One Hundred Posts

Well, I’ve been doing this whole personal blog thing for over two years. Yesterday marked my 100th post! With that post I’m on a 1:.24 post to comment ratio! At the moment I’m just short of 54K views and seeing between 2,500 and 3,000 views a month. I don’t think those are that bad for a pretty obscure blog by someone that isn’t known in any large web community. I am impressed that overthe last couple of years I’ve written some pretty popular articles: True/False (Boolean) Values in PowerShell Increasing External Speaker Sound in CM11 Open Flight Stabilizer for the … Continue reading

Scrape Websites With NodeJS

In the RC airplane hobby we’ve been blessed and cursed with the rise of inexpensive foreign manufacturing. On the plus side the cost of participating in the hobby has gone down drastically. The actual monetary cost of the materials and components has dropped tremendously. However, on the negative side, the hobby has seen a race to the bottom for prices which has led to dramatic cost cutting measures. When kits and components are produced in such a large amount the proper QA is often thrown away to favor a lower cost to the distributor. This is also seen with many … Continue reading

Upcoming RC Events

As a bit of last notice news, there are a couple of RC events that are going to be the first weekend in May. Top Gun The US, and probably world’s, premier scale model competition happens right in Florida’s backyard. If you have a chance to get over to Lakeland, FL April 29th through May 3rd for Top Gun. You’ll get to see awesome warbirds and jets take to the skies in an attempt to earn the title Mr. Top Gun. It is 5 days of seriously awesome scale competition. The chance to see everything from a Moki 400cc 5-cylinder powered … Continue reading

JetPack Troubles

Oh no! You’re WordPress site went down! Are you getting a fatal error with a path that has JetPack in it? When you try to go to log into the admin portion of your site you’ll probably also see something like this: Fatal error: Cannot find a library with slug admin-pages/class.jetpack-landing-page. in … Don’t freak out just yet. I had this same issue and for me the fix was very simple. First Step: FTP Find your FTP credentials for your site. This shouldn’t be too difficult. If you did the install for WordPress not using an automated tool from your hosting … Continue reading

My First ALES Event

Gracia Maxi 3.5e launch

Altitude Limited Electronic Soaring – ALES It’s not a beer fest. Although, it wouldn’t have hurt to have had a few brewskies on hand! Back in March I took the opportunity to participate in the Florida Soaring Society’s opener. The event was hosted by the Orlando Buzzards at their field in Christmas, Florida. For the new year I bought myself two new models. I had been saving up for their purchase for most of 2014. One of them was a very nice Gracia Maxi 3.5e from TopModelCZ. I ordered it from Esprit Model located on the Florida Spacecoast. I cannot … Continue reading

DLG – Discus Launch Gliders

Over the past few months I have been getting into a new segment of the RC model airplane hobby. In February I attended a discus launch glider competition. It was an exciting event! Discus launched gliding, DLG as it is often abbreviated, is a special type of glider which is hand launched by the pilot in the same way that a discus thrower launches a discus. These gliders have a peg attached to the wing where the pilot places two fingers. The pilot then typically does a spin and launches the glider from a side arm toss. Once the glider … Continue reading