What a day, What a lovely day!
Mad Max Fury Road, a visual feast you must see in the theatre.
With almost all the features of the $3,000+ Inspire quadcopter and the same size as the older phantom 2, the new 4k camera equipped phantom 3 weighs in at aprox $1600 cdn for the pro version! Cannot wait to get our hands on one. Soon.
Phantom 3 Drone – Smart Drones | DJI
“More intelligent, more powerful, and more accessible than ever before, the Phantom 3 offers an immersive, fun flying experience.”
Still available on some retailer sites, but honestly go to eBay and get it cheaper. At $700 not too many will buy this great piece of gear, but if you do you’re in Helicopters a lot. (this type 1 version is for non ejectable aircraft only…i.e. helicopters) This jacket developed for the military’s Multi Climate Protective System of outer wear program by Propper will definitely get the job done. Available in Green and Khaki Nomex FR fabric as the bread and waterproof breathable Gore-tex as the meat laminate. Pants also available for those cool doors-off Autumn flights. Roomy enough to layer underneath but not so bulky to be cumbersome. Popping the collar…not mandatory but recommended.
100% wool Stanfields are no more. Enter the 100% wool Railtown Sweater by Sitka! All the style of the original ‘Stanny’ in 100% wool. Already got mine ordered for the season. Thanks Travis.
The Hexo+ is a 6 rotor helicopter that follows you and frames the shot…automatically. You can be the talent and the film crew at the same time. How cool is that? Click the link to support this endeavor on Kickstarter.
Back-Bone is a company that sells a hardware mod that converts your GoPro Black+ so that you can connect your own lens to the popular action cam. Essentially you are saving money on the camera (which is no slouch) and able to upgrade to your hearts content the lens for your black and white noir vid for cinema class. Focus, zoom, no fisheye are now possible. The kit does require some surgery to your GoPro and absolutely voids the warranty but if this makes you nervous the company does sell pre assembled mods, albeit at a more premium price. Check out the vid. Back-Bone GoPro camera MOD.
Barocook is essentially the same technology in MRE’s flameless heaters but in a more user friendly set of cook ware. Digging the thermos style use case of hot coffee on an IA fire.
An attachment for your Iphone 5(s) and android soon that gives you Predator vision. Interesting to see if this device could aid in cold trailing an IA fire. Could it see a hotspot under a meter of Duff? We’ll see this spring for around $350.
In ear everything…wireless, tether less earbuds with bluetooth connectivity to your smart phone and 4g of internal storage. Bone mic, and other sensors for heart rate, cadence and distance enable the user to excercise with just the one device stuck in their ears. As a kickstarter venture the Dash has basically hit it out of the park exceeding their goal of 260,000 bucks. Yup with less than a month to go they have nearly 3 million pledged. Check it out. The Dash Wireless Smart Headphones
Koldsmoke has some long haul flights ahead, (some sort of winter sporting event in Russia?) and to stave off the dreaded DVT (unlikely for me) or just to feel more up and at em after the flight the Skins T&R tights are just the ticket. T&R stands for Travel and Recovery and after donning the spiderman like tights, they felt super comfy and compressive. A lot of data out there extolling the virtues of compression gear, so why wouldn’t you wear these on the long flight?