Drones, a pond and the bog out back …

Pond at low light – days end …

March 27, 2021 Nature

3 current pics – today – and one from last summer. Charlie and my shadow. And the pond. Always the pond.

No More Facebook for Me

March 4, 2021 Family

I quit facebook a couple weeks ago. Triggered by FB banning me for 7 days for swearing. (Fuck facebook, eh?) No warning. Just a ban. For something I’d done before, without any issue. So – that told me it wasn’t really my FB page at all – it was FB’s. Also – the friends. They aren’t really friends. And the judging – all that liking, and disliking. Passing my judgements on others … through with that too. Whew that!!!! FBRead More

Snowing outside …

February 15, 2021 Drones, Nature

FPV – A Faster Cut

September 20, 2020 Drones, Nature

Really did it this time. Caught up with my learning – and flew the heck out of it.

Seasons

July 14, 2020 Nature

Does Paradise Exist?

June 12, 2020 Nature

The question has come up …

Planking the Pinta

February 29, 2020 Boats

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.

A Simple 3″ HD Drone (DJI FPV)

February 26, 2020 Drones

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

A Pond Loving Morning with Charlie

June 7, 2019 Family, Nature

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