Happy Tuesday ~ 353
No April fools jokes here. Just the facts and nothing but. 🙂
I’ll show you some images from Sunday’s photo run. Jeanne and I like to drive through the country and see the sights and as always looking for photo opportunities. Sunday was mostly about Ring-Billed Gulls. I can’t remember seeing more of them around the area as we did on Sunday. There were hundreds of them at the Basin, the river, the little park just off Kerper Blvd., even at Mud Lake Park they were plentiful. So what’s a person to do but capture some images of the little guys.
As I have documented several times, I am not a wiz when it comes to electronics. I did manage to install the video transmitter on the Phantom 2 and get the goggles to work but they didn’t covey any information other than a visual representation of what the camera was seeing. In other words no flight data. So in my research and watching hours of YouTube videos from people who do know what they are doing I purchased an “immersion 600Mw 5.8ghz transmitter and a IOSD mini device that provides telemetry from the internal guidance of the Phantom. It displays data like direction, altitude, distance, speed, battery power left, and angle of attack. All very useful information.
After buying all the parts and waiting for two weeks the last part came in yesterday. After dinner I watched the video again and then set about installing the device to my Phantom. Everything seemed to go well. I even took my laptop to the work table and replayed the video in steps so that I didn’t make any mistakes. Got it all soldered and put together at 10:15 p.m. Turned everything on and I got nothing! Just gray screen on the goggles and that’s it. Not even any static. I fiddled with it for another 15 minutes, then dejected and demoralized I put everything up, cleaned up and went to bed. Whine!!
This low quality image of a Cardinal is for my friend Ronnie. Yesterday he asked me if I could get some images of a Cardinal. I’ve only seen a couple so far this year but as it happened we saw this guy Sunday. He was far away and back-lit but maybe this will do until I can get a better shot.
Well that’s it for today. I’ve got to do some research and check some of the forums on the internet and see if I can figure out what the heck I did wrong. More to come I’m sure.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.