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Posted by FredericG | Jan 03, 2009 @ 07:22 AM | 16,587 Views
Last week the weather is very cold in Belgium and I performed lots of flights with my MK. The MK seems to handle the cold very well.

What I observed today is icing on the blades... Not too surprising I suppose, it is -5C and foggy.
Posted by FredericG | Jan 02, 2009 @ 01:34 AM | 16,402 Views
A happy new year to all !

At new year's eve I was thinking: what if I just install my camera on my MK and try to get footage of the fireworks the neighbors traditionally light in abundance? In the last days I installed leds on my MK, so night-flying should be possible...

I prepared all equipment and just after midnight I launched my MK. The flight went well. The resulting video is slightly disappointing. The darker it gets, the more noisy the image as the camera increases sensitivity. It also seems that my latest modification to feed the 12V camera from the main battery (instead of converting it to 5V and boost that to 12V) causes lots of banding, especially when the battery is starting to fade. I will experiment a bit and will possibly reinstall the 5V->12V booster.

After all, the end-result is not too bad. Without any doubt, I will have better equipment to get footage of the fireworks by next year!

Fireworks (2 min 44 sec)

Frederic