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Old 01-21-2015, 02:27 AM
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Talking DJI S900: battery+safety questions

Hello there!

Being quite a noob in multi rotor helicopters, I have a few questions for the aircraft I am building right now, which is a DJI S900, equipped as following:

-DJI S900
-ZenMuse GH4
-DJI A2
-IOSD MK2

And to pilot this a Futaba T14SG. My battery is a 6S Lipo 12 000 man so here's my first question: do you think, with this equipment, it is enough power to fly during 15 minutes?

Concerning my safety question, it is because i heard about bugs on the DJI A2 and in case of happening, I wouldn't damage the machine or its environment, so I thought of equipping the aircraft with a rescue kit and two of those kept my attention: the DJi dropsafe or the rescue kit for DJI S900 from Opale Paramodels. Have you ever heard about those products, or maybe are you using one? Is it really worth the value? Thanks for sharing your experience or returns.

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Old 01-21-2015, 07:30 PM
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For starters, have you flown anything besides this multi rotor? That's a pretty advanced machine for a 1st one.
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I learned the very basics on a dji F550, yeah.
Old 01-22-2015, 03:58 AM
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Ok. Seems like a decent system at first glance. In theory I think the one from DJI makes the most sense. Sorry if I came off like you had no experience but you would be surprised at how many inexperienced people these days get a monster like the S900 and wreak havoc. In my own neighborhood I have a hard time conveying just how dangerous one of these things can be. I've had people want their photos taken under my 800mm quad while it's hovering.

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Old 01-22-2015, 11:50 PM
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Don't worry I understand what you're saying, and I agree with you, multi rotors become very popular and people are really not aware of the danger, that the aircraft could fall on them or the danger with the the propellers...Sorry, I fell in love with S900 lol...DJI marketing.Anyway, I am not a freak and I am careful as much as I can, even my piloting is quite simple. That's why i'm into a system like this, I don't say it's 100% efficient, depends of your skills, but it sure helps. I phoned to DJI retailers and even to Opale Paramodels to have some more information. At the beginning, I thought like you, the DJI was better because it was the same brand. But much of the DJI retailers advised me the Opale system, they're more experienced in it. It's a popular product in France, because of the flying rules for multi, and owners seems to be happy with it, according to them. I finally ordered one, I'll post some pics when it is installed
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I leaned toward the DJI system because it was on top and seemed to deploy quicker.
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Yes, but to me, the fact that the system is on top is a problem, the Opale one is located at the bottom of the machine and in that case, it can deploy in much more different flight situations I think. Can anyone confirm?
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Finally ordered the rescue kit for S900, and received. Will begin the install soon, i'll try to share!
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That's what it's like!

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