A quick documentary of my FPV flight to Robben Island, where Mr Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.
Back then I was very worried about flying over water...
This was before Cruize mode :)
About 16km and 35 minutes, safe touch down!
Nice work Hein, nicely put together.
Are you able to tell us more about the gear that you used?
Thanks, Glen did the video.
Skywalker 2013 CF Version
Video: 1.2ghz 500mw with Inverted V and BiQuad (Thanks IBCrazy)
Battery: Turnigy 3S 5000 + 2200 mAh in parallel for 7200 mAh
Drive: 11" prop on BevRC Skywalker Motor & 50Amp HobbyKing ESC
What happened to the supply drops to impounded ship? Is the ship gone?
Still there, seems it will be there for a long time still..
Considering dropping a cell phone :)
Ohh, poor guys. Ya , why not? Make sure it is water proofed and floats too with piece if foam just in case :). Save your number.
Nice video , :) ,
I assume this flight would have been more stressful then being in Island :)
This seems to have been a prophetic trip. I just heard on the news about the death today of Mr. Nelson Mandela at the age of 95. My thoughts are with the people of South Africa tonight as they mourn the loss of a great man.
@Hein, 2 questions: 1) what brand of video transmitter are you using? My 1.2 Ghz video transmitter caused so much interference with my GPS reception I had to move to 5.8GHz. 2) Your power configuration seems to go against conventional wisdom by having different capacity batteries in paralelle. Does your 2200mAh battery over discharge?
Very nice video, glad you put it up.
R.I.P Tata Madiba
Thanks for posting this. Very interesting to watch. Glad it all worked out so well. Congrats!
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