The autopilot Pitlab It is one of the most used in Spain by those who practice the FPV Long Range, really 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 aircraft, there are fewer and fewer people who practice this modality and FPV flights, as a rule, are now short distance.
This is how Pitlab started in Spain
THE MIGADA-MANCHEGO FPV ENCOUNTER
To start talking about how were the first steps of Pitlab in Spain, I will have to talk first about «La Migada«.
«La Migada» It is a FPV model airplane meeting that is held every year in Daimiel (Ciudad Real) where, for 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, have been known for years and have become authentic friendships that transcend beyond the model airplane (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 rule, will become regulars in the following years.
La Migada is also a essential information point because it allows you to see the new material that is appearing on the market and keep up to date with what is cooking.
VI Migada Manchega 2017
In 2017, a large part of long-range FPV modellers used the autopilot MyFlyDream. Was a very reliable autopilot and that he did not do many things but the ones he did he did very well.
A few months earlier, I had seen on the forum RC Groups a new pilot who did many things that MyFlyDream did not do and I ordered a Pitlab to test it.
The truth is that the first steps were not good. I installed it on an FPV2600, a 2.6-meter wingspan motorcycle, and on the third flight, when trying to get Pitlab to land it automatically, the truth is that it did not control the height well, and what it did was put it against a tree at 80Km / h. What can I tell you? The poor plane was quite battered.
It doesn't break me, I took it out of the FPV2600 and installed it in my favorite long range plane, the My Twin Dream, a 1.8 meter wingspan twin engine and a super noble flight.
I've never seen a combination like it!
The super noble flight of the My Twin Dream with the tranquility and almost absolute safety 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. Look at yourself how people react when they see a radio-controlled plane like the My Twin Dream, performing a automatic flight and landing alone on the track:
You see, people thought Amazing what they had just seen and only thought of one thing: I want to buy a Pitlab for my plane.
I spent the rest of the day talking to colleagues who asked prices, how to buy it, features, configuration ...
There were so many people interested 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 spoken with them about the problems I had on the first plane I mounted it on, more than anything), said,
Hey, why not talk to them and see if they give 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 an expected order of between five and 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 WhatsApp groups, not bad, right?
The Pitlab parody
And, like everything else, when something goes viral, humor is not lacking:
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