Thursday, September 23, 2010

Installing lights and carbon rod in fuse

I use the Turnigy R/C LED lightingsystem which is found here.

The yellow thing is the controller board for the nav lights. I've installed the two MPX plugs for the right side fuse. One plug is for the lights and the other is for servos.

Red flashing nav light in front.

MPX plug on the outside.

Installed the carbon rod in the boom.

I've positioned the vertical fin where it's supposed to be. The flashing red nav light is on top of the fin. The wires go through the carbon rod.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Camera pan/tilt

For as cheap as $3,99 I couldn't resist buying the pan/tilt camera mount from Hobbyking. It's a small, light weight mount that's supposed to mount on HXT900 servos or similar. Just add some CA glue and it's put together in 5 minutes.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Flaps mod

I know there are many different ideas on how to mod the EZ* the best way, but I really think I need the extra lift and speed reduction on the landings. So, I decided to make flaps. They are quite large and will be operated by a Hitec HS-55.

On the picture above I marked where to cut.

Done the cutting. I also marked where the servo wire will go. As you can see, I added a carbon strip just above the aileron servo in this picture. I'm certain I need that extra stability where the carbon rod in the wing doesn't reach.

I changed my mind regarding the servo wire. A shorter way must be a better way...