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Testing the effect of cellular transmission towers on the Vision+...


2017-11-24
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Vision+ goes down in the forest due to faulty battery.  Spends night in canopy in pouring rain.  Recovered next morning by felling the tree.  No damage to drone.


2017-11-24
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-11-14 06:44
Before the Phantom I flee fixed-wings RC.  I have about 50 planes!

fixed wing you say?yea i have a few of them,love them.i  always wanted to build a long range fpv plane, but laws and more to come.people worry too much about drones and not enough about some of the full scale junk flying overhead ha ha.
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repairman Posted at 2017-11-24 17:03
fixed wing you say?yea i have a few of them,love them.i  always wanted to build a long range fpv plane, but laws and more to come.people worry too much about drones and not enough about some of the full scale junk flying overhead ha ha.

It would so cool to put an OccuSync system into a fixed wing.  Should be easy too now  with the new RE Goggles & OccuSync module/camera.  Hmmm...  
2017-11-24
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The Vision+ on her first long-range programmed mission with a modded version of the DJI app..

The thrill of autonomous flight begins!


2017-11-26
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More early Ground Station missions..






2017-11-26
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Vision+ programmed flight from home to Brandon Woods Industrial Park...


2017-11-27
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Phantom Down #2 - Another battery issue causes the Vision+ to come up short on a 7 mile autonomous flight. (Same battery as before I just didn't realize the problem was the battery until later) Fortunately I was able to retrieve the bird with minimal damage thanks to the Flytrex.   Watch for the close call at 5:00.  


2017-11-27
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-11-27 02:10
Phantom Down #2 - Another battery issue causes the Vision+ to come up short on a 7 mile autonomous flight. (Same battery as before I just didn't realize the problem was the battery until later) Fortunately I was able to retrieve the bird with minimal damage thanks to the Flytrex.   Watch for the close call at 5:00.  

https://youtu.be/8ptvEyLVUfc

Hello Dirty Bird , great videos , forget the trolls you got in YT ;) i SUB your channel
2017-11-27
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Nebuchadnezzar Posted at 2017-11-27 02:19
Hello Dirty Bird , great videos , forget the trolls you got in YT ;) i SUB your channel

Thanks.  My "hantom Down 2" vid got featured on a blog by some rule-spouting dork named Crash Hancock.  When i started spanking him his minions rushed to his defense so I had some fun swatting them too.  That's why the video drew so much attention.  Affected me like rain on an alligator.  
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-11-27 01:44
Vision+ programmed flight from home to Brandon Woods Industrial Park...

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Great Music & Video !! This Guitar !! is joe satriani ???
2017-11-27
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-11-24 09:16
Testing the effect of cellular transmission towers on the Vision+...

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GWEN (Ground Wave Emergency Network) transmitters, placed 200 miles apart across the USA, allow specific frequencies to be tailored to the geomagnetic-field strength in each area, allowing the magnetic field to be altered.

They operate in the VLF range, with transmissions between VLF 150 and 175 KHz. They also emit UHF waves of 225 - 400 MHz.

The VLF signals travel by waves that hug the ground rather than radiate into the atmosphere. A GWEN station transmits up to a 300-mile radius, the signal dropping off sharply over distance.

the entire GWEN system consists of, (depending on source of data), from 58 to an intended 300 transmitters, spread across the USA, each with a tower 299-500 ft high.

Three hundred (300) ft. of copper wire fans out in a spoke like fashion from the base of the underground system, interacting with the earth like a thin shelled conductor, radiating radio wave energy for very long distances through the ground.

2017-11-27
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"Dirty Bird"... you're a bit of a legend, aren't ya?  Fantastic flights.
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Nebuchadnezzar Posted at 2017-11-27 10:11
Great Music & Video !! This Guitar !! is joe satriani ???

Thank you.  The awesome guitar track is by Soren Andersen & is from several years ago.  I don't know the title of the track as it's just background music for a page on his site.  Soren was working on a music-only solo album but, as far as I know, it still hasn't been released.  I got that song by analog recording it off of his webpage with my phone hence it is rather noisy & blown out.  The song is so good though I just had to have it.  I will of course purchase it if he ever releases the album.
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Nebuchadnezzar Posted at 2017-11-27 10:16
GWEN (Ground Wave Emergency Network) transmitters, placed 200 miles apart across the USA, allow specific frequencies to be tailored to the geomagnetic-field strength in each area, allowing the magnetic field to be altered.

They operate in the VLF range, with transmissions between VLF 150 and 175 KHz. They also emit UHF waves of 225 - 400 MHz.

Lots of interesting information.  So far in my experience I have noticed no effect from cellular or any other transmission technology.
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Oracle Miata Posted at 2017-11-27 10:37
"Dirty Bird"... you're a bit of a legend, aren't ya?  Fantastic flights.

LOL thanks.  I seriously like to be incognito.  I just flying & doing videos.  So glad I held off on the goggles all these months.  Wasn't intentional it was only because my Mavic is hanging with Davey Jones.  Now I have a new Mavic & just pulled the plug on those sweet new black & red Racing Edition Goggles.  I'd have paid the extra money just for the color!  
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-11-27 14:33
Thank you.  The awesome guitar track is by Soren Andersen & is from several years ago.  I don't know the title of the track as it's just background music for a page on his site.  Soren was working on a music-only solo album but, as far as I know, it still hasn't been released.  I got that song by analog recording it off of his webpage with my phone hence it is rather noisy & blown out.  The song is so good though I just had to have it.  I will of course purchase it if he ever releases the album.

Amazing Music anyway !
2017-11-28
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One dark night, after many hundreds of exciting flights, my cherished Vision+ had a fateful mid-air encounter with a wretched, foul, & evil winged beast known only as "Night Fury."  The status of the creature is unknown, but the Vision+ unceremoniously came careening through the trees back to Earth, performing a sickening face-plant upon the asphalt street.  Props & camera flew in various directions &, for nine long & lonely months, she sat atop her case in a corner gathering dust.  

Sadness & disgust left me unmotivated to initiate repairs.  But eventually the darkness was lifted.  I ordered a Phantom 3 Pro & Advanced, my spirit & love of flight was reborn, & I was finally motivated to repair the old girl.  After several uneventful test flights I took the rejuvenated Vision+ to Fort Armistead where a battery issue 4000' out over the bay forced an emergency landing on Fort Carroll.  Yet again the Flytrex allowed recovery of the wayward raptor.  It was after this event I finally realized the dreaded "Battery #3" was at the center of all the battery events.


2017-11-29
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Phantom 3 Advanced & Pro join the fleet...




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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-11-29 18:43
One dark night, after many hundreds of exciting flights, my cherished Vision+ had a fateful mid-air encounter with a wretched, foul, & evil winged beast known only as "Night Fury."  The status of the creature is unknown, but the Vision+ unceremoniously came careening through the trees back to Earth, performing a sickening face-plant upon the asphalt street.  Props & camera flew in various directions &, for nine long & lonely months, she sat atop her case in a corner gathering dust.  

Sadness & disgust left me unmotivated to initiate repairs.  But eventually the darkness was lifted.  I ordered a Phantom 3 Pro & Advanced, my spirit & love of flight was reborn, & I was finally motivated to repair the old girl.  After several uneventful test flights I took the rejuvenated Vision+ to Fort Armistead where a battery issue 4000' out over the bay forced an emergency landing on Fort Carroll.  Yet again the Flytrex allowed recovery of the wayward raptor.  It was after this event I finally realized the dreaded "Battery #3" was at the center of all the battery events.

Hairy- Scary !  How well can you swim?
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Blériot53 Posted at 2017-12-3 03:16
Hairy- Scary !  How well can you swim?

That would be a long, cold swim!  Fortunately a guy in a little run about returned from fishing & gave me a lift out to the fortress so I could retrieve the bird.  Good thing because it rained all that night & the following day.
2017-12-3
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Phantom 3 Advanced  "Poop Chute" completes 2 mile flight to Baltimore...


2017-12-6
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Battling 12-15 mph winds P3 Advanced makes the 3.1 mile flight to Seagirt Marine Terminal.  Lightbridge is sweet!


2017-12-6
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-11-17 21:34
Vision+ over the Severn River @ U.S. Naval Academy...

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Really liked the shot of the flag
However, when was this taken, you do know flying over a military installation is prohibited...
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-11-19 10:10
The Vision+ at Sideling Hill in western Maryland...

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I have driven that route many times
I also drove it before that section was built, saw it being built
Great scenery and beautiful country!
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-11-20 04:37
Baltimore firewoks...then & now.

July 4th, 2014 with the Vision+...

Very NICE!!!
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Genghis9 Posted at 2017-12-6 21:07
Really liked the shot of the flag
However, when was this taken, you do know flying over a military installation is prohibited...

The Naval Academy footage was recorded 3 years ago before that rule went into effect.
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Genghis9 Posted at 2017-12-6 21:13
I have driven that route many times
I also drove it before that section was built, saw it being built
Great scenery and beautiful country!

I have to make a return trip to Sideling Hill with one of the newer birds.
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Genghis9 Posted at 2017-12-6 21:18
Very NICE!!!

Thanks.  The cameras have really come a long way in their night recording abilities.
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-12-6 22:14
The Naval Academy footage was recorded 3 years ago before that rule went into effect.

Ah...then lucky you!
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Dirty Bird Posted at 2017-12-6 22:24
I have to make a return trip to Sideling Hill with one of the newer birds.

Yes, you got me thinking...next time I'm that way I will plan to have my bird to do the same
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"The Blizzard of 2016" (P3 Advanced)


2017-12-8
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"Darth Videous Encounters Carnival Pride" - Secured for Litchi missions, P3 Standards "Miss Ruby" & "Darth Videous" join the fleet!


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The P3 Advanced "Poop Chute" is "Working the Water"...


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Maiden flight of the Phantom 4 "Nemesis"...


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"Nemesis" wasted no time stretching her wings as she sets off "To Sparrow's Point & Beyond"...


2017-12-8
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"Pasadena's Industrial Shoreline" (P3A)


2017-12-10
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Enjoying some relaxing "Bay Flying" with the P3 Advanced on a warm March afternoon...


2017-12-10
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The Phantom 3 Advanced "Poop Chute" continues her shakedown trials in this flight called "Evening Passage"...

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The Phantom 4 "Nemesis" over Fort McHenry...


2017-12-10
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