Saturday, May 27, 2017

E-flite 800mAh 3S 11.1V 30C LiPo 18AWG JST Battery (EFLB8003SJ30)




Just chatted with the Horizon Hobby sales specialist about the E-flight EFLB8003SJ30 battery and learned a few things...

  • If you balance your 800mAh 3S 11.1V 30C LiPo, 18AWG JST (EFLB8003SJ30) batteries with the Kinexsis KX80 charger, you should be able to get a solid ten minutes of flight time... that is the battery starts at 4.2 volts and will be at 3.4 volts or higher for it's lowest cell at ten minutes of flight time.  !! You can also use this balancer to discharger to storage voltage levels.
  • If you have a DXe that comes with the RTF, you won't have a timer, so just use the timer on your cell phone for ten minutes.
  • The E-flite Li-Po Cell Voltage checker is great for checking voltage before and after your flight.
E-flite 800mAh 3S 11.1V 30C LiPo 18AWG JST Battery

Battery Level Notes:

==================================================================
4.2 V: Maximum voltage per cell
4.1 V: ...
4.0 V: ...
3.9 V: ...
3.8 V: "storage charge" level per cell (when not using for months)
3.7 V: ...
3.6 V: Nominal voltage per cell
3.5 V: ...
3.4 V: Horizon Hobby (e.g., chat guy) recommends staying above 3.4 V per cells
==================================================================
3.3 V: ...
3.2 V: Minimum voltage per cell - could cause damage at this value or lower (e.g., may not recharge properly, or cell could puff/swell)
3.1 V: ...
3.0 V: Blade 200 S / ESC "Soft Cutoff" setting (thereafter ~%60? of power)
2.9 V: ...
2.8 V: ..
2.7 V: ..
2.6 V: ..
2.5 V Many chargers won't allow you to charge a LiPo battery below this level
==================================================================







Thursday, May 25, 2017

How to make money on YouTube


YouTube initiated a change where partners can no longer monetize videos until they reach a total of 10,000 views.

However, after the 10,000 views are reached, I imagine the monetization process will be relatively the same, that is getting about a buck for every one thousand views...


Approximate
Views
Approximate
Revenue
Example
~10 $ .01 Force Editor + Pan/Zoom
~100 $ .10 Snack Happy Blues by Ben the Sheltie
~1,000 $ 1.00 Autosomal DNA (atDNA) Analyzer
~10,000 $ 10.00 Eva Waits | Songs | Tommy Emmanuel
~100,000 $ 100.00 L.A. BEAST vs NONI FRUIT (World's NEW Smelliest Fruit)
~1,000,000 $ 1,000.00 CONOR MCGREGOR TOP 10 FINISHES KNOCKOUTS IN HIS CAREER| UFC & MMA
~10,000,000 $ 10,000.00 The Cup Song (You're Gonna Miss Me) by Anna Kendrick on David Letterman
~100,000,000 $ 100,000.00 Hallelujah - Pentatonix
~1,000,000,000 $ 1,000,000.00 PSY - GANGNAM STYLE(강남스타일) M/V



Also, sometimes it's all about the "likes"... here's my video which I have a very nice percentage of likes.. and the views are apparently steadfastly climbing. :)


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gary Vale's, "Blade 200 S Lift Off Demo" Video

I've been doing a lot of flights with my Blade 200 S RC Helicopters...

Gary Vale just made a really great demonstration of lifting off a Blade 200 S to a nice hover.

Enjoy (this is Gary)...



I'm still looking into the general dynamic rollover tendencies myself.... I'll post more with my discoveries.

Btw, please subscribe to Gary's YouTube channel... his videos are quite informative.

How to add Oracle JDBC 8 driver in local Maven repo

1. Get Oracle JDBC Driver


From: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/features/jdbc/jdbc-ucp-122-3110062.html

2. Install Maven


https://maven.apache.org/download.cgi

3. Local repo deployment


mvn install:install-file -Dfile=C:\\tmp\\ojdbc8.jar -DgroupId=com.oracle -DartifactId=ojdbc8 -Dversion=12.1.0 -Dpackaging=jar

4. update pom.xml


<!-- ojdbc8.jar example -->
<dependency>
  <groupId>com.oracle</groupId>
  <artifactId>ojdbc8</artifactId>
  <version>12.1.0</version>
</dependency>



Reference: https://www.mkyong.com/maven/how-to-add-oracle-jdbc-driver-in-your-maven-local-repository/

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Top Ten Blade 200 S lessons learned...

A few lessons learned while flying my Blade 200 S's...


(1) Draining the battery can get a cell under the minimum storage value of 3V.


(2) Upgrading to aluminum parts makes your helicopter weight more, but improves it's power, performance and stability.





(3) A Blade 200 S best fits in a Pelican 1510 case when it's canopy is removed



(4) All Blade 200 S parts can be replaced without disassembling the main frame set




(5) If the winds are over 10 knots, stay home



(6) Don't let your dog fly your helicopter



(7) It's easy to spill paint when creating a helipad




(8) It's very challenging to fly with items hanging from your RC helicopter




(9) Remember the lesson of Humpty Dumpty



(10) Dogs get jealous of RC helicopters




Saturday, May 13, 2017

The price of Blade 200 S parts

Building a Blade 200 S from individual parts without the ESC, 2 Servos, RX, TX and battery would cost $ 267.27 from Horizon Hobby.  Note that a new Blade 200 S costs $269.99.

# Description Part # HorizonHobby Quantity
1 Tail Rotor Mount BLH1513           Discontinued 1
2 Tail Motor BLH1515 $ 26.991
3 Dual Brushless ESC BLH1517 $ 59.99 1
4 Main Blade Grip Set BLH2002 $ 6.99 1
5 Spindle Set BLH2003 $ 3.99 1
6 Main Rotor Hub BLH2004 $ 6.49 1
7 Rotor Head Linkage Set BLH2005 $ 3.99 4
8 Swashplate BLH2006 $ 9.49 1
9 Pushrod Set BLH2007 $ 4.99 2
10 Main shaft with collar BLH2008 $ 5.99 1
11 Antirotation Bracket BLH2010 $ 3.99 1
12 Main Gear with hardware BLH2012 $ 6.99 2
13 Main motor mount set BLH2013$ 7.99 1
14 Landing Gear BLH2014 $ 4.99 1
15 Tail Rotor Hub Set BLH2020 $ 7.49 1
16 Tail Rotor Blade Set BLH2021 $ 3.99              2
17 Main Frame Set BLH2601 $ 9.99 1
18 Main Rotor Blades BLH2602 $ 9.992
19 Canopy BLH2603 $ 14.99 1
20 Tail Boom BLH2604 $ 12.99 2
21 Pinion Gear BLH2605 $ 4.99 1
22 Dampener Set BLH2606 $ 4.99 4
23 Canopy Mount Set BLH2607 $ 4.99 2
24 Main Motor BLH2650 $ 39.99 1
XXVertical Stabilizer
1
YY Main Shaft Bearings
1




E-flite 800mAh 3S 11.1V 30C LiPo 18AWG JST Battery (EFLB8003SJ30)

Just chatted with the Horizon Hobby sales specialist about the E-flight EFLB8003SJ30 battery and learned a...