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Posted by old4570 | Mar 03, 2019 @ 09:13 PM | 2,181 Views
Completed this morning ..
I decided to glue the wing in ..

The weight came in at 110.4 grams ready to fly ( Flying weight )



I used 5 minute epoxy to glue the wing , but epoxy needs to cure ...
So I also used some Hot glue to hold the wing and create some load bearing points ..

It's warm again , ok hot ! Not as bad as days past , but with cloud it's humid warmth .. ( My Fav ) ( Not )

Just need to go out and do some glide or glud ( smack the ground ) tests ..
Posted by old4570 | Mar 03, 2019 @ 12:30 AM | 2,505 Views
Talking about how much $banana I had invested in the R3 project motivated me some !
$13 ozzi banana in materials and another $19 in electronics . Yes , that's about what you pay in Oz for a pack of smokes ..
So it's not the most heavily invested in project , and certainly no outsourcing of funds was required

Control rods were formed , servos located , the receiver was soldered ( servo pins ) and then bound to my Jumper T12 .
After some quick checks for control surface throw , a quick adjustment was made on the elevator .
Once I was satisfied , the servos were glued in place .

The fuse is pretty much done !

1) Still need to make a canopy ..
2) After a canopy is made I can select a suitable 1s battery and play with the wing location for that all important CG

It's hot outside , and cloud just rolled in about an hour ago driving up the humidity , so it's a steamy hot ^*&%^$ outside !
Important thing is to keep pushing the project forward .. After all it's costing me ! ( )

Minions Banana Song Full Song (3 min 59 sec)


Here is a plug for what is fast becoming my go to budget 4ch receiver .. ( Discounted At The Moment )


Posted by old4570 | Mar 02, 2019 @ 08:13 PM | 2,410 Views
Not happy Jan ...

NOT HAPPY JAN - Yellow Pages Ad (0 min 30 sec)



Just finding it hard to motivate myself !

Costing the R3 Project ... ( Attempted Motivation )

I thought about how much the R3 project was setting me back financially ...

The most expensive component is the Rx at some $12 ozzi bananas ..
The next most costly is the servos at some $7 ( Pair )
The 6mm Carbon Tube is about $3.50
Control rods ( music wire ) $1.50 for two
About $2 worth of Depron
Maybe $2 for the control horns
? off laminating film , lets call it $1 so we have a figure ( More like 10c or 20c / maybe less )
$1 worth of glue
20c worth of fiberglass
$2 of balsa
? scrap carbon

So there you have it .. $32 ozzi bananas ... Less the battery ..
The average cost of a pack of cigs is $30 ozzi bananas ...
So the project is worth one packet of cigarettes ! ( I don't smoke ) , and no I wont trade ..


The cost of the R3 less electronics
$13 ozzi bananas ...
Posted by old4570 | Mar 02, 2019 @ 06:49 AM | 2,488 Views
Damn it's hot ...

Everything is starting to look like a corn chip , and sound like a corn chip ..
Even SPF 50 is not cutting it !
Where the hell do you buy SPF 1000 ( ? ) , I am really sick of burning .. ( Might need lead based paint to protect one self from the UV )

Where are we ?

R3 ( Ripit 3 )

Control surfaces are mounted on the boom , control horns put in place ...
Just need to make some holes in the tail boom and I can connect the control rods to the Rud/Ele ..
Then locate the servos , solder up a Rx ( FS2A ) and start playing the CG game ..
Posted by old4570 | Mar 01, 2019 @ 07:08 AM | 2,299 Views
It's hot ...

But I have made the tail surfaces for the R3 ..
Got to glue in the vertical stab today , Been a bit sick , something I ate ? , or maybe the hot hot weather is messing with me .
Either way , the wrong kind of distraction !

Also got the Eachine Tx06 camera mounted on a mini quad ( or is it micro quad ) ..
The soldering was a PITA .. But what ends well !

Oh yeah ! It works a treat .. And the camera is nice as well , actually more like really nice ...
Havent flown it yet , but got the goggles tuned to frequency and checked out the image quality ..
Goggles are attached to a powerbank ( get them fully charged ) and hopefully on the morrow will be doing a little FPV .
I hope that DVR ( mini/micro ) gets here soon so I can record video directly from the camera ..
Posted by old4570 | Mar 01, 2019 @ 03:01 AM | 1,900 Views
Dont you just love soldering Micro ?
No - me neither !

PITA !

Anyhow , about half a dozen attempts ..
After each attempt I took a photo to see if there were issues .. ( Damn I like Macro Photography )

Yeah , just kept making bridges ( + and - )

Connecting a battery could have fried the camera and or the flight board ..

I dropped some cyno on the solder joints to help with stress ( vibration etc ) .

Will the camera work ? or will it fry ?
Posted by old4570 | Feb 28, 2019 @ 08:28 PM | 1,776 Views
Eachine Tx06

Found a quad to mount the camera too ...
This one originally was ViFi ( Not that great for FPV ) ...

Is it good to have spare quads ? ( guess so )
Project - solder a plug wire to the quad / mount camera / then do some FPV ....
It be rather calm outside , but it also be electronics killing hot outside ...

Worry about these things latter ... Plug N Mount first !