Flying and Bonding with my Boys (video inside)

Time flies so fast, and so is my drone hehe. Hindi ko napansin mag two months na rin pala sa akin yung quadcopter  ko or toy drone to be exact. I have bought it last year, November 25 for P3,900 na kinita ko sa pagba-blog , so bale this coming 25th pa lang siya mag 2 months, and with that short period of time,  I or we (my family) we’re able to fly it for I think more than a dozen times na rin.

NEOPOLITAN SQUAD DRONE

Since I only have one battery, the one that came with it lang yung gamit ko and no spare battery kaya limited talaga yung flying time. Recently lang dumating yung two spare battery na inorder ko from Ebay.

I’m glad I’ve picked The Tarantula X6 over Syma X8C (my first choice). Not only na its much cheaper but It’salso  very fast and much more agile. Maneuverability  wise mejo nakakalito at nakakakaba yung first time, pero once you got the hang of it masasanay ka rin. Like a musical instrument, for example a bass guitar tuner , the Tarantula also needs to be tuned or calibrated before flying to synchronized the motors.

Madali syang paliparin at nakakalibang! This is actually my first try on this hobby and I really really enjoyed it. Dahil jan andami ko na-meet na tao from all walks of life, me mga generation X, pero mas marami sa oldies haha! Tapos siempre nadagdagan mga new friends at acquaintance ko!

At ang PINAKA the BEST sa lahat, later ko lang na realized na I have bonded and shared the joy of flying with all da boys in my family, from my eldest son down to my youngest down to my grand child! Which you wil see on the video I made for this blog post. Enjoy watching and hope na nahikayat din kita magpalipad ng drone hehe.

 

httpv://youtu.be/LF_hTiQbx4s

Raredrone first flight with a GoPro

Everybody in their life wishes they can fly like a bird or like Superman but of course its just a dream and nothing of those two can happen, although nowadays anybody can mimick them by flying drones and attaching a camera to simulate like you were the one flying when you watch your video afterwards. There is also an option to view it on real time by attaching an FPV system (First Person View). You can view it on your monitor as it fly. Cool isn’t it!

httpv://youtu.be/Dtrg04FAUPc

I recently acquired a Tarantula X6, a mid-size toy quadcopter, (named it Raredrone) as an early Christmas gift for myself, unfortunately it has no FPV but still wattah great time it gives me, my kids and friends, not to mention I found new acquaintances from this hobby! I found out lotsa bikers like me love this hobby too haha!

Watch my other drone related videos 😀

httpv://youtu.be/cHK-IE4H6yY
httpv://youtu.be/uiAEHkZNEek
httpv://youtu.be/xD6UknGzgLE

I’m still a newbie and I know my drone will endure a lot more crashes before my hands will feel relaxed with the controller and fly the quad flawlesslly . But as of now I will savor the joy that it brings! Goodluck to Raredrone and my GoPro sana tumagal sila sa akin haha!

DIY GoPro Bobber

my gopro mountain dew bobber
my gopro mountain dew bobber

Why the need for a GoPro Bobber?

Basically you need it for your camera safety when using your camera on water. Particularly at sea, because without it, your GoPro will easily submerged like a stone. So a bobber will save it, much more if the color is bright, you could easily see it even when its dark. It’s also a floating device, and you can shoot photos/videos underwater hands free! Isn’t that amazing!

That’s why for my DIY Bobber project, I choose the Mountain Dew 400ml plastic bottle because of its green fluorescent color.

Other materials needed

hammer
1 pc concrete nail size 4 inch
1 GoPro orig or generic Tripod Mount
1 set of 1/8th bolt & nut
(but in my case, I’ve used the bolt from my wreck tripod mount)
Silicon sealer
Mountain Dew 400ml flourescent platic bottle
(or any plastic bottle na mahanap nyo, yan kase Mountain Dew bottle na yan eh very rare na kse ginagawang palamuti rin sa mga jeep, sa kariton, sa bike, etc..)
Yan nga gamit ko, nakita ko lang naka display sa isang store, nilambing ko lang yung tindera kaya binenta sa akin hehe)

Procedure (very basic, even a 10 year old can do it)

Hammer half the length of the nail on the center of the cap to make a hole.
Move the nail in circular motion just to enlarge the hole a little bigger
Insert the 1/8th bolt and nut in between the cap
Place the tripod mount on bolt on the top of the cap
Cover the bolt and nut underneath the cap with silicon. Have it dry for while
Fit the cap on the bottle and place your GoPro camera
Finish! You now have a personalized GoPro Bobber and have save yourself some money.

 

Enjoy your water activity with your personalized GoPro bobber! 😀