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Winter Projects 2018 - 2019

Rusty Wed, 10/24/2018 - 13:04

Yeah, it's that time of year again, time to line up the winter projects.

3D Printer Enclosure and Upgrades

Rusty Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:17

I have had my Anet A8 for a little over a year now and haven't done anything to it really. A couple small upgrades in the beginning, but that was it. So now a year later and the table where it is set up is a mess, I need to replace the bed heater cable, as it is melted, and generally the quality of the 3D parts has declined some.


Rusty Thu, 07/26/2018 - 16:38

ZOHD DartI picked up the PNP version of the ZOHD Dart, cause it was on sale, and cause I thought it could be a nice plane to fly in smaller fields. It assembles with no glue, uses magnets to hold everything together, and the motor, ESC, and servos are all installed and wired up. It even has a stabilizer, which looks very similar to the one in the RMRC Recruit, the stabilizer is probably the same one, maybe different gain settings. I will compare the two once it comes in.

EZ-WifiBroadcast. First set up and initial testing

Rusty Sun, 07/22/2018 - 19:18

EZ-WifiBroadcast collection of partsSo all the parts came in to do a test setup for EZ-WifiBroadcast HD FPV video. I have the two Raspberries, a Raspberry camera, two low power USB WiFi cards, two micro SD cards, and two adjustable voltage regulators.  All that is left is basic DIY parts, wire solder, etc... First step will be to set these up on the bench and plot out how I want to set them up for testing..

EZ-WifiBroadcast. Affordable HD FPV?

Rusty Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:03

So, do I really need another project? Short answer, No! But the lure of high definition FPV (HDFPV) with better than 15km range and for less than $100 is really too strong to not at least take a look at how it works. Ez-WifiBroadcast seems to be a pretty simple DIY way of getting HDFPV from your aircraft, or other vehicle, back to your ground station.   Read more to see how......