Apparently, the need for new Roswell Flight Test Crew videos has reached the crisis point. More on that in a moment, but first, our latest offering:
We partnered with Aerial Technology International, located in nearby Clackamas, to produce this video. As an active DJI distributor, ATI was given early access to the new A2 flight control system, which we greedily exploited to provide you this early look.
Throughout the course of this video, you saw pretty much their entire shop – except for the shipping department and the bathroom. As you saw for yourself, they have a pretty big operation, selling primarily sophisticated multirotor platforms for aerial video capture. It was a playground for Techinstein and me, and we're looking forward to doing more projects with them in the coming months.
Now, regarding the “crisis” I mentioned above... I'll freely admit that we do not put out new videos on a regular basis. Since we both have full-time jobs (that are occasionally more than full time), we can't always make our FPV multirotor work our top priority – much as we might wish that we could.
As a result, we occasionally get e-mails and comments on our YouTube channel asking when we'll be putting out our next video. Now, one of our fans who we know only as “515brightcat” has become a little more aggressive, posting this comment to our FPV HazMat episode: “Upload a new video!!!”
Three exclamation points... This is serious.
I'm sure that in his or her own defense “515brightcat” would point out that it's been over a month since we've released a new video. That's a long lull – even for us.
So, I wanted to let you in on what's been happening: the past few months have seen an operational tempo unlike anything we've experienced since we launched this project more than two years ago. We've flown more missions than ever before in such a short period of time.
In addition, we've been working on a number of other initiatives that have not been in public view (yet), but that is set to start changing in October.
Far from fading away, we've confronted such a rush of new contacts and opportunities that we simply haven't had time to share all of them with you. Stay tuned – we've got plenty more on the way.