The new battery charger is up and running at the field. It is a 4 station unit, laid out just like the current chargers. There is a small difference in the set-up for charging - you can input the mah rating of the battery and it will automatically adjust the charge rate to 1C. For example, inputting 2500mah will set the charge rate to 2.5 amps, 3300mah will result in a charge rate of 3.3 amps. You still have the option to increase the charge rate if you like.
If you are unsure how to use it, please ask for help.
The max charge rate is 10 amps per station (nearly twice the ability of the current chargers), so the larger batteries will be able to charge faster and get you back in the air sooner. Because of the higher output, it does have a much louder and larger fan to cool it, so don't be worried something is wrong with the unit when you hear it whirring away.
Airport Days - Summer 2019
The Olympic RC Modelers have invited us to join them at the William R. Fairchild Airport in Port Angeles for the Airport Days event. This is the annual event at the airport that brings in the Collins Foundation and their WWII bombers and fighters. The r/c area will be for both static and flight, so the more aircraft the better. Details are still being worked out and we will keep you up to date as we learn more. This event is scheduled for late June so we all have plenty of time to plan for it.
FAA Registration Requirements
The FAA recently issued a rule that now requires your FAA UAS registration number to be displayed on the outside of the airframe. No changes have been made regarding size, specific location on the airframe exterior, etc., so be sure to get your legible registration number on the exterior of all of your aircraft.