New on Netflix – April 2016

Netflix USA

April 1

The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story (Season 1, Documentary series)

Bob’s Burgers (Season 5, Adult animated series)

Code Girl (Documentary series)

Fixer Upper (Season 2, Reality series)

Lost & Found Music Studios (Kids comedy series)

My Girl (Drama film)

The Princess Bride (Comedy film)

The Ranch (Season 1, Comedy series)

April 8

God’s Pocket (Drama film)

Hush (Thriller film)

April 10

Girl Meets World (Season 2, Kids comedy series)

April 12

Ajin (Season 1, Adult animated series)

April 15

Cuckoo (Season 3, British comedy series)

Kong: King of the Apes (Kids animated film and series)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 2, Comedy series)

April 16

How to Get Away with Murder (Season 2, Drama series)

April 22

Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (Comedy special)

April 24

Minions (Kids animated memefest)

April 27

Begin Again (Drama film)

April 29

Danger Mouse (Season 1, Kids animated series)

Special Correspondents (Comedy film)

Team Foxcatcher (Documentary film)

 

 

Netflix Canada

April 1

Charlie St. Cloud

Clash of the Titans

Codegirl

Cop Out

DreamWorks Shrek the Halls

Frank and Cindy

Jeremy Scott

Justin Time – Season 1 & 2

Mississippi Grind

Out of the Furnace

Paper Towns

Return to Sender

Selfless

The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story – Season 1

The Birth of Saké

The Mask You Live In

The Princess Bride

The Ranch – Season 1 – Netflix Original

Women’s List

Z for Zachariah

April 8

Downton Abbey – Series 5

Rebellion

Hush

April 9

Look Who’s Back

The Exorcism of Molly Hartley

April 11

Cuckoo – Season 3 – Netflix Original

Episodes – Season 4

Turn

April 12

AJIN

Blended

April 13

Jaws

Jaws 2

Jaws 3

Smokey and the Bandit

April 15

Belgica

House of Lies – Season 4

Kong King of the Apes (film) – Netflix Original

Kong King of the Apes (series) – Netflix Original

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix Original (Cast: Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess)

April 16

Godzilla

April 17

Non-Stop

April 22

Heaven is for Real

Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping – Netflix Original

Sleeping with Other People

April 24

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

April 29

Danger Mouse – Season 1 – Netflix Original

Heist

Special Correspondents – Netflix Original

Team Foxcatcher

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El Cheapo eBay Quadcopter Build (Part 2)

It’s been a little bit since I blogged about my Quadcopter project, however things are coming along well. I just ordered what should be the second last part needed to get it in the air. This part was one of the more expensive parts, a Turnigy 9X transmitter and receiver module which started at 60 bucks but after adding shipping and converting it to Canadian it was double that.  All I need now is to head down to the local hobby store and grab a battery for the quad. I’ll be sourcing that part locally since I don’t have much for options, LiPo batteries cannot be shipped by most companies.

So how’s my parts list looking?  Well here’s the breakdown:

Part Price Date Ordered Date Received Ordered From
A2212 Brushless Motor and ESC $14.91 11/4/2015 11/24/2015 eBay
A2212 Brushless Motor and ESC $15.61 11/20/2015 12/15/2015 eBay
F450 Frame $18.69 11/28/2015 1/4/2016 eBay
F450 Frame Legs $4.39 11/28/2015 12/16/2015 eBay
CC3D Flight Controller $15.13 11/28/2015 12/15/2015 eBay
A2212 Brushless Motor and ESC $16.06 12/15/2015 12/30/2015 eBay
Low Voltage Alarm $2.49 12/18/2015 1/16/2015 eBay
Li-24 Charger $45.19 12/19/2015 12/19/2015 Local store
Deans Style T Plug Lead $1.72 12/19/2015 1/16/2015 eBay
A2212 Brushless Motor and ESC $16.23 1/2/2016 1/26/2016 eBay
3.5mm Bullet Connectors x10 $2.52 1/17/2016 1/29/2016 eBay
3.5mm Bullet Connectors x10 $2.52 1/17/2016  2/01/2016 eBay
Turnigy 9X (w/ 2 modules) $121.96 1/31/2016 HobbyKing
Total $277.42

 

As you can see I’m already up to $277.42 Canadian, with a battery I’m looking at probably $350 for the whole setup.  So that’s about on par with what I expected going into this. Not bad if you consider the fact that the charger and transmitter are both shared items that can be used with any future quads I built.  Did I mention I plan on building a 250 racing quad after this?

That’s it for today’s update.  Next time you hear from me will most likely be when I’ve got all the pats and am ready to start building. I plan on making a video of it to update my long neglicted Youtube channel.  Until then!

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El Cheapo eBay Quadcopter Build

For a long time now I’ve been wanting to build a quadcopter. I’ve never really had the money to blow on it so I just kept putting it off. Finally I decided I’m going to do it but I’m going to order one part at a time and slowly accumulate everything I need. Eventually I realized I should be logging this build so even though this is my first post on the subject it’s been about a month and a half since I started this project and I already have some of the parts.

Since everything had to be shipped individually low shipping costs were key, adding $5-15 shipping to every part would have added way too much to the cost. That limited me to places like eBay or Deal Extreme for parts. Thus far everything has been ordered from eBay. I’m a firm believer in the “you get what you pay for” mantra but in this case I expect to smash the crap out of this thing the first time I fly it. Cheap parts are a priority for me. Once I get the hang of it I can build a better rig.

I decided early on I was going to build a 450 quad as I eventually want to add a camera and maybe even FPV. The 450s also seemed to have a lot of cheap and standard parts that I could order online.

For motors I went with some A2212 clones that included not only the motor but the ESC, two props and the mounting kit for $14.91 shipped. That’s per motor and thus far I have ordered two, with only one having arrived thus far. I will keep ordering one each pay check until I have 5 of these, with the final being a spare. I’m probably the most concerned about these as they if a motor or ESC is faulty it could cause havoc.

There was a ton of DJI Phantom clone parts out there with a dozen different sellers offering the same frame. I decided to go with the black and white model which cost me $18.69 CAD including shipping. I also ordered some landing legs which were $4.39 shipped. Unfortunately I could not find one in the right colour that included the legs. I may also order some replacement arms as they are only a few dollars and I expect that I may break an arm or two.

The flight controller has also been ordered. I put that order in on Friday when I got paid, I went with a CC3D that included a case and cables for $15.13.

Next up is the battery and charger. That involves more research. I know enough to know not to cheap out here, I don’t want a battery blowing up on me. I was thinking the same for a transmitter and receiver but I feel like I could go more mid range there. I also want something I can use on this quad or any future quad I build, as I wouldn’t mind making a 250 eventually.

At this point I have spent $70 Canadian on parts, with two more motors I will be at $100. From here it’s going to take probably another $250 before I can go out and fly this thing. Hopefully I have it all together by spring.

 

Part Price Date Ordered Date Received Ordered From
A2212 Brushless Motor and ESC $14.91 11/4/2015 11/24/2015 eBay
A2212 Brushless Motor and ESC $15.61 11/20/2015 eBay
F450 Frame $18.69 11/28/2015 eBay
F450 Frame Legs $4.39 11/28/2015 eBay
CC3D $15.13 11/28/2015 eBay
Total $68.73

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