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  1. ThunderChicken

    Typhoon H officially discontinued

    I bought a spare "H" from ebay and some additional batteries. I'm set for a while. Welcome to the planned obsolesce world. They expect you to throw it away and buy a new one.
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    Typhoon H / ST-16 controller : Can it be re-purposed?

    This is impressive research especially if it is private individuals unfunded. Good job!
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    Question for the Experienced Typhoon H and H+ People...

    I would only fly DJI if someone gave it to me. I was flying and there was another UAV flying in the area. He watched my HPro and commented how steady mine was. He swapped batteries and took off. He got to about 75 ft and one of his props flew off. The resulting crash ended his flying for the...
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    GPS to stop working on April 6th 2019 ?

    There was a lot of fear generated by the Y2K Crisis. My mother in law was on an oxygen concentrator machine and she was the reason all of the money was spent on the transfer switch and generator. I have been involved with computers back when the Heath Z80 was the only game in town. I have never...
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    GPS to stop working on April 6th 2019 ?

    Y2K was a joke. I was forced to go out and purchase a generator in mid December. It was not even needed. I had to pay an licensed electrician to install an automatic transfer switch and worked just fine when we had power failures. The power would drop out and the generator would start and run...
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    Drones Will Be Shot Down Until These Misconceptions Are Tackled

    Did the driver get any jail time?
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    Drones Will Be Shot Down Until These Misconceptions Are Tackled

    Also don't forget some of us are old and easily distracted like the Dog in the cartoon UP! SQUIRREL!
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    Drones Will Be Shot Down Until These Misconceptions Are Tackled

    I think ownership of your condition is more important than making your devices more intelligent. I dislike computerized cars for the simple reason many sensor failures can mimic what use to be a simple fix. In full scale aviation you must do a pre-flight before you even start the engine. I know...
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    Drones Will Be Shot Down Until These Misconceptions Are Tackled

    Glock, Ruger, Colt is the same as ford, Chevy, Dodge. I'm not a brand snob. If it does the job reliably and does not jam up I don't care who made it. On a side note Kentucky has passed a no license requirement for concealed carry. No vetting, training, or any other requirements for CCDW. I am a...
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    Drones Will Be Shot Down Until These Misconceptions Are Tackled

    Are we on the verge of an arms race with drone shooters? Double Tap? Two Draft beers for everybody? Kidding I know what it means.
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    Drones Will Be Shot Down Until These Misconceptions Are Tackled

    Pat you are a man of high caliber! I shoot glock model 23 in the .40 cal. The .45 is a slow moving round, but it is very much akin to being run over by a slow moving freight train.
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    “ We don’t want no smart batteries”!!

    Yes but I cringed when people said that. I put two double sided drives in a small case and you could use two floppies for drive 0, 1, 2, and 3. Pretty simple circuit to make the conversion so the OS would recognize it.
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    “ We don’t want no smart batteries”!!

    The vacuum tubes are far more vulnerable to vibration than Solid State circuits.
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    “ We don’t want no smart batteries”!!

    I don't think we need smarter batteries, Smarter pilots would be better.