[hackspacebristol] Vaguely about quadricopters...

Garth Bushell garth at garthy.com
Mon Apr 8 16:13:34 UTC 2013


Fair enough!

I'm 161lbs so that's part of it is not a problem


On 8 April 2013 16:59, Tom Gardner <tggzzz+hs at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8 April 2013 16:44, Garth Bushell <garth at garthy.com> wrote:
>
>> And why 6'3".
>>
>> That's my height. :-(
>>
>
> Because the canopies are bloody expensive[1], and we don't want your head
> to crack it.
>
> More seriously, it depends the specific aircraft and on which part of your
> body is "long"; we have an instructor that is over 6' 3" but he has a
> relatively short trunk. Options are:
>
>    - check with the club to get a more definitive answer
>    - come along, sit in the cockpit and then make the choice. No cost if
>    you decide not to fly.
>
> The seats are only rated to 242lb. Anything more and the aircraft would
> still fly but it would invalidate the insurance!
>
> [1] Recently had to replace a canopy at a cost of £4000
>
>
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