I have two waiting to be build. One as a chuck glider to build with my godchild and a motorized one for me. And I'm pretty confident there will be a few days of heavy flight training in the not so distance future.
A couple days ago I was listening to my local political radio station, and they were talking about drones. They were talking about all of the sightings by commercial pilots. One thing I don't understand is how the pilot is able to tell a DJI Phantom apart from a seagull. I would think that an object moving ~200 mph 100 feet away from you would look more like a white blob.
My daughter and son-in-law live there with my 2.5 y/o grandson. It looks like I'm successfully bringing him into the hobby as he has been flying the PicoQX I got him for Father's Day and he now wants an Inductrix. In time maybe he'll get an AP platform he can use for work too like the big new bridge he is very proud of.
Next time I'm in the area I'll look into that park. Is the "airspace" adequate?
Its a fairly large park. There is a big manmade hill that looks good for sloping. There are big trees lining the perimeter of the park, so it can get somewhat turbulent, but it looks mostly calm. This time of year it's used a lot for sports, so I'm also looking at another park that I've never seen anyone use.
What area does your daughter an son-in-law live in? As long as you're respectful, and its nearly empty, almost any large park would work out. I find that the Milwaukee police are generally ok with the whole "drone" issue. I was shooting video in what was basically the city and some police on bicycles came up to me. They were very curious about it's capabilities, and even joked, "we could use this for so many drug busts."
I have said in other spots through our Community that I'm 59 years young (60 0n Dec. 8th) and 4 years ago
Sept, I received a Cancer (Prostate) diagnosis, that according to it alone had us convinced that I would surly not be doing this here and now. Not supposed to be here according to man!
Oh well, now the dilemma. My lovely girls have bought the required (bits, shout out for Bruce you know me) to complete the P-51/ They are on the slow boat from China and that's awesome because it's always a present surprise when they arrive. Then my lovely government comes and gives us a rebate from the implementation of the HST. (Harmonised Sales Tax) 4 times a year. So I HAD a plan, July HST = Corsair Speed Build Kit. Not a problem..................
Unless, one starts to consider an Epiphone Pro-1 Acoustic Wine Red.
Background..............Always wanted to play guitar, since 1963, Lessons taken 1. discipline level 0. Desire to Know how, ever increasing, actual move towards goal slow and sporadic, painfully undone.