Today I had an opportunity to pop outside, fly and document the snow. This was the first opportunity I had to fly with the Gimbal that was mounted for the Go Pro in the previous blog post. The Beholder-Lite gimbal.
It seems I never have a completely uneventful flight though. While this one doesn’t contain any crashes, the gyro calibration was off and it wouldn’t position hold at all. Loiter was completely broken, so the majority of the video was flow in stability mode. With the ~12-14 mile per hour winds and the fact that it didn’t really know what level was, it got real interesting when I lost orientation. Thankfully, no broken parts.
I’m mostly happy with the video, it was super bright, sun was out and obviously the snow just amplifies that which alone can cause some Jell-O effect. But the gimbal isn’t tuned 100% right either. I’ll work on that in the future. Also need to balance my blades.
But all in all a very successful day.
The video is a bit long as it’s really two flights. It’s HD so pop it out to full screen for the best effect. I haven’t found a way to kill the high pitched sound from the motors/electronics in the video so I just kill the sound. Just hum your favorite tune while you watch this.