Flying at Svarterud

Took the F550 out for it's first spin since April (I really do need to find more time for it).

We were at Svarterud Gård (farm) where the stables the wife and kids ride at is located.


  • Missed out on one recording - I probably didn't start the gopro properly
  • The gimbal sometimes resets while flying - I believe this is because I have an ND filter on with no compensating weights to balance it
  • Short flight times. My fault - had a very very conservative alarm on the radio (it receives the battery level from the F550). Adjusted for next time
  • I still need more practice on smooth yawing
  • No flight logs on flytrex yet - the SIM card seems to have been blocked. Working on both unblocking and also getting the missing missions to upload

A small photo of the F550 as it currently looks (video TX is hidden - hangs down at the back)


Latest flickr images

Turned up in a garlic bed unexpectedly :)
Femsjøen sky
A first test of the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer tracker head. This shot is made up of 10 shots - each 2 mins at f/2,8 ISO 100 14mm. Merged using Starry Landscape Tracker then adjusted in PS (merged in one shorter exposure at the bottom to get a a sharper land silhouette. You can see that even out of town - still struggling with light pollution - far too much light in the sky. But - still fun to play with.
Langlielva near Elveli
Introduction between a norweigan fjord horse and a halfling to see if they could share a paddock. The introduction went well - they now keep each other company in the paddock every day
Evening trees
Mist settling over the trees on a hillside behind a ploughed field