I put my lazer bit on my dewalt brushless the other day with a homemade adapter (piece of pipe and a bolt) tryed it out the other day and was amazed, very smooth setup and since I have the max XR kit I have the nice lithium battery’s ( 2 and 4 ah) so I’m set for first ice drilling. Super light setup. Only downside is I don’t have a size handle for the drill so I just have to be mindful and not break my wrist.
Just checked the ice this afternoon and Shoe has 2.5" of ice and is 100% ice covered with some river current areas. Summer access is no longer open. I will be starting to ice fish as soon as I am done deer hunting in front of my house. I predict a limit of walleyes first night out.
Saw those at Scheels in St. Cloud this afternoon. Light! The sticker shock blew back my hat a little but there’s always at least 1 significant upgrade to the ice fishing arsenal every year. It’s not my upgrade yet but maybe later. I was checking for a drill adapter for my new to me 8 inch Nils bit. I like the 6 so much on the drill but sometimes I want an 8.
Anyone have an extra laying around?!
Sounds terrific. Having spent my career in the Tech field I am always cautious as to what startups are claiming. But more power to them, I hope that they can achieve everything they are aiming for. 15 ms seems really fast. It will be great if so.
Note, claiming a lot more than can be delivered is not limited to startups. I have run into it many times inside an established tech power.
Fortunately, we are only like a half mile from the fiber on 24 so our DSL works fine... Before that we had access. Before that we had 26k dial up.
15 ms round trip from/return to space is what SpaceX is claiming now. Pretty impressive if it pulls off.
The issue with Hughes is the position of orbit of the satellite. Hughes satellites are in Geo-synchronous orbit with the earth, which means the satellite's orbit moves at the exact same rate as the earth turns. That way the satellite remains at relatively the same spot over the earth. The trouble with geo-sync orbits is that they are a long ways away. 22,500 miles, give or take. That's a long ways for a signal to round-trip. And there's not really a high-demand capacity solution.
The new constellation model of internet satellites uses a bunch, like say 4000, of really small satellites, about the size of a desk. These are in low-earth orbit, only 150 miles from earth by comparison. Capacity is handled by allowing satellites to share data between themselves. So if one satellite is overloaded, it will off-load data throughput to another close-by satellite via peer-to-peer communication. It's a pretty cool engineering model.
As you can probably tell, this is in-line with what I do for a living. But i am pretty hyped about the possibilities for people like us, who will never have optic cable strung to our remote location.