Originally Posted by G-Forced
Another thing that comes to mind is.... With RG variants being highly appealing but as of yet, lack real world proven use, and understandably a lot of people are concerned about giving up a didget or two to an angry prop... I'm starting to thing of a dolly launch.
This seems so ideal and low cost and ticks every box I can think of:
The dolly would stay on the ground, weight would be less important ( it still needs to be as light as possible obviously ) but you could build it with much much larger wheels that would be practical to take aloft with you and the launch angle coud be very adjustable..
As soon as I get home ( I'm sitting on an island in Thailand as I write this ) I'm getting to work. Thoughts ? G
You're not the only one... I posted a NASA video where they use this method for a UAV not dissimilar to the X8. It's on this thread somewhere...