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. Would prefer a 32 bit processor on the smallest board possible, without all the extra stuff or fragile hirose connectors.
The trick with the Vika 1 airframe is real cheap crashes. All the parts are easy to make with hand tools. $10 of wood lasts 1 year of crashes. Who knows what CNC aluminum & landing gear would cost.
Did snap a video of the moon over the valley during a mounting tape test flight. It seems the wind is always going to tilt the propellers slightly.
MediaTek didn't materialize. Wasn't optimistic about it from the beginning. In the interview could tell #1 they were looking for someone with a formal education in computer science & not a jack engineer. #2 they obviously knew someone else & we were just a sales pitch from a recruiter.
However, probably going to start another job in 1 week not in aerospace mind you. Vacation fail.