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Aug 12, 2012, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by irun4fundotca
started the skybaby yesterday

working out a few things not on paper or in any pics ive found yet

heres the wrap up so far for pics to date of the build
Great build pictures, thanks for posting them.

Can you expand on the 'working out a few things not on paper?' This would be my first build and I just started the hobby a couple mos ago.

Aug 21, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuckf2000
Great build pictures, thanks for posting them.

Can you expand on the 'working out a few things not on paper?' This would be my first build and I just started the hobby a couple mos ago.

most of the things i had to work out were the mounting of the hatches and the landing gear mod i choose to use

added support for the tail section to redistribute impact toward the front on hard tail landings and prevent bends

and my rear tail wheel mod

heres some update pics too
Aug 24, 2012, 10:23 PM
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Spare Brushless motors for future builds

got thses on rcg over the past few months
and the blue one is from my f117 edf unit

the red one i tested clamped to a chair and had to catch it from pulling the chair over onto the floor at half throttle
using a 3s 5000mah turnigy

the gold one moved it but not over at full throttle
Aug 31, 2012, 08:58 PM
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New plane

Got a new plane today, well actually almost two

55.2" Airfieild Trainer 400 or FMS Cessna 400 Same as this one
with a new wing in the bag & the main fuse is new also
(Sold the extra fuse and wing, since post)
got it all set up just waitin for the right weather outside to try it

Added Temporary FPV Equip

Contemplating on adding some scale lights using the DElight starter kit
something like this video

Cessna 400 Corvalis (1 min 3 sec)
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Sep 02, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Flap & Gear Mods

Did the flap mod
and replaced the pastic gear arm covers with wooden ones epoxied on
Sep 05, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Eflite Blade MCX RTF with Extras

got in the extra set of parts for the blade mcx today
didnt use the swash or frame as i dont wanna fix something thats not broke
so until that happens will leave it this way for now

still need main shaft ,as where the red is on it, one side is fixed with CA glue
flys normal tho and i need some O-rings for the canopy
(i made some from small wire insulation after i pulled the wire out)

Short Flight Vid (one handed):
Eflight Blade MCX (0 min 15 sec)
Last edited by irun4fundotca; Sep 06, 2012 at 10:12 AM.
Sep 06, 2012, 01:48 AM
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Update on the Sky Trainer 400

Was sitting here sorting my tool box tonight and found a gold paint marker(for touchups)

anyway heres my result to match my color scheme
Im going to buy a can of spray now and do it right seeing it matches well

added Exaust tubes from aluminum tubes
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Sep 10, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Arduino Research

i started buying up Arduino parts to build some projects
unknown yet where i will end up so i bought things to give me options

first off is the flightsick to radio project

then on to the ardupilot project

ordered so far
  1. 65x wires $2.42 *
  2. ethernet shield w5100 $10.16 *
  3. sma to sma $2.37 *
  4. SD card module reader $1.87 *
  5. sensor shield v5 $5.60 *
  6. usb to rs232 $1.87 *
  7. Arduino Uno $16.99 *
  8. protoshield $4.69 *
  9. LCD Shield $7.09 *
  10. Sensor Shield $6.88 *
  11. USB AVR Programmer $3.56 *
  12. IR Reciever / Remote $6.89 *
  13. 3D Printed Arduino Case $8.99 *
  14. Adjustable Power Supply Module $1.69 *
  15. RS232 DB15 Female $1.81 *
  16. 50 x Resistors 10K $0.97 *
  17. 50 x Resistors 100K $0.97 *
  18. 1 Meter 50mm Heat Shink Tubing $1.99 *
  19. 4 x Mini Toggle Switch SPDT $2.92 *
  20. 2 x 40 Pin Right Angle Header $0.97 *
  21. 2 Ch Relay Module $2.55 *
  22. SR04 Ultrasonic Module $2.02 *
  23. 40 x Female / Female wires $2.94 *
  24. SMA male to RP SMA female $0.98 *
  25. 2 x 3 Position Rotary Switch $5.09 *
  26. 2 x Black Knob with Orange $0.99 *
  27. 5 x Variable Resistor $0.99 *
  28. 10 x PCB Boards $1.98 *
  29. 5 x 3x40 Pin Right Angle Male Header Strips $5.32 *
  30. DC 4-40V to 1.25-37V Step-Down w/LED Voltmeter $9.27+2.95ship*
  31. 10 Pin Converter to Standard 6 Pin (AVRISP/KK) $2.12 *
  32. Solder Sucker $2.98
  33. Magnifying Glasses $3.95
  34. Mini Bluetooth USB 2.0 Dongle $1.16
  35. Heat shrink Package 6' each 1/8 up to 3/8 $9.21
( * = Arrived Items)

I also picked up a ardupilot on here im going to figure out and get working with the joystick mod for manned flight mode
I plan to swap out my trainer switch so it stays on when needed for the Flightstick Mod

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Sep 12, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Arbiter v3.5 Elite 360 Controller Mods

Not exactly RC related but electronic hobby related meh
i got the kits in today
Heres the package contents

i added a solder point image showing front and back
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Sep 13, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Closeups - Airfield Trainer Setup

Heres some Closeups of my Airfield Sky Trainer Setup
keep in mind the flaps can be mixed and ailerons could be reversed and linked together on a Y cable instead
Sep 22, 2012, 02:45 AM
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Ardupilot Links & Build Post

The Ardupilot Arrived today
Contents :

* Ardupilot (Legacy)


* Legacy (original) ArduPilot Shield V2 Kit

* EM406A GPS


rewired a board wire that goes to throttle was on the wrong pin
made a patch to supply imu shield/gps
loaded ardupilot 2.7 code
have my radio now controlling throttle ,servos, and enabling auto/man using my gear channel

Ardupilot Project

Ardupilot Manual

Ardupilot & IMU useage

Ardupilot Firmware

Arduino IDE Loader

Hex Loader

Compass offset

imu code

imu wiki

Labview runtime

heres what it looks like so far below

I wrote instructions for adding apc220 telemetry to the legacy manual
Arduino Project On Post 50
Last edited by irun4fundotca; Mar 21, 2013 at 03:08 PM. Reason: Pic Update Wired Up Testing
Sep 25, 2012, 02:42 PM
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Flightstick To Radio For FPV Flight

Logitec Wingman I'm trying to connect for fpv using an arduino uno interface directly to my radio's ppm trainer port

- Serial port interface (15pin Dsub)

Heres some info for the Mod/Build

Thread here:

And One Mentioned on above page:

Added modeswitch to change flight modes
might use a Orange rx TX module and bypass the radio all together in the gcs

Added test Board Layout for shield

Protoshield Used

Posted a help Inquiry Here for arduino programming

Video of last tests before I was sidetracked
arduino flightstick (0 min 10 sec)
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Oct 02, 2012, 01:33 AM
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The BluCube Camera

recently i purchased a 600 tv lines board camera
i pondered how i was going to mount it and protect it

and came up with this

v1 two peices of blue dow styrofoam
  • Front cutout to fit front camera
  • Back cutout to fit all plugs and wire lead
  • Taped the sides after sandwitching it all together
  • Heatshrunk It
  • Applied velcro for mounting

added front layer to add areodynamics and countersink camera lens more
and heatshrunk it all in 50mm heatshrink

Video Link of it mounted on pan tilt
Pan/Tilt using Blucube Cam (0 min 9 sec)

(((((Date on camera is off and im sick of setting it so its gonna stay that way lol)))))

Brushless Gimbal Motor Links

Added a new lens...
Last edited by irun4fundotca; May 26, 2013 at 12:46 AM.
Oct 03, 2012, 07:51 AM
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That's great! My idea wasn't nearly so protective. I was thinking just adding to the back. I actually have some foam here at work that might just make the exact shape.

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