Saturday, August 5, 2017

Summer Time Drift Party | Drift Central

First and foremost I would like to thank my friend Dustin for expressing interest in this event via Facebook, if he had not, I wouldn't have known about it.

Special Thanks to Drift Central for hosting the event!

After finding out about the event, I reached out to Drift Central via Facebook and asked if it would be OK to fly my racing drone and acquire footage (prior to a previous event), but didn't get the yes until afterwards, and had to wait a month for this event, the #SummertimeDRIFTparty .

So I went out to the event, and explained to the lady at gate that I had reached out about it, and got in for free as Media! I also had to sign a waiver to get in (like everyone else), which pretty much says your responsible for your own well being, and if something happens indemnifies the Event organizers and other participants/spectators.

Only things sketch, is that this event takes place at an Airport, so I kept my drone over the event area, and my altitude low, which is in LoS for the Control Tower; and it was windier than I prefer, but overall wasn't as bad as my initial impressions after arriving. In the end, it was ALOT of fun, some great footage was acquired, and I hope you enjoy the result.

Notes: You may notice towards the end the footage getting blurry, that was due to the high humidity and the marine layer settling essentially "misting" the lens, and effected the last 5 (of 10) packs I flew. I also changed out Motor #4 after a recent review of my Black Box logs, and not sure whether or not that fixed the issue identified. Will need to do another Black Box flight, and if that corner is still under-powered, switch out the ESC (after double checking the BL_Heli config), but otherwise it flew well.


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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameSpedix Black Knight 250
Flight Controller: Betaflight F3
FPV CameraRuncam Eagle 2
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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