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SainSmart InstaBots Upright Rover Kit

Posted 09-11-2015 at 07:50 AM by Notebook
Updated 09-12-2015 at 09:25 AM by Notebook (added picture)

http://www.sainsmart.com/sainsmart-b...robot-kit.html

New Blog!

Not directly Orbiter related, but close.
I'm interested in control systems and servos, so I thought I'd build this and get into PID in software/hardware.

It will take as long as it takes, and I'll post some pics and progress here. Haven't got all the bits to start yet, my soldering-iron is long lost...

Starting point:
http://s89.photobucket.com/user/Note...sa3jh.jpg.html...
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Flights 33 & 34 Cross-country - Working out the Kinks

Posted 09-02-2015 at 03:07 PM by n122vu

My first cross-country after my medical flight test was to KCUL, Carmi, IL. I won't go into too much detail, but the 'clumsy' version of Brian showed up in full force during this flight.

I blame a lot of it on my kneeboard. On the way to my medical flight test I'd used the Sporty's tri-fold kneeboard, strapped to my leg, and it worked ok, but I found myself fumbling for a couple things and not really having enough room for everything I needed. For the flight to KCUL, Randy suggested...
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SODA Story Goes...

Posted 08-18-2015 at 03:41 PM by n122vu
Updated 08-18-2015 at 08:13 PM by n122vu

This was one of the biggest milestones I've been wanting to get behind me since I started flying - my Medical Flight Test. The day has arrived. We're flying to KJVY to meet the FAA Airman Safety Inspector (ASI) who will be evaluating my performance to ensure my visual deficit is not a factor in my abilities. There are two possible outcomes: Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.

This will be a slightly long post as it is really three flights in one.

I arrived at the airport...
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Flights 28 & 29 - Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Posted 08-06-2015 at 02:59 PM by n122vu
Updated 08-07-2015 at 12:01 PM by n122vu

("Old dog" referring to my age, not my time as a pilot here)

It's been a busy week for me as far as flying goes - for the first time in almost a year I got two flights in. Monday was the first. Already different from the norm in that I usually fly on Tuesdays, this would be a flight that would stretch me, and also teach me some valuable skills with regards to landing an airplane.

Monday, 8/3 I'll skip the uneventful account of preflight & run-up and...
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A Millennium in Space pt 1/?

Posted 08-06-2015 at 03:49 AM by fsci123

I always have ideals for space related fiction but I dont have time to write them in actual books. Im also bad at writing so i dont need a lot literary criticism. And im procrastinating on some of my music projects so writing this bizarre piece of fiction is something im doing.

tl;dr this is timeline with random quotes and commentary of space stuff for the next 1000 years



A MILLENNIUM IN SPACE
The First Century or so

Even though...
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