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Axiom with RealVision 3D Sonar: Powerful Tools for finding Fish and Structure

WILSONVILLE, OR (June 21, 2017) – During a recent sea trial for Axiom™ Multifunction Displays with RealVision 3D™ Sonar, Raymarine’s UK-based test boat Raymariner came upon an interesting underwater target. The M/V Margaret Smith was a coal dredger that capsized and sank near Yarmouth, UK in 1978. Show More Summary

White Oak Armament Teams Up With CMP to Recognize Honorary Elihu Root Members

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is proud to announce an exciting arrangement between the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park and White Oak Armament to rightfully acknowledge the members of the Elihu Root Civilian Rifle Team by engaging them in real-life competition. Show More Summary

What do the new restrictions mean for Cuba fly fishing?

Well… don’t ask me. Ask Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures… because, those guys know. They put out a detailed piece about the new Trump travel restrictions and what it means to you, the anglers who want to go sample what Cuba has to offer. Here it is.  I went with Yellow Dog’s Jim Klug back in […]

Lawyer Times, 2017 Massachussetts Champion

Lawyer Times has been a mainstay in the New England area for the past four decades and now he can lay claim to being the 2017 Massachusetts state champion. Times toppled past champions IM Dave Vigorito and GM Alexander Ivanov to take the title with 5/6. In 2nd-3rd were Farzad Abdi and Carissa Yip with […]

Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia is one of the premier marine wildlife destinations in the world. The long reef is...

Why good birders are like old elephants

Cover photo: Brian Stoneman was a living proof that some good birders do wear white. I do not know how...

Comparing Precision of Autopilots for Survey Missions - Pixhawk with ArduCopter firmware

Hi, We have reached the long-awaited episode in our autopilot precision series in which we finally test Pixhawk. All drones are tested by flying them on a simple photogrammetry route created in UgCS mission planning software. In this video Pixhawk was mounted on 3DR IRIS platform, the same…

Drone Pilots Are Buying Russian Software to Hack Their Way Past DJI's No Fly Zones

Should drone owners be able to fly their drones wherever and however they want to? This is the question increasingly asked by the consumer drone community as drone giant DJI tightens flying restrictions on its customers. This was th...

The Search for a Long-Range Robust Communication Link for Commercial Drones is Over

Tel Aviv, Israel – Since the launch of the SkyHopper PRO bi-directional data link for commercial and industrial drones, Mobilicom has gained significant market traction in the commercial drone industry, with thousands of hours of test flights and several successful integrations. SkyHopper PRO has been successfully validated around the globe including in Japan, China, USA,

Companion Computers for Drones

Companion computers are now becoming an essential part of the drone ecosystem. The reason for their increased usage is quite clear. They allow users to develop complex applications smoothly and provide sublime control over the flight controller. Before companion computers, developers had no option but to toy around with embedded code of the flight controllers

Does Pointing Your Gun Up Affect Accuracy? ARDEC Study Reveals the Effect of Weapon Orientation on Ammunition Velocity and Consistency [NDIA 2017]

Does pointing your gun up or down affect its accuracy? The answer is “maybe” according to a recent US Army Armament Development, Research and Engineering Center (ARDEC) presentation released at the 2017 National Defense Industry Association small arms conference. Show More Summary

DJI Spark Review: An amazing, low-cost drone (90% of the time)

Looking for a good-quality camera drone that costs less than $500? Without a question, it’s the DJI Spark. But hold on. Is it a perfect drone? No. But is it the first major step in an extraordinary era of ultra-smart sensors in drones? Absolutely. Show More Summary

Trials and Tribulations Of A Newbie Shooting 1,000 Yards

I will preface this article, I have only shot 980 yards before and that was a single mag in a SAKO rifle at Shot Show Range day last year. The gun was all ready set and dialed in so it was relatively easy to hit steel with that gun.Show More Summary

New Redding Reloading Dies for 6.5 Grendel

What we writers have seen as an extended trend towards the “new” 6.5 calibers has indeed been a long-time coming just based on the sheer logic of the near ideal mix of weight, velocity, ballistic coefficient, barrel longevity, etc. While...Show More Summary

Short Barrel Ammo Why You Need it in a Subcompact Handgun

Gun writer, Sam Hoober, reinforces the point, if you carry a short-barrel handgun, you need short barrel ammo for it to be effective. This post Short Barrel Ammo Why You Need it in a Subcompact Handgun appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Summer solstice evening

A pink sunset through the trees drew me outside this evening, but then I got sidetracked by the garden, including this pretty combo of ‘Color Guard’ yucca, Mexican oregano (Poliomintha longiflora), and ‘Vertigo’ pennisetum, which has...Show More Summary


We spent the Summer Solstice binging on Gilmore Girls. My sweet Libby had her wisdom teeth taken out. I had her wrapped up tight in one of my scarves in order to hold the ice packs in place. A friend of hers did this. Genius. And ifShow More Summary

How to Find Your Ikigai

While I was setting up my bullet journal (more on that later this week), I found several YouTube channels that I binge-watched over the weekend. One of the most intriguing videos (linked below) involved the Japanese concept of “Ikigai” (pronounced icky guy)– or “reason for being.” It’s geared to millennials, but it’s worth watching even […]

Lightning strikes twice for fisherman in against-all-odds catch

When Ferdinand Lindmayer of Germany landed a 140-pound swordfish with a tag in it, he had no idea about the significance of the catch and wouldn’t for a couple of weeks. Lindmayer was fishing with Capt. Adam Peeples of One Shot Fishing...Show More Summary

East of Cindy

This evening, Tropical Storm Cindy is churning in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, southeast of Houston. Its counterclockwise winds are raking the Gulf and pushing a plume of tropical moisture into the Southeastern U.S.; so far, theShow More Summary

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