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.
Official first day of summer was a bit overcast, but hey, it was the first day, so it deserved a little flight around the cottage.
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.
Memorial day at the cottage! Woohoo, it’s like the start of summer. Usually it means opening weekend for the cottage, (i.e. lot’s of work, putting in the dock, boats, etc…). This year we had opened before memorial day, so we could actually enjoy this weekend. I hopped on the pontoon and header over to the peninsula that sticks out into our chain of 5 lakes. Beached the pontoon there and went up for a flight. Love summers at the cottage…
My step-daughter plays softball for Wayne State University, so this means lots of time is spent down there watching double headers in the spring. My son and I need stuff to do between games, or heck sometimes even during games as in this photo. So I usually bring the quad down and we take it for a spin if the weather is nice. Here is a shot of their softball field with a game in progress, you can also see the football stadium in the background.