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Instructable: How To Make a Holiday Window Display

December 8th, 2006 at 3:53 pm » Comments (0)

If you are not familiar with, then you are missing out on the next web 2.0 craze. Social DIYing: take a dash of blogging, add in some wikipedia, then some flickr, and the soul of Make Magazine, mix them up and you have Instructables You can click here to read my first Instructable on [...]

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 [...]

War, Table Top Style

October 10th, 2006 at 10:28 pm » Comments (0)

Build a western town on your dinning room table, re-enact the sea battles of the Roman Empire with a few friends, or defend against an Orc army invasion in your den. If you are into models or games, this is where the two meet in miniature wargames. A few years ago I had some business [...]