From here the course of 7rocks changes somewhat. I am hugely enjoying building and flying the RC (Remote Control) flying things you can see at WingFocus.com. It is a hobby and I want to keep it as a hobby, but I really need more resources for parts. Now that I want to put more gear on the wings for FPV head tracking, motors, flight controllers etc etc I need bigger aircraft. The current hobby size equipment is the same as larger aeroplanes, but as wingspans proceed past 1m the hobby gear is rather under gunned.
Also the biggest thing I enjoy about RC is spending hours talking RC guff with my mates who also like different facets of the hobby. And now with this whole FPV thing becoming so price friendly, we can be virtual pilots and do things which would be considered extreme, ridiculous or life threatening normally, but only kill a bit of gear when it goes wrong.
There is so so sooooo much to explore and I don’t think I’d live long enough to even get 1/10th of the way through by myself. I also want to build heavier flying machines. (a) for the challenge (b) because there’s something graceful about bigger planes and (c) to maybe make something useful which contributes to society. .So maybe making RC autonomous freight systems for the fee paying market may be the go. I have no idea if there’s even a market for this type of stuff, but we’ll see what comes. I can pull in other enthusiastic crew, acquire enough resources to build with and have a truck load of fun on the way.
At this stage I think going fully opensource is the go to build a community around the Drone freight systems. Like the Nextcloud model. I really think society has turned a corner and we have to start thinking as an interconnected group rather than individuals. WingFocus is where I’ve been posting most of the research and development on flying things. So check the blog there.
For those that are interested, there are shares available in 7rocks which will be issued to raise capital for building the first autonomous freight systems.