Posted: 2015-11-08

Second time flying down at Svarterud stables (first flight) Nice late autumn weather.

Posted: 2015-10-26

Took the F550 out for it's first spin since April (I really do need to find more time for it). We were at Svarterud Gård (farm) where the stables the wife and kids ride at is located. Issues Missed…

Posted: 2015-07-23

Summer holidays are here and we'd promised the kids an overnight camping trip as part of them. We decided to head to Øyungen - it's about 2,5km uphill from the nearest bus stop - Skar - at the top of…

Posted: 2015-05-15

Finally did most of the build on the new FPV racing quad. Background Initial information was covered in this blog post but the basic idea was that I had a racing FPV250 kit but I disliked the frame. I…

Posted: 2015-04-21

Last year I built a 250 racing quad - HobbyKing's FPV250. Some of the more important parts that were included in the kit: 1 x FPV250 frame kit 4 x Multistar 1704 Motors (updated shafts) 4 x Afro V…

Posted: 2015-02-22

P's christmas present this year was a Tamiya CC-01 Unimog kit. We've gradually built it and yesterday completed it - so today he was able to try it outdoors for the first time.

Posted: 2015-02-22

Took the kids for a trip to Båntjern from Vettakollen - where we had a nice fire with sausages and marshmellows to cook. Then we headed home down Ankerveien to Sognsvann - past the stables and…

Posted: 2015-02-21

Headed out to Gaustadjordet with P and the Summit and Vorza. Fun - the summit is better on the snow of course - but there's just enough ice free for the vorza too. Lost two of the snow chains at the…

Posted: 2015-02-14

So - the summit slides a bit when the snow is icy on top. Just for fun I thought I'd make some chains for it. I started with a long length of chain. The links are perhaps a bit small but the next size…

Posted: 2014-12-21

'Tis the season ... ... so we put the outside tree lights up today: While I'm at it - here's this year's xmas card:

Posted: 2014-11-22

OK - so I decided to move the arduino end of the temperature sensor to the other end of the connection - that is indoors. This means that I use the ethernet cable as a simple onewire bus wire - not as…

Posted: 2014-10-28

So I've just spent the last two days being the conference photographer for Smidig 2014. Last thursday my boss (who is also on the management team for the conference) said "I'll get you free tickets if…

Posted: 2014-10-15

So - the solder breadboards arrived today so I soldered up the circuitry. I've switched to using parasitic power mode for the 1-wire temperature sensors (DS18B20's). To do this you tie both power and…

Posted: 2014-10-14

So - we've insulated the sleeping room (originally a garden cushion box) for the rabbits and mounted a heating panel that should keep it between 12˚C and 15˚C. But we need to keep an eye on it. I…

Posted: 2014-10-04

Finally got hold of the insulation for the rabbits bedroom. It's 5cm thick expanded polystyrene. For now that's enough. I have fitted a special low voltage heater that will keep the area between 12C…

Posted: 2014-09-22

UPDATE Flytrex Core/Live service is now discontinued. This article is kept only for historical reasons Flytrex Core I've been flying for a while with the first generation flytrex core. This sits…

Posted: 2014-09-21

Flying near Vinland (Gan). Testing a new 9000mah battery (extended life vs. extra weight) but didn't get to find out. About 6 mins in - the OSD info stopped updating position and then as I brought it…

Posted: 2014-09-14

Flying near Vinland (Gan).

Latest flickr images

Turned up in a garlic bed unexpectedly :)
Femsjøen sky
A first test of the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer tracker head. This shot is made up of 10 shots - each 2 mins at f/2,8 ISO 100 14mm. Merged using Starry Landscape Tracker then adjusted in PS (merged in one shorter exposure at the bottom to get a a sharper land silhouette. You can see that even out of town - still struggling with light pollution - far too much light in the sky. But - still fun to play with.
Langlielva near Elveli
Introduction between a norweigan fjord horse and a halfling to see if they could share a paddock. The introduction went well - they now keep each other company in the paddock every day
Evening trees
Mist settling over the trees on a hillside behind a ploughed field