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Posted by T3chDad | Dec 19, 2014 @ 07:55 AM | 1,937 Views
I have been working hard on version 4.0. Here are a few screenshots to give you and idea of the new interface. There is still much to do. If I'd have to guess, I'm about 1/2 done. l do not have a release date yet...probably a couple of months.

Here are the details on the current version....Continue Reading
Posted by T3chDad | May 04, 2013 @ 11:15 AM | 5,265 Views

Version 3.1.6 of the T3chDad® RC Flight Log has been released for both Android and iOS.

What’s New:
1) Now asks for confirmation when adding a flight without selecting a power source.
2) New capability to change battery charge state when editing a battery.
3) Several bug fixes.

Go get it now!
Posted by T3chDad | Apr 27, 2013 @ 11:28 AM | 4,950 Views
I created a couple of new schemes to match my T600 after a makeover.

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Posted by T3chDad | Feb 28, 2013 @ 05:46 PM | 5,338 Views
The T3chDad® RC Flight Log version 3.1.0 is now available!

The iOS version was just approved for release and we've uploaded the corresponding Android version to Google Play. Thank you for your patience while we were getting this released. Please visit http://t3chdad.com/flightlog for more information.
Posted by T3chDad | Feb 06, 2013 @ 08:33 AM | 5,767 Views
RC Flight Log v3.1 is nearing completion. The feature set is complete and we're now bug-hunting. We hope to have it in your hands by the end of February.

RCFL New Features
  • Enabled editing of fuel usage when adding a flight.
  • Support for parallel charging of batteries. You only have to enter charging information once for all batteries that are parallel charged.
  • Added capability for storage charges/discharges of batteries. As a result, batteries now have three states: Discharged, Storage and Charged.
  • Option to hide retired items from lists.
  • Option to not track charging.
  • Option to select default flight view (Calendar or List).
  • Significant expansion of the Aircraft Notes functionality.
    • Each note is now treated as a separate item with its own date, flight #, title and description.
    • You may set alarms for aircraft notes for number of days or number of flights. For example, say you need to charge your Rx pack every ten flights. You add an aircraft note to charge your Rx pack and set an alarm of ten flights. After the alarm is triggered, you will get a popup notice for that aircraft note when you view that aircraft’s details until you reset the alarm.
    • You can also choose from different display icons for each note to choose from.

Here are a few teasers...
Posted by T3chDad | Jan 26, 2013 @ 02:12 PM | 5,604 Views
I just finished modifying my server power supply for use with my chargers. It was a fun little project and I think it turned-out very well. You can see all the details here:

Posted by T3chDad | Jul 20, 2012 @ 10:07 AM | 6,648 Views

I've got my Facebook and Twitter sites setup. Please check them out and let me know what you think.
Thank you!
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Posted by T3chDad | Jul 02, 2012 @ 05:21 PM | 6,979 Views

Version 3.0 of the T3chDad® RC Flight Log has been released!

T3chDad® RC Flight Log v3.0 (5 min 15 sec)

This mobile app is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Here's what’s new in version 3.0:
  • Per-flight logging. Each flight is stored with its own unique data including date/time, power source used, flight number, flight notes, flight duration and if a crash occurred.
  • Battery cycle logging. Each battery cycle is stored with its own unique data including use date/time, charge date/time, flight, cycle number, cycle notes, use duration, residual voltage and charge received.
  • New interface for browsing and viewing flights and battery cycles.
  • Overall graphical upgrade to app. More professional and easier to read.
  • All of your current data will be migrated to this version.
  • And more!
Please visit the site for detailed information!

Thank you for your time.
Bob Templeton
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Posted by T3chDad | Jan 17, 2012 @ 09:58 AM | 7,313 Views
It's a 3D Hobby Shop 48" Edge 540. Awesome bird for the price! Heck, awesome bird for any price!

She flies beautifully...and looks great too.
Posted by T3chDad | Dec 14, 2011 @ 08:43 PM | 8,001 Views

The all new version 2.0 of the T3chDad™ RC Flight Log has been completed! This new version is available for both Android and iOS devices.

What’s new in v2.0:
  • Now available on iOS (iPhone).
  • Android version has been rewritten almost completely from scratch for improved reliability, efficiency, usability and portability.
  • New greatly-improved user interface that is consistent across platforms.
  • New database storage format.
  • Off-device synchronization and backup using Dropbox. Easily sync your data between devices even on different platforms.
  • Per-aircraft crash recording and tracking.
  • Improved bug capture and tracking using BugSense.
  • And more!
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Posted by T3chDad | Jun 17, 2011 @ 07:49 AM | 10,648 Views
The T3chDad™ RC Flight Log is every RC pilot’s essential companion. For less than the cost of a cup of coffee or a pack of cigarettes, you can have the most useful and practical RC mobile app on the planet! Gone are the days of tick marks in a paper notepad or book. With just a few clicks, you can keep track of every flight, every battery cycle, every drop of fuel and much more. This is currently available on Android. I will be porting to iOS when I get a mini Mac.
  • Easy to use:
    • Consistent, streamlined user interface.
    • Online reference and documenation
    • Multi-language (through automated translation tools)
  • Customizable:
    • Use or take your own pictures to identify all your equipment at a glance
    • Change interface colors
    • Change list order
  • Track:
    • Total Flights
    • Flight time for each aircraft
    • Total Flight Time
    • Cycles for each battery
    • Total Cycles for all batteries
    • Fuel consumption for each fuel
    • Total Fuel consumption
    • Medals, wings and trophies awarded for # of flights
  • Safe:
    • Automated daily backups of all your data
    • On-demand backups can be preformed at any time
    • Rolling archive of the ten most recent to backups is kept

Please check out the website and the app if you find that it is of interest to you. This is my first mobile app, but I'm very proud of it. I believe I was able to produce a professional and reliable product. Comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm not...Continue Reading
Posted by T3chDad | May 11, 2011 @ 09:00 AM | 9,019 Views
Let’s review....

I built one of these almost three years ago. It was totaled in November of last year after a mid-air collision with a 3D foamy. I had to build a new one! I tried to make this one better than its predecessor and I think I succeeded on most counts. There is much more detailing on this one and I attempted several new techniques with good results. I tried to exaggerate some of the appearances like larger decals, more pronounced panel lines and more contrast in the paint scheme. She has the same power plant as the first one and controls are ailerons, elevons and rudder. I tried my best to hide all the linkages for the control surfaces so you wouldn’t immediately notice them (the rudders were a challenge). She flies quite different from the original. Not better or worse...just different. I think she flies more like the real thing might fly. After five flights I’m starting to get a feel for her. I know this jet is capable of more, so this won’t be the last you hear from me.

The video was compiled from two flights yesterday (flights four and five of the plane). I hope you enjoy it...it’s meant to be funny...I don’t take myself that seriously. I do have pictures of the entire build, so if anyone has any questions, I’ll be happy to try and help.

Thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...php?p=18204868

Project Phoenix (Yellow 13 Mission 3) (4 min 45 sec)
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Posted by T3chDad | Oct 16, 2010 @ 08:41 PM | 10,077 Views
Just my latest heli video to show my slow progress at learning how to fly these things.

I hope you enjoy it!

TRex 600 #2 (3 min 43 sec)

Posted by T3chDad | Oct 14, 2010 @ 10:40 PM | 11,365 Views
Fresh off the workbench!

This is the latest version of the Deltastorm...the X-44. It's powered by a 55mm EDF. Go read the the main thread NOW!

X-44 Deltastorm IV (1 min 36 sec)

Posted by T3chDad | Jul 13, 2010 @ 03:40 PM | 10,631 Views
I was lucky enough to get a couple of flights in at lunchtime before the rain started. Pen was kind enough to me my photographer. I even got a new avatar picture out of the bunch. I swear my 600 flies better with the new canopy!
Posted by T3chDad | Jul 12, 2010 @ 12:38 PM | 10,764 Views
With the exception of the head, tail and the electronics, this is basically a brand-new, from-scratch helicopter (the last crash was bad!). The canopy was my own design and the paint job is completely from rattle cans.
Posted by T3chDad | May 10, 2010 @ 09:50 AM | 10,927 Views
This is my new TRex 600. It's an awesome bird!

TRex 600 (2 min 58 sec)

Posted by T3chDad | Apr 28, 2010 @ 07:58 AM | 11,003 Views
This is my HDX-450 shortly before it was retired and sold. It's been a GREAT heli! I hope you enjoy the video.

HDX-450 December 2009 (2 min 35 sec)

Posted by T3chDad | Apr 28, 2010 @ 07:55 AM | 11,025 Views
My new heli. It's a Trex 600CF that's been upgraded to TT drive. I got a great deal on RunRyder from a great guy (T Howard). It's was a receiver-ready setup with tons of extra parts and batteries. I've only flown it twice so far, but even though it's a little under-powered with the original 600L stock motor, it's a great smooth-flying heli. The new Scorpion 4025-1100 motor is already on it's way and with that installed, I should really be able to beat the air into submission!

After the wife pulled all the original ugly stickers off of the stock canopy, I re-finished it with a custom paint scheme and I'm quite happy with the results.
Posted by T3chDad | Sep 01, 2009 @ 09:09 AM | 12,566 Views
Here's my brand new X-43 Deltastorm III. It's basically an X-41 with thrust-vectoring yaw. The video was shot yesterday. There's even a little "formation" flying with a buddy's X-41 at the end. I hope you enjoy.

Thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...php?p=12989044

X-43 Deltastorm III (2 min 17 sec)