Short clip of Memorial Day DIY Drones Fly-in


Chris needed to do some prep for the upcoming SparkFun Challenge, so he asked if anybody wanted to get together for a Memorial Day fly-in.  I drove up with Andreas and Charlie Burtoff; there were about 15-20(?) people all together, although I didn't actually count.

Here's a shakycam of Andreas flying the Zii, a hex, some of the flyers, and Andreas with his fine-looking FPV mask.

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Comment by Jack Crossfire on June 1, 2012 at 2:09pm

Is the AMA still giving problems with announcing these on diydrones?

Comment by Andreas on June 1, 2012 at 2:13pm

What funny up-side-down planet do you live on?

Comment by Sandro Benigno on June 1, 2012 at 2:40pm

Is a nice way to say that you were not flying in high altitude. Upside down it's negative, eh!? :P

Comment by CharlieNoFun on June 1, 2012 at 2:53pm

I have a neat video from this event :)

Comment by Mark Harrison on June 1, 2012 at 3:12pm

Jack, as far as I know the AMA doesn't care, since this isn't an AMA field or event.


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Comment by Andreas on June 1, 2012 at 3:26pm

FPV footage from that day. Sorry no editing. Both videos have the most interesting part around 3:00.

Comment by Jack Crossfire on June 1, 2012 at 3:27pm

Mentions of future east bay RC events are conspicuously absent from diydrones.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 1, 2012 at 4:15pm

Jack: We announce them on the SF Bay Area UAV Fliers mailing list. (It's in the Members tab above) Sign up!

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on June 1, 2012 at 4:43pm

Regards to Charlies video... how did it arm if it was at full throttle?

I gotta get me a quad.  I can't believe that.  If my heli fell like that, it would be completely destroyed.  My last crash, it just tipped over on the ground, and did more far more damage than yours suffered crashing from 1 mile up, onto pavement.


Comment by John Wiseman on June 1, 2012 at 5:30pm

Mark (and everyone else, in case you didn't know) -- You can fix the video orientation in youtube.  Go to the video, click "Enhancements", and you should see some rotation buttons.

You can also use the "Stabilize" button to help with handheld shakiness (I wish youtube would give viewers the option to do that on all videos, regardless of whether the video creator used it).


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