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?

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

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