AJWoods's blog View Details
Posted by AJWoods | Nov 16, 2016 @ 04:37 AM | 806 Views
What do you do when you come across a giant 3D printed Lego man online? Build an equally giant plane for him to sit in.

Build thread here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2777745

-Adam
Posted by AJWoods | Sep 07, 2016 @ 08:08 PM | 2,166 Views
Finally got footage of a build from earlier this year. They are fun to FPV.

F-Zero Hovercraft (4 min 2 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | Aug 04, 2016 @ 04:21 PM | 2,012 Views
A-10 + Nerf Blaster = AWESOME (4 min 8 sec)


My latest build combines two hobbies, R/C planes and Nerf. I've incorporated a stripped down Nerf Rival Zeus blaster into the nose of an old FreeWing A-10. The blaster is controlled from the same transmitter used to fly the plane, and allows me to launch 12 safe/soft foam balls in less than half a second. The balls come out so fast it even sounds like the real thing, I encourage you to turn the volume up on the ground based shots. I've played around with various tabs in the barrel to adjust the amount of spin on the balls and provide a nice flat, or slightly down trajectory. The balls are so light that if I'm flying too fast, I can overtake the salvo I just launched, which you can see in some of the on-board shots. As with other Nerf Zeus mods, it will also launch Nerf Mega Darts (last pass in the video). They seem to handle the airspeed of the aircraft better, but you can only fit three in at a time. Strafing runs were remarkably effective on some cardboard T-72 tanks, and putting on a pair of goggles to get the first person view is amazing. Also, yes, I picked up all the balls on the field and somehow managed to not lose any .

While I believe this modification to be compliant with the AMA Safety Code, as I am not using pyrotechnics, or jettisoning anything that could harm people or property (Nerf blasters are after-all meant for children to play with, and comply with toy safety rules,) please exercise caution and responsibility if you're attempting to build a similar creation. Never fly at/over people, and resist the temptation to launch balls at anything organic Enjoy your brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt responsibly!
Posted by AJWoods | Jun 14, 2016 @ 03:37 PM | 2,769 Views
Posted by AJWoods | Apr 08, 2015 @ 02:23 AM | 6,259 Views
New project on the bench. Trying out some new build methods, and a new platform for this one.

The body is vac-formed over a Slave I toy I picked up at Toys-r-Us. The frame will be based off of the fabulous bi-copter made by Jason F....Continue Reading
Posted by AJWoods | Apr 01, 2015 @ 02:50 AM | 8,740 Views
As they said in Contact "Why build one when you can have two at twice the price"

Here is some footage shot in Woodside CA, with two bikes. More footage to follow!

Speeder Bike Quads - Redwood Chase Teaser (0 min 48 sec)


-A
Posted by AJWoods | Mar 10, 2015 @ 02:13 PM | 7,070 Views
Speeder Bike from Return of the Jedi that I'm converting to a FPV racer from an old Hasbro toy. Hoping to get two of these flying through the redwoods together soon

Imperial Speeder Bike First Flights (2 min 25 sec)


-Adam
Posted by AJWoods | Jan 21, 2015 @ 05:43 PM | 6,995 Views
RC Harrier Air to Air Footage from DJI Inspire 1 (2 min 43 sec)


Very cool photography platform, opens up a lot of possibilities for cool shots
Posted by AJWoods | Aug 07, 2014 @ 04:27 PM | 7,360 Views
Been working on this concept off and off after seeing somebody convert a Guanli Harrier frame into a quad. It's the same concept as other multirotor hybrids.

I got two of the airframes from hobbyking(http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...80mm_ARF_.html)
I'm using this one as a test bed to get the controller tuned, then I will build up the second airframe with a glassed wings, weapons stations to hide the motors, and retracts.

Running Arducopter for the quad half, then straight pass through of the airplane controls. Right now I just have rudder, elevator, and throttle control in plane mode, and it grooves pretty well with the quad near idle.

Harrier New Gear (2 min 47 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | Sep 08, 2013 @ 10:43 AM | 8,806 Views
Got my Giant Eurofighter painted up for NEAT fair next week.

Can't wait to see this in the air!!!

-Adam
Posted by AJWoods | Jun 13, 2013 @ 08:05 PM | 9,290 Views
Brought the 106" EF out for the season. Got a MrRCSound system installed in it, and really getting comfortable with the plane. Next up PAINT!

Eurofighter Aerobatics (3 min 34 sec)


-Adam
Posted by AJWoods | Sep 01, 2012 @ 12:22 PM | 9,886 Views
First flight of my 106" scratch built Eurofighter yesterday. One of the most fulfilling moments I've gotten out of RC in quite a while.

106" Eurofighter Maiden Flight (2 min 43 sec)


Build thread here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1664060
Posted by AJWoods | Jul 23, 2012 @ 10:04 PM | 10,650 Views
Looking like a plane now.

Cutting those wings were a major effort, put forth by a good friend. Should be ready to fly in a few more weeks.

-A
Posted by AJWoods | Jun 03, 2012 @ 09:12 PM | 11,397 Views
Started a build thread over in the pusher jets forums:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1664060

100 inches of pink foam and a lot of sanding. Will end up as a twin pusher with vectored thrust.

-A
Posted by AJWoods | Mar 04, 2012 @ 07:16 PM | 11,891 Views
Now full size!
Xperiment prototype (3 min 20 sec)

Posted by AJWoods | Jan 06, 2012 @ 10:48 PM | 11,458 Views
Here's my new take on indoor aerobatics. Awesome flying plane!

The Xperiment (2 min 18 sec)


VID00063 (0 min 51 sec)
...Continue Reading