I just completed my GWS Formosa R/C airplane and it is ready to fly. Here’s a play-by-play with pictures of the whole process.
Well, the day finally came: My Super Cub’s last flight. After strapping a co-workers shock resistant camera to the fuselage, I took off for some aerial video. Unfortunately, a rubber band broke during flight, causing the wing to shift around. One thing led to another, and the plane ended up in a cork-screw spiral of […]
I’ve added the April 2007 session of the LDS General Conference to the podcast. If you are already subscribed, don’t do anything. Your iTunes software (or whatever you use) will automatically download the latest conference sessions for you. For those of you that are new to podcasting, just subscribe to the following link (you can […]
This article is the continuation from Part 2 of the Super Cub aileron upgrade tutorial. To finish the aileron upgrade on my Super Cub, all I had to do was cut a slit in each wing for the servo wires, and get it to the flying field. Here’s a video of the cub doing a […]
This article is the continuation of Part 1 of the Super Cub aileron upgrade tutorial. I finished installing the servos for my aileron upgrade today. Here’s what they look like in action:
I finally took the plunge and started to upgrade my HobbyZone Super Cub R/C airplane with ailerons. This will let me do lots of new aerobatics, including rolls, the split-S, Immelmans, Cuban 8’s, and others. I’ve photodocumented the process for your enjoyment.
This weekend I upgraded my HobbyZone Super Cub R/C plane to use the Spektrum DX6 radio. I started by tearing out all the proprietary HobbyZone electronics. This includes the big black box (which is a receiver and speed controller), and the slow, huge ParkZone servos. To replace them, I used two of the four servos […]
I finally got the X-port drop module for my HobbyZone Super Cub and took to the skies with a parachute man on-board. Here’s a small video of his decent. The quality isn’t that great, so my apologies.
I recently wrote a Qt-based application in C++ that relies heavily on the QGraphicsView framework that made its first public appearance in Qt 4.2. QGraphicsView has been the target of some criticism for poor performance. I am a long-time user of Qt3’s QCanvas class which served me very well, in performance terms, but that lacked […]
I bought a pair of Dubro snow skis from my local hobby shop and strapped them on my R/C Hobbyzone Super Cub today. We got about 6 inches of snow yesterday and I took to the flying field today. I was only able to get up in the air from a rolling (or sliding) take […]