A short post today. I realize this image is not very good and I do not post it for its esthetics but merely as a visual representation of how I spent most of my day yesterday. This image is from the “Phoenix” the name I’ve given my DJI Phantom that crashed several months ago. I have been rebuilding it piece by piece and yes I would have been money ahead just to buy a new one but I wanted to see if I could get it flying “properly” again. The emphasis is on “properly.”
The short list of things I’ve done aside from a complete cleaning and drying of all the parts. I installed 4 new motors and controllers, a new compass, a fair bit of new wiring, and yesterday I installed a new GPS system. Additionally I installed a new H3-3D gimbal. I took it for a 3 minute flight yesterday and it flew like it used to. It was very steady in the hover position and was responsive to the controls. 🙂
I did get a new Phantom as well. Thanks to some wonderful friends who felt bad because I had crashed my Phantom trying to help the community with a project. It was unbelievably gracious and generous of them and I am humbled and very grateful. So I spent a fair amount of time yesterday preparing the new phantom for flight.
Today I have to install the H3-3D gimbal, the video transmitter, and the iODS telemetry module and it will also be ready for flight. Yea! Too cold today to fly unfortunately.
I’ve been asked if I would be willing to help Clinton County with a project they have and need some aerial photography and of course I can’t say no.
I’m excited to be back in the air and hopefully I will be able to have some interesting images and videos for you in the coming months.
That’s it for today. Enjoy this cold Sunday. Be careful and aware.
Yea! Glad you are back flying again! Sounds like you have been busy this weekend!!
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Hi Buddy. Hope you’re staying warm. Yep, it’s good to be back in the air after all this time.