RC Skydivers

by FliteTest | June 24, 2015 | (6) Posted in Just Fun

While we were at JoeNall 2015 we met Chris and Melonie, a flying family who doesn't pilot planes or multirotor or helicopters, but something that we've never even heard of before.

Say hello to radio controlled skydiving! 

These little dudes are fully equipped with a working scale parachute. Inside the guts are servos to control the arms and legs. 

These are fully controllable even before the parachute is deployed. The positioning of their arms and legs creates more or less drag the exacte same way real skydivers control their rate of descent. 

This is the beauty of events like JoeNall. Meeting wonderful like minded people who will introduce you to aspects of the hobby you may not even know about.

Chris and Melonie were strangers before that day, and they were willing to strap their skydivers to Peter's giant cargo so we could enjoy the magic of flight together. 

Speaking of Peter's giant cargo plane, the official name has been decided. What's a giant version of a guinea pig? The Capybara!

If you are planning on coming to FlightFEST this year you will be able to see this guy up close and personal. 


Are you on instagram? Join us and see cool behind the scenes photos and video clips! @flitetest

Be sure to tag #flyingfamilies @flitetest with photos of you and your family the next time you get together for some R/C flying fun!


More details about R/C Skydivers: 


RC Skydivers "Andy and Mike" (PDF)


RCman50 on June 24, 2015
That is the coolest thing i've seen rc to date. I want one, how do I get one? Lol. Hope it'll fit in the back of the guenia pig or ill need something larger...O boy.
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Svenvwier on June 24, 2015
sorry to be a dick here.
but you should really read the article and check the links, it is all described in there.
good luck building one
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gabriel robson on June 24, 2015
Awesome. Is this the testing for when your going to drop Peter out of it. hahha
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PropSpinner on June 24, 2015
You can't go wrong with the flying families theme.
Love watching the progress on the giant cargo plane.
I would like to see more RC skydiving.
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boraFitetest on June 24, 2015
I think we should go to a festival with a bunch of kid and fill up the big cargo plane with candy. I think the kids would have a lots of fun with that and it would be an awesome expanse and fun.
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gremlin88 on June 25, 2015
we should put tiny parachutes on each piece of candy
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gremlin88 on June 25, 2015
I have an idea for an episode. Reenact the scene from Planes: Fire and Rescue where the cargo plane drops the cars in the fire.
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Flying Fox on August 31, 2015
Put in a Rc Car and fly the big cargo plane really low to the ground and then open the door and let the cars jump out, Failing that parachutes on the car or maybe even a RC Tank would be awesome.
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apoc79 on August 30, 2016
Now take the face and replace it with a 600tvl and slap a antenna and 200mw vtx in there and you've got a sport. Make them little wing suits and maybe enable head tracking. It could be awesome :)
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RC Skydivers