Day 889: Salton Sea, Day 3

Trish finished a toddler-sized crocheted hat this morning:

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After weeks of agonizing over which model to buy, M’s Syma 8XC Venture quadcopter arrived today, delivered to Ron and Carol who we met last year and live near the campground.  M is pretty excited:

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While waiting for the battery to charge, M went for a ride in the mud:

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I went for an afternoon flight, #65:

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Views from the air:

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Coming in for a landing:

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Here’s a video of today’s flight, as well as yesterday’s flights and a flight from the day before yesterday:

With the battery charged, we took the Syma 8XC out for a test flight.  Being that I’ve had R/C helicopter piloting experience, M asked me to go first:

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The quadcopter is remarkably stable and easy to fly compared to flying an R/C helicopter:

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Tomorrow M will make videos of his flights using the on-board camera.  Stay tuned!

Day 888: Salton Sea, Day 2
Day 890: Salton Sea, Day 4

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