A Sandy Saltwater Sunset – A FPV Racing Drone Experience

After days of rain and poor weather, I decided to take my Drone to the beach to get some more REAL flight time, and reflect upon on my recent training in the Drone Racing League simulator. Still working on dialing in rates/settings to get the flight characteristics I’m expecting.

Notes: I was experimenting with different Rates (which are on a toggle switch), which was way too high (twitchy), and lucky I did not crash on takeoff. Flipped the switch back to the “stockish” settings and continued flying the rest of the pack.

I manage to get about 2.5 to 3.5 minutes out of a 1500mah pack. After resting they return to 11.4V, and my charge says I am using under 1000mah. I’ve also noticed the resistance on these batteries appears to be going down with each cycle. So these particular could see benefit to cycling them a few times before use.

Happy Flying!

— Gear —
Simulator A: Liftoff (Steam) | https://goo.gl/OLTRvf
Simulator B: Drone Racing League | https://goo.gl/wGjVWl
Frame: Spedix Black Knight 250 | https://goo.gl/QZIVeL
Flight Controller: Naze32 Rev6
FPV Camera: Runcam Swift Rotor Riot Edition | http://a.co/hPEnQRR
ESCs: BL_Heli_S with Oneshot and Multishot
Motors: Spedix 2205 2300KV
Propellers: Dalprop T5045 | http://a.co/5DQLrkw
Video TX: Spedix 200mw 40 Channel
Receiver: FrSky X4R-SB SBUS | https://goo.gl/vme2FJ
Battery: Turnigy Nano-Tech 35-70c 3S 1500mah | https://goo.gl/82ybDW
Googles: Quanum Cyclops | https://goo.gl/NVkGN5
Transmitter: FrSky Taranis X9D Plus | https://goo.gl/P0xii7
Charger: Turnigy Accucell S60 | https://goo.gl/2T8Jod

— DIY Groundstation —
Screen: Blue Sky 800×480 5 inch “Snowflake” Display | https://goo.gl/dSM2OC
Receiver: Eachine RC840 40 Channel Receiver | https://goo.gl/z0dmRf
Antenna: Rubber Ducky Dipole
Receiver & Screen Power: Turnigy 3S 1500mah 35/70C | https://goo.gl/82ybDW
Video Recorder: HMDVR | https://goo.gl/ee0cK9
DVR Power: World Tech Elite 1S 650mah
DC/DC Boost Converter | https://goo.gl/61Cfzq
Plastic Case (Daiso Japan)

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