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The adventures of David Kull – DJI Flights

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The adventures of David Kull

Aerial shots over Yucapia, San Bernardino, Ocotillo Wells, Big Bear Lake, Cactus Flats.  Editing done with iMovie.

Lunch Cast, DJI Phantom Quad copter review

Friday, March 15th, 2013

I have purchased my DJI Phantom from DSLR Pros in CA for $669 with a discount code that they offered via chat. (Coupon Code:GETME10=-10 ), Saved $10, free shipping, arrived via ups 2 days later. (Didn’t ship from CA). When it arrived, I filmed the unboxing and assembly.  Shown below.

Tips:

  1. Be sure and follow the DJI Video for best results.  Good information and step by step instructions.
  2. Charge the battery right away while you assemble the copter.
  3. Buy a second or third battery – Recommend factory battery as the right connectors and longer flight time can be achieved. $27.00
  4. Using the Hero Camera, be sure to choose the UPd option in the menu to flip the video as it is mounted upside down.
  5. Jello effect can be reduced by balancing the props.  Some videos here, DYI Version, Another
  6. Be sure and do the compas sync to ensure a safe flight.
  7. Turn on the remote first before powering up the copter (just plug in the battery to power it up).
  8. Start in GPS mode and make slow movements.  My first flight, everything seemed reversed to me, forward when back, right went left etc.
  9. Visit forums like rcgroups for more tips.
  10. If you have the Go Pro Hero 3, be warned that streaming video can interfere with the control of the aircraft, since it uses 2.4ghz wifi channels.
  11. Go Pro Camera alternative – Cmos vs ccd sensors.  Walmart offers the Lumix
  12. Big warning if you own the Go Pro Hero 3 – DON’T TURN ON WIFI – Forum

Ideas for the Internet Cafe

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Todo List and Ideas on how to build the Internet cafe

  1. Games, Computers, Consoles, Fax, Copy, Bill pay, Rentals, Movies, Theater, Food services, snack bar style.
  2. Electronic Books, magazines, hardware / software sales.
  3. Arcade, Game room – Ping pong, air hockey, pool hall, special events – Competitions, kareoke
  4. Training, seminars, how to sessions, audio studio / video studio / video editing.
  5. LOCATION: Look for location, near school, walk in traffic, nice building / warehouse
  6. BUSINESS PLAN – Cpa, management, banking. payment systems like paypal, credit card, cash.
  7. MONEY: Startup costs, Investors.
  8. Obtain permits
  9. Find and ISP and make a deal with them for high speed service
  10. Hotspots – wifi
  11. Alarm / Security system.
  12. Design – Food proof, prevent damage to equipment. Encase the equip.  User don’t handle the media
  13. Electrical requirements. Don’t overload the circuits.  Heating / Cooling / Battery backup
  14. Become and ISP / Co – locate / House servers
  15. Networking gear / Billing software /
  16. Hire technical employees
  17. Promote the cafe / business.
  18. Get feedback, offer surveys
  19. Management software –
  • Resources : 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Toads Gaming Center in Redlands Ca – 1 hour – $3, all day Sun – Thur – $15, All Day Fri – Sat $20
  • Unused hourly time stays on your account, Day passes expire at the end of the day
  • Partys – 2 hour blocks, 5 people min 20 max.

The following is based on hourly use patrons, no food etc…

  • Max income: 6 days, 12 hour days, 1 day 14 hours. Max occup 50 people. 86 hours a week x 50 x 3 = $12, 900 a week, or $51,600 a month.
  • Average income: 50% = $6,450 week or $25,800 month, 25% = $3,235 week or $12,900 month

Expense:

  • Min wage is $8.00/ hour – so 4 people at 86 hours x $8.00/ hour = $688 a week * 2 for state fees = $1376 a week
  • Rent – Say $1000 / month
  • Electric, water, gas, trash  = say $500 month
  • insurance, operating permits, city fees $100 / month
  • Internet access $350/month for full t1 1024 up/down
  • 2 games for $22.95 month at gamefly – 50 stations = $1147.50 month
  • 3% per transaction via credit card fees
  • 10 PS3 * 300 = $3000
  • 10 XBOX 360  *300 = $3000
  • 48 port 10/100 switch $2500
  • Router / firewall / PC / Business Server $2500
  • 30 computers $1000 each $30,000
  • 50 42″ LCD Monitor/TV = $25,000
  • 50 Stations with lazyboy chairs $25,000
  • Vending machine $2500
  • Cleaning supplies / janitorial / Hardware maintenance and cleaning $200 month








Monthly Income Hourly fees $12,900 Daily Fees Food Slice of Pizza $2.00 Bottle Soda $1.00 Bottle Water $1.25 The following is based on hourly use patrons, no food etc… Bag of chips $1.50 Max income: 6 days, 12 hour days, 1 day 14 hours. Max occup 50 people. 86 hours a week x 50 x 3 = $12, 900 a week, or $51,600 a month. Monthly Totals $12,900 5.75 Average income: 50% = $6,450 week or $25,800 month, 25% = $3,235 week or $12,900 month Expense: Min wage is $8.00/ hour – so 4 people at 86 hours x $8.00/ hour = $688 a week * 2 for state fees = $1376 a week 4 Peoples wages $5,504 Rent – Say $1000 / month Rent $1,000 Electric, water, gas, trash  = say $500 month Utilities $500 insurance, operating permits, city fees $100 / month Insurance $100 Internet access $350/month for full t1 1024 up/down Internet $350 2 games for $22.95 month at gamefly – 50 stations = $1147.50 month Games $1,147 3% per transaction via credit card fees $8,601 10 PS3 * 300 = $3000 10 XBOX 360  *300 = $3000 10 PS3 $3,000 48 port 10/100 switch $2500 10 Xbox $3,000 Router / firewall / PC / Business Server $2500 30 PC $15,000 30 computers $500 each $15,000 50 42″ LCD $25,000 50 42″ LCD Monitor/TV = $25,000 50 Stations $25,000 50 Stations with lazyboy chairs $25,000 Vending $2,500 Vending machine $2500 Server / Net $5,000 Cleaning supplies / janitorial / Hardware maintenance and cleaning $200 month $78,500 Janitorial $200 Advertising $100 $300 Income $12,900 Expense $8,601 Profit $4,299




Lets get into shape

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Lets get into shape.  Visit hundred pushups

Post your goals here


Space Photos

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
Looks like fun

Looks like funSpace shuttle launch photo from space ship

Some cool photos that I found.  Thought you would like to check them out.

Back from the River (Laughlin)

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Had a great trip to the Colorado River in Laughlin.  Stayed in the Aquarios hotel, and launched our boat at Cathrines Landing.  We got a lot of sun in the 112 degree heat, along with the cool refreshing river. 

I missed out on the blog updates, but it was so much fun, I almost forgot about what I had at home.

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