From RC Out

...rather than real-world in...to RC.  

 

Quadcopters.  Hexacopters, indeed, as the predominant trend leans thar.  Though I feel the Y6 will come to be the most common.  So elegant and powerful, wide video arms...

 

So yes, multi-rotors.  I was pondering what it is about them that's so magical.  Remembering RCExplorer's comments about the something special in multichoppers.  And then I thought of the chap in his shorts and cap boarding a hexacopter from Heaven (or Hell) in his driveway.  And then it hit me.  RC has always been about replicating the real world, life-size aircraft.  But RC invented the multi-rotor.  The multi-rotor is special and unique to the RC world and capable of so many applications in the real world.  RC was once all an imitation, fun as all hell, but always reflecting the real world.  Now, I'm hardly anywhere near a member of the old school RC heartland.. but if I were,   

I'd say we love multi-copters...  because they're ours.  

 

And a million other reasons involving amazing footage and startlingly calm, computed composure.  But you know.  There're details and then there's the whole package.  

 

So yes, a fairly pointless post.  Ponderings.  And I got my first ardukwyjicopter off the ground today, albeit briefly...  So I'm feeling pretty chipper.  Like I just lost my virginity.  K1 is a quadcopter and looks like he's been to the Mexican circus.  K2 will be an RCCarbon quad with GoPro all gimballed up.  K3 will be the RCCarbon Y6, 750mm version...  I hope that'll cart the Canon G11.  After that we'll all have a tea party.

 

Anyways, am off to work in the internetless bush in the morning, so I thought I'd share random thoughts and miniature successes.  K1 will begin his first adventure, tomorrow, in the WA desert, near our camp some 100kms north of Meekatharra.  Hopefully I'll get some footage before I run out of props.  They be brittle ol' things!  Reminds me to get the bits for that bumper bar......  Kite shop I think...

 

 

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  • 100KM

    Ha, congrats on your first arducopter flight !  Magical moment isn't it :-)  I can still vividly remember the joy and as you start tinkering with it, every small success brings a little joy again !

    I just flew my hexa outside in the dark with the disco lights on it.  Though my wife didn't feel like filming it anymore (can't blame her) and I had no spectators, I myself thought it looked pretty cool, hanging there flashing it's colored arms.

    Hope I don't get any UFO reports ;-)

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