Cheerson CX20 plummeted to earth from almost 300 feet and survived

What could have been a long flying day at the park since I brought three batteries for my Cheerson CX20 turn short as an expected turned of events happen. Cheerare (my CX20) which my son was controlling suddenly plummeted to earth at the height of a 20th story building or almost 240 feet.

We are analyzing the cause of why it happened. Maybe a signal lost from the TX or an interference from a nearby electric post, or maybe a power outage from the drone itself. A GoPro was attached at its belly and was on record mode as you can see on the video below.


You can hear the motors stopped simultaneously and the drone turned upside-down. As we all watched below, I initially thought it was some exhibition that my son had acquired but unfortunately all we’ve seen was a drone dropping from the sky. WTF!

It landed heavily on the ground! Two props are wasted and there are major cracks on the frame. Good thing it was upside down or my GoPro would be a casualty as well.

My son brought home Cheerare to fix things up.  And luckily after a few days of some loving and caring, after replacing it with 9450 self locking propeller set from DJI and after curing the cracks. My CX20 was able to fly again in the sky. Thank God! 😀



UPP flies at Iglesia ng Dios (video inside)

Woke up one morning and was surprised to be a member of a new and fresh UAS/UAV drone group called Unmanned Aircraft System Pilots Philippines (UPP). Actually, PMFC muna pala tapos in just a matter of few hours naging UFC naman bago naging UPP hehe.


The logo I designed for the group.

It was really a surprised since it wasn’t planned. We had a small gathering the night before with my fellow drone hobbyist and creating a group wasn’t in our agenda, kaya nagulat na lang kami, yun pala one of us (sir Fernan) created the group while we’re dreaming of drones in our sleep haha!

Anyway, we’ve already been flying for two sessions but for our first official on-location aerial sessions, we are fortunate to be invited at the Iglesia ng Dios in Gaya-Gaya, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. A beautiful open space area where a humongous structure for worshipped stand across the location which I’ve captured beautifully with my aerial cam.

If you’re interested in joining UPP, just message me on FB (raredog barcelona) 😀

Legend: PMFC – Philippine Multirotor Flyers Club
UFC – Unmanned Aerial System Flyers Club

Flying and Bonding with my Boys (video inside)

Time flies so fast, and so is my drone hehe. Hindi ko napansin mag two months na rin pala sa akin yung quadcopter  ko or toy drone to be exact. I have bought it last year, November 25 for P3,900 na kinita ko sa pagba-blog , so bale this coming 25th pa lang siya mag 2 months, and with that short period of time,  I or we (my family) we’re able to fly it for I think more than a dozen times na rin.


Since I only have one battery, the one that came with it lang yung gamit ko and no spare battery kaya limited talaga yung flying time. Recently lang dumating yung two spare battery na inorder ko from Ebay.

I’m glad I’ve picked The Tarantula X6 over Syma X8C (my first choice). Not only na its much cheaper but It’salso  very fast and much more agile. Maneuverability  wise mejo nakakalito at nakakakaba yung first time, pero once you got the hang of it masasanay ka rin. Like a musical instrument, for example a bass guitar tuner , the Tarantula also needs to be tuned or calibrated before flying to synchronized the motors.

Madali syang paliparin at nakakalibang! This is actually my first try on this hobby and I really really enjoyed it. Dahil jan andami ko na-meet na tao from all walks of life, me mga generation X, pero mas marami sa oldies haha! Tapos siempre nadagdagan mga new friends at acquaintance ko!

At ang PINAKA the BEST sa lahat, later ko lang na realized na I have bonded and shared the joy of flying with all da boys in my family, from my eldest son down to my youngest down to my grand child! Which you wil see on the video I made for this blog post. Enjoy watching and hope na nahikayat din kita magpalipad ng drone hehe.