Saturday, July 1, 2017

Black Knight vs the Dark Night

Ever since I saw this building from the highway, I was fascinated by the yellow glow of its lights. Smart thinking as this is a foggy area and yellow light cuts through it much better than white/blue.

I had just got done retrieving my Black Knight 250 from a Tree I got it stuck in at Bando Land. Had to use some bamboo sticks, with a flashlight strapped to it, then strapped to a 23 ft painters extension, and I still had to stand on top of one of the barrels there to poke it out, so it was at least 30ft above the ground (pictures and video on Instagram), so what better way to celebrate getting your quad back, even if it is 10:30 at night? Go fly at a building not far away that is completely abandoned of people at night and on the weekend, that is decently lit (at least appeared that way from the freeway), and interesting enough not all the lights in the parking lot were on... which made it darker than expected. The view from my Runcam Swift wasn't really much better than this, and might actually be worse in some areas. This is the first time flying at night, I kinda wish I setup a time-lapse/long exposure camera to capture the LED's of my quad, maybe next time. As for the title, this quadcopter is called a "Black Knight", which is made by Spedix, only thing remaining original is the frame, motors and esc's.

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameSpedix Black Knight 250
Flight Controller: Betaflight F3
FPV CameraRuncam Swift Rotor Riot Edition
HD CameraGoPro Hero 5 Black
ESCs: Spedix ES25
PropsDal T5046 Cyclones Green
Motors: Spedix 2205 2300KV
Video TX: Team Black Sheep Unify Pro V2 (5V)
Antenna: SMA TBS Triumph (Stub)
ReceiverFrSky X4R-SB SBUS
Battery: ThunderPower Adrenaline 80c 4S 1300mah
GooglesQuanum Cyclops
TransmitterFrSky Taranis X9D Plus
ChargersTurnigy Accucell S60
iSDT Q6 Plus 300W/14A
HP 900W 12V DC Server Power Supply
-- DIY Base / Ground Station --
ScreenGeneric 800x480 5 inch Display
ReceiverEachine RC840 40 Channel Receiver
AntennaRP-SMA Aomway 5.8Ghz 4-Leaf Clover (RHCP)
Receiver & Screen Power:  Turnigy 3S 1500mah 35C
Video RecorderHMDVR
DVR PowerGeneric 1S 650mah
DC/DC Boost Converter
Plastic Case (Daiso Japan)

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