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Posted by Pancari | Nov 24, 2012 @ 09:38 AM | 3,287 Views
Yeah, the boxes are still sitting in my office, maybe today is the day but I got stuff to do.

I am a big fan of Netflix and enjoy watching the old TV shows I never saw.

The best Netflix series was the 2004-2009 Battlestar Galactica, not the 1978 version with Lorne Green, like anyone knows who that was, but I did enjoy the shows built around Dirk Bendict.

I found the 2004-2009 BSG series compelling and always finished each show by saying to myself "Oh Sh*t", and for me is the sign of an excellent series.

Let's face it, network TV sucks and I need to go to Cinemax, USA or FX for something to satisfy my testosterone filled brain.

There is a 15 minute mini-series on YT called Battlestar Galactica, Blood and Chrome which will fold into the Sci Fi Channel 2 hour BSG B/C movie in Feb 2013. It's shot with the same style of BSG and after watching two 15 minute blocks I was hooked.

So while the lipos are charging and it's raining outside... BSG.

Then you can build yourself a Viper canopy for your V929.
Posted by Pancari | Nov 23, 2012 @ 09:00 PM | 3,385 Views
I can't catch a break, 9pm on a Friday night and I'm working.

I have 3 boxes that have been sitting in my trunk for a week and put them in my office where they have sat for 2 weeks.

6 months ago I promised myself no more purchases till 2013 after my 3rd V911 but I bought a V929 and then the yellow V911. Then I had a discussion with a buddy who is clearing out his hanger and I decided to make three purchases in one shot.

I'm taking bets on what's in them and when I'll open them up.

So I guess if I wait till Jan 1, 2013, I will at least maintain the spirit of my broken guideline. And the way things are going here, it will take another month to open at least one.

It might be nice to fly one on New Years but I just learned the wife is having her family over for a New Years brunch.

God, someone kill me.
Posted by Pancari | Nov 15, 2012 @ 12:36 AM | 3,325 Views
Everyone knows why we all love Harbor Freight, it's a place were any tool can be found, but we only care about cases for heli's and quads that cost us under 30 bucks, not including shipping.

I was going through my car web links this evening and came across a rather humorous but true article about Harbor Freight. And while they have few tools that we can use, I feel that any guy that picked up a toy hammer and broke his mother's lamp can get a laugh out of this.

It wasn't me, I swear, my brother did it.

This is a tremendous article so prepared to laugh your a-s-s off.

Back to heli's..
I took out my Bravo SX after 6 months which I love, ran it into my wall twice and now the tail rotor turns nomater what. Guess I broke another heli and think I have more broken heli's than ones that are flying.
Posted by Pancari | Nov 12, 2012 @ 08:07 AM | 3,056 Views
This has nothing to do with everyone new obsession of maximizing their quads as they try to not break anything but I found this recent report important for every guy.

Sugary soft drink consumption contributes not only to weight gain, but also may play a role in the progression of knee osteoarthritis, especially in men, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Knee osteoarthritis is caused by cartilage breakdown in the knee joint. Factors that increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis include obesity, age, prior injury to the knee, extreme stress to the joints, and family history. In 2005, 27 million Americans suffered from osteoarthritis, and one in two people will have symptomatic knee arthritis by age 85.

The link below will take you to the entire article.
Posted by Pancari | Nov 10, 2012 @ 09:34 AM | 3,307 Views
Perhaps the Banggood shipment backlog is due to a LiPo shipping panic. There is always an overreaction to anything.

Try to get through an airport with more than 3.5oz of Diet Pepsi. And sure there's a danger because the phosphoric acid in drinks has the ability to leach calcium from your bones which is a warning best heeded by women as they age. For guys, keep that testosterone levels around 650 to keep those bones strong.

Besides that, there was a study for Type 2 diabetics that those who drank diet sodas gained weight as it keep the sugar-dopamine highway to the brain happy and fulfilled.

But I digress.

New electric cars use Lipos, BIG LIPOS the same lipos that are in our laptops. If you're a car guy you know that Fisker has been having problems getting a car off the production line and lot.

Well, it looks like they have more problems, that are kinda lipo based. See photo, yeah, that's a result of a fire.

So if you want better car mileage, don't drive like me, back off the gas. Electric cars may use less gas but the power comes from coal fired power plants with natural gas generators along side so there is some environmental impact.

So sure, maybe buy a Prius, I hear they come with a very nice v-a-g-i-n-a. At least you're not sitting on a $10K lipo. But before you make it your next car, take a look at the vid below.

Supercars: The One Gallon Fuel Crisis Race - Top Gear - BBC (6 min 19 sec)

Lipos, I want them in my helis and laptops and my cars running on a gas engine.
Posted by Pancari | Nov 09, 2012 @ 11:44 PM | 4,130 Views
Sure, I know I'm about 5 months late on this video and commentary but I've been busy the past four month with very little time for myself.

I was on the fence when this heli came out and compiled the responses of all those who posted. It seems there was mixed feeling and the Y911 just wasn't up to par when compared to the WL 911 in black, blue and red.

The Y911 seems louder and more difficult to control as I run it as fast as possible around my office perimeter, not the smartest thing to do of course. And it sustained some damage so now it's time to get some parts.

Y911 First Flight (3 min 8 sec)