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FR 155 Hornet Drone Buildout and Guide

Detailing and giving quick tips for my FlowRotors 155 Hornet hex drone build. Parts list: 3x3x3 HQ props 550 paracord (green) 1000mah 45C 4S Nano-tech lipos Depinned Frsky x4r-sb CC3D PDB Naze32 Rev6b Littlebee 20A ESCs 3200kv RCX 1407 motors Microminimosd FX799X 200mW vtx 700TVL cmos camera (temporary, replace with HS1177) FloRotors Hornet 155mm FPV Hex frame   The first…

The case of the grind to a halt backups

Or, investigating a slow network 101 Prologue: The office had just completed a migration from an all bare-metal to all virtualized server environment. This was the first time they were performing snapshot style backups using Veeam as opposed to copying the entire server drive 1:1 onto tape. The reasons for this are many, but one of the biggest was to…

vmware converter 98% error

Earlier this week I had spent far too long trying to get an old server 2003 box converted to a VM. It would succeed in creating the vm, block copying the volumes, and all the rest, but fail at the very end at 98% with a cryptic” FAILED: Unable to create ‘\\.\vstor2-mntapi20-shared\$Reconfig$’.”. After much hunting, and tweaking just about every…

Flashing OpenTX on a Flysky TH9X transmitter

Intro: After stumbling my way through flashing OpenTX on a stock Flysky TH-9X transmitter I thought I’d document the steps I took to create easy to follow instructions for anyone about to embark on the same journey. I’m assuming you already know why you want to flash better firmware on your Flysky transmitter, and have basic soldering skills. If you…

Quick iDRAC tips

Setting a Dell iDRAC ip address remotely over ssh: SSH into the Dell iDRAC device Once at the console screen, enter: racadm View the current ip address via: getniccfg Set a new ip address via: setniccfg After the ip address change, restart the iDRAC service: racreset Wait 1-2 minutes for the iDRAC to fully reboot with the new ip address…