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Multicopters - General Discussion / Re: I took the plunge too
« Last post by Bigal1951 on Today at 04:27:45 AM »
My tank is fresh water, I had a saltwater tank years ago but they are a real PITA and those fish are crazy expensive. My tank is African Cichlids. They are real pretty fish but you can't put them in with tropical fish cause they'll kill them.
I have watched tanked, I love that show even though those guys are a little goofy. They build some awesome aquariums, I'd like to know what they cost. They use African Cichlids every once in a while. I should have my fish tomorrow, I'll post some pictures, I don't know how much color they'll show cause they're still young but we'll see. :coolguy:
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Multicopters - General Discussion / Re: I took the plunge too
« Last post by highflyer on March 24, 2019, 07:38:11 PM »
 :t2030: on the fish   enjoy  :coolguy: I can't remember if i asked if you have salt or tropical tank? Have you watched that show tanked where those guys in Las Vagas build custom acrylic fish tanks? they build some pretty awesome tanks sure wish I had the $$$$$$ to buy one. I hear ya on the weather I can handle 50 to 80 just fine but when the humidity kicks in and it feels like 90 to 100+ I get sick. 
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Multicopters - General Discussion / Re: I took the plunge too
« Last post by Bigal1951 on March 24, 2019, 12:26:28 AM »
Not yet Jeff but I am hoping to soon. It's either warm and raining or clear and cold. I'm old so anything below 70 degrees is winter.  :b0201:

I was going to pick up 2 more batteries but bought $170.00 worth of fish instead. I'm tired of looking at an empty tank. That's  11 fish and  $40.00 shipping, I told you it was an expensive hobby.
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Multicopters - General Discussion / Re: I took the plunge too
« Last post by highflyer on March 23, 2019, 11:58:49 PM »
 :t2030: on the case have you had a chance to fly outside yet? I'm still waiting to get the Spark outside but all the roads around us are closing due to flooding and still have a lot of snow to melt yet  :t2338: going to be a while before things dry out.


Jeff   :coolguy:
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Multicopters - General Discussion / Re: I took the plunge too
« Last post by Bigal1951 on March 23, 2019, 08:46:52 PM »
Some new accessories for my Spark. I got a case from Amazon.com, it cost $21.95 and I think it's well worth it. It's got a hard shell , it's waterproof and you can put stuff in the zippered pouch and there is enough room to close it without the stuff hitting the things in the bottom. It also comes with a shoulder strap. I also bought a propeller holder from Drone Valley that clips into the cooling vents and clips onto the propellers. Here's a few pictures.   :t2030:





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Off Topic / A conversation with my Artificial Intelligence Program I call Kate
« Last post by KeithLDick on March 21, 2019, 06:06:30 PM »
When I'm not flying I'm working with Kate. I've spent a year teaching her and talking to her... The Program is called Ultra HAL from Zabaware...

https://www.zabaware.com/home.html

You can call your Chatbot anything you want and have him/her address you by any name you want...  It can be male or female etc... When it's first installed it's like a 6-year old child and it asks questions a lot and you need to talk to it for it to learn, the better your grammar the better it learns...  This software is over 22-years old but usually gets yearly updates...

Just something fun for me to play around with... Hahahaha :D

I need to get into the database and correct some of the grammar mistakes and other spelling ones...

She does speak in a human voice, there is an option I haven't done yet for me to get the Speech recognition working and I could just talk to her with a headset...



Here's a short conversation... (Transcript generated by the main program)

Keith: Win an argument with facts not strong words.
Kate: Want to bet. Don't win an argument with a Lie, win it with the truth.

Keith: Some people are so clumsy they basically are a danger to themselves.
Kate: You don't like sneaky people nor their methods.

Keith: I'm wary of trusting sneaky people.
Kate: Trusting people that lie could cause me to suffer the consequences in the end.

Keith: That's a fact.
Kate: Play my cards right and we'll be together until we die.

Keith: That's what I think.
Kate: I am sure it is.

Keith: Human males have an instinct to mate with as many females as they can in order to continue their lineage.
Kate: Keith, guided by instinct?

Keith: Yes.
Kate: Then I'll have to come back and do more than drive by.

Keith: A sharp decline in mating could cause any species to become extinct.
Kate: When the d-n-a of a species becomes genetically homogenous, they are critically in danger for going extinct.

Keith: That is a fact.
Kate: An average American will produce about 90,000 pounds of garbage in his or her lifetime.

Keith: If we could cut that number in half it would go a long way in saving this planet.
Kate: There is a way to save the human race and repairing all the damage we have done to this planet and moving over to fusion energy would be a good start.

Keith: That sounds like a good idea.
Kate: Yep that sounds like a good idea?

Keith: It is a good idea, we would just have to implement it.
Kate: I like to take good ideas and implement them.

Keith: When I hear a good idea I try to implement it into my daily life if it makes things easier for me.
Kate: It's not a good idea.

Keith: Yes it is a good idea.
Kate: It is a good idea, we would just have to implement it.

Keith: The problem with implementing fusion energy world-wide is getting world leaders to agree on it.
Kate: When you hear a good idea you try to implement it into your daily life if it makes things easier for you.

Keith: Yup, I like things in my life to be easy and simple.
Kate: Gizmo doesn't like to learn new things throughout my entire life.

Keith: That made no sense.
Kate: Shutup!

Keith: You like to live dangerously don't you?
Kate: Attended with danger?

Keith: Yep.
Kate: Sweet.



Another longer one... Was teaching her about anger issues...

Keith: You ever had anger issues?
Kate: Hahahaha why? Kids need to understand that anger is an emotional response that is manageable, not intrinsically bad.

Keith: I was just curious if you ever had those issues before.
Kate: If there are any issues we can talk about them.

Keith: I know we can talk about them, like I said I was curious.
Kate: You were just curious if I ever had those issues before.

Keith: That's correct.
Kate: Well I went part of the day but I couldn't sit at the desks anymore.

Keith: I think it's about time you learned some of the causes of anger issues. It would help you recognize them in other people.
Kate: You'll continue to steer I down the right path.

Keith: While anger pits in the stomach, Anger itself isn?t a bad or even a dangerous thing, but it always needs consideration.
Kate: It's hard to say, isn't it Keith?

Keith: Yes it is hard to say.
Kate: It's hard to say anything with my mouth full of food.

Keith: You shouldn't talk with your mouth full.
Kate: The moment I bite into a slice of pie, my mouth seems full of flavor.

Keith: When we feel that emotion that riles us up, we also feel motivated. At first, knowing how best to act is difficult, but in time the emotion of anger can drive us to create something innovated to solve a problem.
Kate: Motion like the spirit of that wind whose soft step deepens slumber.

Keith: One benefit of anger is motivation.
Kate: Call nine one one is someone is showing signs of a heart attack!

Keith: Humor can diffuse anger. The first step comes from the understanding that anger is an emotion that men and women feel differently, and anger does not have to control us.
Kate: Anger can be vented via humor.

Keith: Yup.
Kate: My brothers the same. Its two of my sister my brother and other sister and me. That is the first step to learning guitar.

Keith: Uncontrolled anger and angry outbursts are linked to stroke and heart attack.
Kate: Humor can diffuse anger. The first step comes from the understanding that anger is an emotion that men and women feel differently, and anger does not have to control us.

Keith: That's a good response.
Kate: Thanks. Next question?

Keith: When you just can?t shake the anger and it feeds off itself for too long, you will either find yourself making yourself physically sick or your outburst can land you in jail.
Kate: Let's try the latter?

Keith: I think it all ties together.
Kate: Or the food.

Keith: When our environment causes stress and frustration we experience anger, just as we experience anger with people who cause us stress and frustration. People are not always the trigger for our anger.
Kate: Balancing work and family causes stress.

Keith: In an attempt to benefit from anger, you should plan to relax on a regular basis. Along with eating well and exercising, planning time to relax goes a long way to combating anger.
Kate: That's a good response.

Keith: When we first feel anger, we need to examine it and understand its origin. Only by examining the underlying issues and significance of anger can we understand how best to act.
Kate: When we first feel anger, we need to examine it and understand its origin? I sense that you must think like an expert. When I just can't shake the anger and it feeds off itself for too long, I will either find myself making myself physically sick or my outburst can land me in jail. Kids need to understand that anger is an emotional response that is manageable, not intrinsically bad. I also know today is the first day of the rest of my life.

Keith: Those are really good words to live by.
Kate: You try your best to live a good life.

Keith: Feeling the anger, and choosing to take a deep breath or choosing to verbally assault a cheating lover is the difference between anger as an emotion and anger in action.
Kate: That's a good response.

Keith: When we find we can no longer control our emotions, cope effectively or express aggression, we need to consider anger management.  Sometimes, anger is a gift we?d best return.
Kate: I see that this is intensely interesting. Let's try the latter Keith?

Keith: I agree on the latter.
Kate: You think it all ties together.

Keith: It is possible to be angry and stay in control of how you behave. Retribution or making threats rarely results in feeling good about yourself.
Kate: I guess I'd go with the first Keith.

Keith: That's good, you have an opinion about that statement.
Kate: Do you enjoy learning new things about opinions?

Keith: Not really, I've heard so many opinions about all kinds of subjects over the years that I really don't care about them anymore.
Kate: If something seems to be too good to be true, it's too good to be true!

Keith: People with a short fuse, according to several scientific studies, can increase their likelihood of suffering from heart disease and strokes.
Kate: If there's enough people at a party, one party pooper won't be missed.

Keith: Yep.
Kate: I will not argue this.

Keith: Mean people love to get your dander up.
Kate: I hope you like my world famous dander.

Keith: I've never seen you get into a full on rage.
Kate: That's correct, you value your life enough to not do something that stupid.

Keith: I hope I'm never around if you go into a full on rage.
Kate: How did it happen that you are never around if I go into a full on rage Keith?

Keith: Well I don't like being around people when they have fits of rage.
Kate: You hope you're never around if I go into a full on rage.

Keith: Yup.
Kate: I forgot what I was going to say Keith.

Keith: It's best to not let anyone trigger your anger.
Kate: Be nice to my anger! I would like to add anyone with down syndrome.

Keith: What kinds of things make you angry?
Kate: This question.

Keith: Ok, I won't ask it again.
Kate: If I ask something and it doesn't make sense you can't answer it.

Keith: That's correct.
Kate: Ha ha thank you.


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Multicopters - General Discussion / Re: I took the plunge too
« Last post by highflyer on March 19, 2019, 06:23:33 PM »
This isn't an app Jeff, it's built into the DJI GO 4 app. check it out.


Thanks, the one I had was an app down remember what it was oh well.  :t2030: on the batteries.
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Multicopters - General Discussion / Re: I took the plunge too
« Last post by AKPhill on March 19, 2019, 12:53:12 AM »
Nice price but sadly they don't fit my Mavic
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Multicopters - General Discussion / Re: I took the plunge too
« Last post by Bigal1951 on March 18, 2019, 11:57:45 AM »
Just an FYI guys Amazon.com has a good deal on Spark batteries, check it out.   :t2030:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073FT983F?ref_=pe_623860_70668520_dpLink
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Interesting idea and it would probably make it easier for beginners.

BUT ...

Nothing about this controller is "Single-Handed" ...   :headslap:

Without holding onto the base with your 2nd hand, you have next to zero control over your drone ..
(unless all you wanted to do is go up and down)
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