Second model boat – the Pinta. Planking the hull this week. A lotta close ups – so you can almost feel the wood – just reach out, and touch it. Tech note: Have to soak the planks for 24hrs, before they are pliant enough to wrap the lines of the hull, without breaking.
This is the tale of a newly built drone, arising from a broken arm on an actual new DJI FPV HD drone, and the fact that I had on hand an analog 3″ drone I was no longer interested in flying. I had an iFlight Titan DC2 that I got a month back. A nice flying quad … Which met an untimely end after colliding with a basketball backboard while indoor flying this week. It dropped 15′ to the hardRead More
My first 5″ quad – flew it today. Been flying 3″ and smaller. This is a honey. BrainFPV supplied the BrainFPV Radix F4 FC, the Hobbywing 45A 4in1 ESC, the Hobbywing Xrotor 2306/2400 motors, the 5×3 Gemfan props, the TBS nano CRSF, the TBS vTx. I provided my own cam, frame and batt. I let BrainFPV source the gear cuz I’d not done 5″ before. And I’m really glad I did that. This thing flew for 8.5 min before myRead More
Winter fascinates. From the metallic dimpled icy plating laid over the back deck over night … to the newly minted deer paths (more like highways – some serious hoof work) in all that vast whiteness down there … Leaving a weak, waning sunset, colder, to complete the day …
Catching up, since last fall. The Minnows made it through the winter. They patrol the pond, and are busy breeding under the water lilies – you see ripples coming from the edges of the lily pads. Haven’t seen a blue gill yet – hmmmm. Of course, there are frogs, toads, etc. And flying birds. And snakes. And turtles. And fishing birds – Herons. The odd duck or two – they never stay. And beauty. So much so – I hadRead More
Photos of a pond. Our pond. Taken in still water – water as smooth as glass. In early Sept of this year. The water lilies are still robust. Water level is down about 18″ – was a dry summer, and we haven’t caught up yet. And it’s drop dead gorgeous. Reflections to boot.
Wanted to see what the minnows breeding under the water lilies saw. So, I stuck a GoPro onto the end of a long slender board (inside a waterproof case), started up the camera, turned on the video – and shoved it underwater. Just to see if there was anything worth filming. Had to shoot blind, as there was no feedback from the GoPro. This is the result – somewhat edited. In the first scene, there are two minnows, swimming underRead More