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Posted by AngryBirdie | Aug 03, 2013 @ 10:25 PM | 2,827 Views

FIBUA (F=Flying) emergency landing (2 min 11 sec)

Resulted in a badly broken nose...
But considering it could've likely ended up with other kinds of catastrophe, this was a pretty lucky one actually.

Anyhow, I managed to salvaged it with a little plastic surgery nose job.
Posted by AngryBirdie | Jul 22, 2013 @ 05:43 AM | 2,226 Views
Loops, rolls, inverted and a fly-pass before landing.

Triwon glider short acrobatic flight (2 min 25 sec)

Posted by AngryBirdie | Mar 18, 2012 @ 10:32 PM | 2,473 Views
Over the borderline (2 min 18 sec)

Posted by AngryBirdie | Mar 17, 2012 @ 02:56 AM | 2,702 Views
Dizzy by the Bay (2 min 0 sec)

Posted by AngryBirdie | Mar 12, 2012 @ 06:01 AM | 3,542 Views
...and possibly flamed to no end by law-abiding RC flyers here. Nevertheless....

Posted by AngryBirdie | Mar 10, 2012 @ 09:26 AM | 2,807 Views
Watch in fullscreen HD in order to spot the heli further out.

Angry Bird Solo Pro 260A Heli flies out window on 12th floor. (3 min 11 sec)

Posted by AngryBirdie | Feb 25, 2012 @ 10:42 AM | 2,911 Views
Need to try a little throttle-elevator mix next time.
Electric glider successful maiden (5 min 33 sec)

Triwon glider with custom paint work.
1500kV, 1200mah 20C, 12A esc, 7.5x4 prop

Posted by AngryBirdie | Feb 15, 2012 @ 09:41 PM | 2,668 Views
Some outdoor flying yesterday.

Buzzing around outdoors, then some wind (4 min 36 sec)

Posted by AngryBirdie | Jan 01, 2012 @ 11:25 PM | 3,879 Views
This version is made using 3mm thick packaging foam sheet. Advantages over the earlier version made with paper are:
- lighter (by about 0.4 grams)
- stiffer (no more crumples)
- more shock absorbent
- more water-resistant

It is however, harder to paint and mount. I had to coat the inner side with white paint as the foam is slightly translucent. Pre-shrunk 1mm heatshrink tubing was used on the mounting holes instead of the stock rubber grommets (which are too short). Some pics of the build attached.

How durable is this, you ask?
See it in action!
(Crashes at 1:57, 4:21, and 5:55)
Posted by AngryBirdie | Nov 22, 2011 @ 11:37 AM | 4,282 Views
Here's something I did to my first RC Heli that I've been enjoying for over a month now. It's a Solo Pro V2 and I couldn't resist making it look like my favourite bird in the game. I tried searching to see if anyone has ever made anything similar but nothing turned up on the web, so I might actually be the first person in the world to have done this?

Some details about this build -
Made of regular paper painted with color markers. Some plastic laminate is used for reinforcement behind the 2 rubber grommet areas. The black feathers were cut from very thin nylon fabric. Two small pieces of foam are glued to the front legs of the skids to help maintain the shape (and they seem to also help take away some beating during crashes). The compete shell weighs 0.9grams which is lighter than the original canopy (1.4g).

Several iterations were made in cutting shapes of the paper and drawing the features before I was happy with the look of it.

It is certainly not as hardy as the original canopy, but so far the shape is still holding fairly ok. Sometimes the beak will break off, sometimes the face gets squashed inwards, but most of the time it just falls off during crashes and such damages get rectified rather easily. I reckon using plastic instead of paper will make it more sturdy, but doubt it can achieve any weight savings (will try plastic if this paper version eventually gives way). I also cut away the 2 support posts on the rear of the heli's frame as they are not needed anymore if I stick to this design, so it actually allows for even more weight reduction on the heli. But most importantly, you'll notice that this new heli canopy gets its name called out more often than before when you fly it in public.

If anyone out there has also made an Angry Birds canopy, please show your birdie too!