SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Chophop's blog
Posted by Chophop | Nov 01, 2014 @ 05:33 PM | 1,455 Views
I was taking a prescription drug that had a bad effect on me so I removed as much of this thread as possible, but I can't make it disappear
Posted by Chophop | Sep 24, 2014 @ 05:55 AM | 1,832 Views
I am not the least surprised to see the big fence thrown up to stop me from enjoying anything. An air ambulance service moved into the airport and as you would know pass too low over the farm for me to chance flying without guilt. I talked to them about it and the pilot says he can tolerate my flying if I monitor Unicom, but I do not like this.

Just as with my robotics, astronomy, and model aviation, a fence was thrown up to stop me from it. So I figure I should move to a legal pot state and veg out until I drop into my hole, and leave the rest of this military meatball thing called humans to beat each other up. There is no use in pursuing anything else. Just go on back to drugs and music as I was born to be. They will not stop.

Looks like I got talked into this so some sado can see me sad and defeated, science is bad, staggering around disoriented is good.
Posted by Chophop | Jun 16, 2014 @ 12:02 PM | 2,452 Views
Here is an old photo I found of my grandfather and uncle, both named John. We all three served, John Jr. was killed in Korea, John Sr. Europe WW1, made it back, and I was on my way to Viet Nam in the Navy. Just as I got there the peace treaty was signed and our mission was changed to a "Peace Making Mission".

They had it a lot rougher than me.
Posted by Chophop | Jul 23, 2013 @ 09:14 PM | 4,455 Views
Check this Star Wars thing out, I had to buy one. It's outrageous.

Hermi Odle was one of the aliens in Jabba the Hutt's employment at his desert palace. Odle was a large Baragwin who wore a tattered cloak and had droopy lips. He took up residence on Tatooine after his ship was shot down by an Imperial patrol. He was employed by Jabba after he impressed the Hutt with his weapon-making skills, and tasked to make the palace impenetrable.

Odle was a faithful servant of the organization, designing weapons and the palace security system, and kept his position until Jabba's death.
Notably, his greatest foe in the palace was Pote Snitkin. Their rivalry took a turn for the worse, as Snitkin sabotaged a weapon of Odle's, which resulted in the death of one of Jabba's pets. The Baragwin got his revenge when he shot Snitkin on Jabba's sail barge in the frantic battle over the Pit of Carkoon during the attempted execution of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca. Although only stunned, Snitkin was unable to escape the blast. Odle, however, did escape and traveled to Mos Eisley, where he stole one of Jabba's starships and left Tatooine for good. His fate after leaving the planet is unknown.

In Return of the Jedi, mime artist Phil Herbert wore a full-body creature suit to portray Hermi Odle.
Hermi's deformed lip is unique to him. Baragwins generally have normal lips, like the Jedi Astaal Vilbum.



Although Odle is supposed to have shot Pote Snitkin on Jabba's sail barge, Snitkin was not aboard the barge; he was driving one of the skiffs.

This thing already snags a pretty good price, the unopened collector's item will bring the best price.
Posted by Chophop | Jul 23, 2013 @ 06:50 PM | 4,153 Views
Edit :

Those words blow this paragraph aren't really mine. Save yourself from that gilded gobledygoop.
Some people with a grudge on me tried to make me look like the guy in the video. After 2 years of it I gave them a much deserved scare but no harm.
Whoopty do.

The fluffy talk :

I got in a fight with some neighbors, they saw what they could do to me by trying to hook my face up with an RC Heli, they pushed me until I fought back. It's been going on for 6 or 7 years, but actually goes much farther back.
That is not me in the video, it is only a demonstration. I'll tell ya, keep hugging that club and you'll get a kiss from it.

One reason I am so disgusted from them is I used to sort of go into battle mode when I saw an aircraft, especially helicopters. I was in the process of using these RC heli's to get it through to my subconscious to not see all aircraft as a call to fight. It was working. Before flying these rc heli's I could see a full scale heli then sort of go into a road rage or itch to destroy. The models have eliminated that urge and I don't go into GQ when I see them now. Using LSD to train us was a stupid idea.
These jerks messed up and delayed what I had almost repaired myself.

Just for review :

Helicopter Accident involving my face. (0 min 53 sec)

Posted by Chophop | Feb 17, 2013 @ 10:38 AM | 3,012 Views
so what I said a cuss word. Good place for it, this world

When I encountered an experience with hypnotic drugs I became concerned people's minds could be taken and the population turned into slaves. During studies of energy physics, I was taken, drugged and held on a leash for some too long years.
I wouldn't worry too much about it now, the effects only seem to last about two years from the time they take you off of them, and if you act sane and safe, they will trust you, and you get your free will back.

The world of WMD's is tough and it takes a perfect character to be trusted in that field. I thought I was chosen for it because I am a normally gentle character who will not commit acts of violence unless cornered into a bad way to be and no other exit.

Above all, I wouldn't be able to come up with much in the basement or garage. Just don't do any home experiments, they will by policy, consider you a threat, and weeeeooooowweeeooo back to the Twilight Zone.
Posted by Chophop | Feb 10, 2013 @ 03:44 AM | 3,196 Views
I'm interested in the neutral field on the right. The uncoupled accumulation of stray fields EVERYWHERE may cause problems with the earth. Best to leave masses of devices to experts who know how to keep things with the earth's field correct. I do think large scale production of magnetic devices should be controlled, if not already.

Physics Lab Demo 6: Magnetic Field (2 min 26 sec)

Posted by Chophop | Jul 30, 2012 @ 06:43 AM | 4,731 Views
I did not waste any time typing a post here. It was well spent.
Posted by Chophop | Jul 22, 2012 @ 07:50 PM | 4,599 Views
I have found that glow fuel causes severe global warming. Spill some in your lap and I guarantee it will warm the globe.
Posted by Chophop | Jul 22, 2012 @ 12:13 AM | 4,737 Views
I could crash them all, I don't care, this is all just a drug experiment.

July 21, 2012

I finally did my 54 inch Cessna in tonight. Went out to fly with no dinner and lost my depth perception. Went out too far on base leg and snagged a power line then it fell to the pavement. Tore the nose out and did strip the rudder servo gears, HS-81. I think I stripped a wing servo gear too, it makes the sound but tracks. I'll take them apart tomorrow to see.

I did crunch two Turnigy 3S 2200's. So after I was done flying my other plane I shot some holes in the batteries. No flames, but an orange glow in the holes and a cloud of smoke. I wanted to see if they would flame, but no flames. More fun than tossing them in a bucket of water to discharge. Now to be sure, they go in a bucket of water for a few days.

No need to say sorry, this was a lesson in rolling with the punches. That plane was a scratch build and it flew and landed just fantastic. Now I'm off to find a 3.5 lb 54 inch to 60 some inch replacement.

Wow, as bad as the Cessna was damaged, I got it flying again in a few days. So don't freak out in front of everyone if you crash. You might get it flying again and not make a fool of yourself.

Oct-Nov has been a bad month. I lost a Great Planes Cirrus and an electrocuted Laser Stick .10 with a sheeted wing mod. Not so good, three planes in a few months. I went years without crashing. I left a trash can in the way and lost the Cirrus trying to move it while flying, the Laser Stick .10 had an aileron servo go bad.
Posted by Chophop | Jul 04, 2012 @ 06:07 AM | 4,795 Views
zzzzit happens
Posted by Chophop | May 03, 2012 @ 01:21 PM | 4,642 Views
I'm often asked, "What's the big deal about flying ?" Why not do something else ?"

What's the big deal about something else ?
Posted by Chophop | Jan 05, 2012 @ 08:00 PM | 5,891 Views
I always bypassed the moon in my astronomy. I thought it was just a big ball with a bunch of craters. But as of lately I realized the moon is there for us to see up close and personal. It is an inspiration that accelerated astronomy because it is so predominant in our lives. So look at it and learn. Don't ignore the moon !
Closer to the point , I think God made the moon look like it does to tease us for being sinners.

Another thing I noticed, rotate the image of the moon to the large dark area at the top, then mirror flip the image. It now bears a strong resemblance to North and South America. I just noticed that this morning, December 24, 2013. They should put this on Tales of the Unexplained.

I was doing some imaging experiments of the moon and found a surprize I hadn't expected. I thought the moon was too bright and maybe using an ND filter to lower the brightness would bring more detail out. I ended up with a color image of the moon, not black & white as always before. Turns out others got the exact same results. This photo I found on the web was so close to mine I decided to save the trouble of digging it up on a CD somewhere in my archives.

An ND filter is neutral density, meaning a simple blackened glass that does not affect color, it only dims the image.
Posted by Chophop | Sep 19, 2011 @ 09:32 AM | 5,935 Views
I didn't start it but I see very well why they did.
It did at least help get the point across that you are screwing yourself over by using them on the earth. They should not be used here.
The recent turn to electrical power IS our future and WILL make life very good for us when the science is perfected and the violent abuse of such a wonderful tool is understood. In other words, they used what seemed to work on a bunch of monkeys hooting over the big fireball they found.

BTW, nice crater, I'm totally envious.
Posted by Chophop | Feb 10, 2011 @ 08:13 AM | 6,775 Views
space reserved !
Posted by Chophop | Feb 07, 2011 @ 07:34 PM | 6,532 Views
They were killing each other by the millions before I came in to the world, the left side of the dip in war curve. Even so, you all sure made one nasty world to live in.

Please be careful with your science or better, what stimulates it, and mind yourself. Or maybe just go on and feel free to make the right side of the dip in war curve turn up worse than WWII. After I'm gone, they will probably be killing each other by the tens or hundreds of millions.

Don't YOU want to do YOUR part to keep that curve down as it's been ?
Posted by Chophop | Jan 10, 2011 @ 01:11 PM | 6,859 Views
No interest observed
Posted by Chophop | Dec 30, 2010 @ 07:22 PM | 7,050 Views
It didn't go very well. Intermittently, the bind light on the transmitter went out and no transmit. I sent it off, it's been out 3 weeks now. No terrible problem, it is off season, time to get things like this done.

I got it back, it worked a few minutes then no RF out again. I repaired the problem. There was a bad solder joint I found. Now I'm impressed with the radio. Nice airplane instruction set for $200.

The problem could have fooled the seller. Shipping it could have jarred the joint loose. Having a name similar to underwear (BVD) sure didn't help my paranoia.
I thought it was paranoia, took a chance and had a minor problem. It was a wonderful suspense filled month and 1/2 total purchase and shipping time, ship to Hobby People, wait on technician, ship back then see the problem not fixed.
At least Hobby People covered the return shipping.

I would have done the repair myself on the first start, but I was trying to be a law abiding person. Turns out these 2.4ghz modules are legal for me to repair.

After today's testing, I guess the radio is ready to fly an aircraft with. I think I'll go do some test flights on my Raptor 90. Just joking, the E-Starter is my transmitter test plane, haw haw.

Been doing some testing. The fit and stick feel is great and the airplane programming is very versatile. The heli programming is a few commands short of Spektrum but perfectly useable, the missing ones are really most convenient for mechanical setup slop.

Oct. 2011 update :

After a summer of use, the RDS8000 is my prefered transmitter. It fit my grip perfectly from the start and the adjustable stick pressure is a MUST. The airplane programming commands are super.
So I bought a used one that I needed to do a little repair to and now it's fantastic. The repair success only served to boost my pride.

June 2012 Update, I think this RDS8000 is a very good choice.
As of February 2013 I think the RDS8000 is a fantastic choice.
Posted by Chophop | Oct 04, 2010 @ 11:02 PM | 7,297 Views
Sometimes I get responses I can't answer or are currently overwhelmed by something. Then when that happens, I fail to answer appreciated responses. Don't take insult if it happens, if you have an important need, just try again or say anyone in there ?

Apologies

Ch
Posted by Chophop | Aug 17, 2010 @ 10:11 AM | 8,156 Views
I didn't feel confident with velcro so here's how I mounted my camera. I like this better. This was originally posted in the Keychain Camera thread but about anything gets lost in that one anywhere from a few hours to a day or so.
I bored a few holes wrongly. I am on the peak of some allergy or cold, and not thinking well. One reason for using my "best plane" for the experiments.

The camera is held on at the rear by a 2-56 thumbscrew, and up front by two or three rubber bands. Depends on how good the bands are. I may find an O-ring to fit instead.