Oct 5, 2013

That Time of the Year



I don’t know about you, but I for one am ready for summer again. The weather has definitely turned here in Pullman. We don’t have any snow yet but I have a feeling it’s not far away. It never fails that as the weather gets bad I always seem to get a new heli or something new to play with. Then it ends up sitting there for weeks as the weather gets worse and life begins to take over.  Hopefully as the winter nears I can settle back in to a routine and find plenty of time to fly. We will have to see.

As most of you know I have been a team pilot for compass for over a year now. I currently have the opportunity to be involved in the new Compass 6HV Ultimate prototype testing. I have about 15 flights on my machine so far over the course of 3 weeks or so. So far all I can say is this heli is awesome.  For one, it is a 600 so it is very quick. Then on the other hand the power to weight ration on this class of heli is insane.  It’s too early to say when this heli will hit the market but if you are looking for a 600 class heli definitely take a look.

Now as of lately we have been doing a lot of talking about these charging cases.  I am still undecided as to whether I want to go for a smaller case or just lighten up the one I have and make it a little more powerful.  Right now I am leaning toward keeping the case I have and just dropping a pair of very light 900W power supplies in it.  But I also think a smaller case has many benefits as well.  Wow I hate options.

I am sure a couple of episodes back you guys heard me talk about how I was working with the WSU production team and flying a quad for them.  Well a couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to fly for them and take some footage of a PAC 12 college football game.  It went amazing and I maintained safe flying practices the entire time.  The really cool part is that the PAC 12 TV network took some of my shots and they were televised.  Can’t believe something I recorded was actually put on TV.  Too cool!

That’s all for now. Other than this I am getting back in to the simming routine after some time off, and I really hope the amount of actual flights I get in per week increases.  Or I am going to need some therapy or something.