Stratux for Newbies

A couple months ago I cut together several short instructionals on building and setting up a Stratux ADS-B receiver.  It doesn’t get into the weeds about building since it’s as simple as buying the parts and putting them together.  Most of the video details creating the image on the SD card and connecting it to […]

Paxcess Power Bank

I was really how well this power bank performed on a recent four-day camping trip out in southwestern Arkansas.  It powered my CPAP machine all four nights for six to eight hours each, partially charged my phone one night and completely charged another camper’s iPhone.  It still had somewhere between empty and 20% capacity remaining […]

Ammo Box Power Supply

This was a quick project made mostly from stuff I already had.  I had seen the small plastic ammo boxes at Walmart but never really needed one since I prefer the larger 50cal metal cans for storing ammo.  In any case I built a Stratux ADS-B receiver that required more current draw than what my […]

Akaso EK7000 4K Action Camera

I think my fascination with budget action cameras stops here.  Yes this camera does record in 4K but it’s not GoPro, Garmin, Sony, etc. 4K.  You really do get what you pay for and the video from those cameras is markedly sharper with more accurate colors than these budget cameras.  While I’m not so disappointed […]

Our flight to Shenendoah

Dominique is still getting used to the whole small plane thing so for her first bonafide cross-country trip we flew out to KSHD Shenendoah, stopped to stretch our legs, then back home.  In hindsight somewhere a little less scenic might have been a better choice with the wind that whips around the hills there but […]

Winchester Area Flight

Flight from back towards the end of April after getting checked out in the Piper Warrior, basically just getting some experience as I was planning to purchase a Piper Cherokee or Warrior.  As of this writing I’m the proud owner of a Piper Cherokee since the beginning of June.  I just haven’t posted in a […]