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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)


-Adam
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!!!

-Adam
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)


-Adam
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.

-A
Posted by AJWoods | Jun 03, 2012 @ 08:12 PM | 6,778 Views
Started a build thread over in the pusher jets forums:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1664060

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

-A
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)


-Adam
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.

-Adam
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.

-Adam

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.

-Adam

Mini Mag Huckin (2 min 4 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | Sep 28, 2009 @ 08:02 PM | 11,146 Views
http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/drone-in-a-bag

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

-Adam
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.