Radio control nuts

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RC Pilot, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Man, if you're new to this stuff, and you're going to try anything close to what XpressCS is recomending you might want to read this a couple of times. http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31071
  2. gugnheim

    gugnheim On the DL...

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    Thanks for both suggestions! Give me something to chew on over the weekend!
  3. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Yeah, it's pretty sweet. Unfortunately something inside of the proprietary circuit board is fried, so I need to dig into it eventually and fix it. The steering works, but something won't drive the motor, which works fine.
  4. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I like my EPP Twisted Hobbys Crack Yak. Id' like to try a DW plane. More in my album (click picture).

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  5. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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  6. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    I've pretty much only flown DW Foamies, after my first foamy which was a Charger Yak thing.
  7. arraflipper

    arraflipper Been here awhile

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  8. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Did a little building this weekend....too dang hot for anything else.

    The Panther is my old battle hardned plane from a few pages ago....I really like this thing....the F4 just got its radio gear this weekend.
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    These are two of the little 800mm FMS planes from Banana hobby....the detail on these planes is just amazing. I already had the little sky raider and liked it so much I bought these two....so far I am very impressed with the FMS line of planes...the need a little more fiddling to get them right then like a Park Zone or something, but they fly so nice and the detail just blows them away.

    I forgot the pic of the Pioneer.

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  9. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I wanted to toss this out there as it is one heck of a deal. I was shopping for some parts and just figured eh..why not take a look.


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    This is one of the Re-Re's of the original SRB the Rough rider. it just has the silver body. If anyone knows what these go for in hobby shops you know how good a deal this is.

    These buggies, and the sand scorcher are going back into the vault so if you want one this may be your last chance. The LHS (that I try to give my business to) wanted to sell the SS to me for over $400....I got it shipped to my door from Tower for 260...this shipped is 197...no shipping costs on any of them...and I could have gotten an extra 50 off by using a tamiya promo code I did not know about....bummer.

    Just wanted to toss this out here for this classic buggy.

    I just checked UPS and the SS is on the truck and headed to my house.....I get a toy before I go to the urologist :cry MOON RIVER.
  10. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Here is my newest acquisition. It is a Dynamics Foamy DF-11 (MD-11) in FED FX (Fed Ex play on words) trim. It is a 3-channel.

    It is 2mm Depron, 17" span, 20" length, 20 grams AUW, and is powered by a Parkzone Vapor "Brick" (receiver, ESC, and two micro linear servos in one board) and an E-Flite Blade mCPX tail motor (6mm) and pusher prop and is all powered by a Thunder Power 160mAh 1S lipo.

    It's a pretty nice kit! Comes with laser cut foam, laser cut ply standoffs and control horns, carbon control rods, music wire for pushrods, heat shrink, and water-transfer graphics for only $25.

    Mine was 5 days late :huh Damn USPS...

    But I got her done and will hopefully maiden tonight!

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  11. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    And my A380 just showed up today.

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  12. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Flew three packs in the Great Hall (banquet hall) after work. Those paper balls are hard-to-avoid obstacles!

    Video here
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    Taken with phone's camera so excuse the poor quality. I thought of it last minute and just tucked it in my transmitter's strap.

    I THINK wifey is getting me a Go Pro for my birthday next week :)

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  13. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Nice flying in a small space! Did you get those airliners going?
  14. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Thanks, indoors is bad for space but good for no wind! If those damn balls and tables and chairs weren't there it'd be better!

    I did get them going. The 380 is still stock. Flies pretty well. No video of that yet. The MD-11 is fun but I kept crashing it outside. The wind was too much. So, I took the next bigger tail motor and rotor (off of a Blade 120SR heli). It's heavier but has much more thrust.

    Here is a short video.
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    My other project is finished. A radio controlled spider on a fishing line. It's on a spool/drum powered by a continuous-rotation servo. I work at a wildlife museum so I've been scaring employees with it. :lol3

    Next up is I think I'll try to put vectored thrust on my Crack Yak (the foamy in the video). Why not, right? Let's see how tight of loop I can get.
  15. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    An R/C spider?? That's different. Need some video of your cow-orker's reactions!

    Here's my latest project that I just got flying. As you can see in the video it has some roll oscillations that I'm working on. The gyro is adjustable on each axis, so it's just a matter of time before I get it right.

    Retracts aren't necessary, I just thought it would be cool.

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  16. DakarNick

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    It's just on the elevator channel for up/down from a ledge/above a desk, but I can put it anywhere. I was thinking along the floor also :wink: It's R/C rather than on a motion detector so I can a) time the drop, b) put expo on the servo so I can creep it or yank it fast, and c) for bi-directional control.

    Next for work is a servo to pull a pin and drop a rubber snake on unsuspecting customers...er, coworkers.

    I'll get some hidden camera footage for sure!

    Youtube is blocked here, I'll check out your video ASAP.
  17. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Hilarious!




    Here's a screen shot until then:

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  18. DakarNick

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    Nice! That looks like fun!
  19. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Watched the video. Very cool! I love the retracts!

    I was never really interested in quads until I got the E-Flite mQX. Fun little things!
  20. DakarNick

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    Here is my spider. I got one of the housekeeping girls, the CEO's assistant, and the VP of Development :evil Made them all jump! Cameras to capture the shock is the next step!

    Here are some pics and video of it. Got embed to work. Forgot I hace to click on the little "A/A" box in the right hand corner.

    The case/box is enclosed for a few reasons. To cut down on noise, so I could mount some guide wheels, and so it's easy to set up and hide (I'll eventually paint it.

    Why so big? Well, servos are usually strong but slow. So, to get the speed I needed at full stick I had to increase the circumerence of the drum. It now drops about 20 feet in six seconds.

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    Closed
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    VIDEO0020.mp4

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    6V DC adapter input and on/off switch. I can also run it on a 7.4 2S with a BEC (used an ESC with capped motor leads).
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    Opened up. The wheel is on the door for easy access. The small foam wheels (one on door, one inside case) help keep the drum running smooth and align the fishing line into the brass guide tube.
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    Inside wheel
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    My brother's Dachshund (we're dogsitting), Phoebe, wondering what I'm doing.
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    Super scary spider. The slot is for the brass tube to line up flush with the outside of the box. I added these cleats but forgot to slice a hole for the line. I cut a slot for the line between taking the two videos.
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    Receiver, switch, plug, and servo wire. AR600 receiver. Way overkill but all I have at the moment.
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    Continuous-rotation servo from Micro Center. It was in their Arduino/robotics section. Also the drum. It is scrap Gator Board ($60 per 4x8' sheet). It's a very light foam with paper backing. I recessed the servo horn and supports to keep the box as thin as possible.
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    DuBro foam guide wheel
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