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Posted by Captain Canardly | Jul 09, 2014 @ 11:08 PM | 1,379 Views
With the Sailboat shown in the preceding post, Which was purchased at Kremer's Toy and Hobby in Albertville Minn. 55301, And stopping my " so much to do, so little time mode" I realized I needed some specific glass cloths to do my new Canard activations mount, which will be tested on the twin propelated 'Skittereater'. Upon returning from getting the initial paperwerks done for a new job, I had recieved a phone call for said cloths. Then of course, upon during all these ducks getting in a row, students for flight training getting ready for first flights, ( usually without human interruptions) Learning how active Kremer's is involved with supporting the youth of Minnesota and RC Groups mentions (and adds for) the UMX Radian,
we shall return next week with camera in hand, to see where one of the UMX's will reside! As per our conversation today, communications and product listings are growing, and my next special will be a 'spray can' of Butyrates for various finishings! Stay tuned folks! this is just the beginning of a real rich lifestyle! (who needs bucks when you have people like Kremer's Toy and Hobby! ( some toys are even for the "over 21" age group!
http://www.kremerstoyandhobby.com
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jun 08, 2014 @ 04:52 PM | 1,519 Views
After a harsh winter, a new set of videos completed, 12 builds of the CAD System beta tested, i have finally gotten to unwrap a couple of bird parts. The 3 pc wing is a return to fun, with a twin prop setup,and of course, There's the Davinci,Sir Regis, Dream Machine, another " War Horse"a couple of HLG's are in the mix, too!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 09, 2014 @ 01:04 AM | 3,989 Views
So after a long haul with where to 'hang my hat', we found, mostly circumstantially, Buffalo, MN. An extremely kool town, and the best living conditions we've had in many, many years. After a tour in the desert, ( yep, even in the winter there is desert), the wife is overwhelmed @ how peaceful all life style is, and how close the important parts of town are for her ( an electric "go cart" and I'm getting a bang out of the location- lots of youngsters which Lady has introduced me to, of which have no allergies to the studies of Scientifics of Fluid Dynamicals! The most friendly people I have met anywhere! Lots of smiles in this towne! It took Little Bit (of crime) a tad of time to come out from under the new bed ( provided by Love Inc., and Lady is no longer on Hyper vigilant status. And now, the 25 cent tour!...Continue Reading
Posted by Captain Canardly | Sep 25, 2013 @ 08:17 PM | 5,255 Views
with some small data collecting and realigning, we are finished with the new engine of TurboCAD Mac tutorials. now I can open the glue where i left off!
Offsets and Lofts (9 min 7 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 13, 2013 @ 06:55 PM | 7,436 Views
Well , after about 5 revisions/ECO's Sarah is to the point of doing the Canard actuation of a 6% foil. surfaces are rough, but fine enough to get the needed options/ data completed
and an edit---
had to skootch really tightly to get proper data- 7th digit,1 and 7th digit 3 for healing gaps to get final surface.(solid
Posted by Captain Canardly | May 19, 2012 @ 12:32 PM | 9,664 Views
So this morning wife wakes me up with infos of our Vet being able to see Lady "right away"- 20 minutes from zero point awakening
Now when we do get her there, she crawled out of the car, minimally using the right foot, and manages to pee, and commences a line for the 2nd time to the front door- amazing how animals know whhen they are gonna get great help!
It was gonna get crowded, so I go outside for a smoke, and when I got back in,
Tanya and Heather and a wad of Lady fur were added to the room. Mark- the main Vet, took a look at her walking abilities, and then X Rays were next- just some aeration from gassing at the wound. So bottom line is the Lyme's med is stopped, wound meds activated, along with application instructions, and now for some slightly interrupted life. Lady seems to be doing OK with the 'hat' and I now get some time to put true life back in order!
Julie did real well in choosing Maryland Ave Pet Hospital, Lady has really bonded quickly to all the staff there!- and interesting traffic to watch out the window, and daddy has plenty bucks to pay an extremely surprising reduced( from previous episodes) bill!
Johnny
Posted by Captain Canardly | May 19, 2012 @ 01:43 AM | 9,741 Views
So in Between normal work/ and Crimson life, Lady had a go nowhere Sunday, didn't even wanna pee!
We take her to a new vet, the folks at Maryland Pet Hospital got quick test answers,as Lyme's Disease was the culprit- a tick was found 4 weekends ago from the folks who ferminated her for summer and fast acting antibiotics, as when I got home from a short Monday, she was interested in taking daddy for his walk. A slow, 2 hour walk, but she also showed interest in the ball player's hotdogs this is a good thing! and upon returning home, she scarfed on Saturday's T bone.
Tuesday, she back to talking, picking on 'lil'Bit, and walked dad @ full trot. I finish out a stressing week, and looked forward to 'the routine, plus linking the controls for the Crimson.
Friday evening arrives, and we're returning from the 2nd walk- about 2200, when we see a couple puppies @ the apartment 'puppy park' . We were told by a woman that the puppies didn't like other dogs, we were about 25 feet away from the gate when this brindle pit bull literally crashed through the gate to chew on Lady.
First bite was the head, 2nd series was her right leg, and me, trying to pry these 2 apart. Needless to say, most of the neighborhood got involved, and the Police did an excellent job of getting all the data. after a Pepsi and nreve collection, I head on in to Regions' Hospital for a rabies shot.( according to the 'husband':mad
who was scared off from approaching my apt building when the Police arrived,asked...Continue Reading
Posted by Captain Canardly | Feb 26, 2012 @ 08:23 PM | 9,590 Views
here's a quicky- the Sir regis- Sig Riser of 100" is being planned for 'normal' configuration. yes, I plan for flaps, not so much as normal flaps, but to reflex the wing to get some scoot on!
no more talk- viewing time!
And some time later, along with Crimson moving forward some, we now have-----
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jun 06, 2011 @ 12:15 AM | 11,224 Views
Well Folks! It's been a long time since I had a proper relaximication! I got done with my first order of parts, 176 of 184 pieces ( viewable @ Crimson site)and some serious relaxing is in order!
The Miss Stick As i have set up @ 19 oz, a 2 cell (don't know if that means 2s or not) 1500 Kokam battery and a BP 2208 /17 motor and a 9-6 graupner folder. This is the appropriate set up for a Norwejian who hasn't used wheels in 30-() - yrs!
Have a view!
Johnny
Sunday Stress Reliever.mov (20 min 37 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Apr 17, 2011 @ 07:46 PM | 11,204 Views
Now that employment has been attained, I can reorgamanize for the 3rd lap
Posted by Captain Canardly | Feb 17, 2011 @ 01:11 AM | 12,046 Views
Finally, I have the Miss Stick finished. a side opening windshield thanks to Brian, and 18 oz total with 1550 Kokam battery! puppies and cat were too pooped to argue with camera works, as background proves!
Now to complete the Crimson!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:15 PM | 12,534 Views
waiting for the glue to dry, I have soldered the connectors for the Miss Stick, and Buddy Cat decides he has to do his inspections!
His bash with a visiting cat a couple weeks ago had us concerned a bit- he's the oldest in the family now- 15 yrs old!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Dec 27, 2010 @ 04:58 PM | 12,747 Views
We interrupt this sceduled wood working session with a bit of foam! lots of pieces-should be ready for Memorial weekend!
Every once in a while, a fellow needs something "instant" the build thread will be right here.
Posted by Captain Canardly | Dec 25, 2010 @ 11:17 AM | 12,702 Views
with everything going on and resizing the storage scenarios, I had come across the beginning point as shown! what a sweetie!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Nov 06, 2010 @ 09:20 PM | 13,433 Views
well, Bill and I sorted out the confusion. I was pretty close, but there seems to be some factor i need to sort out- maybee--- about these gorgeous to look at elliptical shapes--
think I have a motor to mount on a Miss Stick for now- then an aileroned Crimson wing to draw/build
Posted by Captain Canardly | Oct 31, 2010 @ 02:53 AM | 13,394 Views
Thanks to Don Stackhouse @ DJ AeroTech, I now fully understand how to properly bludgeon a " poor lil renolds' number!" I will be posting of the math issue, as I now know how I goofed on the main wing incidence setup!
go down a few spots on my blog, it's right there, as plain as day!.

The 2-3 Meter Hobby Lobby High start has lots of snort! at this point, I can't quite agree with claim of stretching it 5-6 X length! That will take more muscles than this wimp!
Mr Kite's 'chute still blossoms perfectly!
Now to sort out the poor math for an eliptical wing, I think I know what I did, just need to confirm it!
Captain's contraption .mov (10 min 59 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Oct 03, 2010 @ 08:23 PM | 13,691 Views
The wife and I had the Family over for dinner today, which was a perfect setup for the True Maiden flight. I have rebuilt the Canard bell crank, using a slotted drive, and fixed point of rotation instead of the previous idler arm for the 2 radi- (bell crank and Canard actuation).

Sarah Flies.mov (3 min 54 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Sep 26, 2010 @ 07:40 PM | 13,738 Views
Well, finally, I got the finals-just need to move the adjustable towhook,and bump in a few turns of "down" into the linkage. Even though I was hoping to get to compete with her (today) it just wasn't worth the pressure, after all, this bird was and IS Sarah!
I took her to a flying spot with a 15 foot elevation, and gave her a toss.I eased in a couple of light turns- about 30 degrees worth, and got a feel for the canard trim.
I dialed 30 % down, and I still needed to hold a bit of down on the stick, but the glide slope was very impressive!
I watched the shadow meet the fuselage , and that transition took about 120 feet!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Aug 15, 2010 @ 02:11 PM | 13,764 Views
now we are out of the house, on 3rd floor of a spacious living room, and working on both a canard rework and settling into the changes of spacial compressions.
I am sharing the sewing, computer, and Balsa works in one room, have changed out 3 boxes of stuff so far!.
I've gone from 6 horizontal surfaces to one!
Posted by Captain Canardly | May 19, 2010 @ 03:13 AM | 14,881 Views
Just a bit more progress with camera hounds helping!