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Drones Charlotte

By   17 hours ago

  Drones Charlotte is the name of a Facebook/Meetup Group.  We are a very diverse group that share a love of this wonderful hobby we call drones.  

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Diet Day 43 of 90

By   2 days ago

Almost halfway to the finish line folks.  Incidentally, I’m a little over halfway to my target weight of 220 lbs, though I’m not sure if I can make it with just 47 days to go.  

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Diet Day 33 of 90 – 1st Official Weigh in

By   2 weeks ago

Today is the day of our first official weigh in.  Our judge would not tell us who’s in the lead, or even by how much (but I think it’s me).  We’ll see at the 90 day mark.  Today though…

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Diet Day 28 of 90

By   3 weeks ago

It’s been a rough month.  This flu season is turning out to be one of the worst in modern history.  The flu seems particularly contagious this year.  Normally I just drink a glass of OJ if I start feeling sick and I’m good to go.  Not this year.  The bug this year wants to linger, […]

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Bullies and Trolls

By   3 weeks ago

I lost my temper recently, and that hasn’t happened for a very long time.  It actually took me by surprise as I’ve grown quite mellow over the years.  In fact, the last time I can remember being that angry was in high school.  Bullies, both then and now, set me off with a short fuse.  […]

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To Build a Drone

By   4 weeks ago

 I’m off to Kwad Camp in a few days, so the deadline to get a quad or two built before I leave is fast approaching.  Also, I’m still trying to setup my office.  So many boxes, so little time.  Though, I have managed to create a bit more workspace to actually do, you know, work. 

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Diet Day 14 of 90

By   1 month ago

It’s unofficial weekly weigh in time (not the official scales we’re using for the bet).  Starting weight was 262.4 (on the official scale) and last week I dropped to 251.5.  This week the scale is showing 245 lbs even (my old scale only weighs in half pound increments).  Total weight lost thus far, 17.4 lbs.

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43 Hours In Bed

By   1 month ago

What’s the difference between a cold and the flu?  Google coughing, sore throat, fever, headache, hot and cold chills, feeling weak all over, no energy.  Somewhere at the top of the list should be the following: https://goo.gl/cDoP5A

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Diet Day 7 of 90

By   1 month ago

The (unofficial) weight on Diet Day 7 is 251.5 lbs.  Again, this was on my personal scale, not the official scale we are using.  The next weigh in on that scale is 3 weeks away.  With that said, my total weight lost the first week is 10.9 lbs. 

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Lost and Found, Part 2

By   1 month ago

I’ve lost a few drones since starting this hobby a year ago.  In every case the reason for the lost drone was pilot error.  The most recent example occured a few weeks ago, right before Christmas.  There is a YouTube post about it here, “Lost and Found“. Honestly, I never expected to see the drone […]

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    That WTF Moment

    By   2 days ago

    Johnny Schaer (Johnny FPV) is one of the top drone pilots in the world.  He may not be the first to do a particular trick, but he damn sure does it with style.  He calls the style, “juicy”.  I call it amazing. 

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      REVIEW: Onslaught: The Repulse Chronicles, Book One

      By   1 week ago

      One of my favorite indie authors, Chris James, blends science fiction and history in this futuristic prelude to a world war.  The story works on many levels, from a political/military drama to a wondrous blend of technology that many sci-fi lovers will no doubt enjoy.  Onslaught: The Repulse Chronicles, Book One captures the imagination and […]

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      Review: The Biker, by J.D. Mader

      By   1 month ago

      Title: The Biker Author: JD Mader Publisher: Lockjaw Publishing Format: Kindle Edition Interest: Action/Drama Rating: 5 stars

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        Emax BabyHawk R – Maiden Flight

        By   3 weeks ago

        This thing is a blast to fly! I only had three batteries for it, and I can tell you that wasn’t enough. It has WAY too much power to fly inside, but this little guy is a real hawk outdoors. It’s as nimble as you would expect without being ‘floaty’.

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        New Drone Build – REVERB – Does Not End Well.

        By   3 weeks ago

          This is the quad I intended on building at Kwad Camp, but I got sick four hours into the first day and ended up back in the hotel room for the next two days. The flu this year is the worst I’ve experienced in a long time. I finally put this quad together last […]

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        Lost and Found

        By   1 month ago

        Here’s a 3 min short story about the heartache and joy of flying drones. I call it, ‘Lost and Found’.

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        ET100 Maiden Flight

        By   1 month ago

        This is the first ‘small’ drone I’ve actually liked.  It’s not as small as the Tiny Whoop, but it can do acro better. -Rush

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        Armattan Chameleon vs Power Line

        By   1 month ago

        I took the Chameleon out for the second time after adjusting the rates and the hang time on this drone kept throwing me off. I’m so used to drones falling fast and hard when I let off the throttle, but I swear this thing seemed to have wings. Sadly, I must have clipped one of […]

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        Flying the Kopis 1 (WOW!)

        By   1 month ago

        Lunch break with the Kopis 1 at the old Charlotte Knights stadium.

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        Holybro Kopis 1 with Foxeer Box

        By   1 month ago

        Flying the Kopis 1 around for the first time with a Foxeer Box. The Equipment: Holybro Kopis 1 BNF (frsky receiver version) Foxeer Box at 1080p 30fps Fatshark HD2 with Furious True-D V3 TBS Triumph & ImmersionRC 8dbi patch on goggles Taranis X9D + Tattu R-Line 1550 (95c) 4s battery Dal Cyclone 5046C The Scoop: […]

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        Armattan Chameleon with GoPro Hero Session 5

        By   2 months ago

        I finally got around to replacing the Session 5 and thought I would try it out on the Chameleon. Here’s the first flight (fifth battery – yeah), stock PIDS. Just getting a feel for how fast it can move.

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        Learning to Land

        By   2 months ago

        It’s getting old trying to repair all the quads during the week, so I’ve decided to try and stop breaking them by learning how to land.  My brother said it was painful to watch.  I agree.  Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes.

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        BWhoop Maiden Flight

        By   2 months ago

          This little guy was supposed to be a Christmas present for my wife. Of course, I had to test it first. If you watch the ending you will see the last crash, which in my opinion was not that bad, but it did manage to destroy a motor.

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          Regrets

          By   2 months ago

          REGRETS (1,920 words) The reporter pulled out her tape recorder and, with practiced precision, used her thumb to flick it on and adjust the volume. Terrence listened to the sound of his voice being played back. “…he knew I wasn’t going to let him live. That’s when he really started to struggle. But I knew […]

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