Work has been crazy busy and I’ve not had enough time to build and fly. I’m working to change that over the coming months with some fun projects.
Project 1 – Custom Cinewhoop Build
I’m building a ShenDrones Squirt V2 so that I can film nice cinematic videos when I travel. I’m going to haul either my Runcam 3 cube or a GoPro Hero 7. Goal is for a smooth stable flying craft that I can fly in tight quarters.
Project 2 – 2020 Hotliner
I’m building up a Reichard Modelsport Scorpion to replace my HK reverb that I crashed last summer. Hoping for about 120 mph airspeed and I’ll be re-using some parts that I’ve had laying around.
Project 3 – iNav Long Range Wing
I’m building a Zeta FX-61 wing and outfitting it with an iNav flight controller and GPS. My goal is to do some semi-autonomous long range flights and eventually upgrading to a TBS Crossfire setup. I’d like to be able to do some long flights on the Oregon coast and capture some HD footage. Also, I’ve got a long range point to point flight that I’ve been wanting to do.
Project 4 – Kidbuild GT-200 Quad
Kid has had all of the parts for a sweet GT-200 6″ build. Just need to finish the final stack assembly and we’ll then be ready to maiden.
Project 5 – Edge 540 Rebuild
My piece of junk, old Edge 540 needs a rebuild. I’ve got a newer one, but the old one just needs an undercarriage rebuild and a few tweaks here and there. I’m going to redesign the undercarriage and use lots of carbon fiber.
Project 6 – Arduino Weather Station
I’m putting together an arduino weather station that I can run at my house. My Acurite weather station is a little twitchy and I’d like to have something a bit more customized.
Project 7 – Quad Tuning
I’ve got 3 or 4 racing quads that need some TLC and some tuning. Also I’ve got a nice little 3″ quad that needs some test flights.
Project 8 – Fly-a-Ways Weather Station
Finally, I need to replace the solar controller out at the flying field with a nice high-end unit that should give us good solar performance for the rest of the fall and winter.