I’ve been into RC planes for many years, but I crash more often than I’d like. I recently bought an FT Aura 5 flight controller from FliteTest, and I got it working with my FlySky radio system. Here’s my writeup!
Category Archives: Projects
New kayak trailer
I recently finished my kayak trailer, just in time for a campout. I’ve included plans in case you’d like to build one like it. Take a look at the project page.
New stacker-type kayak storage rack
I have too many kayaks now to fit onto the original storage rack, so I made a new type. See my Kayak Stacker Storage Rack page.
Kayak storage racks
We recently bought a couple of recreational kayaks, and needed a way to store them. In order to safely and economically store them, I built some racks. Take a look at the project page for more details.
Dollhouse bed finished
I haven’t posted anything in quite a while, but at least I’ve got something done. Mia’s bed is finished! For more information, see the project page.
Cutting table complete
A fairly quick project I just finished was a “cutting table” for Dusty. I got to actually put some new woodworking techniques to use and had a good time working on it. It only cost about $50 to build, but it’s very sturdy and should hold up pretty well. View the project page for more […]
My lawn mower video on CNN
Interestingly enough, my lawn mower video actually aired on CNN yesterday. I’m still surprised that people find it that entertaining, but a half-million viewers can’t be wrong! CNN Hottest videos gone viral
DIY cyclone dust separator for shop vac
A week ago, I spent the day in the garage doing some woodworking. I was using the table saw, miter saw and router table, creating a lot of dust. For my health, I hooked up the shop vac to the tools to collect the saw dust. Unfortunately, I wasn’t satisfied with the results. The brand […]
Using ice as truck bed ballast
A couple of days ago, a friend and I were talking about putting extra weight in our pickup truck beds for added traction for winter driving. I’ve usually put a few hundred pounds of concrete blocks back there, but the problem is storing those blocks when not in use. I have to carry them out […]
Sterilite storage tubs
For several years we’ve been buying the 18-gallon Sterilite plastic storage totes. They’ve offered the same grey tubs (item #1815) for years, and we’ve bought dozens of them. They sell for around $4 and are roughly 24 inches long, 18 inches wide, and exactly 15-3/8 inches tall. Because of this de facto standardization, I’ve built […]