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I am going to build a flight tower :)
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I think this spring I am going to build a 16 feet tall (maybe taller)  fight tower that will have a 10 by 10 foot platform on it   this way I will be higher then most trees around me and better line of sight to see the mavic  

I live on 1.7 acre's of land that is zoned GA ( general agriculture) I am not zoned residential

the plan is this :

I will be using used telephone poles with 4 feet deep in the ground

10 by 10 foot platform

Fabric roof  ( to block sun but will not cause problems with the signals)

sides will be screen nylon ( so the bugs don't get to me..lol ) NOT metal screening!

internet access will be there via outside router

as for power I have a car jump pack ( for jump starting cars) that has usb and 12 volt plugs and an 120 inverter

may also have a small tv with hdmi, etc  inputs  with a plastic cover so I can cover it when not in use so it wont get wet

by using wood and fabric and no metal there shouldn't be any problems with signal and it will also help keep the cost down too!

so that's the plan this spring I cant now due to its cold and snow outside

any feed back or ideas please leave a comment

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Sounds interesting. Post photos of it when you get it built.
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As for your power supply: If you build the tower next to your house then there should be extensions cords that reach that far so you could get power from your house.

You should also think about having something to sit on/in.
And a ladder to reach the top ;)
And maybe some rails so you don't fall down accidentally. ;))
Binoculars would be nice too.
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achim1989 Posted at 2018-2-24 08:03
As for your power supply: If you build the tower next to your house then there should be extensions cords that reach that far so you could get power from your house.

You should also think about having something to sit on/in.

ohh yes I have been thinking of that too   and yes I will post pics once its all done
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my outside rounter has 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz wifi  soo if the 2.4 cause problems I will turn that off and use the 5 ghz
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Since you already plan to place a TV set there, a fridge and a sofa might be a good add on... But now seriously, sounds like a nice plan. The only disadvantage I see is that with this big effort it might trigger you flying always in the same spot.
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Wachtberger Posted at 2018-2-24 08:19
Since you already plan to place a TV set there, a fridge and a sofa might be a good add on...  But now seriously, sounds like a nice plan. The only disadvantage I see is that with this big effort it might trigger you flying always in the same spot.

lol yes!!!  I will have to come up with ways and fight routes so I don't get to bored flying in the same area!

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Can I be your friend?  Lol!  Sounds awesome!
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Sounds like an excellent Idea. I like ideas like this. I once almost bought a full size Mig 15 to put on a pole in my Garden. Her indoors did not like that Idea much. Never could see he problem with it

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... nine inch nails and tension bolts ... or go pre iron age with wooden tenons and pegs? ;-) (Erm one other thing would you be launching and landing from your platform ... presumably you'd be designing in a launch pad or deck as an extension to the covered area?
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Sounds like a great idea.  Now you can see where the birds nest.   
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Cool plan!   
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I’m thinking of buying a used bucket truck from the electric company. Mobile flight tower.  
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Make sure you document the build very well.
It will be a great hit on youtube I think!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-2-24 11:55
Make sure you document the build very well.
It will be a great hit on youtube I think!

i will
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my outside router can do 2.4ghz and 5 ghz so if the 2.4 cause problems with the mavic i will turn that off and just uses 5ghz  (  apple products come with the 5ghz network card  the androids that i have do not and cant uses the 5ghz wifi )   
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as for telephone poles I put a want ad on craigslist's I had a guy call me so hopefully we will get it worked out
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Lamplighter55 Posted at 2018-2-24 09:30
... nine inch nails and tension bolts ... or go pre iron age with wooden tenons and pegs? ;-) (Erm one other thing would you be launching and landing from your platform ... presumably you'd be designing in a launch pad or deck as an extension to the covered area?

yes I have a couple of ideas for a landing platform
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Always nice to see what you have accomplished.
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I would add a BBQ and Infinity pool just to finish it off...
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Wirezfree Posted at 2018-2-24 13:37
I would add a BBQ and Infinity pool just to finish it off...

lol  then I would never come down..lol lol
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drone_user Posted at 2018-2-24 13:54
lol  then I would never come down..lol lol

Ah, in which case you’ll need to make it bigger, for the bed. Back to the drawing board.
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Wyke Posted at 2018-2-24 13:56
Ah, in which case you’ll need to make it bigger, for the bed. Back to the drawing board.

If it was me...

50' high, and 2 bedroom with a wrap around deck to walk around to follow drone.
Then I could also put some antennas on the top for radio...
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Wirezfree Posted at 2018-2-24 14:05
If it was me...

50' high, and 2 bedroom with a wrap around deck to walk around to follow drone.

Go big or... go bigger!

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Wirezfree Posted at 2018-2-24 14:05
If it was me...

50' high, and 2 bedroom with a wrap around deck to walk around to follow drone.

now you are talking!! lol that would be cool!!!  I don't want the tax guy to .... me   lol
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Mavic Ace Posted at 2018-2-24 10:10
I’m thinking of buying a used bucket truck from the electric company. Mobile flight tower.

I have thought of same idea but mine has a bad hydraulic line right now, to much rain to fix.
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W.Cordes Posted at 2018-2-24 17:25
I have thought of same idea but mine has a bad hydraulic line right now, to much rain to fix.

Yeah this rain sucks. I just want to fly. Good luck with the truck. I bet you get s hell of a range 30 feet up
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Yup, can't wait to see photos.
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Sweet!  I want one!
Don't forget to print out and place the sign by the ladder

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Don't forget to build a bar up there, too....
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What the heck... Have some fun items to aid you getting down
- Helter Skelter
- Slide
- Zip Wire
- Mini Ski Slope

Me thinks this could turn out expensive, and a bit OTT, but would be neat.
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