Last week has really been a great FPV-week. I got a lot of projects going on and have made a couple of good flights with my Skywalker. Spring has really taken off here and I was able to go out flying before work this thursday. The photo below shows my Skywalker and groundstation before flight, the clock is around 06.00 in the morning.
I was also able to make a maiden with my Easystar (after all the modifications) but it wasn’t a good one at all. I wanted to film the plane from the ground but I had forgot to insert the memory card into the Gopro and therefore I was unable to record anything. It was really windy (8-10 m/s) and I had to use a lot of power just to be able to fly it around safely. After a number of uncontrolled turns I decided to cancel the flight. Just before I landed a gust of wind decided to roll the plane 90 degrees to the left and forced me to land on the wingtip of the Easystar. Luckily for me the EZ* is a tough one and I could bring it back home without a scratch from the small incident.
Some of you might have noticed in the picture above that I’ve bought a transmitter bag for my Futaba 7C. This was the first time using it and all I can say is that it works – good! :) It will prevent the cold wind to reach your hands and fingers and I think I’ll use this bag a lot during the cold season.
I’ve also worked a lot on my ground station. I made a lid to the box that I’ve showed you before and tonight I’d a lot of thoughts about where and how to place all the equipment that has to fit inside of the box. The outside is more simple since it’s just an patch antenna on the front and one whip antenna on top (you can’t see the whip yet).
The box looks more complex inside and the picture below shows how I’ll fit everything. The ”empty” part is for the goggles and battery only.