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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:06 AM
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mk
thanks for the photos your kite business makes this whole recession thing a little easier to take
Rick
thanks!

it has sure helped me thrive when I could have sank!


there is something about a job that makes people get a wide eyed grin, that is just invigorating and life affirming

having it pay for my travels all over the world is just an added bonus!

not to plug my own business too much,

but I will give rcg members discount- $2 a kite!

thats a whole $1 off!

33% off!

66% of retail!



lol, never thought I would ever be a salesman!

but seriously, I would love to have you guys try them

heck I will even pay postage!

just email me at- microkites@aol.com

website isnt much yet- just redirect to my email

but stay tuned....

www.microkites.net

mk
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 09:58 AM
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http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/24/dro...wards-destiny/

interesting article on uav and autonomous drones

I especially like the vid with infrared tracking of wildlife

thought some here might enjoy

mk
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 12:22 PM
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Hi mk,
I presume you have tried flying the tiny kites indoors?
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 02:52 PM
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Hi mk,
I presume you have tried flying the tiny kites indoors?
well, I do make some super light ones that fly on air currents- cant even open the windows!

but no, these kites need 1-2mph to really fly

mk
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 03:39 PM
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Hi all,

Well I've been playing with the Genius and am REALLY liking this little beauty. Got all of my binding in 2801 mode sorted out. The Genius has a unique way of binding but once you know what to do in what sequence it binds very quickly.

Bill,
Good news. I just copied my Genius settings from the 2801 PRO to my original 2801, not even the E and it works perfectly so it looks as though the 2801 compatible Genius is truly compatible with all of the 2801 TX's.

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John
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 04:56 PM
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Thanks!
I really don't think tx output power is much of an issue with the sub-micros.....outa sight long before outa range.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 09:30 PM
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Yeah, I just finished flying 2 packs outside in the shadows and it's not easy to see, so small and dark in color...time for some lights! I'll start making a set for the Genius tonight.

Regards,
John
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 10:03 PM
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Can't wait to see 3-D at night!

a couple of minor bills to take care of, then I'm ordering a Genius. My luck, they'll be sold out.

regards,
Bill
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 08:12 AM
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I was just thinking....the Genius is going to tough to moth. I bet EQMOD is working on an FBL CP pico z...
speaking of him, I hope they're OK. Manilla looks pretty wet.

regards,
Bill
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Hi all,
totally off topic post...
the object of my [our] brokeness....
this is a brief overview of the "compound"
I glossed over it A LOT. I could fill pages with pix of things that are odd/interesting or needing repair.

and I tried to get photos of the funny roof line for you, John. there's a "tree" obscuring the shot. The tree is slated for removal.
We have a patch of real, walk bare foot, grass in the yard!!!! I bet I never manage to crash over it

you can see the swamp box on top of the fireplace in the photo of the main house.


regards,
Bill
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 03:33 AM
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John,
Happy Birthday. Sounds like it was a nice day and so it should have been!


Jason,
Manly today...my wife, baby girl and I were cruising the vacant shops today (really bad weather allows for some arm swinging room). Pity we didn't run into each other. Would've been good to catch up in person.
You're new job sounds spot on. Knowing you I think the previous employer was on a very good wicket, and clearly did not play the game appropriately. Enjoy some time for yourself.

Cam
Hi Amp,
Yes the weather was really yuck,So we stayed inside a cafe'
It was great just to catch up as I hadn't seen them for over 20 years.
It would have been great to catch up with you. I may not be working over your way any more,but I will be there at times on some weekends.
The new job is very much "Different" to what Iam used to. I have been a prisoner stuck in the workshop there all week and I feel like a caged animal waiting to escape. Iam hoping to be based at an Australia Post site next week and then the fun begins.
I was amazed to receive a nice letter from my old boss saying thank you for doing what I had done and how I conducted myself. He also wished me well,So I guess that is a good thing.
I hope the family is doing great.
Regards Jason
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 03:37 AM
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Hi all,
totally off topic post...
the object of my [our] brokeness....
this is a brief overview of the "compound"
I glossed over it A LOT. I could fill pages with pix of things that are odd/interesting or needing repair.

and I tried to get photos of the funny roof line for you, John. there's a "tree" obscuring the shot. The tree is slated for removal.
We have a patch of real, walk bare foot, grass in the yard!!!! I bet I never manage to crash over it

you can see the swamp box on top of the fireplace in the photo of the main house.



regards,
Bill

Hi Bill,
The new house looks great! Much better than what you described earlier.
Regards Jason
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Hi all,
Jason,
The new job sounds OK, once you get through the training phase and gain their confidence. At least you don't have to hide or fear the phone on weekends.

So, did these school mates age as gracefully as we did? My wife says I've gotten better looking as I matured....Gawd, I musta been one ugly bugger, if this is better.

the house
I tried to photo that, what is almost presentable. There are 3 chicken coops and 2 or 3 "sheds" in varying states of disrepair...It's getting better....and if we get company, we have 5 bedrooms...in 4 buildings.
We still have tons of junk to sort through. It would be much easier if we KNEW for sure it was all junk....anyone need a bathroom sink? We have 4 that are sitting in our "yard"!

My sister and I were discussing wrinkles....she was noting that large people don't get them as bad...
my comment to that...
thin people's wrinkles run vertical, large folks' run horizontally.

regards,
Bill

just heard some BAD news... some idiot was planning to use RC planes to "bomb" the Pentagon and White House. You can extrapolate a govt reaction. .
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 08:57 AM
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"just heard some BAD news... some idiot was planning to use RC planes to "bomb" the Pentagon and White House. You can extrapolate a govt reaction."

my first thought too

crap! more regulations

lol- was funny they actually couldnt afford the planes to accomplish their bombing!
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 12:03 PM
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and it was a "sting", so you know he was getting "help" at some level or another....
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