All Lit Up

Gryphon X8 // Day 10

To get this puppy ready for the prime time, we're gonna need some nav lights.  White in the front, red in the rear.  To keep it clean, I drilled a tiny hole in the arms for the leads to pass through and...
GDX8 Test Flight No.1

Gryphon X8 // Day 9

Well, the weather cooperated with us today and were able to take her out for a test flight.  As you can see in the video, everything looks good.  Nice and stable, responsive and no bad habits!  Also, the...
Ready to Fly

Gryphon X8 // Day 8

Big day today!  Getting the final bits done and installed! Devil's in the Details Trimming Excess from Power Leads The power lines that I chose were no doubt overkill.  As such, I wanted to make sure I...
"Drone" Field Trip

Logan School Visits Cloudgate

As you might know about me, when I'm not writing posts for Gimb.al or working as a musician, I'm also the pilot for Cloudgate which was recently paid a visit by The Logan School for Creative Learning in...

Gryphon X8 // Day 7

Got some time today to finish up the rest of the arm/ESC/motor assemblies.  Here's hoping the ESCs will tolerate being in the arms and not overheat.  As I've mentioned before, I'll be running a temp sensor...