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    QR-1 Challange Flip indoors? (under 10 feet)

    I would like to know if anyone has developed a method for doing a flip that can be done indoors?

    I am wondering if someone with far more skill then I had an approach of doing a flip using more power that would reduce the drop significantly the way the AR Drone can.

    I am thinking it should be possible with enough skill...

    Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

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    It really is not that hard, I can do it in my bedroom. When I do it the QR-1 bounces off my bed but if the bed was not there it would not hit the floor. My son who is a far better pilot than I can do it without bouncing off the bed. According to my son it is all about gettting the timing right and adding throttle once the QR-1 starts to flip.
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    Lets see video...

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    On YouTube I've seen other na-no-quads do it and lose 3 to 3 feet (about a meter for you SI dudes.)
    But the QR-1 hasn't been out long enough for a large library of videos to have been published.
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    These things are kinda hard to get on video they are so small and move so fast. Add in old camera and a small room it is hard to keep the thing in frame. I will try to get a video up but not promises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    On YouTube I've seen other na-no-quads do it and lose 3 to 3 feet (about a meter for you SI dudes.)
    But the QR-1 hasn't been out long enough for a large library of videos to have been published.
    Correction: in watching the video again, the quad loses an average of about 5 to 6 feet of altitude during the flips.
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    i am sure a flip with significant less loss of altitude is possible. As BlindMan Racing said I am sure if power is applied at the right time the loss of altitude could be minimal.

    I am thinking a in expert mode full left with a full right + full power on altitude at the same time would give you a flip with very little loss in height. I just live in a part of Canada where it is far to wet and cold outside to test this theory right now. I would test it indoors if I had spair blades (but I am on my last B blades now!)

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    Using left to right stick to do a barrel roll seems to take a lot more room than using forward to back stick to do a flip. The QR-1 does lose altitude when doing a flip but it can be done indoors in a normal size room. I have yet to be able to do a barrel roll indoors and with my skill set dont see that happening any time soon if at all.
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    I'd like to see some flips indoor to. By the way that vid you posted, that thing looks pretty sweet man, hefty price tag though wow.
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    qr1 flips under 9 feet

    this is my qr1 flipping under 9 feet the trick is full throttle before you start flipping works for me anywayhttp://youtu.be/f8OnENRBrCw
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    well done.

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    Nice Vid man! I'm still working on mine, apparently I'm not getting the props up to speed enough before the inversion as I keep smacking it on the floor. I'm still trying!

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    keep trying you will get it

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    haha, and I lost prop on my last attempt... Good thing I've already got some on the way.

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    Ok it has been done! This is not one of my better ones but it is one I have on video. It can be done much better without dropping so much.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep4sQNIYiOU

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    Well done! As soon as I get mine back I will be trying
    Just can't get enough....

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    Tip 1...Start over a soft surface like a bed..
    Tip 2... as soon as it recovers back off on the power or you will hit the ceiling.

    Trust me I know!

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    Challenge accepted! Starting from the floor I can pull off flips or rolls with the Traxxas QR-1 never exceeding 2 1/2 feet of altitude. The video is on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe7ZOuY5MiQ

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    The best job we have seen so far. Great demonstration of control.

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    Wow, very impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitStop View Post
    The best job we have seen so far. Great demonstration of control.
    Quote Originally Posted by D'reng View Post
    Wow, very impressive!
    Thanks guys! As a Traxxas employee I can't tell you how excited I am that we have finally expanded into the r/c aviation market. I have been flying various types of airplanes for 29 years (built my first plane @ 16 years old) and helicopters for about a year or so. I get excited about anything that flies. When we first came out with the QR-1 I was flying about 12 to 18 battery packs a day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Supremo View Post
    I have been flying various types of airplanes for 29 years (built my first plane @ 16 years old)
    That makes him, uh..... old.

    His mask gives him super human reflexes plus he has quick access to replacement parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Wheelman View Post
    ... His mask gives him super human reflexes ....

    Now that is just plain scary.

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    Hey! Who changed my screen name? I am not sure I like this.

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