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111 Weak Signals

Andre

Fly yes... land no.
Admin
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111 Weak Signals

Chris, Mike and Adam make the yearly trip to Toledo,Ohio for the Weak Signals RC show and discuss what caught there interest. Andre also joins the group and since we had a few good flying days listen to see what happened and who crashed what. - See more at: 111 Weak Signals
 
#2
Does anyone know the name of the 1/5th scale car that had wheel motors on it? I'm very curious about that.
Chris, do you still do any R/C Car stuff? I got into that recently as well, it's fun to do on windy / wintry days.
 

KuManChu

Junior Member
#3
Does anyone know the name of the 1/5th scale car that had wheel motors on it? I'm very curious about that.
Chris, do you still do any R/C Car stuff? I got into that recently as well, it's fun to do on windy / wintry days.
The company was Tidnab Innovations and it appears they have a Facebook page. I do not know the exact name of the car in the picture though.
 

kacknor

Build another!
#4
This one caught my eye on Friday morning. I'm lovin' that wood!

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Really enjoyed the trip. Spent more than I intended. LazerToys sold me a tiny little Nutball I likely won't use until next winter indoor flying, and Model Aero talked me into a Polaris SE in Blue Angels colors by not saying a word and just letting me look. B*$tard$.

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Since SWMBO has been out of town for a few days, I took advantage to use the table to get things started. ;)

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It's actually looking much like a plane now. Installing electronics tomorrow after I relocate back to the basement She will be home in the afternoon.

JD
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
#8
Just finished the podcast this morning - always entertaining guys! I'm very interested in the upcoming tri-copter discussions, and hope there will be some comparisons of the mini-tri to some of the older and larger tri-copters he's designed. I have all the parts to assemble an "old school" Flight Test Electrohub style tri-copter on my project stack, with the idea that once I get some experience with the big one this summer I'll eventually move on to David's mini-tri. Tips, tricks, and advice always welcome. :)

Thanks!
 
#10
got you guys a story:

today I maidened my FT arrow. (SPOILERS: I'm gonna have to rebuild it) and while walking out to the field, the whole time I was talking myself through how I would do a thorough pre-flight. I look at it and everything held well. this was going to be my first FPV experience, too, so add another 80 dollars of FPV equipment. I had to reverse the motor leads, it was spinning the wrong way. then I made sure all the control surfaces worked, only worked, but not in what direction. So I go and throw it, it threw really well at about 3/4 throttle. that's about all the good of that throw. it wiggled, I countered, it kept it up until it was about 45 degrees in the roll axis, so I decided to gain some altitude. I pulled back and increased the throttle a bit. it nosedived from about 10 feet up. I had a camera in the front of that thing, no protection, nothing. it survived that, thankfully. All I could Diagnose is that the ailerons were reversed. I didn't notice the elevator. I threw it again after fixing the ailerons, and it got about 5 feet further. I looked at the elevator controls while walking it back and noticed that it was going the wrong direction. I reversed that, and by this time, it had developed a few creases, in such a fashion that it would bend the wing tips down when I pushed down on them. its a lot better than up, so it probably will work. The battery wasn't velcroed in, so I used a few rubber bands for friction in the fuselage and shoved it in there. this time, I launched it, fully expecting it to end my flying day. I was in a bad mood from that so I was pretty upset that when I pulled down my quanum 2's, there was a big fat "no signal" sign blinking on it. I had to scramble to push them up and land the plane. I bullied the plane into a steep glideslope, and it hit pretty bad. it was a semi-crash. by this time I was fuming with myself, about not doing my preflight as I had droned on and on about to myself in the car. I decided to move the camera back, and while doing that I discovered that the camera was unplugged. I plugged it back in, and decided to just put the camera back in the front. the nose was looking something nasty, so I straight up ripped it off and taped the camera in. this time I had everythign in order. trims were set, and I threw it. about 50 feet above the ground I nodded my head in order to flick the goggles down. went half way down. now I was 1/4 line of site, 1/4 FPV, and 1/2 in a black room. oh good. I went to climbing power and kept shaking and throwing my head around. It must've looked like there was a swarm of bees around me with what I was doing. finally it slipped over fully and I experienced my first FPV flight. 45 minutes of trial and error, and 5 minutes of pure bliss. that was my day, and I wouldn't have it any other way.