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Posted by antslake | Dec 26, 2015 @ 05:45 PM | 16,650 Views
Ok, here's my 2 cents on it. Actually I think it's more like a $1.50.

I have been reading a lot of reaction from the new FAA regulations. Almost every single post I read had mis-conceptions in it about the new regulation. Maybe my take on it will put it into perspective.

First off let me say I am pissed about it. I am pissed about every single aspect that is the regulation, and lead up to the regulation. I am pissed at the government, many members of the AMA, and many non-members outside the AMA. People have tried to make this a drone vs everyone else issue. Well here's some history, feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

Let's start by letting you all know that the AMA has been fighting against this type of regulation all along, way before drones existed. The special rule for model aircraft, rule 336 probably wouldn't exist if not for the AMA. Read some of their comments on it here, going back to 1981 :
So for all you drone pilots that think the AMA isn't fighting for your rights, you should know that the AMA has been fighting for your rights since before your birth (start of the drone age). Matter of fact the AMA is just about our only way to fight the government from over regulating us.

Knowing that, you would think the logical thing to do is to join AMA if you fly, and don't want to be regulated. That's not the case.

The reason why is that I have read 100's of stories from new drone pilots who at least...Continue Reading
Posted by antslake | Oct 02, 2013 @ 12:15 AM | 17,962 Views
This is use at your own risk. On smaller stuff I don't have a problem doing this. On my higher power stuff I probably wouldn't bother. It depends on the plastic of the prop too. These are himodel props, also sold by hobby king.

Plastic prop repair (1 min 58 sec)

Posted by antslake | Oct 01, 2013 @ 11:47 PM | 18,153 Views
Here is a video of how I balance 3 blade propellers. Not too difficult at all. In fact I prefer balancing a 3 blade propeller than a 2 blade with a hub that needs balancing.

How to balance a 3 blade propeller (5 min 22 sec)

Posted by antslake | Jun 28, 2013 @ 10:59 PM | 17,879 Views
HAd a great time at the Warwick Funfly sponsored by Bergen County Silent flyers and the Greenwood Lake silent flyers, with prizes and support from some manufactures. Many thanks to Rich Landis.

Here are some pics taken by Walter Sidas....Continue Reading
Posted by antslake | Jun 07, 2013 @ 09:38 PM | 17,340 Views
Well I started with a MQX in Feb, then KK2, now tonight I put my first multiwii into action. Believe it or not, the first flight was without incident. Pretty proud of myself. I feel smart about figure it out, but amazed at the guys who made this stuff.

Posted by antslake | May 03, 2013 @ 11:43 PM | 17,715 Views
Starting to get it sorted out, had some problems.
Posted by antslake | Apr 29, 2013 @ 09:08 PM | 17,797 Views
Been really enjoying learning how to fly multicopters, here is an interesting thread I made:
Posted by antslake | Sep 29, 2006 @ 10:21 PM | 19,574 Views
A cool thread about doppler readings, and how to do it.
Posted by antslake | Sep 25, 2006 @ 07:14 AM | 19,488 Views
Well I made my first build thread, it was fun.

I also posted some videos of the NEAT fair:

And here is my entry in the hobby lobby crash video contest: