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« Reply #30 on: Mar 12th, 2017, 6:22pm »

on Mar 12th, 2017, 5:49pm, A k 9 wrote:
That was awesome Gort. Check this out cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iype_B-nZBM&feature=em-uploademail



That was an excellent video and the drone no doubt of professional quality. Fort Stewart is a huge operation and Iím very familiar with the base. Those tanks use a turbine (jet) engine, not sure about the Bradleys? Quite an operation!
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« Reply #31 on: Mar 20th, 2017, 12:33pm »

More drone fun. grin

The kids seemed impressed?

http://www.mrgodzilla.com/Dronefun.wmv


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« Reply #32 on: Mar 20th, 2017, 3:42pm »

When flying the drone, you can use the goggles which provide a first person view (FPV). Also, there is a monitor which allows you to quickly glance up to visually contact the drone. By far using the goggles is more exciting and realistic. But itís always reassuring to actually see what the drone is doing.

As Iíve mentioned before the camera signal is also embedded with an on-screen display (OSD). This provides telemetry such as altitude, maximum speed, and battery voltage. Battery voltage is particularly important because if it gets too low the drone is going down. Even if you hit return to home, if thereís not enough power the drone will simply land in place. This is an option set up to save the battery. Sometimes I wonder if this is a wise choice since Iíd rather lose the battery than the drone.

If a Lipo is discharged more than 50% it may never recover. So, this is why itís important to keep an eye on your battery voltage. In my case I need to be headed home if the battery voltage drops below 13.
As you can see from the OSD I was safe. I had 11 minutes of airtime and traveled almost a mile. My altitude was not very high but that was never the intent. Also, my maximum speed was not very fast. So, all of this information is reported at the end of the flight after the drone lands. Note also that my maximum amperes were 50. This is only a momentary situation probably when I ascend quickly. Normally the amp draw is around 30 or slightly less.

I record the video using a set up with a receiver and 2 DVD recorders. The 2 recorders are redundant in case one fails. It helps to record the OSD to review the flight in case something went wrong. The OSD is recorded as is a clean copy of the video from the camera itself. The attached pictures show the recording set up and the FPV goggles.

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« Reply #33 on: Mar 24th, 2017, 08:25am »

Walking a dog grin


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« Reply #34 on: Mar 24th, 2017, 08:49am »

Poor Biscuit. grin

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« Reply #35 on: Mar 25th, 2017, 07:34am »

Amazon Drones smiley

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/amazon-prime-air-drone-completes-its-first-us-public-delivery/ar-BByHJZ7?OCID=ansmsnnews11
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« Reply #36 on: Mar 29th, 2017, 4:42pm »

The war against koke

http://www.mrgodzilla.com/Abrams.wmv
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« Reply #37 on: Mar 29th, 2017, 8:15pm »

328 feet near the end, boats, fishing, basketball and droning grin

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« Reply #38 on: Mar 29th, 2017, 9:42pm »

Man, look at the toys kids have today. When I went over to my grandparents as a kid they had a stick and a metal wheel, and you balance and roll the wheel with the stick tongue
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« Reply #39 on: Apr 10th, 2017, 4:33pm »

This is my latest RC adventure. The chassis for this car is a Tamiya TA 07 Pro. Itís an all-wheel-drive, belt driven frame. The body for this car will eventually be a GT 40 (Ford) but for now it has a body that I used many years ago and as you can tell it has had several adventures with the curb. But at least it gives me an idea of what the chassis and body will look like and also for the neighbors who drive up and down the street an opportunity before they run over my little one 10th scale Ferrari.
This car is very fast can probably do over a real 30 mph. I run it off a receiver and transmitter that is used for airplanes and helicopters, a spare but itís very precise and after programming the electronic speed control (ESC) and receiver (no easy task) I get a full range of movement from very fast to very slow, forward and reverse. A video will be forthcoming as usual. Debating whether to put first person view into this or not?



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« Reply #40 on: May 6th, 2017, 11:36am »

Another work in progress

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« Reply #41 on: May 15th, 2017, 7:26pm »

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« Reply #42 on: May 18th, 2017, 5:24pm »

The Ford 2017 GT 40 (attachment posts will be cut on the finished version)

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« Reply #43 on: May 24th, 2017, 12:43pm »

Short clip GT40. Need more room to open it up.

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« Reply #44 on: May 26th, 2017, 10:34am »

Court ruling nullifies US requirement that hobbyists register drones

FAA ponders options as appellate court withholds enforcing decision for seven days.

David Kravets
5/19/2017

A federal appeals court on Friday struck down a regulation requiring the public to register drones. The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found that the Federal Aviation Administration did not have the authority to regulate so-called "model aircraft."

If it stands, the decision (PDF) means that the public does not have to abide by the FAA requirement established in 2015. The ruling is not yet enforceable, however, as the court gave the FAA seven days (PDF) to consider its legal options.

To legally fly a drone, hobbyists are currently required to pay a $5 fee and dole out their name, home address, and e-mail address. They must display a registration sticker on the drone that includes a number unique to the registered drone.

There was mixed reaction to the ruling today. Some said the registration was needed to provide accountability to dangerous pilots. Others, including a Maryland hobbyist who brought the case, suggested the registration requirement was overzealous regulation.

"As of today, no American has been seriously injured by hobby drones," John Taylor said in an interview with MarketWatch. "They may get cuts or bruises, but look at ATVs and watercraft, where dozens are killed every year. It's all a reaction to new technology. People are afraid of drones because theyíre something new."

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The FAA can abide by the decision or ask the court to reconsider its ruling. It could also appeal to the Supreme Court or ask Congress to legislatively grant the FAA registration authority.

"We are carefully reviewing the US Court of Appeals decision as it relates to drone registrations," the FAA said in a prepared statement. "The FAA put registration and operational regulations in place to ensure that drones are operated in a way that is safe and does not pose security and privacy threats. We are in the process of considering our options and response to the decision."

Ahead of Friday's ruling, the FAA told the appeals court that "it would threaten the safety of the national airspace system" if the court nullified the registration requirement.

Drone enthusiasts have registered more than 550,000 unmanned aircraft with the FAA. Registration was required to be updated every three years. Maximum penalties for failing to comply included three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The decision does not affect requirements that commercial drone operators abide by, as that class of drone operator already worked under different rules. Those regulations included the need to take a test to get a license to fly.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/05/court-ruling-would-nullify-us-requirement-that-hobbyists-register-drones/

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