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Posted by coriolan | May 17, 2014 @ 09:40 PM | 14,920 Views
The test mule for the HK 1.7 gram servos, 3mm Depron and 40 grams AUW. Was meant to use a DPW brushless with GWS 3X3 prop but finally went with another motor and 5X3 prop. Rx is FlyDream 4 ch. 1 gram with HK 3A single cell ESC and 180mA batt. fly nice and not too fast despite the weight Was a quick build fro a few years ago languishing in the closet Was supposed to use the Spektrum ar-2000 servos but I wasn't too pleased with them!
Posted by coriolan | Jul 15, 2013 @ 10:51 PM | 3,874 Views
Nothing to do with r/c but just watched this movie again and love the song from the sound track
Soggy Bottom Boys - I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow (3 min 11 sec)

Posted by coriolan | Dec 19, 2012 @ 05:09 PM | 4,766 Views
Merry Xmas and happy new year
Posted by coriolan | May 21, 2012 @ 09:12 PM | 6,408 Views
This space will become my space for interesting threads I come along on RCG!
Started to do that on "Blast from the past!" but I will require more space
1/2A r/c boats:
1/2A c/l speed planes from the 60's:
Aeromadeler magazine might be back
RF module adapter:
Electric Cox .049!
Nice pictures, thank Kpriddle!
How to connect Futaba/Hitec modules into Aurora A-9 via port:
Clarence Lee contact:
Adapt Spektrum module to Futaba trainer port:
HK-GT3B AFHDS 2.4ghz 3 Channel Radio System:
The famous "Dart":
HobbyKing 4 channel HK-T4A Tx - 2.4 GHz: USER MANUAL
Hk 5 ch brick rcvr controlled from spektrum transmitter
DX4 RF Module harvesting!
Posted by coriolan | Apr 29, 2012 @ 02:41 PM | 6,594 Views
Thimble Drome Tether Cars (0 min 52 sec)

And my old love, tether cars big and small
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Posted by coriolan | Dec 20, 2011 @ 02:18 PM | 7,231 Views
Very tempting project for my TD .010!
Or even electric
Posted by coriolan | Oct 27, 2011 @ 09:30 PM | 7,957 Views
One of these days I'll have to try on of these
Brushless Micro motor 0,16g 108000 rpm (0 min 55 sec)

Good infos in here:
Posted by coriolan | Sep 13, 2011 @ 08:57 PM | 8,179 Views
Totally off topic but the music from the movie "O Cangaciero" has been in the back of my mind for awhile and I've done some research on Virgulino "Lampiao". Here is the old version from his time in the 30's,it was recorded in 1957 and the singer is an ex-cangacieros("Volta seca" the nickname of Antonio Alves de Souza) from Lampiao's group; it was sung during the failled attack on Mossorro in 1927!
Volta Seca - Mulher Rendeira (versão original) (2 min 26 sec)

And the music from the 1953 movie:
And Joan Baez's version in the 60's:
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Posted by coriolan | Sep 06, 2011 @ 02:13 PM | 8,512 Views
Cleaning up the hobby room while preparing to move I found that old pop-pop experiment from many years ago. Its about 12" long carved out of pink foam and was using standard size servo/Rx+ a 500 mA Nicad pack! Was using Willesco solid fuel and ran for about 5 minute on two tablets, wont be moving to the new place so it will live only as picture
Posted by coriolan | Aug 09, 2011 @ 04:19 PM | 8,389 Views
The pou wasn't a big success, flew like a drunken bumblebee
so I'll recycle its wings into a small bipe with the same equipment!
Posted by coriolan | Aug 02, 2011 @ 02:43 PM | 8,955 Views
Started the build for that profile pou, still needs to do the main wing hinge and landing gear.
Posted by coriolan | Aug 02, 2011 @ 02:27 PM | 9,215 Views
A new bird for the Flydream 1 gram Rx, 16" span and the faithfull AD-C5 on one cell R.E.T with two AS-2000 servos. It fly Ok with a 4.5"X3" GWS and one Zippy 240 mA. 3mm Depron wing and 1/16" balsa tail with 4mm carbon fiber tube in between!
Posted by coriolan | Jun 05, 2011 @ 07:31 PM | 8,983 Views
It has flown finally, here is what it look like in its final configuration
Posted by coriolan | May 21, 2011 @ 07:49 PM | 9,184 Views
Off course, now that I am ready to fly this week-end......it's raining
Fortunately the week-end is still youg and if the world doesn't end today at 6pm as claimed by that Californian's sect I still have sunday...and monday (a holiday in Canada)
Posted by coriolan | May 20, 2011 @ 10:47 PM | 9,163 Views
Added the landing gear today (1/32"music wire) and glued the foam cowl on the firewall. The total weight with motor,prop,esc is now 28.3 grams. That leaves me some elbow room for my choice of servo, I feel that even if I use the FD 2.5 gram servos and 240 mA Zippy I will still be under 45 grams rtf
I have another plane on the assembly line which will use two Toki and I don't really want to use AS-2000 on that plane. I have two more of these Rx so might build another "Guided Mite " by Ralph Bradley
Posted by coriolan | May 18, 2011 @ 01:41 PM | 10,430 Views
The first bird for my Flydream 1 gram Rx, inspired by these Frog FF models:
At 14" span its kind of between the junior and senior serie, the wing is 3mm depron with sanded airfoil and the fuse mostly 1/16" balsa with lightening holes and covered with red solite. The top fuse in the front is sanded 9mm depron. So far it weight 24.5 gram with motor(AD-C5 /3700Kv)so I am still wondering about using Toki servos,AS-2000 or the Flydream which weight almost 3 grams. It will be RET and one cell (180<240 mA)and the prop is GWS EP-4530 which give good performances with that motor, the esc is the excellent TGY DP 3A. Since I have several of these Rx I have other builds in the pipeline
Posted by coriolan | May 17, 2011 @ 05:25 PM | 9,766 Views
Got my stuff from RC-Modules after a little custom delayMade my "Plantraco monolith" style module adapter which I can use with appropriate trainer plug to fit various Tx (Hitec/Futaba-DIN,Futaba square and Airtronic 5 pins-DIN).A nice touch from RC-Modules, all my Rx had been tested and bound to my DIY module so it was plug-and-play expect for my "monolith" variation! Here are a few picture of the system, the Rx is really small and does weight only 1 gram. I tried it with a single cell and also with the 5V bec of a CC Pixie-7 and the servos have a good speed with one cell or 5V. The servos weight a bit more than the supposed 2.5 grams but still a bit less than 3 grams likes the infamous BA 2.5. Off course I am in a flurry of building with all these micros flight packs. For the really light stuff I'll use my Toki servos and maybe the AS-2000. Would be swell if FD could come out with an actuator capable Rx including a small 2<3 Amps brushed esc
Posted by coriolan | May 10, 2011 @ 12:08 PM | 9,509 Views
Time to investigate that great idea from EQMOD about converting a small servo board to actuator driver:
Since I'll soon be getting those nifty 1 gram Rx from Flydream to replace my troublesome and expensive MicroInvent system.