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Old Dec 23, 2004, 11:24 PM
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XRB hitch-hiker

I just had to show this. My son wanted a pilot to fly the XRB and he brought me an action figure that I thought would be to heavy,but after he insisted I sat the man on the heli and said I doubt it will lift him as the plastic man seems kinda heavy. Well to my amazement the XRB not only lifted him but flew around rather well at that. So here he Captain Sky Robo in action:
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Old Dec 23, 2004, 11:33 PM
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Oh man,
That's hilarious!!! You are getting pretty brave with your new toy
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Old Dec 24, 2004, 12:14 AM
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That is cool .He needs a seat belt so he can wave .
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Old Dec 24, 2004, 07:23 AM
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If it carries *that*... it will carry enough electronics to fly itself.

XRB Sky Robo... seems excellent material for building a *really* robotic aircraft.
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Old Dec 24, 2004, 08:02 AM
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That is cool. A camera should be the next step.

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Old Dec 24, 2004, 08:13 AM
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That is awesome!
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Old Dec 24, 2004, 11:00 AM
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I'm workin on something for the camera hahaha
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Old Jan 05, 2005, 02:58 PM
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Coolest thing I've ever seen...

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I'm workin on something for the camera hahaha
Yeah, the camera videos you shot were soooo cooool, I've decided to purchase an XRB SR myself some time this weekend. I'd really like to duplicate that camera setup but I have absolutely NO electronics experience whatsoever. I did do some electrical soldering in shop some thirty odd years ago though. I think I can probably muddle my way through a soldering task again if I practice a little on some scrap wires. My problem is I don't know the difference between a potentiometer and a diode or a capacitor nor what the secret code colors and numbers mean either. Whenever I wander into a Radio Shack I keep expecting to see the guys browsing the tiny electronic parts racks exchanging secret handshakes or something. *Sigh*
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Old Jan 05, 2005, 03:55 PM
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Secret handshake,nobody told me about that. I thought it was some kind of rude gesture lol . Let me know if you need any help with the setup. Just pm me when your ready

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Old Jan 06, 2005, 12:40 AM
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Yeah, the camera videos you shot were soooo cooool, I've decided to purchase an XRB SR myself some time this weekend. I'd really like to duplicate that camera setup but I have absolutely NO electronics experience whatsoever. I did do some electrical soldering in shop some thirty odd years ago though. I think I can probably muddle my way through a soldering task again if I practice a little on some scrap wires. My problem is I don't know the difference between a potentiometer and a diode or a capacitor nor what the secret code colors and numbers mean either. Whenever I wander into a Radio Shack I keep expecting to see the guys browsing the tiny electronic parts racks exchanging secret handshakes or something. *Sigh*
Off topic and I may get drummed out of the electronic engineers guild but.......
Here's something that will help out with resistor colour codes

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Old Jan 06, 2005, 07:59 AM
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Captain Sky Robo is too cool! What kind of flight times did you get with the Captain?
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Old Jan 06, 2005, 09:55 AM
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I never timed them but I can tell you they were quite diminished
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Old Jan 06, 2005, 11:15 AM
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hey steve - how is the blade runner? mine is back in Leeds with me and it's great fun! still not broken anything on it!!! might bring it to work tomorrow...heh.
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Old Jan 06, 2005, 04:23 PM
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I think you should rig up captain sky robo with a parashute ,take him up about 50feet and let him out ,so he can float to safety !!!.
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Old Jan 06, 2005, 04:45 PM
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I think you should rig up captain sky robo with a parashute ,take him up about 50feet and let him out ,so he can float to safety !!!.
That would be cool and get it on video ! Man but talk about a drastic change in cg wow!
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