Thursday, December 24, 2015
I a couple of weeks ago, I posted video of test crashing a drone in the living room. This was an early Christmas present to myself, Amazon had them on special one day for a super great price. The difference between men and boys, if the price of the toys. It had been a while since I last bought myself so much fun.
I have had four opportunities to take it outside to fly. I have a few minutes of video, I will get around to editing some of that sometime soon. I have learned a few things, in a wind, it only flies in the direction of the wind. It spins at a rate faster than you want to see. The control movements need to be very gentle. I need lots of open space so I don't have to retrieve it from tree tops. It is great fun, flying it, chasing it around the field. Trying to keep it out of the brush and trees.
I also need to become a registered aircraft owner. Starting today the FAA requires owners of drones weighing more than 250 grams to register as aircraft owners. I tried earlier today and the online registry was not yet working. I will receive a registration number that must be on any drone I own. If someone commits a crime with my drone, the FAA will be able to find me, and fine me. I always thought when I owned an aircraft, it would be a bit larger.