Thanks?. I was poking fun at the media in my bio. Anchorage had a big earthquake in November. One media story said the earthquake occurred in Alaska’s capital city.....which is actually Juneau (where I live). It’s only 850 miles by road and ferry between Anchorage and Juneau, they are practically neighbors, so easy to see the mistake ?
Also, a news anchor on the news was talking over video of cars stranded on little sections of asphalt while the rest of the road had dropped 20 or 30 feet around them. The video showed a street sign (Minnesota Drive) where this had occurred. The anchor excitedly exclaimed
‘I know right where this is! Minnesota Drive is the road that comes up from the lower 48 and then continues on over to the Aleutian Islands.’
In reality the Aleutian Islands are over 1000 miles to the west of Anchorage. Minnesota Drive is actually a road that goes north and south through Anchorage. It’s most well known by visitors as it is the road you get on when driving to the Ted Stevens International Airport to leave Anchorage. You drive on Minnesota to International Airport road. There are no roads in Alaska to the west of Anchorage. In fact the only roads in Alaska, go right through the center of the state, north to south. The road system connects Seward and Homer on the coast to Anchorage area and Anchorage area to Fairbanks in the interior and continues north to Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean. But you can’t really go west at all in Alaska unless you are in a plane. Even to go east and drive from Anchorage to Juneau, you have to use Canada’s road system. In fact, over 80% of Alaska is not accessible by roads at all! So I was just poking fun at the media who were stating ‘facts’ about the earthquake and Alaska that were a bunch of hogwash. Typical ‘fake news’ these days it’s kind of disheartening to see as I got my start as a tv news videographer/editor and these days there is almost no fact checking they just run stories without making sure they are accurate.
As to the gimbal, the Accsoon is very good. As I said close to a Ronin. The Ronin has a couple advantages ‘one being how you can hold the trigger to lock it then release it to go back into another mode.’ I go through some of these advantages in my review. But the Accsoon is very smooth, easy to balance, made pretty well, and smaller and lighter than the Ronin S while boasting the same payload. Much like cameras, you have to choose the features that are important to you, there is no ‘best’.