It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Since I returned to work after my Vacation it’s all been about adapting. I decided I didn’t want to work in a lab where all the air circulates through one HVAC. I worked from home as long as I could on Professional Development assignments and updating documentation. My employer was running out of work at home assignments and I was asked to return to the lab or take a leave of absence. During the month of July I started to look for an opportunity where I can work at home as a Linux Systems Engineer and after a long interview process I got an offer!

Last week I flashed an old Sparky flight controller with iNAV 2.5.1 firmware, attached a Mini uBlox GPS to it and installed it in a Zohd Nano Talon EVO 2. The manual maiden flight went well. The trims didn’t need adjusting, it flew perfectly. Last Monday I installed a RunCAM 2 4k Camera. The goal of this second flight was to test the camera, test iNAV Holding Pattern mode, and test high speed full throttle passes. Well Cell #1 in the 2200mah 3C battery failed during the second full throttle pass.

The replacement vtail stabilizer will be is expected to arrive next Wednesday. I have retired that battery. I’ve got a new 3300ma 3C battery for the next flight.

Lost Parrot

This is a photo of my favorite Drone in my fleet of r/c and GPS guided drones. Yesterday I went to my club’s airfield to launch my Parrot Disco Drone on a flight plan. When I got to the airfield Parrot forced a firmware update to my controller. Usually I don’t fly after a forced update but it’s been about three months since I’ve been to my club’s airfield, so I re-calibrated and took a chance. So check out the video. I will setup a page soon of flight video recorded from this awesome GPS guided flying wing. Right now you can check out the flight videos recorded from my fleet of model aircraft on my YouTube channel