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R2-D2 Build Update: A&A Holo Projector Servo Frame Mod

June 15th, 2012 at 10:19 pm » Comments (0)

I have completed the A&A Holo Projector (HP) mounts.  The rear and top HP fit fine, but the front interferes with the Process State indicator (PSI) and will not fit with the 1.5″ tube for the Teeces PSI lights. I reworked the A&A servo mount plate and came up with a new design that moves the servos [...]

$5 Wing Designer

October 29th, 2007 at 5:07 am » Comments (1)

Last year I built a $5 Flying Wing and used a Kline-Fogelman Airfoil and plans from RC Groups. The wing was a lot of fun to fly and I always wanted to build another one. I wanted to build one out of EPP foam and try different designs but I never got around to it. [...]

Make A (almost) Free Airplane, or, What to do with all the left over U.S. Election Signs.

November 12th, 2006 at 6:39 am » Comments (7)

This past week the United States completed elections across the country for various Federal and local political positions. In the run up to the elections, the American roadside was overrun with political signs. I personally feel this is an environmental tragedy and I am happy at the opportunity to recycle these Coroplast signs into something [...]

CoroWing SPAD Flight Report

October 15th, 2006 at 9:27 pm » Comments (4)

The CoroWing SPAD actually can fly. I was a bit worried about the weight, and that is why I increased the step in the Kline-Fogelman airfoil and used 3/8″ spruce instead of 1/4″ spruce. Initial flights to adjust center of gravity (CG) and trim were a bit rough due to the strong winds. On about [...]

CoroWing SPAD

October 14th, 2006 at 6:50 pm » Comments (2)

Last weekend at my flying club I joined in with the guys flying combat with their Unicorn Wings. I made it through the first round with just a lost winglet. Eight minutes into the second round, I pulled up into a loop in front of another wing and BAMM! The Unicorn Wing, which is made [...]