Haha... knock on wood, I've not had an issue. I've been flying for so long that I'm extremely comfortable around drones. I don't think I've landed a drone in the past two years (always catch). I was going to add the hand launch to the video but that could be an issue for nervous people.I usually take off from a location that is level and no tall grass or obstructions, therefore there is no reason I can't land from where I took off! In other words, we don't hand launch, so why hand catch?. I can land just fine on the hull of my small boat.
I believe in keeping the extremities the Good Lord provided for me as long as possible! But they are yours to do as you please with ! LOL !
another catch the drone post , if you like to play catch the drone it's OK but please don't post a video and say " i have been doing it for years " . a newbie mite just try it out and just maybe loose a finger or two . now this is just my option and i don't want to offend anyone .
fly safe and use your fingers for other things .
Love it! But I wonder if the pilots hands were shaking or it was just crazy windy because that drone is having trouble staying aimed at one spot.Interesting. I saw a recent video shoot at a sheer but very scenic mountain location in South America. The "pilot" had to hand catch his filming drone at times, a P4, while hanging on the side of the cliff. No place to land it. Awesome video.
Hey CD...I'm a fellow Canuck and was in the same boat as you...I received mine at the end of December and had my first flight Jan. 9th...I started catching it because at the time the Q's were bouncing a lot when landing...first 40 flights or so I caught it...once I updated the firmware a lot of the bounce came out...I will still catch it depending on the conditionsI live in Canada and received my first drone (a Phantom 2) in the winter months. Went out flying in a field of soft snow. Take off, no problem with the drone sitting on a stick. Landing, no luck, so without knowing people catch drones, I just caught it and have been doing it ever since.
I guess, like anything, if you're not comfortable doing it then don't try it. I will say, as an experienced drone pilot, it is a nice skill to have. I've read too many posts on this forum of people crashing their Typhoon upon landing (wind, toilet bowl, trees, etc). If you have a look at some of the videos on my channel, there is no way I could take off and land in some of those locations for many reasons so it was all launch and catch by hand.
Just sharing in case there are others out there that were thinking of trying this. In the DJI world, it's so very common, but not so common in the Yuneec world.... yet!
Hey brother! I'm looking forward to see how the Typhoon handles in the crazy winter months.Hey CD...I'm a fellow Canuck and was in the same boat as you...I received mine at the end of December and had my first flight Jan. 9th...I started catching it because at the time the Q's were bouncing a lot when landing...first 40 flights or so I caught it...once I updated the firmware a lot of the bounce came out...I will still catch it depending on the conditions