Monday, 8 August 2016

EMFcamp 2016

I've got a whole load of other videos to add, but here's a quick video from EMFcamp 2016, which was this weekend:

Monday, 20 June 2016

Some recent flights

I've not posted much recently - all my Mobius HD cameras are broken and I've been struggling with terrible reception from my FPV transmitter recently. But here are a couple of flights from last week when I'd just about got things working again (and since then my VTX quality has gotten worse :( )

Friday, 26 February 2016

And it flies!

I changed the battery as the original battery had badly corroded terminals and the aerial as the old one was bent 90 degrees, but had seen better days anyway (it was covered in a mound of electrical tape to hold it straight!). Nothing on the quad itself was touched, and this is the first attempt to fly it:

Not bad for something that's been sat in a field for 4 months and now has quite a lot of rusty bolts!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Found my quadcopter

So, my shiny Nighthawk Pro went missing back at the start of October on its first trip out since getting a new arm, required from a crash in its first week. Today, four and a half months later, I found the quad. Looks in pretty good condition - not even a bent prop or aerial, but most of the metal seems to have rusted - especially the bolts and nuts, and even my shiny new Mobius which was having its maiden outing. I haven't tried it out yet, but I think the motors may be too rusty to work properly as they're quite stiff to the touch.
Anyway, it seems that the problem was just that the battery plug popped out of the socket on the main board. Apart from that being disconnected it was all fine (although the battery alarm also seemed to have been missing too, although you can hear it beeping just after the crash). Still, the SD card in the Mobius was fine. Here's the flight:

Dominator V3 goggles (Jan 29)

I bought some Dominator V3 goggles whilst I was in Hong Kong. Here's what the video quality looked like on one of my first flights back in the UK, a month ago now:

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

GPS logging

I managed to finish my GPS telemetry module and tested it out today. Seems to work well...

A few evening stunts

I've been a bit quiet as I broke my old camera and manage to lose my Nighthawk Pro somewhere in the fields at work which was carrying my brand new replacment camera. Still searching for it, but not entirely sure where it is as it just lost all power (including VTX and telemetry) for no reason whatsoever.

Anyway, it's a bit dark but hopefully you can see that I've been practising a few stunts with my other quad: