ELEAGUE.gg, multicopters and a GoPro

Yesterday was the first of many eleague.gg LAN parties.

It was great, will organised, lots of fun, a bunch of contests with plenty of swag and prizes to be had/won!

I got there a few minutes before opening, and quickly set up my GoPro to take a time lapse of the morning, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out too!
You can watch it here:

I also found out you can add copywrited music to YouTube videos now! It will just monetize your video and give the profits to the copyright holder.

This was the first LAN I have been to in a while, and possibly the first EVER with a decent, and stable internet connection.

The venue had a solid 1gbps symmetrical connection, and boy was it nice, I would really love something like that at home.

The 4 minute long, 4k time lapse uploaded in mere seconds, I was able to do a live stream to YouTube of playing some games with friends, all whole the entire event was being streamed to multiple streams, and every other atendee was using the net as well!

Now on to the multicopters.

A friend ofine from PAX AUS was there at the LAN, and I took my little Hubsan X4 Camera out the front of the venue to fly around a little.

My friend saw this and brought out his DJI Phantom 3 Advance to play around with.

All was good. We were each flying our own craft and it was swell, we decided to give each other’s a go.

I hadn’t properly flpwn a Phantom before so it was a new experience for both of us.

I figured that he was a trustworthy pilot considering what he owns.

This was the mistake..

He was very, very unprepared for how light the Hubsan was, and how powerful. Within seconds, he had flown it high into the sky! And into the wind..

I wasn’t paying attention because I was concentrating on the Phantom, but then my friend panice and shoved the Hubsan TX into my hands, and took his Phantom and said “I can’t control it”

I looked up, and saw the hubsan in a gust of wind, above the warehouse building, shooting down and towards the roof..

I stuck it in ‘advanced’ flight mode and tried with all my might to regain control of the craft, but alas I just did not have time, and could not see it.

Less than 5 seconds after being handed the Hubsan TX and it was gone.

I’m more disappointed that I lost all the video footage I had taken that day, and the brand new Micro SD card.

My friend has organised with security at the venue that they will help him try and get it back but until then he has lent the Phantom to me.

If they can’t get it back he is going to replace it for me (might upgrade to the FPV model…)

Until then though, I am going to learn to fly the Phantom, and get the best footage I can with the time I have!

You can expect to hear more about that soon.

Now all this multicopter stuff has come out of nowhere because the blog has been offline, but essentially I’ve recently gotten into quadcopters, and have a fair few toys.

I have a zmr250, a f550, (had hubsan x4) and some cheerson cx-10 quads.

I also picked up a TBS Discovery Pro that I’m in the process of restoring to flight condition. The poor craft had probably been stuck in a tree for two years..)

I’ll post more about that too.

That wraps it up for this post, leave a comment below if you have any questions.

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