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x1- in action over corby glen uk.

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This is the footage of our first quadcopter me and my 8-year-old built together he did most of the work i did the programming and flying. we are continuing Building to try to recreate the mars landing by adding gps, fpv and making it self autonomous.

Vibrations and Jello effect causes and cures Project.

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I have been exploring ways to make my videos smoother using my Gopro. One of the thing that plague fpv flyers is vibration and what we call the “Jello effect” which is really In the correct term it is called Rolling shutter. What is rolling shutter and what causes it? NTSC video is normally 29.97 frame per second our uk and over seas friends use PAL which is 25 frames per second. Each fame that is captured is not capture in one shot.. But captured by scanning very rapidly ether up and down or left to right. ok now remember [...]

Tommy Gunn on Regis Philbin

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I had appeared in in a book call wild style featuring my look. So I was asked to be on the show with the author.

The paper quadcopter

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The First Paper Quadcopter by Tommy Gunn     I was sitting at my desk and had an urge to make something new something I had never made before I don't know if you ever got a rush of a feeling to be creative and inventive I get that feeling a lot...Sometimes it's just a false alarm and I just have to go to the bathroom. I  was thinking about the flitetest planes, and foam boards and how could I make a quadcopter with foam board I tried a bunch of ideas in my head doing A/style B/style [...]

End servo wire confusion!

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I don't know about you guys but.. Everything around me can be very messy. But when it comes to my electronic parts I like to keep everything  neat and tidy. Before   After When it comes to servo wires I have tried making labels with tape and tags but they smear/fall off after time. I also have used the hobby king shrink tubing labels but then I have to order them wait two months .. cut it and heat shrink it too much work and time. And if you try and put them on the Plug It is way too [...]

The last days of summer…

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I Spent the last days of summer in the UK Jesse has got much better at flying now and I wanted to capture the nice landscape over there. Even though it was windy we still flew and we were playing with some new setting on our flight controller we did not get it as smooth as we wanted but it is still nice! The video is about 5 mins long yes I could have made it shorter but I like this song it really captures the feeling. Hey just pretend it's a MTV video! What no jokes today! [...]

Gunn-kraft X-1 trailer By Tommy gunn

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Me and my 8 year old making the X-1 After watching the the mars landing he asked me if we could make something like the "Mars curiosity" also.. I thought about it for a second ...Then  I said sure why not! even tho i did not have NASA's billion dollar budget. Who am i to tell an 8 year old you can't do something because it's too hard! I had never build a quadcopter before and this was not a kit. but i told him if we do this project we can't give up if it gets too hard... never [...]

Music and kids

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I found this today It is something I wrote about Jesse when he was 5. Today I was taking care of my son Jesse. I sometime wonder where he comes up with stuff that makes me smile or laugh. Today I asked him if he want to start to learn to play an instrument. He said actually a violin... I said wow why not a guitar or drums He said because he knew how to play the violin already Really! Are they teaching you how to play in school? No, I saw some one do it one time [...]

Halloween Zombie makeup

Jesse wanted to be a zombie for Halloween so I had to figure out how to do monster makeup this is what I came up with.

8 year old builds a UAV! Mar’s or Bust!

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It all started this last summer... The video The previous post about this.. http://www.tommy-gunn.com/yes-or-no/ Me and my 8 year old son Jesse making the X-1 After watching the mars landing he asked me if we could make something like the "Mars curiosity" also... I thought about it for a second ...Then I said sure why not! Even tho I did not have NASA's billion dollar budget. Who am I to tell an 8 year old you can't do something because it's too hard! I had never build a quadcopter before and this was not a kit. (Everyone said [...]