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Old 01-23-2012, 09:32 PM   #871
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Waiting on the interior pieces to dry, but I'm basically finished, finally.














I figure I'd take pictures... They seem to last longer...

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Old 01-23-2012, 09:46 PM   #872
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Very good looking cub. Here is one ready to go out of the box at a good price. Just be ready to pay almost the cost of the plane in just the shipping alone.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:52 AM   #873
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Waiting on the interior pieces to dry, but I'm basically finished, finally.
I figure I'd take pictures... They seem to last longer...

That's a thing of beauty...bravo!


So uh....when ya gonna fly it?
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:54 AM   #874
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Hopefully this weekend.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:57 AM   #875
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:22 PM   #876
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So I'm thinking of a silly project... a plane that can fly itself. Figured with a gyro unit, two servos, a speed controller and electric motor, if I can find/make a programmable box that'll hold a program in memory... anyways, anyone ever heard of a kit/project like this? Looking for tips on where to start with the controller box.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #877
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #878
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So I'm thinking of a silly project... a plane that can fly itself. Figured with a gyro unit, two servos, a speed controller and electric motor, if I can find/make a programmable box that'll hold a program in memory... anyways, anyone ever heard of a kit/project like this? Looking for tips on where to start with the controller box.
There are folks that do the FPV flying that have autopilots. If the plane losses signal, it returns to either the last place where it had signal, or to the pilot. Might want to look into those.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #879
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I ordered the HK clipped wing cub that I linked on here last night. I am going to start looking into motors and such as I have never built an ARF like this before. Just PNP, and RTF planes.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:27 PM   #880
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There are folks that do the FPV flying that have autopilots. If the plane losses signal, it returns to either the last place where it had signal, or to the pilot. Might want to look into those.
Thanks. Not really looking for an autopilot per-say, but it is a start. Thanks.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:49 AM   #881
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Contour Roam camera hanging beneath my Blade 400. My heli piloting skills leave alot to be desired, I'm way smoother with a plane!! But it was still fun to try.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:24 PM   #882
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I wouldn't be ashamed of those skills at all!
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:56 PM   #883
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I wouldn't be ashamed of those skills at all!
Much better than my attempts at anything more than a 3 channel co-axial with a gyro. On the sim however I am pretty proficient. After watching the vid, I started looking into getting a helicopter again.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:33 AM   #884
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So I'm thinking of a silly project... a plane that can fly itself. Figured with a gyro unit, two servos, a speed controller and electric motor, if I can find/make a programmable box that'll hold a program in memory... anyways, anyone ever heard of a kit/project like this? Looking for tips on where to start with the controller box.
Might want to check out DIYdrones.com

Or probably plenty of info in RCGroups
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #885
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So I'm thinking of a silly project... a plane that can fly itself. Figured with a gyro unit, two servos, a speed controller and electric motor, if I can find/make a programmable box that'll hold a program in memory... anyways, anyone ever heard of a kit/project like this? Looking for tips on where to start with the controller box.
Well, David Powers of RC Powers added gyro's in an otherwise unflyable plane design.

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