The autopilot Pitlab It is one of the most used in Spain by those who practice the FPV Long Range, for real and so were his first steps in Spain.
Unfortunately, I will have to speak in the past tense, because with the new regulations that affect model airplanes, there are fewer and fewer people who practice this modality and FPV flights, as a general rule, are now short-distance.
This is how Pitlab started in Spain
LA MIGADA-MANCHEGO FPV MEETING
To start talking about how Pitlab's first steps were in Spain, I will have to talk first about «The Migada«.
«The Migada» It is a FPV model flight meet that takes place every year in Daimiel (Ciudad Real) where, during a weekend, where many FPV fans come from all over Spain and get together to fly together, chat and have fun.
It is a consolidated event where many of the attendees, the authentic FPV fans, they have known each other for years and have become authentic friendships that transcend model airplanes (to which the close coexistence contributes and, why not say it, the drinks until the wee hours of the morning). In this event, everyone is welcome and every year new participants join who, as a general rule, will become regulars the following years.
The «La Migada» is also a essential information point Because it allows you to see the new material that is appearing on the market and catch up on what's cooking.
VI Migada Manchega 2017
In 2017, a large number of long-range FPV model aircraft used the autopilot. MyFlyDream. Was a very reliable autopilot and that he didn't do many things but the ones he did he did very good.
A few months earlier, I had seen on the forum RC Groups a new pilot who did many things that MyFlyDream did not and I ordered a Pitlab to try it.
The truth is that the first steps were not good. I installed it on an FPV2600, a 2.6-meter-long sailing motorbike, and on the third flight, when trying to get Pitlab to land it automatically, the truth is that he did not control the height well, and what he did was put it against a tree at 80Km / h. What can i tell you The poor plane was quite battered.
It doesn't come down to me, I took it out of the FPV2600 and installed it in my favorite plane for Long Range, the My Twin Dream, a 1.8-meter-wide twin-engine and a super noble flight.
I have never seen such a combination!
The super noble flight of the My Twin Dream with the tranquility and almost absolute security that the Pitlab provides.
What can I say?, i fell in love with him…
Well, and back to Daimiel and La Migada.
The truth is that the flight of the My Twin Dream caused a sensation. See for themselves how people react when they see a radio controlled airplane like the My Twin Dream, making a automatic flight and landing alone on the track:
You see, people thought Amazing what they had just seen and thought of only one thing: I want to buy a Pitlab for my plane.
I spent the rest of the day talking to colleagues who asked about prices, how to buy it, features, settings ...
There were so many interested people that ...
The joint purchase of Pitlab
Since at least 10 people wanted to buy a Pitlab and I had some contact with the owners of the company (for having talked to them about the problems I had on the first plane I rode it on, more than anything), said,
Hey, why not talk to them and see if they make us a special price for buying several?
So I did, I talked to them and they thought it was great. They offered us a 25% discount as long as they were grouped orders of at least 5 units.
The reality is that it was a real madness. Word spread, and what started out as a planned order of five to ten units, ended up being:
- 30 Autopilots
- 18 Ground Stations
- 18 BuddyFlights
- 7 Trackers
- A few more things ...
In total, more than € 7,500 in orders, all organized by geographical areas in five WhatsAppp groups, not bad, right?
And, like everything, when something goes viral, humor is not lacking:
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