Speaking of temps I've concluded that my 100 degree thermostat might be a bit too much on the conservative side. Not so much the trip temperature, but the fact that it needs to drop quite a bit before it kick back in.
I was running late for work today so decided to take the fighter. After being at full throttle for most of the trip and often drawing 5kw it tripped on me, 2km from work. Pedalling the rest of the way slightly up hill in my heavy, lined winter riding jacket nearly killed me (aside from steaming me from teh inside out) but it actually saved me from what could have been a difficult to escape run in with the boys in blue. I had been belting along at 70km/hr - sitting behind a car that was doing the same speed when it cut out. I coasted to a stop then pulled over to switch my schlumpf into low gear (I do it so infrequently I haven't bothered trying to learn how to do it while riding) when about 20 seconds later a highway patrol car came flying up behind me. I nearly died for a second but he flew straight past me. 30 seconds later I was pedalling slowly on my way and he had the car I'd been tailing pulled over for speeding. Thanks thermostat!!
In other news after much research I've decided the AR drone, even the new one is probably not the best for what I want to do so I'm going to make my own quadcopter.
Check out this slick video of one in action. Obviously the guy has mad skills but the fact that they're capable of that is pretty cool. And his setup doesn't even look that powerful compared to others I've been looking at.
I'll have the gopro mounted on mine and once I'm happy with it will sort out a FPV setup with the gopro live steam output transmitted back to a LCD screen (not going to bother with video goggles) That'll enable me to fly the copter out of sight but still be able to see where it's going and to guide it back home (more range than the AR drone)
(it gets good about 20 seconds in)