The Rolling Acres mall closed down in 2008. It is a really creepy place. It’s huge and empty. Every single piece of glass is broken. The glass sky lights were broken and water was dripping on the floor with an echoey splash. It was absolutely awesome! Someone in the Rotor DR1 community knew the owners and arranged that we could shoot there. Naturally I had to bring the tricopter.
Reception was surpassingly good considering I was using 5.8Ghz. Probably because there weren’t a single electrical device in or even a power-grid nearby. I broke a total of 8 props during the day and flew a total of 8 batteries. I lost all 3 landing gear during the day (couldn’t find them) due to low flying and scraping the floor.
Here are some random Iphone pictures I took during the day:
Setup used in the video:
Frame: Tricopter V3
Motors: NTM28-26S 1200kV
Props :8×5 HQ E-prop
ESC’s: 20A SimonK ESC’s
Battery: 4S 3000mAh 20C Battery
FC: KK2 mini
Video TX: mmersion RC 5.8GHz 600mW
RC-RX: Hitec optima 9
AUW: 999 grams