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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Tentoes, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Tentoes

    Tentoes Member

    Now you have me in your forum.

    I'm an unemployed software and electronics dude (or maybe dud) who plays with trains. I used to be an R/C airplane and helicopter flier. I've had tiny and nearly useless quadcopters for years. Somebody gave me a Propel Tilt for Christmas. Flies nice! Easier than the little ones. Having fun with the video.

    Quadcopter History:

    Estes ProtoX
    Some cute toy that flew well
    Propel "Air"
    Propel "X01"
    Propel "Tilt"

    I still have and enjoy all the Propel quads.

    I thought I participated in this forum before, but it doesn't seem to know any of my email addresses.

     
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  2. Tentoes

    Tentoes Member

    Weather (and the flu) haven't been conducive to barefoot idiots outside, so I'm stuck inside with my two micro drones.
     
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  3. Tentoes

    Tentoes Member

    I edited together some clips from the day after the other video. Was not one of my best days out :D

     
  4. Tentoes

    Tentoes Member

    I came out of hibernation for a while and got my quad into the air yesterday for a few minutes.
     
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  5. Gyro Doctor

    Gyro Doctor Electronics Tech for 45 years

    :rolleyes: ... I've lived in Tulsa and Breckenridge Oklahoma before ... To help with "muscle memory" AND developing skills, as well as disorientation,
    I suggest a good simulator that uses your radio as the controller.
    Both "FPV Freerider" (not bad) and "Liftoff" (much better) are excellent ways to gain valuable practice and skills without
    the constraints of ... a.) battery flight times ... b.) crashing (just press the reset button) ... c.) weather
    You get to fly non-stop for as long as you'd like in the comfort of your home without breaking anything ... it's a win-win situation ... ;)
     
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  6. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Atleast you got out there. Too dam cold & windy here. 70mph winds here yesterday about 30-40 today & 4°
     
  7. Spork

    Spork Member

    Welcome to the forum. Is part of your backyard a train setup? It looked like it in the videos. I'd love to see more of your train setup the next time you do video.
     
  8. Tentoes

    Tentoes Member

    Might have nice enough weather to get out for a while today. Was oddly gusty the other day and after a couple mishaps, I went back in.

    The train layout is quite extensive, and we were doing some major rework when the owner got sick last summer. He's doing better now. I'm his train helper and live in to help him out. We're looking forward to spring, which comes early in Oklahoma, but he's decided that '18 will be his last summer in trains, though he's hoping to go out with a couple big events.

    There are some train videos in my youtube channel. "Torby4019" (Years ago, Youtube wouldn't take "Torby" as a name, and 4019 is the number on my big showoff train loco.)
     
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  9. Spork

    Spork Member

    Thanks, that snowplow and the waterfall/river combo was pretty cool. I've never had a desire to mess with model trains, but I absolutely love watching them and appreciating the detail builders put into their layouts. My wife's dad is into trains with a big layout on his second floor. Next time I'm over there I'll be sure to mention expanding into the yard, mostly because it will get a rise out of the mother-in-law.
     

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