I have a small "gentleman's farm" in Illinois and when I'm not working, I like to film nature, harvest (right now), and travel video as we go around the country - mostly just personal stuff for the family and personal expression... I have a background in photography, and when I started into the video side of things I've had to relearn so much that it keeps me young and my mind fresh. Add to that the perspective gained from the air, and it is an all in all very enjoyable hobby. I started with home-built equipment just to be flying - mostly 250-350 size quads, with some larger birds for longer time and bigger payloads - but the downlink capabilities available (and that I was willing to finance at the time) were highly limited, so it was mostly guesswork with analog video feeds for composition and hope it came out with the preset settings. Solo changed that with a high quality platform with good flight time and the ability to change camera settings in the air, as well as have a 720P downlink for framing and flight. I've changed carers since I started (first in Healthcare for 25 years, now Public Service) as an Enterprise Architect (I facilitate understanding of what we have with what we want in information technology) and I have less time to putter around with custom builds. I'm still planning on getting back into mid-size RC helicopters, but I mostly fly Solo and focus on the art of video & post processing lately... My original spares were purchased for parts as flight controllers and downlinks to put into custom builds (an octocopter first then a smaller hexacopter) but that never really happened and so I'm selling them off to find a good home as normal Solos. How are you using your Solo(s)?
Likes: Carl B