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M170NV final form

Long time no see… :-)

 

In the last year I did not have too much time for this site but recently I am getting to free time again so let me continue with the story.

In the meantime the M170NV has been reworked, the case exchanged and it got the final form.

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As winter came, I decided to go out to do some test flights, after a 1-year pause. Unfortunately the camera focus was a bit off, the video quality is quite bad.

Since then, I have refocused the camera so the next video should be okay. Now I am waiting for a suitable weather, that would be a frosty night without snow.

Until then, here is a video of a park flight from March 2016:

 

To aid my night flights, I also constructed an IR beacon. For that I needed to rebuild a long time not used fisherman’s lamp.

In the meantime I also found the info that the English guys who were working on a similar project like my IR illuminator just finished their prototype and went commercial.

They product can be seen and bought in this link, if anybody is interested:

http://www.cjltech.uk/product/ir4/

Maybe they get the idea of selling an IR strobe useful :-) Guys, feel free to create a commercial model!

 

…more to come…

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