Issue#890: Radio Control - Winter Storm Jonas / Flying the Chroma

  • I had a blast today flying in Winter Storm Jonas. Took my Blade Chroma out with a brand new GB203 gimbal. I'm impressed as hell with the stability and results from this gimbal and GoPro Hero 4k Black.

    Before I took off, I used scotch tape and sealed up all of the vents AND the power switch on the Chroma. I'm not sure if this is necessary, but I feel like covering those vents is a good idea as you can see some parts of the fc board are exposed in the front at the very least.

    Other than that, the Chroma is a trooper in Stability Mode in this type of weather. I was running the CamCarbon props by Carolina Dronz which most definitely helped out.

    You can see the wind pushing against me, but this video is amazingly stable for the conditions... I hope to do a lot more videos in the future.

    Blizzard Jonas 2016 / Chroma Drone / GoPro 4K & GB203 (2 min 36 sec)

    You get bonus points if you are able to name the music track used. :popcorn:

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