It’s take quite some time to collect all the components of my new helicopter together, get batteries charged and transmitters programmed to get decent and stable flights sorted.
I’ve still not got the sensitivities set up to my satisfaction, but whilst working towards this end I made a little video. I think I’ve got the swashplate dialed in ok, but the rudder sensitivity is lacking, and I can’t for the life of me work out what the gyro is or isn’t doing!
As they say, any landing which you can walk away from is a good one, and you’ll notice a quite deliberate touch and go, which is a story I’m sticking to, definitely not an unplanned ground interaction!
It’s got hot, my lovely window seat at work has the midday sun shining directly through the single paned shoreditch glass. Heat kills computers, and tech workers. Boo.
Laurie (Last.fm sysop wonderman) rigged up the portable aircon unit, balanced on a box with the exhaust poking out of the window, which he subsequently overclocked with a standing fan poking in the inlet. A bit like a supercharger really.
18C of PURE MAYHEM
Over on my side of the office I didn’t have the luxury of a box blasting cool sweet air at the back of my head, so I’ve gone for a different approach, I don’t expect much of the sun will be getting into the room on my side, nor any brain modulating space rays from aliens!
I’ve just got back in from showcase55 at the King’s Head pub in Acton. I do some promotional work for showcase55 connected with last.fm.
One of the best nights of live music I’ve been to recently. I saw Spekki Chris there one night when I work working the sound desk and that was a magical night, but tonight was up there with that night.
The show stealer was Hannah White who has an amazing voice and a remarkable groove. She played effortlessly with wonderful control over her vocal phrasing and guitar picking. It was an accoustic set and she played along with a djembe player who also plays with Twisted Harmony I’d suggest checking her out if you can. Totally enjoyed! I’ll get some photos up on the last.fm event page as soon as poss. She’s on last.fm here, which could do with some details filling in.