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Just signed up for a race and finished my Falcon 130 build

June 22nd, 2016

Signed up to be part of a for show race at the Savage, MN Dan Patch Days and hosted by Maverick Drone Systems.  It will be a very quick heat races as we only have 30 mins total from start to finish at this point.  I’m probably not as ready as I should be but you have to start somewhere.  Will post video when I’m done as it should be interesting although I’m guessing short :).


On another note I finished my Falcon 130 finally and maidened it today.  Flew pretty well running on Betaflight 2.8.1 with SuperExpo and Airmode features enabled.  Getting alot of oscillations on prop wash and the motors are heating up more than I’d like to see so will require tuning.  You can find the build here at  if you’re interested in the hardware.  And lastly I got my custom stickers for Chris Ames FPV.  Pretty impressed with their quality.


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New Challenges 2015

May 4th, 2015

Well again back after changing jobs and seeing how things are changing figured I’d put a post up.  Moving from the private financial sector to the public software developer sector.  We’ll see what kind of new things I’ll discover here.  At the previous employer it was all go no rest for the weary this place seems to be more get what you can done but we don’t expect miracles and don’t kill yourself trying.  Time will tell.

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Kidney no more

July 30th, 2014

Well it’s now the end of July and I can say that the last 2 years have sucked royally.  Through all my complications with kidney stones and the pain accompanying it I seem to be free of it.  It had a heavy cost though I lost my left kidney and have to be very careful of my diet to prevent any from forming in my remaining right kidney.  I missed out on my girl growing up for 2 years and don’t want to miss out on anymore.  Today I can say I’m pain free and for the most part got my energy back.  Here’s to hopefully more updates and remaining kidney pain free.

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Unfortunate Summer 2013

August 21st, 2013

Sadly it’s been a eventful summer in a negative way.  Was laid up for 3 months with a kidney stone and stent that caused egregious pain and limiting of anything beyond sitting around.  Finally free of it all as of the middle of August. Summer is nearly over and now trying to fill in my summer with everything that was waiting on my recovery.  Irritating to say the least.

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Spring Fever

March 25th, 2013

We are nearing the end of March here and all I can do is think about all the projects I have set to do this summer and a few activities I’d like to take up.

First and foremost I’d like to get my yard in working order and have something other than a brown yard this year overgrown with weeds.  Here is my list organized by priority:

  1. Fertilize and weed killer
  2. Fix rear fence to keep dog in yard
  3. Fix once and for wall underground sprinkler system
  4. De-Weed the rockbeds
  5. Clear out debris behind house on rockbed slope
  6. Give the backyard some much needed attention and rid ourselves of the ant mounds.

For my sanity and a little bit of fun I’d like to get some sort of playset for my daughter to play with and maybe designate a corner area for that.  I’d also like to take up a hobby working with RC Airplanes or something along those lines.  A mixture of electronics and aviation would be fun and a learning experience.

Now realistically I hope to accomplish maybe half of that LOL due to our short summers and sometimes crappy weather but with any luck I’ll enjoy most of it and accomplish a fair bit of it.

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