Night Fly Oct 21, and New Toys!

Don’t forget we have a Night Fly this coming Friday Oct 21! Come early and fly before dark too!

I decided to try something new, and purchased a head tracker device for my DJI FPV goggles, and also a servo-driven camera gimbal. I installed it in my Flex Innovations RV-8, and took it for its first outing last weekend. Wednesday’s weather was too good to pass up, so I flew it again and this time remembered to press ‘record’ before takeoff! What you see below is really boring, but I’m just getting a feel for how to fly around and land smoothly with FPV. Being able to look around really helps with orientation and lining up with the runway! At first it’s a bit vertigo-inducing when you turn your head to look, but that quickly passes. It’s pretty darn cool.

Event Report: Fall Fun Fly

by Chris Boultinghouse

The Fall Fun Fly is over, and it was a heckuva lot of fun! Our Contest Director, Buster H., did a great job as usual and came up with some fun tasks for us to attempt. Mother Nature cooperated too, and provided weather that just could not have been better.

After all the dust settled, yours truly was in third place, Steve M. was in second, and new member Gary M. took first! The look of surprise on his face when his name was called was priceless. 🙂

It was a great day, and I can’t wait to see what kind of fun we can have at the Spring Fun Fly next year. Meanwhile, enjoy some photos of the event.