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Posted by Kmot | Aug 26, 2012 @ 09:52 PM | 13,856 Views
I obtained a well used, abused, and very dirty Nautical Commander 5-channel radio from a friend of mine.

I wanted to clean up the case, but it was basically hopeless. So I decided to strip all the electronics out of the case and re-paint it.

I used Rustoleum Hammerite paint, in brown.

I also wanted to decorate the radio case with something nautical, since the original sticker with the ships wheel was not usable. Looking at nautical themed trinkets I found some mermaids and an anchor with rope and I thought the radio case would look good with these items on it. Turns out it looks great!

I also converted it to a 2.4Ghz frequency using the FrSky hack module. And I repaired several bad soldering connections made when my buddy did some modifications to the radio.

It's in pretty good condition now, nice and clean inside and out (except for paint stains on the inside) and all the wiring connections are good and the charging circuit has been restored back to original.

It definitely won't get lost in a crowd of Nautical Commander radio's!
Posted by Kmot | Aug 25, 2012 @ 11:40 AM | 11,200 Views
The other day a home in my area was burglarized. Didn't know at the time what was going on but I did notice the LAPD heli orbiting low over my house so I took that opportunity to shoot some photos of it. Here are a few examples I got.