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  1. i got myself a motorized telescope fer xmas! shot a few pics of mars last week, and tonight I'm hoping to get some of the moon as forecast is for clear sky. I imagine like Iceland, the main problem is managing to stay outside taking pictures long enough without your knackers freezing off... Mine is a wee bit smaller - got so I could have it in the motorhome for clear nights out in the wilderness. Here in town, light pollution is crappy but still got some decent mars pics* so hoping can get summit tonight. stu *probably pretty crap to most folk - but to me...thinking about photon
  2. Ywh I had a mono wheel in 2013/14. It was cool before it broke.
  3. The website reads like utter marketing w4nk and 3d renders. And I really don't see how making the fuel tank the frame makes anything better. I imagine like the scout, whose features also seem to be based on marketing mince it will be a massive success.
  4. Though hired ones are in lots of UK towns: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/e-scooter-trials-guidance-for-users I think the arguments are: 1. Its a trial 2. As mentioned, it's impossible to police private ones.. Which I sort of get but it's the easy way out. I've been building my own electric bikes for about 15 years now. I do think the law is moronic. For a start pedalec is dumb. If you want folk out their cars don't add unnecessary mince like 'the more you pedal the more help you get' - what f*ckwit thought of that. Don't dictate how an individual uses their transpor
  5. hmm. so I tried it yesterday, and can't reproduce bug so far. procedure: 1. I first set garmin to correct alti by going to alti screen, and setting to get alti from GPS (even though I have mine set to auto I've never found it works - today before I did that it was saying alti was -960 feet). Now garmin showing alti as 72 feet which is correct. 2. started stufly (it shows 72 feet, and I set to to zero it, exit app. 3. start stufly again, its zero. flew quad, took it around a bit, and then landed again. watch reporting around 0 feet again, and trace looks as you'd expect:
  6. wtf are micro balloons and micro fibres ? I feel I'm missing out on something.. can you make tiny little balloon animals from them ? balloon tardigrades ? edit: just looked them up. disappointed
  7. just realised I can test this by stapping my watch onto one of my drones! should work fine. And ideal task for the weekend if it's dry ! stu
  8. fair enough, I'd have did the same if I'd thought to ask. I had a bunch of old lipos from my diy quadcopter and leccy bikes and stuff, but nothing that small in a 6s. acht well, just less times I need to charge it. spares always good as quick charging usb battery banks anyhoo with a basic usb xt60 adapter. stu
  9. I dunno if this is common knowledge, so sharing just in case. When I was taking off at Simon's my right speed bar clip somehow disconnected (I assume it must have not been fully in though I'd swear it was).. once at take off and once in flight i heard a ping - and sure enough when I landed I could see that the prop had been clipped in two places by it (one in each prop half of course!!). Neither is a massive clip imho so I was happy to repair and keep it as a spare (once I've tested it on the ground at full speed). For wee nicks you've got a few options that I've used in the pas
  10. ah, interesting Andy. Yeh, I've sort of went overkill with a 6s 2200 50c - but it still fits in the original fireproof bag and in the same place - so it does sound like that's the one then. As you say, a good quick kick round. Plus, the spark is gonna be proportially higher voltage too of course which is gonna also help. Just waiting for the 9.8mm spade connectors I'll need to fit the 60amp relay then and I should be good to do it. stu
  11. So, lockdown and dark nights - figured I'd do a project. Last few times I've flown when it's cold even with fully charged batteries kept warm inside, the wee 4s 2200 25c lipos that are standard with the nitro have failed to start the nitro. Luckily I had a big 6000 4s for my heated gloves that I strapped on, and with the added max amp and lower voltage drop I manged to get this to start it - just. Talking to @custom-vince lots of folk upgrade to 5s or 6s as the motor itself is 24v so I thought I'd do it too. I'll probably do next week, but thought I'd check if anyone else has done he
  12. So, what I need from you guys (meant to test last week when had flight on wed just before lockdown, but forgot watch!): - before you start app, what altitude does the watch say it is (on the inbuilt altitude watch face) - after you close the app (when it's got wrong altitude), what altitude does the watch say it is (on the inbuilt altitude watch face) Looking at paraflyer's track its like during flight its all fine, but then at the end it's a straight line slope far too far down. and I can't for the life of me think wtf I could have done in the app for that - as all I do in
  13. Hmm, sorry about that chaps. It's a problem testing this stuff, as the simulator is not wonderful so I rely on your flight tests for bugs like this, To help track down the bug, does the reading (-330 or 500) mean anything to you ? i.e. did you take off at 500 feet, etc ? i.e. what is you garmin alti face saying the altitude is ? And is it just a bug for those using the zero altitude feature ? I never use it, so might be why I've not noticed. Save/discard: I'll think about it. It's one thing I don't like on garmin apps, as I've chose the wrong thing and lost a track sometimes wal
  14. Hi chaps, I dunno if I'll be up there then, but if I am, I'd be keen to join for a few flights. Alan - motorhome camping wise - it's very different from england - where every car park has no overnight signs, and if you somehow manage to find somewhere you think should be ok, you get horns tooted at you at 2am and folk treat you like a pikey. In scotland, provided you are sensible, don't make a nusience and clean up after yerself there are loads of car parks and spots at harbours, coastlines, etc where you can park up. No one bothers. The 500 though was probably the worst thing i
  15. It'll soon be so much better for flying too, once the people have been eliminated.. at least I assume that's the current gov plan..
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