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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.

Posted by da5id on Fri 07 Oct 2005 at 17:46 from 142.179.115.x
Exciting :) Thanks for sharing the video!

Posted by Daniel on Fri 07 Oct 2005 at 18:18 from 68.65.250.x
fyi: Balboa Park is mostely empty during weekdays so if need a place.

Posted by Justin on Fri 07 Oct 2005 at 18:27 from 64.81.54.x
it starts filling up around 2pm heh... the baseball diamonds there are what I prefer, though.. and usually by 1pm or 2pm they have people practicing

Posted by HpyGoCrazy on Fri 07 Oct 2005 at 22:37 from 68.101.155.x
Balboa Park? Are you talking about the one in San Diego or is there a Balboa Park in SF?

Posted by irritant on Sat 08 Oct 2005 at 07:06 from 65.2.76.x
This one seems to work better.
what is your source for video transmitter?

Posted by phuzz on Sat 08 Oct 2005 at 09:46 from 84.9.65.x
nice :) Although you could have left the sound of the video, I had my speakers right up when I played it..... :(

Posted by Justin on Sat 08 Oct 2005 at 11:28 from 64.81.54.x
yeah there's a balboa park in SF too =)

Posted by mpegcto on Sat 08 Oct 2005 at 16:56 from 67.188.45.x
we need some bedroom flybys...... or how about some top secret windows at lucas. this stuff is fun. can it shoot some pictures of the Blue angels?

Posted by Daniel on Sun 09 Oct 2005 at 18:51 from 68.65.250.x
That Balboa guy must have been working extra hard. Two parks named after him. Only in California

Posted by Justin on Sun 09 Oct 2005 at 22:38 from 64.81.54.x
will try to get bedroom flybys tomorrow. /me looks at weather.com

Posted by Jake on Mon 10 Oct 2005 at 12:56 from 67.129.135.x

Posted by Natio on Thu 13 Oct 2005 at 21:06 from 68.35.133.x
I feel ill. My wife barely glanced at my monitor and she feels ill. A while back I played around sticking a little Casio Exilim camera on an RC car and it didn't have the static problem of a united power supply.

Posted by Jawed Karim on Sun 23 Oct 2005 at 17:36 from 128.12.175.x
Hey Justin, it's Jawed. Shit, this video is fucking awesome. You should upload your video to YouTube :) You can embed the flash player right here...

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