Category: Radio Control

Posted: 2019-11-17

Picked up the new mavic mini to test - thinking it might be a good training drone for the kids. First test was only a couple of minutes - limited free time as always. Three images - first taken at…

Posted: 2017-07-03

Testing some of the mapping and 3d/photogrammetry apps out there with the mavic yesterday. Had some issues with the mavic's camera focus (was out of focus even when pre-set) so I'll need to try again…

Posted: 2017-03-04

So although I have a couple of basher trucks and one high speed buggy - I didn't have a good slow/powerful rock climber truck. After digging thru a fair number of sites - I decided that the Axial RR1…

Posted: 2016-03-14

I send my flight data to flytrex (update: service is now discontinued) while flying, and I also upload the flight records to healthy drones afterwards. Both show a graph of temperature over time…

Posted: 2016-03-13

Today's flights were just practicing controls - round and round in circles trying to get smoother at lining up shots etc. No video - it would be extremely boring.

Posted: 2016-02-28

Flying Just having fun. Three flights with video, one taking shots for a pano. Video Pano

Posted: 2016-02-21

Flying A normal Sunday at the stables - so yet again just taking some time to get some flying in. First flight I took no video - was mostly just getting used to different settings and actions. But I…

Posted: 2016-02-14

Down at Svarterud again - time for some more tests. DronePan First up - a test of dronepan. This is an SDK app which controls the drone and takes a series of photos for doing a 360 degree panorama. Of…

Posted: 2016-02-13

So - the iPad mini is a great screen to fly the Inspire 1 drone with - apart from one thing. It reflects. Time for a sunshade. It needs to work both to shade from the sun but also to shade from the…

Posted: 2016-01-31

Trying out the new Inspire 1 rig - so flying again at the stables. Flew one battery of two - fingers got too cold to fly the second. Note to remember: When charging your iPad - remember to take it…

Posted: 2016-01-17

A nice cold winter's day at Svarterud stables. Filmed with both the F550 hexcopter (gopro) and a DJI Osmo handheld gimbal. Took a couple of panoramas with the osmo too:

Posted: 2016-01-10

Been snowing - so what else - took the summit out for a spin:

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: 2015-05-15

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: 2015-02-21

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…

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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