Short test today off Treasure Island using the 30 sqm KW-A kite with deflated cones. Peter flew the quadcopter with Lightbridge again. Good pace keeping up with the kiteboat, but some pixelated FPV transmission. Tested later with just the Protector, and the problem disappeared. Decided that it was likely due to interference from Peter’s Vokkero radio, possibly kiteboat interference.
Update: tracked pixelation problem to quadcopter’s inability to transmit full-HD video while chasing the kiteboat. Peter reduced the resolution and refresh rate of the video transmission and solved the problem.
Aug 14, 2014 2:00 pm Aug 14, 2014 4:00 pm SF Bay, northeast of Treasure Island
Very windy today near Treasure Island. We kited around the north side of the island in a lot of chop, working our way upwind to the city side of the island. The wind died near and south of the Bay Bridge, so we headed home after a relatively short, but exciting, test.
Jun 20, 2014 3:00 pm Jun 20, 2014 4:45 pm SF Bay, northeast and west of Treasure Island K2 + Protector 17-22 knots flooding Don, Joe, Greg, Peter Erin, Betsy, [...more]