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

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

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!

Helicopter Camera Pod Mod

I have had this idea for a while now but have had to wait till I got a helicopter with a decent fuselage to attach a camera pod to. Most reasonably priced helicopters that come with a camera are not very good so I have always wanted a mod a camera onto a decent single rotor one.

I recently brought the Hubsan Lynx single rotor that has a nice amount of flat space to attach an adhesive strip to.

This is a really simple mod. All you need is some picture hanging strips and a spy camera.

There is a large selection of spy cameras on Amazon and I brought a few different types to mess around with. The one that I decided to use with this mod fits the hanging strip nicely so I chose that one.

All you need to do is attach one strip to the camera…

…and the other to the underbelly of the helicopter.

The camera sticks really well and I am sure it will hold just fine.

The only problem I see so far is that the camera protrudes the landing gear so taking off could be tricky.

That’s all for now. Will hopefully test it at the weekend.