Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

Bought one of these recently, though I haven’t had much time to fly it yet. One problem I’ve had is that VLC on Linux won’t play the video files correctly from the SD card; I found this page which has a script to transcode and rescale them from their weird aspect ratio, and the files play fine afterwards:

Recoding H107D Videos

However, I did have to replace ‘ffmpeg’ with ‘avconv’ in the script, as it seems Mint no longer ships with ffmpeg, but uses a fork of the code.

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Completely off-topic, but I came across this picture again recently and it must be one of the most interesting aircraft that never were: an RAF Concorde carrying three Blue Steel nuclear missiles for supersonic attacks on the USSR.