About

Gender

Male


Location

St Thomas Ontario


About Me:

Commercial pilot from 1969-1996 Eyes ears started going retired .


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

have had a real flight flight simulator on my computer for a year and a half my boys bought me a radian pro for my birthday I looked it up on line and see people put cameras and such on them stumbled on to your web site looking at different model air craft my boy taped his I pod under the radian and we got 6 minutes of video would be kind of cool to to build a plane just to take pictures When my boys were young we had glow planes and a spirit glider


Hometown:

St Thomas Ontario


Activity Feed

Carl La France commented on Bryce Johnson's blog post Follow me with Kite Skating a frozen lake
"Awe some  ! a coupe of times the drone had to hustle to keep up . ice boaters would go ga ga on that lake"
Dec 6, 2014
Carl La France commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post Lipo teardown
"Thanks for the "Heads up " Jack Then air is the oxidizer and moisture in the air could trigger a condition of thermal runaway. You mentioned a white powder forming on some of the plates. I thought it might be some form of oxidation , some grades of…"
Apr 20, 2014
Carl La France commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post Lipo teardown
"@Morli  I like Jack's  "lets tear the sucker down and see what makes it tick approach?" If it was any body but Jack
Munroe and Sgt Rick are right it is probably not a good idea to tear them down. We all have lypos we all know they swell up and we al…"
Apr 19, 2014
Carl La France commented on R. D. Starwalt's blog post Guess what was seen at the NMAM in Muncie, IN?
"Hi Doug thanks for sharing . One of the things I get out of a museum is the incredible things they did in the past with only the materials and tools they had available. Aircraft,Museum, Just walking in the door would be Awe inspiring. Have a great D…"
Apr 19, 2014
Carl La France commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post Lipo teardown
"Thanks Jack . I had a lypo go bad at 47 hours of use it swelled up I never took it apart to see if a chemical reaction built up a gas inside ? I had another one swell up just from sitting  that was not put in use? Happy Easter you guys!"
Apr 18, 2014
Carl La France commented on Emery c. Chandler's blog post Chinese man makes what out of what?!
"He was trying to build a Hoover craft ! note: it is tethered  the tuned exhaust makes all the difference"
Feb 22, 2014
Carl La France commented on X-Winder's blog post Service network for drones takes flight in ABQ
"looks like a meat grinder siting that close"
Feb 22, 2014
Carl La France commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post Google's indoor flying space
"A Place to park their toys!"
Feb 21, 2014
Carl La France commented on Graham Dyer's blog post Another 100km+ flight
"Hi Graham looks like a pretty consistent circle  considering drift from the wind  and acceleration and deceleration on the downwind and up wind legs with that distance achieved you could send the plane on a"mission!" just a bit off topic I was watch…"
Feb 11, 2014
Carl La France commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Experimenting with quads in free-fall
"auto parachute"
Feb 7, 2014
Carl La France commented on wilfrid.babilas's blog post WEBDrone-V flying on the Antarctic Peninsula
"Great video! excellent tool for finding open leads in the ice.how far are you from where the ship got stuck?I like the booties to keep the motors warm . is it amphibious  ?/ have a great day!"
Feb 5, 2014
Carl La France left a comment for R. D. Starwalt
"Hi  Doug here are a few more shots of the project..this past summer I have been diving the Niagara river off Fort
Erie .In the War 1812-14  1600 American soldiers crossed the river a little further to the east and got set up on a ridge 1/2 mile away…"
Jan 28, 2014
Carl La France commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Mission accomplished!
"Hey Trent Great Job! in flight planning we always considered the wind .It might be hard to find a route that parallels the wind but if you flew down wind you would pick up  ground speed and range Good Luck!"
Jan 25, 2014
Carl La France commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post Drone fly-in
"Some times "Run what you Brung" events are the best! just some good old boys and girls having fun!
The neat thing about" manual "you actually get to fly the machine! Have a great day!"
Jan 22, 2014
Carl La France commented on Richard Evans's blog post Working on endurance options
"@Richard your machine looks "robust!" since you are using "off the shelf" components some things you could try are smaller but more battery packs  and when one depleats you can jettison and use the next another thing you could do is try flying at ni…"
Jan 21, 2014
Carl La France commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Autonomous 52km/32mi Cross Country Flight
" Trent ,Congrats on the flight ! I have been following MyGeek Show from my beginning at DIY and have watched you grow sharing your failures and successes with us to where you are today You are an Inspiration to us all."
Jan 4, 2014
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