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FPV Quadcoptering for about 80 quid

My work colleague (we'll call in Charles) wants to get into FPV and we've been experimenting with a few cheap options. There's now a ridiculuously cheap way to get into it. It all comes from the Chinese copy-house Eachine and the components are crazy-similar.

Assuming a single battery for flight (to start with) and you have a soldering iron or access to one (or live near me).

MC - To The End

In 1.10 those kindly folk at Mojang inserted a great many cool bits and bobs into the game. Most notably was cool stuff in The End. Not just blocks to build with but wings to fly on and other treats. While I've been pottering about and building here and there and working on THE SECRET PROJECT, I've not really had an adventure in a long time (Horse House might have been the last one). So, off to The End to kill the dragon it is!

[YT] Cruising with the Lack Of Motorcycle

I made a thing! I decided to give myself 80 minutes to edit a short clip I arrested from last week's game. For those who haven't ridden with us in a while, EMW is driving his 3-wheeler in his pants, Big R is the motorcyclist in the star spangled pyjamas and my character, Satre, is the trouble maker who gets bitten by Karma.

I enjoyed putting the video together, even if the distance-limit was really very annoying.

Rolling with Lack Of MC

A few shots I gathered last Sunday while rollin' with the chaps.

I stand behind President Evil Matt like a Nazi stormtrooper, waiting for my orders. I managed to find an angle that didn't include any of the NSFW pictures that the club house has splattered all over the walls.

Lack Of Plc lives!

Last night I slammed down $1M for my office in the Maze Bank West on Red Desert Ave, parked up the V out front and settled into the office. I didn't have enough to buy a Warehouse, so I went out alone to Headhunt and Sightsee until I pipped over that 250k threshold.

You have a single seat VTOL fighter, do you? That's nice

Last night we rolled with the Hydra, a staggeringly expensive piece of military hardware that flies over San Andreas like we're at war. I don't think it's a broken mechanic because it is non-trivial to fly; we've been "griefed" much more by a twat with a rocket launcher and ridiculously short spawn distances. I enjoyed batting around in EMW's new Hydra toy last night, I think we're going to see more of them during the half price sale. Here's a redditor on the subject of dealing with them.

Postcards from Minecraft

I've been pottering around on a few little projects and some have come to fruition!

First up is the Village Station (Purple Line) that sits between St. Spawncras and Eastgate. Happily, it's about halfway inbetween! There used to be a little water garden there, which is a pity to lose but the station is much more useful.

Postcards from us being pants at GTA V

Last night saw some of the most pants gaming ever. Twas fun tho! Glad we got to the end of that heist setup, I honest thought I was going to die. Here are some snaps that capture of some of majesty of last night.

Let's start with the tartan magnificence that is Fish's legs, sitting in the gun turret of the Insurgent. I switched between first person and 3rd person more than most, so many would not have seen his Bay City Rollers trousers this close up before. It's fine as long as he doesn't knee me in the face.