Let’s Go Flying! – Ep. 7 – Howe Avenue Landing of the American River

In this exciting (and short!) episode, we discover that we’ve got a motor bearing going bad on the quadcopter, which almost brings the bird wobbling down uncontrollably.

Do you know what that means?
*UPGRADE TIME*

We’re going to cannibalize the parts of the (350mm size, X frame) Phantom 1 to build a new aerial photography platform on a 450mm size “Spider” frame. This will allow us to use larger propellers (to lift a heavier battery for longer flight times), and to move the camera from the center of the copter to one end of it (similar to what we saw a couple episodes ago with the AD-1) for nicer video with no props or landing gear in the shot!

Stay Tuned!

–== 2015 Cost of RV Life ==–
127 Days on the Road
42 Free nights
98 Paid nights
140 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $7822.78
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging only): $24.55/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging + fuel): $43.2/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–== WHERE AM I NOW? ==–
Follow my adventures in realtime at:
YarrVee.com
facebook.com/YarrVee
instagram.com/YarrVee

Checking In – May 2015 Edition

–== 2015 Cost of RV Life ==–
126 Days on the Road
42 Free nights
97 Paid nights
139 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $7806.64
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging only): $24.61/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging + fuel): $43.39/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–== WHERE AM I NOW? ==–
Follow my adventures in realtime at:
YarrVee.com
facebook.com/YarrVee
instagram.com/YarrVee