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Transitioning from conventional helis to multirotors for hobby photography. Also scale/sport flying.


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Oliver replied to Chris Spatgen's discussion Taranis 6 Position Switch for 6 Flight Modes w/APM 2.5 & Mission Planner
"Hi CyberCrash,
I'd sure like those too, can you append them to a post here? Thanks!"
Jul 4, 2014
Oliver replied to Eric Coronel's discussion LiPo charger in IRIS
"Eric, what I'm saying is try not to use more than 80% of your battery's capacity. That's different than 80% being left - it would be 20% left. But as Gary Mortimer mentions, in the long run using a timer works really well for most applications. As F…"
Jun 17, 2014
Oliver commented on Marque Cornblatt's blog post Unbreakable Airframe Testing Footage
"@ Bill Patterson: I know you're probably being modest and careful not to be overtly promoting your product in this forum but could we please have a teeny little clue about where we can get a look at your nifty-sounding mini-H frame?
Also, regarding…"
Jun 17, 2014
Oliver commented on Marque Cornblatt's blog post Unbreakable Airframe Testing Footage
"@Brian: Same problem as in a crash - a bullet would likely take it down instantly as all of its energy  would transfer to the aircraft and its components. Some component or another would fail, at least temporarily, from such a shock.
This thing is a…"
Jun 17, 2014
Oliver commented on Marque Cornblatt's blog post Unbreakable Airframe Testing Footage
"We trad-heli R/C pilots learned long ago that replacing stock plastic rotorhead parts with nifty aftermarket alloy and carbon fiber bits has the unfortunate side effect of moving the damage in a crash deeper into the machinery, where it can be more…"
Jun 17, 2014
Oliver commented on Hugues's blog post PIXHAWK powering critical attention points - Wiki complementary information
"@ Hughes:

Exactly, those words make no automatic sense to anyone except the already initiated. And now I'm really confused: We are to connect signal and ground wires together??  And some will ask, "What's the "servo rail"? This is what I'm talking…"
Jun 16, 2014
Oliver commented on Hugues's blog post PIXHAWK powering critical attention points - Wiki complementary information
"This discussion is way too confusing and has way too much confusing terminology. Perhaps someone could put some photographs of the appropriate and inappropriate wiring connections together. Shocking as it may be to Joe Q. Engineer, there are scads o…"
Jun 16, 2014
Oliver replied to Eric Coronel's discussion LiPo charger in IRIS
"Eric, understand that the half-charge is something you need to do only when putting your Lipos into long-term storage.
Recommendations vary regarding what long-term means. Personally I have been using Lipos pretty much since they became available an…"
Jun 16, 2014
Oliver commented on Oliver's blog post Drunk Hockey Fans Mistake Phantom For LAPD Drone, Down It!
"@hotelzululima: A ridiculous assertion and just as irresponsible (or even more so) as the article: My dentist was seen buying parts for his quad at our LHS and that must mean he is now hovering around our bathroom window to make sure we're brushing…"
Jun 15, 2014
Oliver commented on Oliver's blog post Drunk Hockey Fans Mistake Phantom For LAPD Drone, Down It!
"UPDATE: Late this evening the author of this pulp fiction, one Hunter Walker (a phoney Hollywood wannabe name if ever there was one), apparently a staff member of this "Business Insider" site,  added to the very bottom of his English 101 essay the f…"
Jun 14, 2014
Oliver commented on Oliver's blog post Drunk Hockey Fans Mistake Phantom For LAPD Drone, Down It!
"This BS has now been up online for most of the day. I've just sent an email to the author at "Business Insider" politely pointing out the gross error of identification and inviting him to learn a bit about drones here and at Gary McCray's new Drones…"
Jun 14, 2014
Oliver posted a blog post
Yellow journalism runs amok with another Drone Drama, getting it wrong, again:The San Francisco Chronicle (a notorious hack-blatt with an accuracy record roughly that of the National Enquirer) has stolen re-posted a story and video clip from somethi…
Jun 14, 2014
Oliver commented on Andrew Chapman's blog post It’s Okay to Call Them Drones. Seriously, That’s What They’re Called
"I've decided that I will henceforth refer to all drones as "Ralph.""
Jun 14, 2014
Oliver commented on Andrew Chapman's blog post It’s Okay to Call Them Drones. Seriously, That’s What They’re Called
"This is going to devolve into a pissing contest between commercial entities invested in one word or another with occasional squeaks from a pilot being chased down the beach by an angry mob with torches and pitchforks. The conversation has  entertain…"
Jun 14, 2014
Oliver commented on Andrew Chapman's blog post It’s Okay to Call Them Drones. Seriously, That’s What They’re Called
"@ArileyS:
In your otherwise excellent comments you wrote "...the US media is largely responsible for the demonization of the word [drone]...."
No, "largely" is incorrect, it should be "entirely."  Everyone knows that the media feeds on negatives. Po…"
Jun 14, 2014
Oliver commented on Andrew Chapman's blog post It’s Okay to Call Them Drones. Seriously, That’s What They’re Called
"@ Andy: Brilliant!
At the field:
"Is that a (gasp!) drone?"
"No, ma'am, it's a Hell Hornet."

Love it! Gonna use it! Fark 'em if they can't take a joke.
Seriously: As I have already written here, the attempt to engineer a change in the language is d…"
Jun 14, 2014
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