Today was a day of great fail. First, my FPV plane on its maiden flight got stuck in a tree. A friend of mine was piloting it and got a bit too close. On a positive note, the flight up until the crash was awesome. I am amazed at how fast the skysurfer plane isContinue Reading
Now I’m getting a bit more comfortable in my flights. I have a good flight done from around my house as well a new PIP with the FPV OSD overlay.
I’ve been flying quite a bit lately and experimenting with different video configurations. I’ve made a few tweaks to the Naza config and the improvement is notice. Take a look!
My wife and I have decided to open our own store to sell some of the things that we make. I’ve gotten pretty good at using my laser, 3d printer, and mill/lathe to make anything from lasercut letters to aluminum idlers for printers. My wife makes soaps and various textile based items. Please check itContinue Reading
The TBS Discovery had two cameras on board. One of which is one that is used for FPV and streams analog video for FPV purposes. The second one is a gopro which captures 1080p video of the flight. The high resolution causes vibration to be very noticable. I’ve already balanced the props/frame, so the nextContinue Reading
Continuing with my normal tradition, its time to dust off the quadcopters and get to flying. So to get things kicked off I decided to convert my DJI F450 into a TBS Discovery. I’ve added some leg extensions to the bottom to make landings and takeoffs easier. I’ve also added some additional lighting for flyingContinue Reading
I’ve grown to appreciate the use of an LCD+SD on my repraps. It allows you to operate them headless (not connected to a computer). On my mm1.5 I designed an lcd mount that was diagonal. It worked well, but stuck out much further than I liked. For the MM2, I wanted to mount it closeContinue Reading
My oldest son is 3 years old and is going through a phase that is typically called “threevil”. To help constrain his behavior in a positive way, I’ve decided to launch a token system at my house. It serves to teach him the concepts of currency and savings while keeping it positive. There areContinue Reading
I’ve been having few jamming issues on my rostock max. One of the things that is a bit complex (and noisy) is the extruder. I decided to try a few different options out. I modified the airtripper design for the standard seemecnc pushfit connectors. I also made an adapter for the brutstruder groovemount which wouldContinue Reading
I like to watch cartoons with my son and I regularly introduce him to different shows. One of the shows that Netflix suggested was “Spider Riders”. My son and I started watching it and he really liked it. Unfortunately this show was not very popular and there is almost no merchandise for it. To makeContinue Reading