May 20, 2013
I've been flying multi-rotors for a bit over two years. I use a combination of still and video equipment to photograph events, crops, real estate, and anything else that needs to be done from the air, mostly for free.
I fly a scratch built tricopter (KK blackboard, decommissioned) and quadcopter (KK2.1) as well as a cheap kit tricopter (Arduflyer) and an Aquacopter (Arduflyer) on load from a friend. I fly FPV with FatShark Attitudes. I'm currently designing and testing a brushless gimbal that I prototype on my 3D printer. I also fly several fixed wings that have no drone capabilities.
Build workshops, Flying days
I've been searching Meetup for RC groups near DC for several years, now there is one! A random customer told me about it.
I got into RC with the intention of doing areal photography. It turned out to be a lot more involved than I thought! But this hobby has the perfect combination of my loves of photography, electronics, prototyping, and robotics.