Category Archives: summer

Pano, Suttons Bay, MI


We always spend the 4th of July week up north at our cottage.  During that time we like to make a day trip over to the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City.  After we hit the festival, we usually hop on M22 and head up the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay to a little place called Suttons Bay.  It makes for a nice drive, and here’s a quick shot from on Suttons Bay.


Country Road flight, Harrison, MI

I’ve always wanted to fly my quad down the road while following it in the car.  Well up north on dirt roads this is much easier done that down here in the city.   :-)  This flight was about 1.5-2 miles.  It was pretty cool.  No, I did not drive and fly at the same time.  My wife drove while I road shotgun and flew.

First flight with brushless gimbal, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

This flight was on my previous quad.  It was the inaugural flight of my first brushless camera gimbal.  A brushless gimbal uses brushless servo motors to stabilize the camera. This is a 2 axis gimbal, so roll and pitch are stabilized, but not yaw.  It is VERY cool technology.  I can’t wait till 3 axis gimbals start coming out.