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    [–] Millennium Falcon Drone newtoon 1 points ago in INEEEEDIT

    Nope! You can't buy it. Homemade. French.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oufm-SXdiI

    [–] World's Fastest RC Turbine...451 MPH! newtoon 1 points ago in Multicopter

    Fun fact : this kind of extreme "wind surfing" is quoted in a pdf document about albatross (just found today) : http://www.elsevierscitech.com/newsletters/Aquatic/Albatross_Richardson_PiO.pdf

    [–] Do I expect too much from the Babyhawk? newtoon 1 points ago in Multicopter

    Props are proprietary.

    I feel that sluggish as well (video). Took a GOOLRC 95 Pro and lowered the weight a bit. The punchouts are less revealing to me than "bouncing". I do that in my room. I'm very satisfied with the bouncing of it. Yet, only 2.30 min flight time right now.

    [–] Betaflight 3.2.0-RC1 Released! newtoon 1 points ago in Multicopter

    Could it work on CC3D atoms ? I tried a long time ago and it did not work and it was a pain in the ass to come back to openpilot / librepilot.

    [–] Suicide newtoon 8 points ago in therewasanattempt

    I may add that this is an important different way that we handle it in France. Here, you MUST help one way or another or could be sued if you did not move a finger (which you are actually allowed to do in the USA).

    The funny part is that this law was not existing before WW2. It had been enacted when german soldiers were wounded or attacked (by the resitance) on the French soil, under germans supervision. And they left and the law remain. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-assistance_%C3%A0_personne_en_danger

    [–] 1100MM Racer newtoon 2 points ago in Multicopter

    aaah, at least, a race is coming we will be able to follow.

    [–] Bexamous inspired carbon fibre tube frames newtoon 1 points ago in Multicopter

    I have been having a quadcopter toygrade frame with square tubes for 2 years and did not manage to break it yet. Auw is 170 gr though. I hit a metal door with it at full speed once. One tube has some torsional flex now, but that flies.

    [–] France wants to ban sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040, end coal by 2022 newtoon 3 points ago in UpliftingNews

    If you remember the start of the mobile phone era, many people in the mid 90ies were reluctant to get them and especially to pay monthly fee. There was an intensive push marketing and people always talking on their mobile phone were considered as freak and addicted.

    [–] France will 'ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040' newtoon 106 points ago in Futurology

    I agree with that :

    when you live in Paris and it's cold and not windy, you breathe that : http://scd.france24.com/fr/files_fr/element_multimedia/image/tour-eiffel-pollution-diapo-afp-m.jpg

    It's not a matter of climate change for Paris 2020. It's for lungs and heart

    [–] Evolution of Flight Controllers newtoon 4 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago) in Multicopter

    There is even bigger and older board (aka multiwii) . You still can find it on sale : https://hobbyking.com/en_us/multiwii-328p-flight-controller-w-ftdi-dsm2-comp-port.html

    I still have one I intended to use 4 years ago, but went to KK2 instead (worked quite good : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny4LfG_5QCg.

    [–] Mixing ESCs? newtoon 1 points ago in Multicopter

    Did it with mixing one BLHeli with 3 SimonK. You see the difference at start and when lowering throttle fast.

    It's not perfect but it flies good.

    [–] Snowboarding in style newtoon 1 points ago in gifs

    Not an issue. Even cheap toys can do that

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnETYiJ4suE

    [–] 105.3g as pictured. newtoon 1 points ago in Multicopter

    My 5040 FPV quad is now 170 gr AUW (450 mah 3S) and it is such a pleasure to fly. Besides, compared to a 3 inches, flies 5-6 min and I can fly FPV or LOS.

    [–] Francis Hallé, le défenseur des forêts tropicales primaires newtoon 1 points ago in france

    "des stratégies très coûteuses en énergie" (sic). Ben non, ce sont justement les animaux qui ont les plus coûteuses : bouger (pire ex: les oiseaux mouches), draguer, etc. Chez les humains, j'en parle même pas, c'est devenu faramineux.

    Mais je suis d'accord sur le fait que les interactions sont hypercomplexes. Je suis d'accord aussi sur le fait qu'être immobile est une grosse contrainte qui impose de davantage savoir s'adapter aux changements d'environnement. Maintenant, le gène du riz est bien plus important que le notre pour cette raison (encore une "superiorité" ? Les chercheurs l'ont perçu comme cela à l'époque de la découverte)

    [–] Francis Hallé, le défenseur des forêts tropicales primaires newtoon 1 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago) in france

    Les animaux (dont insectes) font bien plus que ça pour les plantes en vrai : ils prennent leur O2 et font une bonne partie leur précieux CO2. C'est l'équilibre actuel O2-CO2.

    Si les animaux disparaissaient, le risque est que l'O2 grimperait bien plus souvent à de forts niveaux (si CO2 dispo par d'autres voies) et avec ça, Maousses et fréquents incendies . Cela ne faciliterait pas non plus la reproduction des plantes (mais bon, il y a d'autres moyens).

    J'ai repris un propos un peu caricatural de Hallé. Mais dans l'ensemble, si l'on parle de supériorité (notion humaine), la plante est supérieure, car elle n'a besoin que de CO2 et de soleil au niveau basique. Au niveau cellulaire, c'est la même que nous PLUS les puissantes chloroplastes, donc qui dit plus, dit "meilleur" et si je me bouche le nez et la bouche, je crève en quelques minutes, pas la plante. Nous animaux, de plus, faut qu'on bouffe tout le temps ou qu'on lézarde au soleil pour notre énergétiquement coûteuse mobilité. Hallé plaide pour sa paroisse : sauver la diversité des plantes à qui on doit presque tout, mais il fait mouche.

    [–] Francis Hallé, le défenseur des forêts tropicales primaires newtoon 2 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago) in france

    Bah, c'est normal qu'étant donné toutes ses recherches, il a eu des moment de "Mon Dieu, elles sont incroyables".

    Il le dit texto mais il a raison : par "Nature", les plantes sont supérieures aux animaux, car elles peuvent (globalement, pas toutes) se passer de nous et nous, non. Ce n'est pas si vide de sens que ça, même si je comprends votre argument (en vrai, elles ne cherchent pas à nous être supérieures, et c'est l'homme qui décide de cataloguer : "supérieur / inférieur" et tant pis pour sa pomme s'il le fait !)

    [–] Francis Hallé, le défenseur des forêts tropicales primaires newtoon 1 points ago in france

    Ai lu son bouquin, des tas de petites vidéos sur Youtube & Dailymotion.

    Ce type croit que les plantes nous sont au moins égales si ce n'est supérieures (aux animaux, dont nous).

    Et il est convaincant.

    [–] Finished my first 5" Confirmed: these things are not toys. Took a while to configure it but holy crap- that power is ridiculous! Lol and these were only the 2204 2300kv. Quick little flick and this thing was over 100 feet high in a fraction of a second newtoon 1 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago) in Multicopter

    I don't think so. It's from my experience as well. 5030 gemfan are very very light blades. I had one thick 5045 which broke and it went 6 meters away in straight line (a lot of inertia, shape of a knife). Not really dangerous anyway (except for eyes) because it is still quite light for a real impact (perhaps a slight bruise on skin ?). Gemfan 5030 blades are so thin that don't go further to 50 cm and if they don't hit you in the eye while doing close PIDs test, you won't feel anything if one breaks.

    Besides, your comment about torque seems that you misunderstand what happens when a blade goes away. It tends to follow a straight line (Newton's law). Except that for very light things (Gemfan 5030), air pressure make them rapidly turn like a leaf in the wind.

    [–] Finished my first 5" Confirmed: these things are not toys. Took a while to configure it but holy crap- that power is ridiculous! Lol and these were only the 2204 2300kv. Quick little flick and this thing was over 100 feet high in a fraction of a second newtoon 1 points ago in Multicopter

    I only fly with "destructible props" like standard gemfan 5030 /5040. They cut anyway, but won't get till they hit your bone and cut nerve fibers.

    Because we all make mistakes one day or another. And the rule "the most dangerous gun is the unloaded gun" apply to quads too ("It should not have started !" (blood everywhere)). And eventually, beware when they are kids around.

    [–] Tuning the baby hawk for 3s? newtoon 1 points ago in Multicopter

    Anyway, if you check motor temperature sometimes (not flying for 5 min at 100% throttle), what is the risk ?