like the CX10 available from
> eBay, AliExpress, etc.  These little Quads are only about $20 and don't
> cause severe lacerations when contacting innocent bystanders and even seem
> to be fairly resilient.
> A bunch of members have started picking them up and on Wednesday there
> were 5 flying around the room like a small swarm of bees buzzing about.
> Anyways, a couple people have suggested formalizing some challenges /
> races so I thought I would see what I could dig up in terms of ideas.  So
> far this is what I have found floating around the Internet.
>    - Sink-hole - fly down through a large diameter cardboard tube -
>    perhaps 1ft diameter, 2-3 ft tall - tricky because you can't see what's
>    happening inside the tube
>    - You've Got Mail - fly through a rectangular opening the size of a
>    standard letter
>    - Silhouette - break through a sheet of tissue paper
>    - Lay-up - fly up through one horizontal hoop and immediately down
>    through an adjacent horizontal hoop
>    - Time tunnel - fly through a series of vertical hoops - at least 3
>    - Crew cut - Trim hanging strips of tissue paper, more points the
>    shorter you can cut it
>    - Limbo - fly under low bar
>    - Thin Lizzy - fly through a narrow gap between two cardboard walls
>    - Slalom - fly through staggered gates
>    - Quad Shy - try to knock over a stack of paper cups
>    - Ivory Tower - land on top of a tall tower, with a small landing area
>    - thinking 6 inch diameter
>    - Another option might be to attach the tissue streamers to the bottom
>    of the Quads and dog fight each other. This may be slightly better than
>    trying to crash into each other....
>    - Bonus points for adding a flip into any of the above...
>    - Double Bonus points if we hack together some kind of automatic timer
>    to have timed races... ;)
> I welcome more ideas from everyone.
> Once we get some solid ideas we can maybe setup a few official times to
> meet.  I am thinking maybe Sunday afternoons at Maker Space North as it is
> an awesome indoor facility which many of us attend anyways although some
> Sundays are clean up days from the party the night before...
> If you have not already purchased your quad, I really suggest you grab
> one.  They really are a lot of fun and it's small enough my wife lets me
> fly it in the house.
> PS: If you order one make sure to also purchase a bunch of extra blades;
> if you are anything like me and tend to crash it while learning to fly,
> they will come in handy!
> Happy flying!
> Dave
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