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Posted by IamtheWalrus | Dec 29, 2014 @ 06:10 AM | 1,363 Views
Had a great Boxing day which included a road trip through the countryside to an open cast mine near Canberra. I was hoping to take the Skywalker up with the GoPro but the wind was not being kind. The day was left for the Bix and the SkyFun Jet. I visited the Mine to see a big hole in the ground, a number of wind turbines and lakes of varying coloured water. The second battery proved to be quite entertaining with a few low passes by the groundstation, I had the Bix upto 150kph in a downwind pass. I do wonder when the wings are going to give up and snap in half
Also did the maiden of the Skyfun Jet. Take off was a bit tip stally but the flight was fairly stable. I was expecting a bit more speed but it's hard to tell without an OSD, this ride was bareback. I think 4s is inorder and an OSD would help all round. As the spotter I would compare it to a dart in the air and it seemed to fly on rails. Slightly dissapointed with the battery life which only lasted 10min with 3300maH Somehow avoided a snake bite when collecting said aircraft from long grass Her are some grabs, Pat.
Posted by IamtheWalrus | Dec 22, 2014 @ 07:28 PM | 1,400 Views
You'd think being an Electrician I'd remember to unplug everything in and electrical storm? Well I did, except the data cables which fried my Modem and Motherboard Over half a million strikes for NSW! Well back up an running now and have some nice footage to upload. I've had loads of flights in the Bix and One in the Skywalker. I did a day trip to the coast to film the Sea Cliff Bridge. I won't bore you but Lawrence Hargrave was an Australian Aviation pioneer(and generally ecentric chap!) and this road was named after him. I also took a trip to Canberra and did some flights over Lake Burrely Griffen and the Cotter Dam (but more on that later). Here is some grabs from the Sea Cliff Bridge (uploading clip now)
Posted by IamtheWalrus | Nov 15, 2014 @ 01:40 AM | 2,069 Views
Here is some grabs from the Bix2. I found a nice quiet elevated location near an escarpment and parked on the side of the road. I did two flights and caught some nice footage of the Australian lanscape/bush. The second flight was a 5 kilometer run out and back. RSSI stayed above 70% even though I was sitting inside the back of my van (with tailgate up). Lovin' DragonLink

In other news I've also installed a sunshade on my 1.3GHz GS. Made from coreflute and velcro
Posted by IamtheWalrus | Jul 15, 2014 @ 03:36 AM | 1,947 Views
Here is a screen shot from my Skywalker last Summer - Reminded me of National Geographic!