Jack Crossfire's Blog – July 2010 Archive (4)


Everything was normal with the landing. For a long time, we noticed a lot of airplanes coming real close. Then right near the runway he firewalled the throttle & pulled up harder than any commercial pilot ever did. Thought he came in too low, aborted & we were probably going to die like our aunt. Thought about Major Marcy harder than we ever did before as the Air bus roared & fought for altitude.

As we rose above the clouds, it became clear we weren't going to be… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on July 31, 2010 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

Re-enacting history

Found our 1st true love on myspace, which means......

It's time to return to where we 1st envisioned having a UAV & enact the vision seen 22 years ago with real hardware.

In 1988, intended to have a manually flown, solar powered quad rotor which flew over the East Bay hills to our 1st love & provided telepresense. Still not possible to this day, but… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on July 17, 2010 at 12:18am — 4 Comments


Stuck to a measly 200ft because of lack of horizontal space.

Still got a glimpse of Monterey airport.

The main event was not knowing where North was, the… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on July 9, 2010 at 3:50pm — 8 Comments

This week in aerospace

Monterey flights were pre flighted but the fog never cleared. Then attempted a failed flight over Tomales Bay in which we discovered 2 years of vectoring motors to aim the camera had worked the mounting tape completely loose. Monterey would have been a disaster in that case.

Almost time to invest the $30 in an arducopter. Wait long enough & commercial technology eventually can take over what only custom systems did years ago.… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on July 2, 2010 at 3:16pm — 3 Comments

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