Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Categories: Aerial ImageryRandom

Six months ago I would have never guessed I’d be so excited about buying a precise kitchen scale capable of measuring in grams.  That day came today.

I’m in the stage of “managing the weight of my bird.”  Every gram which is added to my quadcopter means shorter flight times and poorer flying characteristics.   With this scale I can quickly check weights in order to make good choices with regards to add-ons and extra gear.


My bird with the 3-axis gimbal, extended landing gear (medium risers), and the big 2700mAh battery weighs in at 1,222 grams.  Better than the 1,300 I estimated.