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My Loki 130 - Showing the Low Vibration Stack

Cleanflight 1.14.2 – Clears up the Vibrations

January 2, 2017 Drones

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 Late Winter Drone with Optional Gravy

March 18, 2016 Drones, Nature

This is the long version of the short drone snippet published a couple posts back.  It features music by Mutant Smith, https://www.reverbnation.com/mutantsmith/, my son-in-law.  Small world.  Enjoy.

Droning About

December 24, 2015 Drones

  Taken in our yard, with a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced. An end of the day flight, the sun low on the horizon.

The Dream of Flight – with both feet on the ground!

December 1, 2015 Drones

That’s Boris the cat, watching reflections of birds on th ponds surface … dreaming …Ahhh – to dream of flight – and then to live that dream, with both feet still on the ground?  Oh yeah. To see what I saw while flying – view at 720p  But not with my older std live video crap … To see what I saw while flying – view at 480p (720×480) I tried all the usual things … various noise filters expensiveRead More