Mark Van Nordstrand Quadcopter Mission
jan. 10, 2015, 7:51:03 AM PST, 6201 Woodley Avenue, Encino, CA 91436, USA
Aircraft Christine
  • Max Altitude
  • 877
  • feet
  • Max Ascent
  • 178
  • feet
  • Max Speed
  • 35.65
  • mph
  • Avg Speed
  • 7.00
  • mph
  • Max Distance
  • 1381
  • feet
  • Travel
  • 1.5
  • mile
  • Duration
  • 13:13
  • mins

Today's experiment tests three modifications: 1. Mounted the pilot camera between two earplugs, which seems to improve video. 2. Moved the DragonLink forward to just behind the GPS antenna. Will it interfere with GPS? seems not. 3. Shaved the insides of the rear arms with a Dremmel, to allow the battery to slide further forward and fix a tail-heavy condition. As I'm planning even heavier batteries this was a good idea. The arms didn't fall off, and she seems to lift off and descend better. Sadly the HobbyKing DVR failed to record the flight, but there's some dashcam footage of the tracker following the aircraft. Wind calm, KP = 3, Temp = 51.