Instead of a fishing expedition on the nearby Coquille River yesterday morning, I needed to make an appointment for repair of our Chevy 3500 4WD diesel truck. Last week an inspection of unusual tire wear indicated an increasingly dysfunctional front wheel hub, which needed repair sometime soon.
So, in lieu of an attempt to put Chinook salmon on the dinner table, I took a ride to a Bandon repair shop to take care of the important issue with the truck. I arrived bright and early at 8 AM, pulled the truck to the rack and watched as the repair guy readied the replacement hub.
Lemon attack! The box was marked correctly...the part was for a Ford 4WD truck and a different year model at that. I made the 25 mile drive back to our rolling home in Port Orford with a somewhat less than happy camper attitude.
Lemonade time improved my condition with the afternoon arrival of a Big Brown (UPS) package containing a DJI Phantom 2 Vision, the latest addition to an ever growing fleet of quadrocopters. Wahoo!
Much to the delight of my dear wife, I spent the entire afternoon and evening unpacking, assembling, updating firmware on the flight computer and camera and viewing dozens of YouTube videos showing every aspect of quad flight.
Big Brown arrived with goodies
An early Christmas
The dreaded three words....
Some assembly required
Ready to go...if the wind ever quits!
This morning I completed the final flight preparation by calibrating the on board compass and I readied myself for first flight. But, as luck would have it, the wind velocity picked up substantially, making such an attempt unwise, if not impossible.
Current quad fleet...l. to r.
Parrot AR 2.0
DJI Pantom 2 Vision
I will end this entry prior to posting a food porn photo of the ribs..............