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Pajamas

climber
Wilderness, Home
Aug 12, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
Credit: Pajamas
Credit: Pajamas

Reclaimed ham can office!
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Aug 12, 2012 - 05:08pm PT
PJs. . . this RV park is looking pretty trick . . do you own it?

LOVE the office!
Pajamas

climber
Wilderness, Home
Aug 12, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
Oh no eKat, built it out for a friend a couple months ago. Super fun unique once ever kinda building things. Fun to play with materials in new ways. Have van/house/workshopmobile, will travel, so I get into cool projects.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Aug 12, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
Right on, PJs. . . how cool to be TheTravelingWoodWorker!

YAY!
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 13, 2012 - 01:23pm PT
I built a FPV quad-copter, over-wise known as a UAV...



jopay

climber
so.il
Aug 13, 2012 - 06:21pm PT
The nearly completed stone path, dug and laid in the mid west heat wave.[photo
70' total walk.
70' total walk.
Credit: jopay
jopay

climber
so.il
Aug 13, 2012 - 06:28pm PT
More of the walk, laying it out was as hard as the physical labor, str...
More of the walk, laying it out was as hard as the physical labor, stringing, leveling etc.
Credit: jopay
Pajamas

climber
Wilderness, Home
Aug 13, 2012 - 07:03pm PT
Jopay I like... that's looks like it was excellent training for the burl
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Aug 19, 2012 - 12:10pm PT
Build, destroy, build......and the walls;...come tumbling down;....wall down, put in a door;....my son Beck has a new room accessed from the house and not from the outside...
This was the Jim Angione room...then the Bill Russell Room, then the Grant Hiskes room, then the guest room, then the Jim Bridwell storage unit;...soon it will be Beck Gordon's room........things are ever changing..


phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Aug 19, 2012 - 07:42pm PT
Pajamas - I really do like the work you did for the RV park. Simple materials made beautiful through an artist touch.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Aug 20, 2012 - 10:59am PT
Well I didn't personally build them, but I taught a drum making class yesterday for three women. The drums were made of elk rawhide, 15" round maple frame, and leather, along with individualized beaters made from found sticks, cotton batting, leather, and sinew.

August 19 drum making class.
August 19 drum making class.
Credit: Edge
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 20, 2012 - 11:16am PT
Are they steamed? The drums, that is.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Aug 20, 2012 - 11:34am PT
Reilly, for the classes I buy pre-made glue laminated drum frames. For all of the drums I craft personally I make octagonal frames from western red cedar.

The hides were cut out dry and then soaked for about 2 1/2 hours in lukewarm water.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Aug 20, 2012 - 11:39am PT
Nice flying Squishy!
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Aug 20, 2012 - 11:48am PT
FPV quad-copter rocks! Did you build from a kit or scratch?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Aug 20, 2012 - 01:58pm PT


my first built from scratch heli-- 450 classwith a mishmash of components, all cnc head/swash,and grips! Gound effect inside was TERRIBLE lol! this was its maiden hover. Always a prayer that you have tightened and adjusted EVERYTHING properly !
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 21, 2012 - 04:36am PT
It's sort of a copy of a kit, the DJI 450, you can get cheap clone parts from RCTimer, but the rest is a hodge podge of parts that are not suppose to work together...it's really just a frame, four brushless motors and a battery, but what makes it go is what is interesting...

The quad is controlled by a Naza controller, basically a computer with three gyros, three accelerometers and a barometer. It also has a GPS radio and calculates that with the rest of the data, it will remember where it took off and when in failsafe (major error or lack of signal) it will fly home and land autonomously..all handled by the Naza flight controller...

Then there is the hard part of putting a video transmitter in it with enough range to match the control, now that's the hard part. Control is sent to the quad via 2.4ghz frequency hopping, just like off the shelf RC airplane stuff, when you place a strong 5.8ghz video transmitter (same one cops use to spy on people and such) near the control receiver all kinds of things happen and then the GPS won't lock in as well, so you have to build custom power filtering and I had to learn a lot about antennas (the quad has seven) and fresnel zones. There's also an on screen display hooked up to another GPS which shows my altitude, speed, heading and battery life so I can just look on the screen for all my info while flying. It's was not easy and it took lots of trial and error to get it right, things like lock-tight come to mind. I could not have done it alone, there's a large community of FPV (first person flight) hobbists now, all working out these problems. I even flashed the speed controller with a program written by a guy I met in some forum, took the buffers out and now the thing is super stable for shooting video...

I fly it from a tri-pod with a 9' screen on top in a sun shade, the base station, as we call them, is also equipped with a video recorder and does not go to blue screen like most TV's do, I wouldn't be able to see playboy through the fuzz when I get bad signal if it did.

I also strap an HD Contour camera on the bottom because the video feed is low def, most guys use gopros.

My long range UHF control transmitter comes next month, it will extend my range from 1 kilometer to 15, I will easily run out of battery before flying out of my range (my flight times are around 10 minutes right now)...I will also be equipping my FPV airplanes with this long range ability.

Of course you guys can see the potential of this and I am planning to deploy and get some video in the valley. The FAA is still working out the regulations but you can see the potential problems hobbists face in the future as our technology allows what is basically a personal UAV, I could have spent another 500 on the control and it would have flown way points in auto mode, like you just sit there and click google maps on a laptop and it flies there, but that's no fun...



It currently looks like this, repaired with some wine corks after it fell 948 feet upside down and crashed (long story, video is in my channel) and I used some swimming noodles for landing gear to raise it and fit the HD camera, maybe they will allow it to float long enough to jump in and get it just in case, lol.



I took it up to loon lake last weekend and filled the memory cards...I have tons of video to edit as it is...

If anyone is truly interested, I can help you get into it or build you one for about 3 grand...no flight experience necessary, it goes where you point it...

oh and my second one is sitting on the coffee table, got the motors mounted and have everything to finish it, it's going to be an aerobatic version so it can do things like this...

Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Aug 21, 2012 - 07:56am PT
squishy, ever consider flying one of these FPVs up the side of El Cap? Would be neat video, particularly if you could do multiple flights over a number of days (weeks for PTPP) and record an ascent. It's wouldn't be any more bothersome than BASE jumpers ripping by, which scare the crap out of me every time. However, I'd imagine the Yos cops might have something to say about that ;) Cool stuff.
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 21, 2012 - 11:25am PT
no way man, that would be against the law and would hurt the hobby as a whole shutting down areas and creating more laws and restrictions...lol
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 21, 2012 - 10:33pm PT
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