|May 08, 2013, 10:57 AM|
It's been awhile since my last post, been really busy promoting Public Safety uses of SUAS. I stay pretty busy demoing my Phantoms and a loaner S800 to whomever requests it. From boy scouts to mapping software companies, if someone wants to see what these SUAS are all about, I try to inform them.
I just purchased a Phantom 2/Zenmuse just this weekend from UAVDirect located in Liberty Hill just north of Austin. Now that the DJI Austin office is closed UAVDirect has stepped up to support my projects. Colin donated four new Phantom to a local Austin high schools robotics team just before they closed the doors in December. UAVDirect has taken over supporting this project with parts and support.
I did a paint job cause I sooooo dislike the white! Now looking to add 5.8 video/iOSD mini and 2.4 Data Link within the week.
This is my DJI Phantom Video Contest entry....it's promoting Public Safety Unmanned Aerial Systems. This video was made with the Phantom-Zenmuse H3-2D, GoPro Hero3, and edited with my iPad2.
Updated all my Nazas to the new V3 and all are flying great. I can definitely tell they are better settings and more stable. The auto take off is ok but I would like the option to turn that off. I take off faster then the auto launch. V3 sure seem to like super fast forward flight with the Phantoms, these things are so fast! So the fleet wanted a group photo once I had them all together.
I about finished my mini ground station with just one video Rx and FoxTech 5" monitor with built in sunshade. I love this thing! I custom did the powering to run off one 3c 2200 mah lipo all powered up with on switch. I added white LEDs on the bottom of the sunshade to illuminate the controller and show the power is on. I do fly a lot at a night and like to see mid throttle markings. The range is ok using the stock wipe antenna but I'm going to make or order (make if I have the time, buy if I get busy) a set of cloverleaf antennas.