Building a Quad – Assembly
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2019, 10:00 am
After picking the parts the first thing I did was take the flight controller and plug it into USB and connect it to Betaflight to check two things. First just to make sure that it powered up before I started


Building a Quad – Picking the Parts
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 November 2019, 10:00 am
With the weather warming up I started looking into building a larger sized quad to fly outside. I decided I didn’t want to go straight to a full sized quadcopter with 5″ props which is the standard for FPV freestyle.


Flying Outside
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 October 2019, 10:00 am
We had an unusually warm day in February and I seized the opportunity to start flying outside. I briefly tried the back yard but decided it was a bad idea because the tree line there seemed tailor made to snag


Repairs and Race Gates
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2019, 10:00 am
Once I got to the stage where I was flying more than crashing, I started thinking about the next steps which in my mind was getting outside to fly and flying something bigger than a tiny whoop. That left me


One Month Later
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 October 2019, 10:00 am
About midway through January my whoop started to failsafe intermittently. That means it would randomly lose connection to my transmitter and as a safety precaution shut off and drop to the ground. This is a safety feature, which isn’t as


First Flight
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 October 2019, 10:00 am
After watching NewBeeDrone’s build tutorial video about a dozen times leading up to Christmas, I figured I was covered for putting it together. The kit was pretty easy with no soldering, just a few screws and plugs. It turned out


Discovering FPV
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 September 2019, 10:00 am
Thing One got a toy drone for his birthday. A simple and inexpensive one with an internal battery and a remote. I helped him get it charged up and ended up flying it more than he did during his birthday.


Back again.
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 September 2019, 10:00 am
It’s been a while, four years actually, since my last post celebrating the end of my seventh year on the blog. Obviously my plans at the time to set a writing reminder and do one or two posts a week


Blaugust 2015 Wrapup
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 September 2015, 12:00 pm
Goodbye Blaugust, hello Restember! Well hopefully not. Yesterday marked the end of another successful Blaugust. Thirty-one posts in as many days. Unlike last year when I apparently hit a speedbump after the first week, this year I didn’t start to struggle with topics until around the 12th or 15th. Even then, I just stopped worrying about having […]


Gameus Interuptus
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 September 2015, 9:23 pm
Some nights things just want to work out. For whatever reason my intermittent Comcast disconnect issue was being very consistently disconnecting last night. When it finally did finally stabilize, I tried logging into STO but was still getting disconnects in Cryptic’s games. Or maybe it was my connection being flaky enough that it was causing problems […]


Jool Five Lander Launch
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 September 2015, 12:00 pm
Getting back to my mission preparation for my first Kerballed mission to Jool, the next piece that needed to get into orbit was the Jool 5 Lander (since it’s going to land on five different moons, not that it took five designs to get it right).   The launch went well, although I had to […]


Windows Upgrade
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2015, 9:43 am
Yesterday I worked from home since I had Comcast scheduled to come out and fix my Internet issues. I had been intending to upgrade to Windows 10 for a while, but hadn’t done it yet as every evening I decided I’d rather play games than deal with waiting on the upgrade and fixing any issues […]


Journey to Jool
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 September 2015, 9:44 pm
My intentions going into the weekend were to launch my Jool exploration expedition, meet up with my local Golem Arcana group, and restart on my multi-tasking experiment. Two out of three isn’t bad right? I ended up playing two Golem Arcana matches using my Dread Vanguard army, winning both so my Ashmogh remains undefeated, and playing a lot […]


Tylo Landing
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 September 2015, 9:41 pm
Continuing my extended weekend in KSP, I left off yesterday with the crew of the Jool Explorer 1 starting their two year journey to the outer edges of the Kerbol system. I time warped the game through most of that journey, slowing down to complete a few research missions and check in on a science lab in […]


Iconian War Finale
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 September 2015, 8:00 pm
Midnight, released yesterday, is the eighth and final episode of the Iconian War story arc in Star Trek Online. I got a chance to play it last night, and I think it’s my favorite episode in the entire game. It felt like a good TNG episode. I don’t want to spoil the mission for anyone but […]


Bop Transfer
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 September 2015, 9:42 pm
Over the weekend I returned to my Jool exploration mission and got the Explorer transferred from Tylo to Bop. It took about two hours of real time and required three burns. A 10 minute burn to leave Tylo, a 6 minute burn to match inclination with Bop’s orbit and get an intercept, and a final 6 minute […]


Model Rockets
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 September 2015, 10:17 pm
Things 1 and 2 watch me play Kerbal Space Program occasionally and I’ve been trying to get them interested in space by showing them YouTube videos of real rocket launches and interviews with the astronauts on the space station. Somehow last week the topic of model rockets came up and it got me thinking about trying […]


Seven!
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 September 2015, 10:00 am
Today marks the end of the seventh year of the blog. I say this every year, but it’s crazy to me that the blog is still around after so long. Of course just like last year, my posting has been sparse outside of Blaugust, so the blog is really barely around. I’m at the point now where […]


Seven!
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 September 2015, 10:00 am
Today marks the end of the seventh year of the blog. I say this every year, but it’s crazy to me that the blog is still around after so long. Of course just like last year, my posting has been sparse outside of Blaugust, so the blog is really barely around. I’m at the point now where […]


Model Rockets
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 September 2015, 10:17 pm
Things 1 and 2 watch me play Kerbal Space Program occasionally and I’ve been trying to get them interested in space by showing them YouTube videos of real rocket launches and interviews with the astronauts on the space station. Somehow last week the topic of model rockets came up and it got me thinking about trying […]


Bop Transfer
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 September 2015, 9:42 pm
Over the weekend I returned to my Jool exploration mission and got the Explorer transferred from Tylo to Bop. It took about two hours of real time and required three burns. A 10 minute burn to leave Tylo, a 6 minute burn to match inclination with Bop’s orbit and get an intercept, and a final 6 minute […]


Iconian War Finale
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 September 2015, 8:00 pm
Midnight, released yesterday, is the eighth and final episode of the Iconian War story arc in Star Trek Online. I got a chance to play it last night, and I think it’s my favorite episode in the entire game. It felt like a good TNG episode. I don’t want to spoil the mission for anyone but […]


Tylo Landing
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 September 2015, 9:41 pm
Continuing my extended weekend in KSP, I left off yesterday with the crew of the Jool Explorer 1 starting their two year journey to the outer edges of the Kerbol system. I time warped the game through most of that journey, slowing down to complete a few research missions and check in on a science lab in […]


Journey to Jool
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 September 2015, 9:44 pm
My intentions going into the weekend were to launch my Jool exploration expedition, meet up with my local Golem Arcana group, and restart on my multi-tasking experiment. Two out of three isn’t bad right? I ended up playing two Golem Arcana matches using my Dread Vanguard army, winning both so my Ashmogh remains undefeated, and playing a lot […]


Windows Upgrade
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 September 2015, 9:43 am
Yesterday I worked from home since I had Comcast scheduled to come out and fix my Internet issues. I had been intending to upgrade to Windows 10 for a while, but hadn’t done it yet as every evening I decided I’d rather play games than deal with waiting on the upgrade and fixing any issues […]


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