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First 5″ Drone – Radix FC

May 18, 2019 Drones

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

Loki-X3 Frame – Dodo FC

December 4, 2016 Drones

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

Such a tiny drone …

November 27, 2016 Drones

A 24g Blade Inductrix BNF FPV drone – still considered lethal by the FAA outdoors, if flown FPV without a spotter.  Well, the wind is too much for this little critter (in spite of what the FAA thinks) so I fly it indoors, FPV, during our long dark cold winter months. I boosted its performance, by replacing the 1.25mm plug with a 2.00mm plug – and now it runs like smoke and oakum.  The original power plug would cause LVC to comeRead More

Jan n Jims – from the Air

September 24, 2016 Drones, Family

Took this on labor day, at Jan and Jims place.

A Tiny Drone

August 17, 2016 Drones

Drones.  Specifically, this tiny 122mm drone.  Been flying it FPV about my yard.  Following the paths under the trees and larger bushes.  Can just about do this now, without catching it in the foliage – if you look closely at the following pics, you can see green crap plastered to the standoffs.  It’s from various leaves and grasses.  I think the camera lens needs a cleaning as well. The video (at the top) was taken a couple days ago – it’sRead More

A Tough Tiny Drone

June 8, 2016 Drones

Pics of my 122 mm drone.  Small enough to keep on going, no matter what I fly it into.  Trees.  Grass.  Bushes.  The side of my barn.  Doesn’t matter.  This one’s got a Dodo flight controller, a DOGE OSD, and a 4in1 ESC.

Sunset by Drone

June 1, 2016 Drones, Nature

Yet another sunset photo – this one from a drone, hovering high over our yard, early yesterday evening.

Last bit of the first flight of the year – or – a man, his dog and his drone …

March 8, 2016 Drones

The very end, of a very serendipitous, first flight — of the year.  Miles (the ex wonder dog) was there, of course.  Drone was my P3A.

A Brown Winters Day from a Drone

January 3, 2016 Drones

Noodling about the yard in a drone – on a recent snowless winters day. Was flying a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. Vid was recorded with camera color set to log mode – which creates a shockingly dull video, but doesn’t throw out any data while recording. Leaves it all there for post processing. Edits were done with Corel Video Studio Pro v8. Settled on an auto level filter for putting the color back. Added some music – and here weRead More

Droning on …

September 21, 2015 Drones, Nature

Edits consisting of many short scenes cut to the music.  Used the new DJI P3A to get the footage.  I like this video editing technique.  Plan to use it from now on.