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    Having a great time here at NAFPV. Holy crap! I...

    Having a great time here at NAFPV. Holy crap! I flew my mini drak a dozen times, including in an epic six wing formation. Michael Nieves was the other mini Drak in the formation and we hung out later...
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    Start with something cheap, you're probably going...

    Start with something cheap, you're probably going to crash a few times.

    I'd start with something that looks easy on this page:
    http://store.flitetest.com/swappable-series/

    The FT Explorer...
  3. That was great to hear. I hope we get to listen...

    That was great to hear. I hope we get to listen to the case more as it goes on.

    I love how at the end they get to the reason for some laws came from 9/11, and how it's meant to prevent hijacking...
  4. Dusty, that's a great application you've got...

    Dusty, that's a great application you've got there. I'm curious if you have any resources where I could learn about the plans and progress, and what other bathymetry work is in progress now. A friend...
  5. I was about to suggest the Winged Shadow Thermal...

    I was about to suggest the Winged Shadow Thermal Scout Vario, but it looks like they're out of business. :(
    It's still a good option if you can find one.

    There's a FrSKY precision Vario that...
  6. Thread: Mini Drak

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    Been refreshing for a few days, waiting for this...

    Been refreshing for a few days, waiting for this day... :D
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    That was awesome Hoss, thanks! I can't wait to...

    That was awesome Hoss, thanks! I can't wait to build and fly mine now.
  8. Soon the TSA's gonna be checking out everyone who...

    Soon the TSA's gonna be checking out everyone who wants to fly a drone commercially:

    http://www.suasnews.com/2016/03/getting-pilots-license-fly-drones-new-regulations-soon-go-effect/

    Great...
  9. I'm just across the lake from Plattsburgh. About...

    I'm just across the lake from Plattsburgh. About an hour away. I'm also an hour away from Crown Point.

    We've got a quad-oriented drone group over in the Burlington area you're welcome to check out...
  10. Thread: Mini Drak

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    I'm interested! I'll pre-order one.

    I'm interested! I'll pre-order one.
  11. Check your voltage getting to the camera and VTX....

    Check your voltage getting to the camera and VTX.
    I had a build where I was giving too much voltage to a TBS69, and it looked fine until I powered up.
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    Would anyone with a nice stabilized quad setup be...

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    I had a bad pizza-box launch on my first launch. ...

    I had a bad pizza-box launch on my first launch. The second launch worked great tho..


    https://vimeo.com/128420057

    I need to get one more good flight in, then I'll post an edited video of my...
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    Backed! I wanna eventually do some pro surveying...

    Backed! I wanna eventually do some pro surveying work... and would love it if this wing became the standard.

    I've been waiting and hoping AaronGX got his in the air... I know Chris can launch it...
  15. The sense and avoid is one part of it... but the...

    The sense and avoid is one part of it... but the other part is that they want to ensure that every aircraft is manufactured in a way that conforms to standards. How does that translate to me gluing...
  16. Congressional hearing on FAA's drone regulations

    This is a must-watch:
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?324992-1/hearing-potential-benefits-privacy-concerns-drones

    Essentially a great conversation, and there's lots of "what the hell are you...
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    Synology NAS with 4TB in Raid-1 :)

    Synology NAS with 4TB in Raid-1 :)
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    Welcome! 802 represent! There might be 3-4 of us...

    Welcome! 802 represent! There might be 3-4 of us in VT now. There's a meetup or two you can look for too. Send me your email in a private message and I'll invite you next time one comes up.

    I...
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    Billy, Laming the center section is easier than...

    Billy, Laming the center section is easier than it looks... Here's what I'd do next time. The key is to cover the wing / shoulders first because the strips between relief cuts will leave space...
  20. Thread: led bulbs

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    Those sequins would be wired in parallel, powered...

    Those sequins would be wired in parallel, powered by small 5V BEC. You'd have to solder some lightweight wire to the pads on either side. They're really low power though, so I'd put three or more...
  21. Thread: led bulbs

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    Hey Addict. You've got lots of options, LEDs...

    Hey Addict. You've got lots of options, LEDs from Adafruit.com and sparkfun.com are going to work.

    My top two choices would be on the bigger side.. (on each of these links, the red and green are...
  22. Thread: Z3 S 47''

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    Thanks CK!

    Thanks CK!
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    Nothing like fall colors to motivate my build. I...

    Nothing like fall colors to motivate my build. I spent a lot of time stressing over what to do on the nose, but finally did a good 3D print for the TBS 69 + the GoPro3, and just finished up painting...
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    Looking awesome! You fit your gopro on the nose...

    Looking awesome! You fit your gopro on the nose with a flight cam! I had just given up, and ordered a mobius. I've gotta try again!
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    Brilliant, thanks CK. This build is very...

    Brilliant, thanks CK. This build is very forgiving and stress-free. I usually have to mull things over on a Zephyr build, but each time I complete a step here, I realize I'm just thinking too...
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