Taken this morning. Gorgeous sunshine. Wondering where the frogs are. See that the water lilies look a bit goose ravaged, but not exhibiting the wholesale lethal slaughter muskrats can carry out. Fingers crossed.
Yowsa – went down to the pond this morning – and found 3 loose water lily pads floating. Left a message for the muskrat trapper. Then started to think a bit more – what else could do this? And the light went on, and I started googling – yeah. We had Canadian Geese on the pond yesterday. And today, water lily damage. Hmmm. And the various net gurus say – Geese love aquatic plants – including water lilies. And especiallyRead More
The water lilies I’d planted in spring of 2016 have come back. They survived the winter. And the muskrats. Thanks mainly to our outdoor water lovin muskrat munchin deck cats. They removed (know what I mean) all of the horrible water lily munchin muskrats early last spring – and have kept them out ever since. We planted 24 new water lilies this month as well (they’ll show up in force by mid-June) – and will be restocking fish on theRead More
Before I updated to Cleanflight 1.14.2, I was having vibration issues – causing my Loki 130mm quad to drift while in a hover. In random directions. And a drift that increased with time. Made stable flying (angle mode is my preferred stable flight mode) untenable. So, while still on CF 1.14.1, I started doing physical modifications to the stack, while quantifying my accelerometer data via BlackBox logging. Besides adding the O-rings on both sides of the OSD and FC, IRead More
A new frame – the 130mm Loki-X3, from helipad.com. I put the gear from my HB-122 into it. I find this frame better than the RMRC HellBender 122 because it doesn’t have loose motor mounting holes, it protects the camera and it has more prop clearance (sometimes the rear props touched on the HB frame). It just about fits in the palm of my hand. Configuration Storm 130 Loki-X3 frame RMRC 3s35c1100 battery pack (83 g) RMRC BLheli 4 in 1Read More
Boris on the dock, and another beautiful summer evening begins. Birds swooping low over the pond … hunting the bugs that come out at twilight, when the air is so still. Boris, our big black cat (he’s such a boss) is fascinated by the reflections of the birds on the water’s surface. As they swoop back and forth over the pond. Eating as they go. And the hunt never stops.