Thursday, February 17, 2011

Next Batter Up Is...

My next transmitter project will be a poor old Proline that was a wee bit neglected but shall be given the love it deserves. Here are some initial snaps of the before and initial take-apart.

Have fun,

Stick it to the man!
What!!! No Fluoride???

Nice packs!

The stick is still very, very nice.
 A little dirty and tired but all that will be fixed at Andy's spa.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Huge thanks to MAN!

I wanted to thank Model Airplane News for giving my gimbal project a four page spread in the March 2011 Canadian Edition of Model Airplane News. I was informed that it is also available for online subscribers. It is not in the US print version.

They are some of the nicest people I have ever dealt with and featuring a small project like mine gives great hope to myself and others looking to start building r/c equipment locally.

A sincere thank you,

Thank you Debra and John!

The Kraft Single Stick is Complete!

Got the Kraft SS finished and had a hoot testing it with my Blade mSR this weekend. Man it's fun to fly a micro heli with a single stick! Here are some snaps of the final transmitter and some build shots.

Keep Flyin'

Front with covers in place
Covers off
Easy access to computer interface
Spektrum DM9 module for compatibility
Custom levers
This one was set up mainly for heli use
Throttle hold and DR switches also handle option and preset 
via a momemtary position at the bottom of the switch
Spock! I think I got your brain back in!!!

Setting up the ppm/serial cable. Gotta talk to the world!
Centering pots
Lcd bumper and encoder mounts

Encoder mounts. These get CA glued to the case
Lcd bumper
E-trim resistance networks
Custom levers and pot mounts