Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-22-2017, 01:39 AM   #21 (permalink)
Human Environmentalist
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,297

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 26.85 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,227
Thanked 3,548 Times in 2,647 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Pringles can slung under a drone.
I've had my eye on one of those too. My preference is to build one, but at the rate I complete projects, I'd just have a box of parts until something better comes out.

Slickdeals listed a drone with most of the latest bells and whistles for $350.

What I really want to get into is powered paragliding. My parents already have a barn to store it in, and the land to take off and land.

I like your Pringles can idea though. Perhaps I should start by making my own antenna to get proof of feasibility with a faint signal, and spend real money only when it will improve results. I've got a coat-hanger TV antenna I built out of parts laying around, and it works pretty darn well. It needs a little beefing up to pull in signals in Silverton though.

__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redpoint5 For This Useful Post:
freebeard (11-22-2017)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 11-22-2017, 10:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
skyking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 1,368

Woody - '96 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT
Team Cummins
90 day: 23.82 mpg (US)

Avion and Woody - '96 Dodge/Avion Ram 2500/5th wheel combo
90 day: 15.1 mpg (US)

TD eye eye eye - '03 Volkswagen Beetle GLS
90 day: 49.05 mpg (US)

Mule - '07 Dodge Ram 3500 ST
Thanks: 723
Thanked 502 Times in 327 Posts
I use the nanostation Loco M2's, I have several pairs and a set of three running at a few locations.
They have better range than the 5 ghz more expensive radios in foliage, ironically.
Wet foliage is the downfall. I shoot through some trees and it works till you get enough rain stacked in there, then those leaves become handy dandy reflectors.
If you knew somebody who could "see" both endpoints, you'd be golden.
__________________




2007 Dodge Ram 3500 SRW 4x4 with 6MT
2003 TDI Beetle
2002 TDI Beetle

currently parked - 1996 Dodge 2500 Cummins Turbodiesel
Custom cab, auto, 3.55 gears
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2017, 11:13 PM   #23 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 20,200
Thanks: 5,666
Thanked 6,608 Times in 5,327 Posts
If you look at the story about Robt. X. Cringley in Permalink #10, you'll find that back in the 980s he used a telescope to identify a house he could see downtown. Then he went down there and offered to pay for their Internet access if they would pass through uphill to him.

You want a clear line of sight. Foliage grows with time.

To Save Net Neutrality, We Must Build Our Own Internet
We must end our reliance​ on big telecom monopolies and build decentralized, affordable, locally owned internet infrastructure.
__________________

."Once men turned their thinking over to machines thinking this would set them free. This only allowed other men with machines to enslave them." Frank Herbert
____________________

Sadhguru: Yesterday isn't good or bad, it's gone.
____________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to freebeard For This Useful Post:
redpoint5 (11-23-2017)
Old 11-25-2017, 07:39 AM   #24 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
teoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Istanbul
Posts: 1,234

A3 - '12 Audi A3
Thanks: 65
Thanked 224 Times in 185 Posts
2.4 ghz is the same frequency as microwaves to heat up your food. So water absorbs the signal.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2017, 09:02 AM   #25 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,645

Volt, gas only - '12 Chevrolet Volt Premium
90 day: 38.02 mpg (US)

Volt, electric only - '12 Chevrolet Volt Premium
90 day: 132.26 mpg (US)

Yukon Denali Hybrid - '12 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid
90 day: 21.48 mpg (US)
Thanks: 189
Thanked 386 Times in 278 Posts
If 2.4g is a no go you may have to get a 900mhz bridge.
__________________




  Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2017, 10:10 AM   #26 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
teoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Istanbul
Posts: 1,234

A3 - '12 Audi A3
Thanks: 65
Thanked 224 Times in 185 Posts
It apso reflects somewhat nicely off glass and mirrors.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2017, 12:13 PM   #27 (permalink)
Human Environmentalist
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,297

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 26.85 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,227
Thanked 3,548 Times in 2,647 Posts
I took a walk with my wife yesterday to see what route to take to her work. If we hop a short fence at the apartment, cross the railroad tracks, cross the intersection, and take some stairs that lead to a short field in front of her work, it's a 4 minute walk. I'd estimate her work is a good 40ft in elevation compared to the apartment.

We then walked to the Oregon Garden, and I'd estimate that is 100 ft higher than the apartment. I might be "volunteering" at the garden soon. Perhaps they have some tall trees that need some pruning, and a solar panel with antenna. I can see the valley from up there.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 10:05 PM   #28 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
skyking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 1,368

Woody - '96 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT
Team Cummins
90 day: 23.82 mpg (US)

Avion and Woody - '96 Dodge/Avion Ram 2500/5th wheel combo
90 day: 15.1 mpg (US)

TD eye eye eye - '03 Volkswagen Beetle GLS
90 day: 49.05 mpg (US)

Mule - '07 Dodge Ram 3500 ST
Thanks: 723
Thanked 502 Times in 327 Posts
A repeater on the high ground would indeed solve your problems. 4 of the ~$50 Loco M2's would do it.
__________________




2007 Dodge Ram 3500 SRW 4x4 with 6MT
2003 TDI Beetle
2002 TDI Beetle

currently parked - 1996 Dodge 2500 Cummins Turbodiesel
Custom cab, auto, 3.55 gears
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 06:45 AM   #29 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Ecky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 4,450

Gaptooth (retired) - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 54.26 mpg (US)

Such Fit - '07 Honda Fit Sport
90 day: 41.27 mpg (US)

Connect - '15 Ford Transit Connect XL
90 day: 20.61 mpg (US)

K-sight - '00 Honda K-sight
Team Honda
90 day: 46.26 mpg (US)

Aerocivic - '92 Honda Civic CX
90 day: 64.49 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,278
Thanked 2,038 Times in 1,274 Posts
I've used the Loco M2's and my experience has been the same. They're wonderful until you have a wet tree in the way, and then you get nothing.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com