e-Gemini on the water

After a major downpour on Friday I stumbled across a flooded car park which I thought would be perfect for testing my e-Gemini on water. The craft performs remarkably well, hovering gracefully and turning on six pence. As you can see I am still getting used to the handling. ūüôā

Skyrider Drone Pack 9

As with my 3D Printer build there has been a delay on getting the parts to continue.

With the SkyRider I have received part 9 before part 8. ¬†This is not an issue though as Continue reading Skyrider Drone Pack 9

Sky Rider Drone Pack 2

This stage was slightly delayed while I awaited arrival of a propeller balancer.

The First Propeller

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It is recommended that you check each propeller and balance it before attaching them to your model in order to ensure it flies with greater stability.

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The idea of this tool is to hold Continue reading Sky Rider Drone Pack 2

Skyrider Drone Pack 1

I have just started a new subscription build. This is a 12 month subscription to build a medium sized quadcopter with camera mount. The body of the quadcopter is designed by¬†Pininfarina. Continue reading Skyrider Drone Pack 1

Some More Adventurous Quadcopter Flying (H107CHD)

Another flight with my H107CHD quadcopter.

This time it was sunny with a slight breeze.

I have continued to get used to flying this quadcopter with faster flying more turns and low altitude flight.

Blade MCPx Helicopter Repairs and Upgrades

I was a bit adventurous last time I took my MCPx out and started attempting to fly upside down.

Although I did manage a pretty sketchy barrel roll I eventually crashed and snapped the tail boom and landing gear.

Before
Before

I started googling for parts and found their are plenty of upgrades available for this helicopter.

I brought a stronger longer tail boom (still and official part for the heli) and carbon fibre landing skids.

I was tempted by an aluminium tail boom but I figured this would just impart the force from a crash onto the main frame instead.

After
After

Flying with the birds

This is a new record for me regarding aerial photography. I flew my x4 quadcopter up to its highest (camera attached) altitude yet and got some nice footage of Portsmouth.

Look out for the flock of birds!

First Attempt at some stunts with camera pod attached.

I thought I would attempt some loops and barrel rolls with the camera pod attached to my x4 quadcopter.

I did not get enough altitude on the first attempt to compensate for the extra weight added from the camera.

Barrel rolls look sweet in first person!