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I write articles about 🚁 FPV quads (building and flying), 💻 web development, 🏠 smart home automation, 👨🎓️ life-long learning and other topics from my personal experience.
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Last 5 recent posts:
🆕 Upgrading your Wizard x220 Part 2
Over time I have done a number of upgrades to my Wizard x220 . So many in fact, it’s nowadays more of a custom build than a wizard and that’s half the fun. Here’s a few upgrades regarding soft mounting motors, thread locking the motor screws, removing motor guards and leds. Remove motor guards Soft mount motors Thread lock the motor screws BONUS: remove leds Let’s do this! Remove motor…3 min read by Georgi Yanev on Aug 11, 2018 in fpv
Wizard x220 camera upgrade
One of the best upgrades you can do to your Wizard x220 is definitely changing the stock camera. It is pretty much widely agreed upon that that camera is an underperformer. Here’s my experience of upgrading to the Runcam Split 2 . Now here’s a quick disclaimer: unless you need the features that Runcam Split 2 provides, there is no need to go for it and you can just as easily get…2 min read by Georgi Yanev on Jul 17, 2018 in fpv
Making a youtube timestamp screenshot app
I recently wanted to extract a screenshot from a YouTube video of one of my racing drone flights. Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Turned out much harder than I thought, so I decided to make an app to solve it for me. Defining the problem You see, YouTube generates up to 4 different sizes of the video thumbnail and does not expose any API for timestamped thumbnails. And so at this…5 min read by Georgi Yanev on Jul 14, 2018 in projects
Wizard x220 VTX upgrade
The stock VTX on the Wizard x220 is sometimes not the best option to keep around for the long run. From the SMA connector breaking off the board, to frying the vtx if plugged in with no antenna attached, it’s a component that makes for a good candidate to be upgraded. On the other hand, the Eachine VTX03 is a sweet little component, coming in at a bit less than $10. It’s an over…2 min read by Georgi Yanev on Jul 08, 2018 in fpv
A couple of weeks ago I switched to the new Realacc backpack and now the time has come to drop a few words on it. Spoiler: It’s pretty awesome! The backpack looks pretty slick and comes with a rainproof cover. There are many pockets and the inside compartments are completely configurable. It comes with 1 drone strap in the middle and 2 extra hooks to the sides where you could attach…1 min read by Georgi Yanev on Jul 01, 2018 in fpv
Additionally, the Eternal Archives section of the blog hosts a bunch of unedited content (fan fiction, music and programming) from the early 2000s when I was only 15 - 17.