Live-streaming YouTube Drone – Raspberry Pi

Live-streaming YouTube Drone – Raspberry Pi

I may need to build this

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Arm Chair Review: FrSky Taranis Q X7

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A few ripples have been made recently from FrSky, the makers of the Taranis 9X – one of the most popular radios for quadcoptor racing, has started to come close to releasing the Taranis Q X7.  While details are still flowing out, I’d say it’s worth a look at.

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Tiny Whoop Flight Controllers Comparison

Tiny Whoop Flight Controllers Comparison

Oscar Liang put up a handy compassion and 1km high review of the different Third Party boards for the Tiny Whoop.  Worth a skim if you’re thinking of upgrading. 

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Package tracking is driving me nuts

One thing in my town

One thing in Chicago

One thing maybe in New York?

Three things last seen on a boat from China

Don’t get into quadcoptors kids.  It’s stressful. 

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So, there are many perks of working for a college. One of them is whooping in the library when it’s closed. Scared the bejeezus out of the cleaning crew though.

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So I received all the things yesterday.  I honestly think I’m (mostly) done spending money on the Inductrix, save for some replacement bits as things wear out. 

First, that E-Flite box is the Celectra 4-Port Charger, and is one of the three best options out there for multi-battery charging, and probably the best for a novice.  It’s unreasonably bulky because it’s designed to use 4 D-Cell batteries or an (optional – as in not included m’fmrs) AC adapter.  However, the thing is fast, independent, and even actually got my E-Flite battery that wasn’t taking a charge to work.  And while at first I was frustrated with the size of the box, the fact my FPV monitor sits perfectly on top of it for charging is great.

Second, I’ve now got what I hope is enough batteries to get me through the winter.  Six Nitro Nectar batteries give me enough juice to fly around the house for about a half hour.  On top of that these things give WAY more punch than my old batteries did.

Third update for flight stuff today (as I won’t be flying at lunch) – I gave the wife a spin on this yesterday.  Much like myself, she had a lot of difficulties flying LOS, but with a bit of coaching she was able to start zipping around the living room a bit more.

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Ham Certification Update!

So I’m skipping the lunch log (I did fly, just mostly zipped around the office).  But – it looks like Saturday I’m taking my Amateur Radio (ham) Technician exam.

It’s 35 questions from a specific pool of 426.  You can miss 9 and still pass. I’ve been studying the flash cards, and I’m at 76% proficient there.  And today I took my first practice exam.

I missed 8 🙂

Still need to study more, but I feel like I may actually do this!

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With 4 205 mAh batteries and a 4 port charger you can fly nearly non stop or until your dog is too tired to run.

Huh… and I’ve ordered 6 batteries and a 4 port charger…

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Lunch Log: 2016-08-11

Flight Time

#1 Reason to fly microquads:

Today I decided to fly in the stairwell.  The focus was to fly up and down as best (and fast) as I could.  A bit of a primer for quad racing.  Didn’t do too bad, but I was still in very safe mode.  It was painfully short though due to a battery being down.

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Lunch Log: 2016-11-07

Flight Practice

Ahh…. this is where I got to fly.  No obstructions, almost no people.  I spent the time flying from one end, to the other, looping around that yellow cone, then up into the air where I dodged projectors, then landing on the stage where I was sitting.

Good times.

Unfortunately – I’ve got one battery that’s gone bad on me, which seems to be common with the stock battery that comes with the Induxctrix FPV.  So I only got about a total of 6 minutes air time, but what a six they were.

I also briefly put the quad in Acro mode.  Boy did I regret that one almost immediately!  A hell of a lot more punch, but I’m way more likely to crash.

On the upside, I did almost do a flip.

Some other notes: Over the weekend I went to my mothers, who has a good sized, fenced in yard.  With the wind still, I took it outside. I briefly flew over her house before a gust sent me down.  After that, I did a lot of flying around the yard, and even into the house itself.

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