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Posted by pardus | Oct 05, 2012 @ 07:35 AM | 2,105 Views
I've finished and published my latest app on the Android Play Store.

RC E-calc Pro - $1.99

It's basically a 5-in-1 calculator for electric powered model airplanes, helicopters, multicopters, cars, trucks and buggy's, if fact anything that uses rechargeable* batteries. (*As long as the voltage is known then any rechargeable battery including LiPo, LiFe, NiCd and NiMh batteries can be used for some calculations). If you know the current draw of your system additional calculations can be made. In the calculator all the calculations are made "on-the-fly" so no buttons need to be tapped, just input your values and the calculations will be made when enough data is available.

The images should explain how it all works but feel free to ask any questions.

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Posted by pardus | Dec 12, 2011 @ 11:53 AM | 3,541 Views


Construction: Polystyrene foam (EPS) covered with paper & thinned wood glue.

http://www.pdqdesign.co.za/bx/


Posted by pardus | Mar 01, 2010 @ 01:59 PM | 3,049 Views
Scratch built fuse, ultra stick wings (modified with slotted flaps), depron floats

Motor: Dualsky PR40, 13x6.5 APCe prop,
Batt: 5000mAh 3S Flightmax (not recommended)
ESC: 40A Castle Creations...Continue Reading
Posted by pardus | Mar 01, 2010 @ 01:25 PM | 2,963 Views
Some photos and video from my 'jet'

video thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=880894

Fun-scale scratch-built from polystyrene foam, unprinted paper, wood glue and covered in Solarfilm, completed July 2008

Motors: 2 x E-flight Park 370 3600's (now using L2855's and CS10 blade fans)
Fans: 2 x GWS EDF64's
Batteries used: 2 x 3S HXT2200 or 1 x 4S A123 2300 or 3S Rhino 2550mAh or (currently) 3S Turnigy 5000mAh.
ESC's: 2 x Turnigy Plush 40A.

Takeoff from a 3 wheeled foam 'dolly' with it's own RX and servo for steering.
Added full mechanical retracts in 2009
Replaced the mechnicals for servoless retracts in 2012

Builder: George Storbeck (90%) (sadly George passed away last year, RIP buddy), Graham Dyer
Design: Graham Dyer, George Storbeck
Pilot: Graham Dyer