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To Build a Drone

By   3 hours 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   2 days 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   3 days 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 week 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   2 weeks 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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My Drone Workspace

By   2 weeks ago

I’m not a neat freak, but the site of my workspace just makes me tired.  To my credit though, the desk is usually much cleaner than this. 

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Diet Day 3 of 90

By   2 weeks ago

It may be a few days or longer before my prepackaged food arrives.  In the meantime I stopped by the store and picked up a few things.  Sadly, these look better than some of the food that’s arriving.  

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Diet Day 1 of 90

By   2 weeks ago

Just to recap, I have a bet with a co-worker that I can loose a higher percentage of body weight in 90 days than she can.  There’s money on the line, and I don’t like to gamble, so I’m going to update this section of the blog frequently in the hopes it will help keep […]

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Kwadcamp

By   2 weeks ago

Kwadcamp is a Rotor Riot group that helps new drone (racing & freestyle) pilots build, tune, and fly like a master.  Their Facebook group is a great place to get expert advice on any issues you may be having with your quad/drone/kwad.  They also offer classes in-person, but you will probably need to travel.  The […]

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Resolution

By   3 weeks ago

A friend of mine once told me the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result.  Sometimes you get lucky though.  Sadly, in my particular case, Lady Luck and I have a toxic relationship. 

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    Review: The Biker, by J.D. Mader

    By   6 days ago

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

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      Lost and Found

      By   6 days 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 week 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 week 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 week ago

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

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      Holybro Kopis 1 with Foxeer Box

      By   2 weeks 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   3 weeks 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   3 weeks 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   3 weeks 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 weeks 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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