After wrestling with how to support the drone overhead in a way that I could live with throughout 2020, since just after midnight on the 27th I have had a solution. It will involve reducing the size of the airframe seen above, which you will recall included a seat and a two-pack of batteries stored beneath.
This will also reduce its weight, which I was never happy with. I had guessed for the FAA that it was around 15 kilos and it turns out I was spot on... 15.40 kilos in fact, or precisely 34 pounds. I figure I can practically halve that and still produce a working solution.
The optimism of mis-spent youth?