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About Me:

Just a guy with too much time on his hands. I live a great geographic region of Alberta, Canada. Located on the edge of the foothills along the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies, It is only an hour drive (west) into the majestic Rockies., And to the east, is awe-inspiring,open prairie. Wide open blue skies and flat landing areas :) The only "con" is that it is always so bloody windy here. Since I am only a newcomer to this exciting hobby, I am still learning before I throw my money into the sky :)


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I just wanna fly! I spend hours every week watching TV shows along the lines of Aerial America or Wings Over Canada...stuff like that. And I realized that now I have a chance to create my own spectacular aerial videography of my own "Back yard" (so to speak)


Activity Feed

Stew Skinner commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New service to "take control of reckless or malicious drones"
"Maybe it's as easy as:http://lifehacker.com/5305094/how-to-crack-a-wi-fi-networks-wep-pas...
or 
http://lifehacker.com/5873407/how-to-crack-a-wi-fi-networks-wpa-pas...

I don't know which is used on DJI or Solo systems...but maybe this is the start…"
Oct 30, 2015
Stew Skinner commented on Bertrand Duchiron's blog post Cheap IR LIDAR Lite (90$)
"Can this be used in photogrammetry? Is there anything that can deal with penetrating forest canopy (in a useable RC model size)?

Cheers,
Stew"
Feb 2, 2015
Stew Skinner commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Permanent TFRs issued for major sporting events and Disney properties
"So is the Blimp banned from sports events? Oh wait... Corporate money will get around that TFR."
Nov 5, 2014
Stew Skinner commented on Chris Anderson's blog post CanberraUAV daily reports from the Outback Challenge
"Good luck guys ;)
Go make us all proud of the open source brain-power!"
Sep 24, 2014
Stew Skinner commented on FPV Quads's blog post Release of G-Frame from FPVQUADS.COM
"Should have called it "The Scorpion"....just sayin :) It's a cool design. Not too sure what to think about the wheels...But a very cool design."
Feb 19, 2013
Stew Skinner commented on Randall Kolchins's blog post Low Cost Thermal Pan Tilt Zoom (FLIR PTZ) Gimbal WISH LIST
"Lets not forget to mention good radio shielding. Read about too many cameras have spikes of radio leakage causing UHF issues.

What would be a nice feature would be to have the ability to switch between the 2 cameras by just triggering a switch on…"
Dec 11, 2012
Stew Skinner commented on crystal garris's blog post Techpod kickstarter launch .
"What will be the replacement cost for that big plastic camera dome? I have seen in posts regarding Foamaroo camera dome, is that good quality (low image distortion) plastic domes ain't cheap.  How bad is the sun glare through the dome?

I think it…"
Aug 24, 2012