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  1. Thread: Galileo down

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    Galileo down

    Good thing we have the Russians and the Americans delivering GPS services because the European one has just crashed. All satellites are off-line.

    They say it will be back up before the end of the...
  2. Things you didn't know about the 2019 Canadian drone regs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWDD1VhqdTM
  3. Send me one, I'll review it.

    Send me one, I'll review it.
  4. Thread: Hello from Texas!

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    I AM... LORD OF THE CRICKETS! (no, it's just my...

    I AM... LORD OF THE CRICKETS! (no, it's just my creaking bones).
  5. Thread: Hello from Texas!

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    Even though (sadly) it's mainly just crickets...

    Even though (sadly) it's mainly just crickets chirping these days :-(
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    Why 250g? Here's why

    Many regulators around the world have settled on 250g as the threshold below which registration (and sometimes regulation) is not required for our models. If the authorities ever decide to change...
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    Answer: It's white. :-)

    Answer: It's white. :-)
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    I'll do it! :)

    I'll do it! :)
  9. I'm using Eric's music in some of my vids now...

    I'm using Eric's music in some of my vids now too. Good stuff!
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    The only effective way to reduce the length of...

    The only effective way to reduce the length of the antenna is to use a "loaded" system. This has a coil in the active element to effectively make it look "longer" than its actual physical length.
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    Rules are obviously a necessity -- since far too...

    Rules are obviously a necessity -- since far too many people lack the commonsense or intelligence to make sensible, safe decisions.

    However, I do find it incredulous that we have people with (in...
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    Just track their membership figures and you'll...

    Just track their membership figures and you'll see.

    And it's so nice to see you've not lost any of your charm :-)
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    I wouldn't worry... UAVSI is becoming...

    I wouldn't worry... UAVSI is becoming increasingly less relevant by the day.
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    Hell yeah... spying is where it's at. Do you...

    Hell yeah... spying is where it's at. Do you mean you can use these drones for other purposes too? Like what... knocking down airliners?

    Yep... for those who haven't seen it, watch the house...
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    I'm also using Davinci Resolve, having switched...

    I'm also using Davinci Resolve, having switched from Sony/Magix Movie Studio after the fiasco that was the last version update.

    As Glenstr has said, Resolve is very powerful but even more...
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    The last Hitec charger I reviewed was pretty good...

    The last Hitec charger I reviewed was pretty good and it has become my preferred unit at home.
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    The easiest (and best) way to measure axial ratio...

    The easiest (and best) way to measure axial ratio is to place a reflector behind the receiving antenna and see how much of a dip/increase in signal strength you get as you move it towards and away...
  18. Yes, you can fry the receiver module in your...

    Yes, you can fry the receiver module in your goggles but personally, I prefer them boiled and served with a lovely bechamel sauce. :-)
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    I've been using the Aomway Commanders for a...

    I've been using the Aomway Commanders for a couple of months now and they're okay but the IPD adjustment is very loose on my pair and the plastic faceplate is no longer a good fit against the body of...
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    I don't think you have to join... just follow...

    I don't think you have to join... just follow their stated procedures (which involves the use of a spotter/observer).
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    Be very careful... obtaining your refund requires...

    Be very careful... obtaining your refund requires you to enter into a civil contract that you agree to "always" fly under the provisions of 336. Jonathan Ruprecht (spelling?) who assisted John...
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    The key is that "unless you operate under the...

    The key is that "unless you operate under the procedures of an approved model flying association", FPV is technically illegal.
  23. Thread: Advantages

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    A ground station (with antennas on a pole) often...

    A ground station (with antennas on a pole) often gives much better video (due to the effect of antenna height on the Fresnel Zone) but not always. If you're flying under a tree canopy then a low...
  24. Thread: Batteries

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    Mainly 1300mAH. There's often a law of...

    Mainly 1300mAH. There's often a law of diminishing returns as you go up in battery capacity - but it also depends on the size of your craft. Most of mine are 210-220 size so those using 250 frames...
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    Yes, a global body to represent drone fliers...

    Yes, a global body to represent drone fliers (racing craft, Phantom-menace users and all the other variants) needs to be formed in a way that attracts the millions of folk who have a drone but...
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