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Posted by AJWoods | Mar 10, 2015 @ 01:13 PM | 2,524 Views
Speeder Bike from Return of the Jedi that I'm converting to a FPV racer from an old Hasbro toy. Hoping to get two of these flying through the redwoods together soon

Imperial Speeder Bike First Flights (2 min 25 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | Jan 21, 2015 @ 04:43 PM | 2,739 Views
RC Harrier Air to Air Footage from DJI Inspire 1 (2 min 43 sec)

Very cool photography platform, opens up a lot of possibilities for cool shots
Posted by AJWoods | Aug 07, 2014 @ 03:27 PM | 3,132 Views
Been working on this concept off and off after seeing somebody convert a Guanli Harrier frame into a quad. It's the same concept as other multirotor hybrids.

I got two of the airframes from hobbyking(http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...80mm_ARF_.html)
I'm using this one as a test bed to get the controller tuned, then I will build up the second airframe with a glassed wings, weapons stations to hide the motors, and retracts.

Running Arducopter for the quad half, then straight pass through of the airplane controls. Right now I just have rudder, elevator, and throttle control in plane mode, and it grooves pretty well with the quad near idle.

Harrier New Gear (2 min 47 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | Sep 08, 2013 @ 09:43 AM | 4,528 Views
Got my Giant Eurofighter painted up for NEAT fair next week.

Can't wait to see this in the air!!!

Posted by AJWoods | Jun 13, 2013 @ 07:05 PM | 5,148 Views
Brought the 106" EF out for the season. Got a MrRCSound system installed in it, and really getting comfortable with the plane. Next up PAINT!

Eurofighter Aerobatics (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | Sep 01, 2012 @ 11:22 AM | 5,813 Views
First flight of my 106" scratch built Eurofighter yesterday. One of the most fulfilling moments I've gotten out of RC in quite a while.

106" Eurofighter Maiden Flight (2 min 43 sec)

Build thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1664060
Posted by AJWoods | Jul 23, 2012 @ 09:04 PM | 6,566 Views
Looking like a plane now.

Cutting those wings were a major effort, put forth by a good friend. Should be ready to fly in a few more weeks.

Posted by AJWoods | Jun 03, 2012 @ 08:12 PM | 6,778 Views
Started a build thread over in the pusher jets forums:

100 inches of pink foam and a lot of sanding. Will end up as a twin pusher with vectored thrust.

Posted by AJWoods | Mar 04, 2012 @ 06:16 PM | 7,817 Views
Now full size!
Xperiment prototype (3 min 20 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | Jan 06, 2012 @ 09:48 PM | 7,318 Views
Here's my new take on indoor aerobatics. Awesome flying plane!

The Xperiment (2 min 18 sec)

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Posted by AJWoods | Nov 26, 2011 @ 06:50 PM | 7,712 Views
A bunch of my micro's from tonight's indoor event.

VID00042.MP4 (0 min 17 sec)

Sukhoi pusher jet

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Posted by AJWoods | Jan 01, 2011 @ 11:32 PM | 10,123 Views
Micro version of the Parkzone Habu I put together with some 4-site guts. Tried as both a pusher and with a 30mm fan, pusher is much more fun! Plans posted in the micro edf forum.

Micro Habu (2 min 16 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | Oct 03, 2010 @ 03:12 PM | 9,685 Views
Short video of my Air Hogs A-10 mod to full house. Thread in the Micro RTF forum

A10short.wmv (1 min 56 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | May 17, 2010 @ 09:35 PM | 10,296 Views
double boxed to keep the shipping guys from king konging it.
Posted by AJWoods | Oct 24, 2009 @ 07:59 PM | 11,624 Views
No flying today because of more rain, so I decided to try something to nicen up my new Extreme Flight Extra EXP

I took a 73x96mm craft egg (pack of two for $3.50). Cut off the smaller tip at an angle, and glued the two together after hollowing out some of the head with a dremel. To round off the lover edged of the head, I rolled them on the table to slightly crush the foam. A little paint, and I had a nice looking pilot figure for 48" ish aerobatic planes at a scant 8 grams Whole process took about an hour.

Posted by AJWoods | Oct 20, 2009 @ 10:12 PM | 11,249 Views
Here's some video I shot today for the park flyer freestyle contest. It's been terrible flying weather lately, it was snowing sunday . But this morning was nice, despite frost on the ground. Not ready for winter...

I had the camera mounted to the brim of my hat using the tripod mount screw socket. Worked reasonably well, but I need to remember to move m whole head to look at the plane, not just my eyes.


MIT KID Park Flyer Freestyle (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | Oct 05, 2009 @ 08:09 PM | 10,952 Views
Borderline raining yesterday morning, but I hadn't gotten to fly in 2 weeks, so I headed out anyways. Ended up being a nice day. Packed it in around noon to head to the country fair. Had a fried twinkie for the first time, life changing experience.


Mini Mag Huckin (2 min 4 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | Sep 28, 2009 @ 08:02 PM | 11,146 Views

It's ME! I look like a big dork in that shirt though

Posted by AJWoods | Sep 27, 2009 @ 08:13 PM | 11,693 Views
just need to link to the pic...
Posted by AJWoods | Sep 06, 2009 @ 10:02 AM | 11,776 Views
It's been a while since I've flown off water, and given the current stretch of warm weather I decided to pick up a float plane.

I love multiplex stuff so I decided to go after their minimag and float set. Assembly was a breeze, and I went with a Cessna Aerobat-ish paint scheme.

Flew with wheels this morning, I'll try water later today, the switch takes about 5 minutes.