[hackspacebristol] Vaguely about quadricopters...

Patrick Neave patrick at neavey.net
Mon Apr 8 15:35:36 UTC 2013

Yes please. Is there a limit on numbers? In case a big Hackspace crowd turn up. 


On 8 Apr 2013, at 16:24, Tom Gardner <tggzzz+hs at gmail.com> wrote:

> Several people are making flying machines of various sorts, and it struck me that most people have no experience of what it means to pilot an aircraft.
> If anyone is interested in having a cheap fun trial lesson (joyrides are illegal), let me know I'll give you more information.
> Key characteristics:
> most people end the flight with a slightly dazed euphoric expression on their faces! Some come back for more :)
> 0-60mph in 5s, then climbing with your feet higher than your head
> either just enjoy a silent panoramic view (you're in front, the instructor is behind you)
> or take control for a while, if you wish
> restrictions: over 12yo (14yo and you can fly on your own, after training!), under 6'3", under 240lb, no medical conditions that could endanger the aircraft (principally epilepsy)
> Cost £35, between Stroud and Cirencester on a Tuesday or Thrusday evening, pub visit thereafter.
> (For the avoidance of doubt, the only benefit I get from this is seeing other people having a good time)
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