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Posted by bobskinner | Dec 02, 2010 @ 01:35 AM | 32,772,001 Views
First some video:

micro Slow Stick conversion for Ember2 (2 min 49 sec)

Start by carefully cutting all the tabs that hold the parts into the balsa sheet and then remove the parts from the sheet.

Next carefully sand the edges of the parts to remove any remnants of the tabs.
Be particularly careful with the edges that form the joins for the 2 parts of each wing half.
Do not sand away more that absolutely necessary to remove the tabs.

Bevel the rudder and elevator by sanding a 45 degree angle on the side where each will hinge to its respective stabilizer.
The rudder in the picture was beveled on the wrong side. It does not make much of a difference but I think it is better
to have the bevel on the one side and the control horn on the opposite side. The ember has the rudder control horn on
the right side so the bevel should be on the left (when looking at the plane from behind).
The elevator is correctly beveled in the pictures (the front bottom of the elevator).
Posted by bobskinner | Apr 20, 2010 @ 04:23 PM | 32,798,110 Views
I have been selling these here on RCG and WattFlyer since late January and have been overwhelmed by the interest so many have been showing. Thank you to everyone that has bought a camera (or more) I truly appreciate the support and hope to continue providing these little cams as long as the need (or should I say, "want") exists. Here is a link to the For Sale thread

For the most up to date and complete collection of information on these little of cameras please see: Great for troubleshooting problems and just finding out more about these cameras. Thanks to Chuck for maintaining this great resource and I apologize for not linking to it sooner.

Below are some sample videos, the "Video Manuals," the hopefully more "English" manual, the tag.txt file to change the date and time and the setup file to use the camera as a webcam. Also some pictures of how I mount the camera. If I should make any changes or additions let me know and I will do so.



Keychain Cam (2 min 35 sec)

Keychain Cam on my tomhe Mig-29 Fulcrum (3 min 6 sec)
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Posted by bobskinner | Dec 21, 2009 @ 03:57 PM | 32,775,912 Views
I decided to leave my last Tubby in South Africa when we left in February so I would have something to fly when we go visit my family. My wife is in great shape so I can’t call her that, and I lost a bit of weight so I guess that goes for me too.

So, after nearly a year of Tubbylessness... I have finally gotten around to ignoring all the other projects on my to-do list and decided to build another Tubby.

I changed the wing a little (added some to the chord) because that is what I originally wanted to do but got scared of the unknown and made it with a narrower chord originally… This Tubby is also made from scraps of foam I have had lying around for quite some time now. The green wings are from part of a foam box I received an airplane in from a seller in China, the yellow horizontal stab and elevator are from leftovers of the lower wing of my old Ultrafly Outrage bipe, the grey fuse sides are from some depron scraps I found in our storage unit (I purchased the original depron sheet in 2006) and lastly the white vertical stab and rudder are from some depron-like foam (woodlak) I purchased in South Korea while my wife and I were teaching English there during 2007-2008. Scrappy might thus be a more appropriate name for this little Tubby. Oh and the pushrods are the original from the very first Tubby. I found them in my parts container.

The wheels were Trexler 3” balloon wheels, I finally decided to splurge and buy these wheels earlier this year as they were the...Continue Reading
Posted by bobskinner | Dec 02, 2007 @ 05:35 AM | 32,776,444 Views
Finished building Tubby 2, she is ready for flight, and some color. oh and a tail wheel/skid of some description but that'll wait until I decide how to go about making skis for her. Click here for where I buy most of my stuff: HobbyCity...Continue Reading
Posted by bobskinner | Oct 29, 2007 @ 06:13 AM | 32,776,679 Views
I guess I should put the link to Tubby's build log here, just thought I'd use my blog to dump the pics in and then link to them from the build... oops didn't realize that it would bump it up on the featured blog list.

Tubby is being (re)created here:

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