Drones, a pond and the bog out back …

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

Winter in the Backyard

March 16, 2019 Nature

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 …