Saturday, April 29, 2017

Landing Spicoli in the Wind

Many know by now that I have three Blade 200 S RC helicopters in my fleet:
  • Speck - for training
  • Spot - for maintenance exercises
  • Spicoli (new) - for missions support
Spicoli, Spot and Speck

Today, my friend Keith and I did a couple missions with the training and mission support rotorcraft:

Mission #1: Keith flies an RC Helicopter for the first time


Mission #2 (PART 1): Fly from helipad to helipad in >10 knot wind 


Mission #2 (PART 2): Fly from helipad to helipad in >10 knot wind 



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Forcing HTTPS

This is how to force HTTPS in either .htaccess or httpd.conf (e.g., /etc/httpd/conf):


RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^/?(.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [R,L]

OR

# RewriteEngine On
# RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.*)$ [NC]
# RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%1/$1 [R=301,L]
# RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on

# RewriteRule ^/?(.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [R,L]


$ service httpd restart


To force selectively on URL paths view this thread..

Saturday, April 15, 2017

How to get Google Adsense Leaderboard working in XHTML

Getting Google Adsense working in XHTML took me a while to figure it out.  I share the process with you here...

1) Create an ad-leaderboard.html file, similar to this:


<html>
    <head>
        <title>Gliesians Leaderboard</title>
        <meta charset="UTF-8">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
    </head>
    <body>
        <div>
            <script type="text/javascript"><!--
   google_ad_client = "ca-pub-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX";
                /* Mobile Ad */
                google_ad_slot = "XXXXXXXXXX";
                google_ad_width = 728;
                google_ad_height = 90;
                //-->
            </script>
            <script type="text/javascript"
                    src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
            </script>
        </div>
        <br/>
    </body>
</html>




2) Call the ad-leaderboard.html file from your xhtml file like this:



<div>
  <object data="/ad-leaderboard.html" type="text/html" style="width: 790px; height: 135px; padding: 0; ">
  </object>
</div>



That's it!  If you have any issues getting it to work, let me know and I'll try to help.

Crossfilter Examples deployed

I have deployed the D3ChartExamples to Gliesians.com.

The examples are deployed at http://gliesians.com/d3ce/.
The examples include basic D3.js Charts (e.g., bar charts, pie charts, time series, etc.).

This is a NetBeans Project. HTML files with d3 examples are mostly self-contained, though some depend on files in the css, data and lib folders.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Building 8 Upgraded Blade 200 S dragons from scratch...


# Description Part # Cost Quantity Total
1 Tail Rotor Mount MH-230S225 $ 24.99 8 $ 199.92
2 Tail Motor BLH1515 $ 23.99 8 $ 191.92
3 Dual Brushless ESC BLH1517 $ 50.99 8 $ 407.92
4 Main Blade Grip Set MH-2SRX202 $ 27.99 8 $ 223.92
5 Spindle Set BLH2003 $ 3.99 8 $ 31.92
6 Main Rotor Hub MH-2SRX201B $ 20.99 8 $ 167.92
7 Rotor Head Linkage Set BLH2005 $ 2.69 4 $ 10.76
8 Swashplate MH-2SRX012 $ 27.99 8 $ 223.92
9 Pushrod Set BLH2007 $ 5.59 8 $ 44.72
10 Main shaft with collar MH-2SRX266T $ 12.99 8 $ 103.92
11 Antirotation Bracket 200SRX439-R $ 10.99 8 $ 87.92
12 Main Gear with hardware BLH2012 $ 6.99 4 $ 27.96
13 Main motor mount set 200SRX601-G$ 7.99 8 $ 63.92
14 Landing Gear MH-2SRX206Y $ 21.99 8 $ 175.92
15 Tail Rotor Hub Set BLH2020 $ 7.39 8 $ 59.12
16 Tail Rotor Blade Set MH-2SRX050GR $ 4.99 (includes 2) 4 $ 19.96
17 Main Frame Set BLH2601 $ 9.99 8 $ 79.92
18 Main Rotor Blades BLH2602 $ 9.99 8 $ 79.92
19 Canopy MH-20S080FD $ 22.99 8 $ 183.92
20 Tail Boom 200S800-G $ 10.99 8 $ 87.92
21 Pinion Gear BLH2605 $ 4.99 8 $ 39.92
22 Dampener Set LX1273 $ 6.25 4 $ 25.00
23 Canopy Mount Set 200SRX799-G $ 7.99 8 $ 63.92
24 Main Motor BLH2650 $ 35.99 8 $ 287.92
25 Battery EFLB8003SJ30 $ 26.29 8 $ 210.32
26 Battery Charger EFLC3105 $ 14.94 1 $ 14.94
27 Power Supply EFLC4000 $ 19.99 1 $ 19.99
28 Transmitter SPRM1000H $ 59.99 8 $ 479.92
29 Servo SPMSH3050 $ 18.99 8 $ 151.92
XX Vertical Fin 230S854-BG $ 8.99 8 $ 71.92
XX Velcro Velcro $ 2.98 8 $ 23.84
XX Receiver Receiver $ 99.99 8 $ 99.99

TOTAL
$ 626.86
$ 3878.91

TOTAL
$ 626.86
$ 3978.90




Landing Spicoli in the Wind

Many know by now that I have three Blade 200 S RC helicopters in my fleet: Speck - for training Spot - for maintenance exercises Spicol...