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Posted by Captain Canardly | May 19, 2012 @ 01:43 AM | 22,643 Views
So in Between normal work/ and Crimson life, Lady had a go nowhere Sunday, didn't even wanna pee!
We take her to a new vet, the folks at Maryland Pet Hospital got quick test answers,as Lyme's Disease was the culprit- a tick was found 4 weekends ago from the folks who ferminated her for summer and fast acting antibiotics, as when I got home from a short Monday, she was interested in taking daddy for his walk. A slow, 2 hour walk, but she also showed interest in the ball player's hotdogs this is a good thing! and upon returning home, she scarfed on Saturday's T bone.
Tuesday, she back to talking, picking on 'lil'Bit, and walked dad @ full trot. I finish out a stressing week, and looked forward to 'the routine, plus linking the controls for the Crimson.
Friday evening arrives, and we're returning from the 2nd walk- about 2200, when we see a couple puppies @ the apartment 'puppy park' . We were told by a woman that the puppies didn't like other dogs, we were about 25 feet away from the gate when this brindle pit bull literally crashed through the gate to chew on Lady.
First bite was the head, 2nd series was her right leg, and me, trying to pry these 2 apart. Needless to say, most of the neighborhood got involved, and the Police did an excellent job of getting all the data. after a Pepsi and nreve collection, I head on in to Regions' Hospital for a rabies shot.( according to the 'husband':mad
who was scared off from approaching my apt building when the Police arrived,asked...Continue Reading
Posted by Captain Canardly | Feb 26, 2012 @ 09:23 PM | 22,056 Views
here's a quicky- the Sir regis- Sig Riser of 100" is being planned for 'normal' configuration. yes, I plan for flaps, not so much as normal flaps, but to reflex the wing to get some scoot on!
no more talk- viewing time!
And some time later, along with Crimson moving forward some, we now have-----
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jun 06, 2011 @ 12:15 AM | 21,812 Views
Well Folks! It's been a long time since I had a proper relaximication! I got done with my first order of parts, 176 of 184 pieces ( viewable @ Crimson site)and some serious relaxing is in order!
The Miss Stick As i have set up @ 19 oz, a 2 cell (don't know if that means 2s or not) 1500 Kokam battery and a BP 2208 /17 motor and a 9-6 graupner folder. This is the appropriate set up for a Norwejian who hasn't used wheels in 30-() - yrs!
Have a view!
Johnny
Sunday Stress Reliever.mov (20 min 37 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Feb 17, 2011 @ 02:11 AM | 19,701 Views
Finally, I have the Miss Stick finished. a side opening windshield thanks to Brian, and 18 oz total with 1550 Kokam battery! puppies and cat were too pooped to argue with camera works, as background proves!
Now to complete the Crimson!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:15 AM | 19,305 Views
waiting for the glue to dry, I have soldered the connectors for the Miss Stick, and Buddy Cat decides he has to do his inspections!
His bash with a visiting cat a couple weeks ago had us concerned a bit- he's the oldest in the family now- 15 yrs old!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Dec 27, 2010 @ 05:58 PM | 18,711 Views
We interrupt this sceduled wood working session with a bit of foam! lots of pieces-should be ready for Memorial weekend!
Every once in a while, a fellow needs something "instant" the build thread will be right here.
Posted by Captain Canardly | Dec 25, 2010 @ 12:17 PM | 18,336 Views
with everything going on and resizing the storage scenarios, I had come across the beginning point as shown! what a sweetie!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Nov 06, 2010 @ 09:20 PM | 17,806 Views
well, Bill and I sorted out the confusion. I was pretty close, but there seems to be some factor i need to sort out- maybee--- about these gorgeous to look at elliptical shapes--
think I have a motor to mount on a Miss Stick for now- then an aileroned Crimson wing to draw/build
Posted by Captain Canardly | Oct 31, 2010 @ 02:53 AM | 17,701 Views
Thanks to Don Stackhouse @ DJ AeroTech, I now fully understand how to properly bludgeon a " poor lil renolds' number!" I will be posting of the math issue, as I now know how I goofed on the main wing incidence setup!
go down a few spots on my blog, it's right there, as plain as day!.

The 2-3 Meter Hobby Lobby High start has lots of snort! at this point, I can't quite agree with claim of stretching it 5-6 X length! That will take more muscles than this wimp!
Mr Kite's 'chute still blossoms perfectly!
Now to sort out the poor math for an eliptical wing, I think I know what I did, just need to confirm it!
Captain's contraption .mov (10 min 59 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Oct 03, 2010 @ 08:23 PM | 17,914 Views
The wife and I had the Family over for dinner today, which was a perfect setup for the True Maiden flight. I have rebuilt the Canard bell crank, using a slotted drive, and fixed point of rotation instead of the previous idler arm for the 2 radi- (bell crank and Canard actuation).

Sarah Flies.mov (3 min 54 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Sep 26, 2010 @ 07:40 PM | 17,496 Views
Well, finally, I got the finals-just need to move the adjustable towhook,and bump in a few turns of "down" into the linkage. Even though I was hoping to get to compete with her (today) it just wasn't worth the pressure, after all, this bird was and IS Sarah!
I took her to a flying spot with a 15 foot elevation, and gave her a toss.I eased in a couple of light turns- about 30 degrees worth, and got a feel for the canard trim.
I dialed 30 % down, and I still needed to hold a bit of down on the stick, but the glide slope was very impressive!
I watched the shadow meet the fuselage , and that transition took about 120 feet!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Aug 15, 2010 @ 02:11 PM | 16,443 Views
now we are out of the house, on 3rd floor of a spacious living room, and working on both a canard rework and settling into the changes of spacial compressions.
I am sharing the sewing, computer, and Balsa works in one room, have changed out 3 boxes of stuff so far!.
I've gone from 6 horizontal surfaces to one!
Posted by Captain Canardly | May 06, 2010 @ 01:12 AM | 16,770 Views
I had to Put Sir Regis on hold a bit, as the weather is breaking to warm stuff here minnesnooter!
finally getting to the fun parts! aliphatic TiteBond 3 for the rudder mating, down to the home stretch!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Mar 26, 2010 @ 08:40 PM | 16,471 Views
OK I'm getting very close to completion of CAD work - what a distracted year!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 24, 2009 @ 10:56 PM | 16,154 Views
The smallest number I can find is 137 different layouts of things to do.
here's a photo of a couple.
As per RC Airnut's request, the Arado-- comes out to a fuse 60" long, 6" dia and 45" wingspan/463 squares
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jul 18, 2008 @ 11:46 AM | 17,982 Views
Here is the newest;
Sir Regis: A 3 meter (120") Sig Riser mod from New Zealand, Washington New York, Pennsylvania and Minnesota
fuselage to be posted later, as there are 4 types (3 types) as of 12/05/08
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jun 19, 2008 @ 02:27 AM | 14,141 Views
I'm having so much fun learning the last few weeks, I'm surprised I haven't
hurt myself!
Gorgeous new job with an Outstanding team of people! I found a new tutorial from IMSI that gave me a nudge, and an excellent explanation of groups/layers by one of our outstanding programmers in ONE sentence!
here's proof of progress
http://advancetool.com/
Posted by Captain Canardly | May 06, 2008 @ 04:25 PM | 13,330 Views
Now i have a newly cleaned building surface, and more overtime, and a new drawing--let's start cutting wood for the wing
-- and here is the first overlay of woodworks