Classic! Xkcd brings us the programmer’s version of “talk to the hand”: Commenting someone in Perl or Python requires two hands.
I often hear people say, “We’re going to take some money out of the house” when they get a home equity loan. That is exactly what banks and lenders want you to think you are doing, but it is totally and completely wrong. Let me explain. Think back to when you got your first home […]
I put together a $22 Hobby Lobby Yak 55 Profile this week, and it’s great fun. This is by far the most aerobatic plane I’ve flown. Here’s my power setup: Kit: Hobby Lobby Yak 55 Profile Motor: EMax FC 28-22 from HobbyCity Prop: 9×3.8 APC Slow Flyer from Some Dude’s Hobbies Speed Controller: 30 amp […]
I’ve updated the LDS General Conference podcast to include the 4 sessions from October 2007. More details are on the General Conference podcast page.
Here’s the video of the Easy Glider maiden flight: Since then, I’ve had about 4 more flights, and they’ve all gone very well. The only mishap was when the canopy popped off during my last flight, and landed in the nearby river! The wind was good to me, though, and blew it over to the […]
I finished the Easy Glider today, and took it out for its maiden flight. Here’s the setup: Motor: Tower Pro 2908-10 brushless ESC: Tower Pro 30A Battery: Hextronik 2200mah 20C Prop: 9×4.5 (will upgrade to a folding prop later) Servos: Hextronik 9g servos Radio: Spektrum DX6 with AR6000 receiver The plane took a little longer […]
It’s a short video today, but a good one. I strapped a co-worker’s video camera to the Stryker. It was a heavy load, but the Stryker handled it quite well. Here’s the video:
With winds gusting to 15mph, I took my new R/C plane, the Stryker, out for its maiden flight. If you’ve been following the build log (part 1 and part 2), you already know that it’s outfitted with a Tower Pro 2409-12 motor, a Blue Arrow 30A ESC, an 8-cell NiMH battery (9.6V), and a 7×6 […]
I finished my Stryker RC plane today. The only thing I had left to do was mount the motor, which I am very pleased with. I decided to use the stock motor mount with a very small adaptation to mount the Tower Pro 2409-12 motor that I bought from unitedhobbies.com. I used a technique I […]
I started building a Parkzone Stryker last night. So far I’ve spent $25 on the fuselage and elevons, and this is what it looks like: