Donnerstag, 25. Februar 2016

It's Time - for smooth cruising with my SnapperXS

We had a great December and I got nice, warm weather for some cruising around with the SnapperXS (and also some Bullet flights). It's really great to explorer scenery with such a small quad - gives you new perspectives over an area that you might know well from the ground view. Of course the approx 50km/h speed of my SnapperXS is slow vs the almost 100km/h speed of the bullet (you see the comparison of dives here).
As a bonus I have a long scene at the end with one full round up there.
Thanks for Watching!

Donnerstag, 4. Februar 2016

SnapperXS exploring Fields, construction, live commented, with DVR downlink

These were some very relaxing flights with my Black SnapperXS aka the "Magic Carpet". With oneshot and cleanflight on Naze32 it works like a charm. The place here (I already flew there in the past: ) is actually great because I sit on an elevated spot and can reach 360° and explorer some fields, a construction yard / quarry, the smokestack, and the treeline.
Was nice to see the deer hiding in that potatoe? field there ;-)

I flew with the focus fixed Xiaomi Yi and also included you the DVR footage so you see the video link. I used and tested different antennas - but my conclusion was that the best combo is a patch (13dbi) and a SPW - both Spironets from Immerison) on my diversity RX.

Having the ZoomH1 mic really adds to video I think. It helps me remember (or note things to myself while flying) and I can sync it to the flight footage later and give you more "athmosphere" with it. The mic from the flying cam is most of the times not useable - or just as a background motor sound.