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Posted by Captain Canardly | Nov 26, 2018 @ 06:02 AM | 3,631 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!
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picked up @ Post Office yesterday, I was sleepin upon arrival!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Sep 19, 2018 @ 01:53 AM | 1,743 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 | 4,406 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 | 5,975 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 | 7,447 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 | 9,006 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 | 11,227 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 | 10,190 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)https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...745356&page=84

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 | 13,073 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 | 14,431 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.
https://www.3dhubs.com/minneapolis/hubs/captaincanardly
Johnny
Posted by Captain Canardly | Feb 09, 2015 @ 06:05 AM | 12,566 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 | 12,499 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 | 13,620 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 | 13,586 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!
Johnny
http://www.captaincanardlyconcepts.com
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jul 09, 2014 @ 11:08 PM | 14,936 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!
http://www.kremerstoyandhobby.com
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jun 08, 2014 @ 04:52 PM | 14,942 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!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 09, 2014 @ 02:04 AM | 17,243 Views
So after a long haul with where to 'hang my hat', we found, mostly circumstantially, Buffalo, MN. An extremely kool town, and the best living conditions we've had in many, many years. After a tour in the desert, ( yep, even in the winter there is desert), the wife is overwhelmed @ how peaceful all life style is, and how close the important parts of town are for her ( an electric "go cart" and I'm getting a bang out of the location- lots of youngsters which Lady has introduced me to, of which have no allergies to the studies of Scientifics of Fluid Dynamicals! The most friendly people I have met anywhere! Lots of smiles in this towne! It took Little Bit (of crime) a tad of time to come out from under the new bed ( provided by Love Inc., and Lady is no longer on Hyper vigilant status. And now, the 25 cent tour!...Continue Reading
Posted by Captain Canardly | Sep 25, 2013 @ 08:17 PM | 18,569 Views
with some small data collecting and realigning, we are finished with the new engine of TurboCAD Mac tutorials. now I can open the glue where i left off!
Offsets and Lofts (9 min 7 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 13, 2013 @ 07:55 PM | 20,615 Views
Well , after about 5 revisions/ECO's Sarah is to the point of doing the Canard actuation of a 6% foil. surfaces are rough, but fine enough to get the needed options/ data completed
and an edit---
had to skootch really tightly to get proper data- 7th digit,1 and 7th digit 3 for healing gaps to get final surface.(solid
Posted by Captain Canardly | May 19, 2012 @ 12:32 PM | 22,853 Views
So this morning wife wakes me up with infos of our Vet being able to see Lady "right away"- 20 minutes from zero point awakening
Now when we do get her there, she crawled out of the car, minimally using the right foot, and manages to pee, and commences a line for the 2nd time to the front door- amazing how animals know whhen they are gonna get great help!
It was gonna get crowded, so I go outside for a smoke, and when I got back in,
Tanya and Heather and a wad of Lady fur were added to the room. Mark- the main Vet, took a look at her walking abilities, and then X Rays were next- just some aeration from gassing at the wound. So bottom line is the Lyme's med is stopped, wound meds activated, along with application instructions, and now for some slightly interrupted life. Lady seems to be doing OK with the 'hat' and I now get some time to put true life back in order!
Julie did real well in choosing Maryland Ave Pet Hospital, Lady has really bonded quickly to all the staff there!- and interesting traffic to watch out the window, and daddy has plenty bucks to pay an extremely surprising reduced( from previous episodes) bill!
Johnny