So to start off with I had a wonderful time finally meeting several of my fpvchat slackers in person and some of the DRL pilots. It was a ton of fun and I hope they do it again next year as I will be there. The racing was top notch and other than a few hiccups and one very public backlash I think the event went off superbly. I arrived Friday at 1:30AM and made it out to the field to register and fly by 10:30AM, Tired but not that tired the wife and I checked out several of the tracks and visited with everyone we could. I flew mostly the freestyle track until the RR crew started their game of KWAD. Seeing as it was a ton more watching than flying we made a trip out to the very empty battle track.
Now here’s where things went all wrong, First I break the camera pod on the hive 210. I follow it up with the hyphy 6″ getting stuck in the gate by a frayed string. After we managed to dislodge that and I changed all the props I went back to the flight line. Plugged in and walked back to my seat. At this point I notice it doing it’s SOS churp so I grab my taranis and verify it’s on (which it is). I then do something monumentally stupid. I clip it on then walk to the quad to disconnect the battery to take a look. As I pick it up I bump the arm switch. Can you guess what happens? It full throttle tries to launch off with my ring finger getting chewed up by the props.
Before you ask. Yes it was betaflight 3.2, no it was not a\the bug, and yes I’m a moron. I will be implementing the prearm function now on all my quads.
Even after all this I enjoyed my trip even though I couldn’t compete at this point. It was great getting to know the people in this hobby and some of the amazing things they can do with these things.
I want to shout out to all the guys from FPVCHAT that I was able to get to sign my shirt as well. Thanks guys for being such an awesome community.
Lastly yes I was that guy that had to get his fingers nearly chopped off at the event go figure.