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Posted by DismayingObservation | Jun 20, 2014 @ 01:35 PM | 20,471 Views
Well, I promised a photo in my last blog and I always keep my promises!

To recap, I just completed this very morning what had been nothing more than a frame provided by Chris Leroux at Armattan Quadrocopters for use in a "mini-review" here at RCG. He later sold me the DIY components so that I could complete the model.

The review may be found here for those interested in seeing what I had to start with.

I did a somewhat gentle test flight in the driveway with the self-leveling engaged. Like all of Armattan's designs, the CF 226 with its Naze Afro Acro board flies like the state-of-the-art machine it is.

That frame just beckoned me to hang some electrics on it and I'm honestly glad that I did. It was worth every moment of the work I put into getting it together.

Of course, Chris will gladly sell an RXR or TXR version.
Posted by DismayingObservation | Jun 19, 2014 @ 12:48 PM | 20,061 Views
After spending the past few mornings changing my bare Armattan Quadrocopters CF 226 quadcopter frame from an interesting bit of carbon fiber art to a functional flying machine, I've gained even more respect for Chris Leroux. Chris has to assemble these machines to order and within a certain time frame.

Me? I'm having a blast.

Lots of soldering and desoldering, but as of now, all of the soldering is finished. The power distribution board, the Naze Afro Acro control board and even the battery strap are in place. Checks of each individual motor as if they were airplane motors were A-OK. I no longer have a bare frame but rather a quadcopter which is more than 95 percent complete.

Next stop: Plug-in time!

I'll post photos when it's done.
Posted by DismayingObservation | Jun 10, 2014 @ 06:03 PM | 18,800 Views
Oh, am I ever going to have some fun.

After doing a mini-review of the Armattan Quadrocopters CF 226 mini quadcopter frame, I just had to do it.

Order the electronics, that is. They arrived this morning!

Chris sent me everything - and I do mean everything, including solder! While turning my empty frame into a functional quadcopter isn't too daunting a task per se, it will definitely take time which in turn gives me a whole new appreciation of the work Chris Leroux puts into each of his builds.

Armattan fans and fans of quads in general, I am on the verge of unleashing one seriously fast machine on the unwary.

Stay tuned for updates!
Posted by DismayingObservation | Jun 03, 2014 @ 08:37 AM | 18,350 Views
There was a spam post the other day here on the blogs where some doofus was "selling" a lightly used $90,000 Lexus SUV for only $20,000. I and a few others had some fun with some comments before the post was rightfully delegated to the bit bucket. Won't be long before that same doofus has his account suspended.

The bit bucket has a lot of the most unintentionally hilarious spam posts I've ever seen. Run one's native language through a computer - assuming one has mastery of the language in the first place - and out comes pure weirdness.

As they say in the programming biz: Garbage in, garbage out. I'd like to offer up my own version, namely garbage in, hilarity out.

So, as per my previous blog, I present what seems to be spam for a bodybuilding product.

No spam links, of course. The bold type and some of the spacing are mine.

Remember when lifting weights to end your term with a shoe.

Grab the popcorn!

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