Celebrating Birthday on a Maundy Thursday

Observance of Holy Week is usually on my birth month of March, and this year my birthday happens to be on a Maundy Thursday, March 24. Originally, I was born on a Good Friday, but it’s up to you to find out what year it was haha!

And yes I did celebrate it together with my family and Boogie (my shaved dog), although without liquor and meat as penitence for that day and supposedly for the whole week (hopefully). I just cooked pancit bihon with tinapa as an alternative to pork, grilled some tilapia and made a tomato and cucumber salad. Then off we go to the Visitation of Our Lady Parish in Sacred Heart Village where we did a picnic near their mini-garden  then afterwards we pray the Way of the Cross just outside the chapel.

We rest for awhile there while taking some souvenir photos, then afterwards go to a nearby flying field to fly my drone with the rest of the family. Everyone had fun, lalo na yung mother ko na sumisigaw pa pag nilalapit yung drone sa kanya haha! What a simple yet marvelous way to celebrate my birthday! Before the day ends, I was even surprised naubos yung 1 kilo na pancit na niluto ko even though its my first time to cook one haha! Thank God for all these blessings!!!


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