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Hand Landing KARMA

Phil

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As any pilot will tell you, take off and flying is easy, it's the landing that does the damage! The best landing place is flat, level, cut grass but this isn't always possible. Launch of the KARMA is rarely a problem but I've got a method of 'hand landing' that works for me. This is can be dangerous so only try it if you're adult, confident and competent and do so at your own risk.

My hand landing technique so far –

/ Make sure there's enough battery.

/ Bring Karma down to about 4' above ground.

/ camera facing away from you

/ check front green lights are on solid, not flashing so you are in control.

/ Make sure the KARMA is stable as you approach from the rear.

/ Hold controller in your left hand, thumb near left stick.

/ Bring your right hand up from below so fingers are underneath the battery slot and place thumb dead centre on the top.

/ Take a good grip, Karma will react a little when constrained, just like a good horse.

/ Hold it still and level

/ Use left thumb to push 'Down' on the stick and motors will slow and stop.

Phil

 
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James Hatch

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Or you can buy a foldable landing pad.
James
 

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Landing pads can't be used everywhere - on water, rocks, steep ground etc. This is so much easier.
 

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Great work. I’ve wondered about doing this on a boat....
 

Phil

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A wise decision Karmaxtrix, it is risky but with the GoPro props, I figured it wouldn't cut my finger off - the blade would snap off at the hub when it hit bone....;-)
 

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