Monday 6 April 2015

My Other Mistress

I haven't posted a whole lot of newly-painted miniatures lately. I have been painting, but the Quar Cavalry I'm working on are taking quite a while (they better... at >$50 for the squad, I want to get my money's worth, and I don't want to do a shabby job)... but I also have another mistress that's taking up a lot of my hobby time.

What you're looking at is a 250-class quadcopter (or drone, or UAV, or r/c copter) with my transmitter and FPV goggles. What all that means is that eventually, when I get good and comfortable with flying it, I will be able to start zooming around and possibly racing like you see here:

I'm still very much a noob at this, and a loooong way from being able to fly like what you see in the video above. Still, with the weather getting nicer, I'll have time for more practice, and I get more capable and comfortable every time I fly.

I built the quadcopter from parts, and that alone has been a huge learning process. The technology is still in its infancy, but there are dozens or hundreds of options available for each piece, and they all interact differently.

So there's that. I haven't quite figured out how to combine quadcopters and miniatures into a fun hobby, but if I do I'll post about it here.

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