Getting ready for the final push, the summit attempt! Camp 3 of Mt. Kun at around 6300m.
After a year of hard work, perseverance and sacrifices, the day finally dawns when you are so close to that goal! The goal that had become your dream is just a day’s work away; but that day you know is going to be the toughest of all yet. There are so many emotions flowing simultaneously, but you have to stay focused for one last time. The last battle and the war would be won!
Yet, when you look back, you realise that the goal is a mere purpose, the journey is what actually matters.
So here’s to the crazy ones, the rebels: Some may never live; but the crazy never die!
Hello #sartoians 😭 so we had a fellow sartorian pass today on August 15th and it is so heartbreaking to us and to her family and her best friend skyler @slayin._.sartorius but dont be sad she is gone be happy she lived life and celebrate her life as she would have wanted 💖 #flyhigh
I can only do tricks to the right, my left side is super weak, all I can do is “normal” jumps. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know a lot of people recommend learning jumping to both sides but for me personally it has been much easier learning and progressing only on one side. I don't really know if it's healthy for your body since all the movement is to one side 🤣 but I'm enjoying it far too much to start out again and learn it all on the other side. I will, eventually but just for now I'm enjoying the flying 🧚♀️
Happy Birthday to the man that adopted me and took me as his own. What I would do to hear you call my name one last time. If it was up to me I would be visiting heaven everyday to see you and everyone else I loved so dearly. Thanks for being a father when my biological father couldnt. You are so appreciated & I know for a fact heaven gained one of the sweetest Angels. #FlyHigh Love you Uncle Gene ❤️
damn bro, I can’t believe this rn. Cal we’ve been rockin since the seventh grade, and yes we’ve had our ups and downs but everyone does... we lived by each other for hella long, and that’s when we became closer... you would always pick on me because you thought it it was funny but at the end of the day you were always there for me 💯‼️ i have so many memories with you bruh, and i’m never gonna forget them. it’s sad to know that you’re gone cal💔😩 i’m really gonna miss you... rest easy for me 😭🙏🏽😩❤️ watch over me and all your young bulls 👀‼️I love you cal 💗 #R .i.p #RipCalvinAugusta#Flyhigh#gonetoosoon August 18, 2000-August 14, 2018
I have been having so much fun flying my homemade wing. I highly encourage everyone to build one of these with your spare quad parts.
Free Pink polystyrene foam (if you have to buy a sheet, just get EPP)
Free metal wire from coat hangers as spars (carbon fiber robs are about $1 each)
$0.85 gemfan 6x4 bi-blade prop
$8.69 Eachine 2205 2300KV motor (free to me, I already have 2 leftover)
$7.83 Racerstar 20A Lites (because this doesn't include a 5v BEC, I'm running a 1S lipo to power 5v polulu bec to power RX, servos, camera/vtx, and the 3S just pushes the motor...save yourself and buy a 20-30A with a 5v Supply(also free to me, I have 3 of the ESC on the shelf)
$0.53 Panasonic 1000uF 25v Low ESR Capacitor
$9.99 Flysky iA6b Receiver
$2.04 For 2 generic SG90 servos with horns
$15.99 AIO 200mw camera/FTC combo (next time I'm getting a whip antenna, this cloverleaf has already come off once)
Free roll of packing tape
Free cloroplast yard sign (thanks douche bag politicians!)
$3.89 100foot spool of 1mm piano wire, can make hundreds of pushrods with that and can make the horns from credit cards or heavy card stock, cloroplast, etc) -----
$49.81 for a fully functional (3channel;) aircraft
If you add the lipo, $15-20 (it drives the plane and made the wire hot that cut the foam)
$4.61 if you add the nichrome wire I mounted on a broken picture frame to make the hot wire foam cutter
Still less than $75 from scratch and only $37 out of my pockets.