[hackspacebristol] Vaguely about quadricopters...

Garth Bushell garth at garthy.com
Mon Apr 8 15:44:48 UTC 2013


And why 6'3".

That's my height. :-(


On 8 April 2013 16:35, Patrick Neave <patrick at neavey.net> wrote:

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