October 7, 2005
I love it when shit works
So I built my power filter for the camera in my plane out of a 1000uF cap and a 2.2ohm resistor,
and behold, it worked like a charm. It was extremely windy today (really bad), but I couldn't wait, so I found a field that was at least mostly empty (Balboa Park), and did a couple of test flights. I had to fight to keep the plane in control, the wind was so great and gusty, but I managed to (most of the time). Using this recording setup, I managed to take this lovely video (about 15mb, XVID/MP3 AVI) of 2 of the flights. Tomorrow I hope to do some longer, more controlled flights, if the air is calmer. Woohoo! So much fun.