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Posted by killbucket | Sep 29, 2011 @ 06:24 PM | 3,586 Views
I'd contemplated this, and Somebody actually did it!!!
Posted by killbucket | Sep 26, 2011 @ 06:22 PM | 3,300 Views
Look at these freeking-low battery prices.
Posted by killbucket | Sep 20, 2011 @ 11:29 AM | 3,323 Views
S031, S022, S032, S026, S107.
Syma's Top 5 Copters Together (1 min 6 sec)

Three channel helicopters, these are the five most popular models on the market. I made a short video so you can see them all together for size comparison.

Dang, this was fun.
Posted by killbucket | Sep 19, 2011 @ 04:49 AM | 3,881 Views
Broken 3 Channel Fly Bar? (1 min 41 sec)

Tiny wire nippers work best for getting at these. Bag and tag!

And make sure you have the ball links on the proper sides- if the links no longer reach, you have the flybar upside-down.
Posted by killbucket | Sep 17, 2011 @ 10:48 AM | 3,433 Views

I'm excited about all of the new helicopters coming out! And so many are now radio-controlled, which makes me really happy, because I like flying outside on calm evenings. It's also nice to fly during commercials, without shutting off the big TV to avoid glitches (IR copters and today's LED TV's do not mix well. there's too much IR "noise" in the copter's control spectrum coming from them).

My Costco Bladerunner Interceptor Helicopters are over a year old now, and still fly beautifully! I just can't be happier with a low cost 3 channel heli, folks. They, like my Syma S022 Big Chinook helicopter, have proven to be wise investments. None of them have broken or needed parts, period.

Tons more videos going up on the Stepankneck Youtube channel, you few who are subbed may want to un-sub to avoid getting buried in up-load notices: I've been producing MUCH video in my absence here, and will be uploading more than a few...
Posted by killbucket | Sep 13, 2011 @ 08:57 PM | 3,114 Views
Here's a nice video showing how to take apart a small helicopter completely.

S107 Tear Down Video 除了视频 (1 min 16 sec)

My other alter ego Stepankneck (get it- step on neck?) will play with my copters from now on.
The Three Channel Copter Detective.
Posted by killbucket | Sep 07, 2011 @ 06:10 PM | 3,805 Views
S006G Helicopter Gold Model 直升机黄金模型 (1 min 25 sec)

These are SO pretty when new.

S006G Helicopter flying (0 min 48 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by killbucket | Sep 07, 2011 @ 11:58 AM | 3,133 Views

You'll need an airsoft MP7, but you won't need to give ME anything- this pattern (NOTE: trace, and CUT) is now 100% FREE. Just come get a copy, wouldja?

WHY? I want to put these all over the planet, but I don't wanna get outta my recliner to do it. These are SUPER simple to make, don't let my fancy machined copy fool you. These few evening's work will reward you with a neat item to show off or use in CQB airsoft Battle- It's small enough. Want a bigger airsoft gun? Just scale up the j-pegs, print a bigger one.
Posted by killbucket | Sep 04, 2011 @ 02:06 AM | 3,455 Views
I robbed the circuit out of a Harbor Freight cordless drill, and soldered it to an M14 airsoft gun's motor contacts.
The proof of concept video.
The completed gun was silly fun to shoot! Imagine plinking to keep 'em down, and being able to DRILL anybody who makes a run for it.
This is what the gun looks like, here I've got the spade grips off, and a buttstock and pistol grip fitted up.
This is how it's set up for the firing vid.

Airsoft Browning M230: The TNW Conversion
I want to miniaturize the trigger, so I can put this into an M4.
Posted by killbucket | Sep 02, 2011 @ 05:10 PM | 3,146 Views at: Blogspot.