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Posted by Captain Canardly | Oct 18, 2021 @ 10:39 PM | 15,542 Views
Thanks to Jim and Jason, I have the most important part of my internet life recovered!
Now this old fart gets to learn how to attach hold in your hand pieces of information to the world of SSD! I'm not sure if that gets a frown or a grin, but it's a grin status now!
More torments to come, as Missy has most of the shots called on the scheduling!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 06, 2021 @ 06:42 AM | 34,574 Views
When this Covid thing got all started, I was a tad stunned, and as time moved forward, I had less and less to say. Bill Kubiak had died back in September, internet noise was getting louder and louder, and somewhere between the puppy park and here, I learned I was hiding. I've been cussed out for not flying in the local club ( who are a bunch of propellorheads) mooched on for various 'on the fly' projects, and very frustrated with these foam birds which never go together as 'planned'
Living with a real borderline wife has a lot to do with real flight: 90% boredome with 10% shear panic. Missy gets scared of her outbursts also, and sometimes she walks dad slower than 'normal' (3X a day).
Birdwise, I'm nervous of all this high speed tech that I can't keep up with, and learning these "above my paygrade" technologies.
My biggest frustration with my time spent here, is after 1000's of hours playing CAD, there were either very few requests, or CAD NIGHTMARES
Ask questions- I have answers!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Apr 17, 2019 @ 06:47 PM | 14,788 Views
My best friend, Bill Kubiak, had given me his blueprint collection (which didn't get to the fire place) of which I have started scanning, and I'm not to favorable of Office Depot, as there isn't but 1 person who knows what (she) is doing out of 12+ employees! There's nuthin worse than a 36" wide being (reprinted) on a 24" paper! Anyway, send me PM's for requests, as I have lots of space for messages, and all the PDF's are high res, wayyy above the RCG limits! No more werds, just some views! - Ohh yeah- a few of these will be 'reworked' in CAD for the 'foil factor', and a lot of these could be scalable. ...Continue Reading
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 05, 2019 @ 06:35 PM | 19,256 Views
Howdy Gang! Upon recieving my package from Hyper Flight, I was asked for a survey, so I (finally) pulled out my measuring tools, and "mapped" aSTC Chart, and realized I didn't do the weight- just dimensions Anyway, after a while, I found:
1) extremely consistent dimensions
2)no burrs on the cut ends
3) I can trust Neil Stanton!
anyway, here's a PDF for viewing
Posted by Captain Canardly | Nov 26, 2018 @ 06:02 AM | 23,883 Views
OK Gang! I decided to tell the story here, so I'm starting the "stopwatch"on a package from Neil @ Hyperflight, with a nice handful of carbon and a--

RES Dart! so as I have my stress ducks all out of the way,now I get to finish my YellowJacket/ Tarantula, while the dart travels west!
This shall be continued, and of course pictures later!
picked up @ Post Office yesterday, I was sleepin upon arrival!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Sep 19, 2018 @ 01:53 AM | 21,917 Views
Hello fellow builders! Missy iz pooped, and I don't wanna play video games, which leaves the best option in between covering and finishing my f3RES' birds is finishing AM (Tony) Beck's laser sets! I have not done any vias yet ( those cutaway thingies that hold parts in sheet form) and as I took screenshots, I see the "other" places where nesting has not been finished.
I am now driving on Version 11 of TurboCAD Mac, ( a Solidworks engine) which is now the 10th build which Tony and the birds have lived through!
I was a bit confused when I learned that Soaring Digest wanted hand drawn plans for their article, as I now have 10 full Gigs of info for these birds!
As I'm completing my story @ " I don't like doing surgery on my birds" in Sailplane talk, I'm getting the 1/32 sheeting boxes planned out CADwise.
The past couple years have been pretty intense for life bein' lived, but finally things are getting "in line"
The one other main thing is this would be an expensive kit, if all the parts are lasered, so Tony and I are figuring out the least expensive way to get these kids flying!
Please give us feedback! I do have files with no vias as now, but I need to nest a set of 4 more of proper material ribs 13-15, which are the polybreak ribs, with 1/16" plywood for the facing ribs being numbers 14.
Posted by Captain Canardly | Nov 11, 2017 @ 02:04 AM | 24,344 Views
Well, it's xero degree wind chill, I have 2 more kits in Laser status, and I'm 4 years behind "schedule" After obtaining Missy, I was a tad concerned, as she managed to chew my dihedral braces bag for my (2) Chrysalii 1.5's, but other than that, she would chase the cats around the location of my buildboard from last January! I guess she figured it was part of the furniture, and when she plays "keepaway" from dad, she finds there is no more clear route to escape my grasp! Now that i've heard lots of guys mention I can get a handlaunch built in a weekend, I'm challenging myself to the task! We will have 3 more visits to VAMC next week, so I guess the best way to track is to ignore =somehow- Ace Combat Infinity! I don't mind mentioning doing build logs is a very time consuming item, so I'll just go with "chapter" status, and catch up on lots of the new F3 RES stories coming along now! my first step prep is awaiting glue, so time to "getterdunn"
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jul 31, 2017 @ 05:15 AM | 26,113 Views
Thanks to Kramer's Hobbies, and Ken driving to our ( Wright County Flyers) field, I get in the air. We won't discuss that it took 2.5 weeks to open the new box!
Captain Canardly gets Instructed (9 min 49 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Oct 24, 2016 @ 05:26 PM | 27,335 Views
Well we have a large kitchen settled in, the bedrooms are finished and now, to sort out the ergonomics on the factory! so much space and so many projects, I almost don't know where /how to start!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Feb 19, 2016 @ 05:19 PM | 28,981 Views
Ahh- it's one of those days a folk just needs to have a grin! have @ it gang!
Use it or Loose it (9 min 43 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Oct 02, 2015 @ 01:29 PM | 31,052 Views
I have a Printer running again, ( it's an on and off thing,)and I have a new engine- Fusion 360 for my new employ (below) Just because I needed help to remember how to swap disks on my PS3, doesn't mean I forgot everything!Fusion's interface is not overwhelming, and is a treat to run, now I'm learning the CAM Part of it! I have one slightly proper print forKnife, over @ Quest for 200 MPH, and have some items to add to my website!
This should be a great tyme! more coming!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Aug 18, 2015 @ 01:24 PM | 30,176 Views
Let me rewind the 'history' a couple weeks, so an understanding of accumulative stresses can be accounted for a bad day.
As I got a dual print finished for a pal of mine, ( story here)

I mounted Blue and White filaments for a dual extrusion of the model. I then saw a notification for a 'real' printing job via a print site. and getting that underway, I had 2 fails, as I was at the bottom of the filament roll. The site owner told me I had to 'go into town' to replace the filament, as there wasn't anyone else to do the print. during the process, I had one of the worse drives ever, and I found both extruders were ( hopefully just clogged) goofed up. I cancelled my 9$ bill and got some sleep after being awake for 42 some hours. ( my wknd).

During the next week, I was trying to sort which bird would come along to a dual club event, and all exited that I finally got to renewing my AMA membership, started to look into the new 2.4 radio equipments I had attained. I also learned that a particular aircraft would be arriving about a day before the contest. Receiving the Airplane that had taken 19 program builds, 6 crashes and other hassles to get as far as I am, I went to work for my 'Monday' Waking up after 5 hrs of sleep, I tried to sort out the RX equipment in as quick a period of time as my schedule would allow-I had 5 hrs, of which one hr was spent rereading instructions and realizing I was trying to bind the...Continue Reading
Posted by Captain Canardly | Feb 24, 2015 @ 11:03 PM | 32,988 Views
Hi Gang! Now that I have my Makerbot running,Thanks to the great guys @ Google Groups, I can focus on the important things in life! I'll be sharing equal tyme with Katie's field box, and the pair of birds that AM Beck is working out! More later! have a visit on me!
Katie's flight box (5 min 2 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Feb 14, 2015 @ 02:08 AM | 34,123 Views
After delivering the first Print a Thing part, I also ran into an established print supplier: 3D Hubs. here is my location there, and of course my other location @ bottom of this page.
Posted by Captain Canardly | Feb 09, 2015 @ 06:05 AM | 32,424 Views
I ain't no where's near as scared now- the guys @ Google groups are experts, Pros and Guru Dragon Slayers of all things difficult! Now I can return my bird parts!

Repaired 2X (5 min 53 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 05, 2015 @ 05:33 AM | 32,301 Views
Look Out Air Wolf! next time I get some allowance, i'm buying your system!
a few reasons why!
No Fun with Makerbot (7 min 20 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Oct 06, 2014 @ 11:49 AM | 33,366 Views
After some serious inspections, I find why I had such a 'tilted' look on life!
I have found that there's a speeds/feeds thing goin' on, just like machinin' but 'backwards. I do believe i'm moving forward now, and I found the secret to threads- real ones- not the phony 'looks like a thread' scenario. also copy pasting sends parts to an eternal 'out of view' loacation
serious projects coming now! I'm "in the air" with a twin Canard, am working out the details forthe micro servo plate/prop-motor mounts, and maybe a fuselage for the "Bug"
...Continue Reading
Posted by Captain Canardly | Aug 15, 2014 @ 12:32 PM | 33,460 Views
well i did it- I finally did this web kinda stuff! Lots of stories up coming, along with specialty items from the replicator 2X!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jul 09, 2014 @ 11:08 PM | 34,616 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!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jun 08, 2014 @ 04:52 PM | 34,645 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!