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Posted by StarmanDXE | Nov 18, 2007 @ 12:07 AM | 4,083 Views

Drawn from behind (i.e. tail-in):

If you get the CoG in place, then you can get it to hover right at that angle that counters the tail thrust:

When you're inverted, the heli will have a tendency to lean the other direction.

If your CoG is not in place, then you will have to constantly add cyclic input to keep it from tilting back over. Or, you can use the trim on your Tx:

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Posted by StarmanDXE | Jun 22, 2007 @ 09:07 PM | 4,700 Views
Man, that picture is just too funny!
Posted by StarmanDXE | Jun 15, 2007 @ 03:19 PM | 5,295 Views
So, I figured I'd make this one about work.

I'm an ME student at Penn State between my junior and senior years and am working here over the summer. I'm working in the Vehicle Dynamics Lab. Essentially what I'm doing at the moment is just learning computer programs. I've been working with ADAMS/Car for a few weeks now attempting to model a 4 axle (2 steering axle) vehicle.

I attached some pictures of what it looks like as you use it. There's a lot more to it, though.

If anyone else out there knows about this program, please bestow upon me some of your wisdom!
Posted by StarmanDXE | Jun 14, 2007 @ 09:32 PM | 4,433 Views
Well, figured I'd kickoff the blog. Not sure what will go here, but only time will tell!

Today's installment is just some pictures of my new heli (and my old one ). Hopefully I'll get around to flying soon! But, not before completing Radd's School.