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Posted by bchristensen | Apr 02, 2014 @ 11:44 PM | 1,651 Views
My Video Channel on Youtube is found here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/brichristensen
Posted by bchristensen | Apr 01, 2014 @ 10:33 PM | 1,571 Views
Well, I thought it would be cool to video tape in slow motion a pumpkin loaded with 1/2 lb of Tannerite. Nope. New GoPro needed.

That's pumpkin juice inside the GoPro "protective" camera case, and the GoPro itself, and the trees, cars and people within 200 ft. Left a 2 ft crater.

What happens to GoPro with Tannerite? (0 min 9 sec)

Posted by bchristensen | Apr 01, 2014 @ 10:08 PM | 1,498 Views
A couple shots from the video I took in Canyonlands.. recognize the area? If you have a Jeep or like to hike you will...

Literally one of the coolest places to camp in Utah.
Posted by bchristensen | Mar 10, 2014 @ 11:55 PM | 2,710 Views
Having "Salonit Packed" as my last blog entry really bugged. So here's another entry.

I do a project each month that stretches my knowledge and skills. It usually requires new special tools - well, that's not true I just like buying tools.

This month is a 7 layer maple longboard with decorative wood inlay. I'm not a huge longboarder but I wanted to build something that required some decent wood skills.

I bought the wood laminates and will make a foam mold. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find decorative wood inlay pieces and certainly hard to find in the 48" length needed. I found several decorative wood inlay sample packs of 25 and 50 pieces including domestic and foreign wood samples. Except for the 6" lengths, these are perfect and only cost a little bit on Amazon.

The maple is light and I plan on taking rectangle sections of the darker wood inlay pieces and aligning them down the longboard. The final finished top should look spectacular. At least that's the plan.

Haven't figured out how to put grip tape on the top without covering up all the beautiful wood. All the "clear" griptape is quite opaque.
Posted by bchristensen | May 20, 2012 @ 10:38 PM | 2,371 Views
When did life start getting in the way of my hobby? I have five projects on my table right now and this post is a reminder to myself to get them done.

Cularis FPV, final touches needed including test flight.
Espada R
Naza DJI F450, went together in an hour, took another hour to figure out why it kept beeping incessantly (tried using 2cell lipo and it was looking for at least a 3 cell lipo). First flight in the house, no problem. Second, third, no problem. On the fourth flight wanted to see if it would do a roll - nope. Broke two arms and an ESC. Man I love the way this flies. So stable in Auto mode.
Concept X2, round two. New one on the table, old one needs minor repairs.
Pilatus Porter needs major work. Almost took out the industrial sprinkler wheel that it hit.

I need to sell some stuff.
Fpv
Posted by bchristensen | Jan 22, 2012 @ 09:47 AM | 1,917 Views
Today I start a new project. Cularis FPV. I hope to complete something I've been thinking about doing for years. Fly a plane, down the canyon next to my house and then back up all using a screen. Video must be excellent, and I hope to not crash.

The bigger goal is to fly up near Lone Peak and back from my back yard. I have line of site to this place.
Posted by bchristensen | Feb 15, 2011 @ 09:14 PM | 2,754 Views
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