My good weather flying streak has moved into it’s second day. I got up early this morning and drove out to New Jerusalem for another morning of flying. I got out to New J around 7am and was off the ground by 7:30am. I flew south along the San Joaquin river initially. I was noting how high it’s running and looking at the fog that had formed over it. It was quite beautiful in the early morning hours.
Then I flew west along Highway 132, my old commute to work. Then I turned northward and flew up Highway 33 towards Tracy. As I came upon Kasson road I turned back east and flew around the airport for a while. I only spent about an hour in the air but it was very enjoyable.
Don’t tell the cops I ran a red light!
Different almond varieties all planted in neat rows. Note how some are flowering and others are in various stages of budding. This farmer must harvest all year long!
I had an adventure on the way home and didn’t even know. As I pulled up in front of my house I noticed that the battery that run’s my utility trailer’s winch was dragging along the ground. It was attached to the trailer only by the two battery cables! Both sides of the batter were scuffed up pretty badly and the top casing of the battery was chipped, however, the battery still worked! I’ll be replacing the battery but it’s amazing how tough this little battery is! FYI it’s a ExpertPower 12 Volt 18 Ah Rechargeable Battery (EXP12180).
I’ve secured the battery a little better so I’m ready to head out again! More pictures from the next flight.
EDIT: Forgot to add video from today’s flight.
2 thoughts on “Saturday Flying”
Sounds like a lovely flight. How cold is it up there?
Two thumbs up for good battery cables. 👍👍
It was about 41 degrees but with the constant 35 mph wind moving through the air it feels like about 30 degrees. I believe the word is Brrrrr!