After our successful first flight it quickly became obvious that having a machine that can fly is just the beginning. In the weeks that followed there were a number of change, crashes, and not an insignificant number of problems some of which are still not yet solved.
All of this occasionally has me wondering why I decided to build a quad copter instead of just plunking down money and to answer that we need to go back about 10 years to when I took my first tentative steps into the world of websites. Back then I started a web small business with a friend and the venture lasted about two years before closing it’s doors.
Was I sad that the company closed? No! In those two years I had learned far more by doing than I could have learned in the same time at school, and the same applies here.
Each problem is a puzzle to be solved, an opportunity to learn and, as I have discovered, a great way to make new friends. As I learn I like to give back to the community that helped me when I can and, as such, I plan to memorialize much of my learning here in small posts dealing with very specific subjects. Much will not be of interest to people, but my hope is that one day someone will benefit from the time it took to put this together.
Pay it forward!