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Member postings for Geoff Gardiner

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Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
08/10/2019 21:53:54

Bit more done today:

Fixed the wasp engine onto its mounts

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Next, the bit I've been dreading - test the CofG...

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Having moved the ESC and receiver batteries as far forward as they could go, it needed 120g of stick on weights to achieve the required CofG.

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As feared, it has come out a tad on the heavy side - 4.5kg including the flight battery.

The last thing to do is test the power and select a suitable prop.

More later.

Geoff...

08/10/2019 11:50:28

That's great Adrian, I think you will enjoy the build.

Are you going to do a build blog?

Geoff...

Thread: The Ohmen
08/10/2019 11:47:18

Hi Peter.

I am thinking about building one of these in order to take my B test with, do you think it would be suitable?

Many thanks

Geoff...

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
07/10/2019 22:27:46

Hi Adrian.

These are the electric bits that i am using:

retracts here

Motor here

ESC here

Battery - 5S 5000mah Turnigy Graphene

Hope that helps.

Geoff...

Thread: DB 60" Sopwith Pup
07/10/2019 17:06:56

Hi Geoff.

I converted a Flair Puppeteer to electric and managed to get the correct CofG without using any lead - just a 5S 5000mah battery. So you may be OK.

Geoff...

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
07/10/2019 11:57:07

Hi Doug.

I have just emailed you those files.

Sorry it took so long.

Thread: The Ohmen
06/10/2019 21:03:29

Hi Dean.

I have sent you a PM.

Geoff...

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
06/10/2019 19:40:37

Thanks gents.

Nearly there!

I am fitting all the electric gubbins now. I am using a failover switch for (LiFe) battery redundancy on the receiver.

I needed to make a mount, using my 3D printer, so that it will fit in the battery compartment :

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Welcome to the forum Adrian. I will detail my electric setup in my next post.

More later.

Geoff...

03/10/2019 23:43:36

Bit more work done on the canopy:

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Thread: Home Made CNC/Laser Cutter
27/09/2019 15:15:13

I would think it's cost me about £250 ish including the 5w laser module (which was about £70). The advantage over a pre-built or kit laser 'engraver' is that it is bigger, has a more powerful laser and has Z-axis control so can also be used as a CNC cutter.

It is adapted from a design that I found on Thingiverse.

Thread: Cheap Chinese Laser Cutter
27/09/2019 12:10:19

I am currently building myself a CNC/Laser Cutter combined. It is made from parts that I printed on my 3d printer.

I have started a build log here if anyone is interested.

Thread: Home Made CNC/Laser Cutter
27/09/2019 12:05:50

Here is the video:

I forgot to mention that the size is 1000mm x 500mm.
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27/09/2019 12:00:58

I am currently building myself a CNC/Laser Cutter combined. It is made from parts that I printed on my 3d printer.

The other bits were sourced cheaply form eBay, Bangood and AliExpress.

It is based around an Arduino processor and controlled from my Mac.

Here are some pics of the build so far:

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As you can see, in CNC mode it uses my Dremel to cut. The last picture shows me cutting some control horns for my Harvard build. I will post the video shortly.

I am currently designing the holder for the 5w laser module that I have. I also plan to build in some form of air assist.

More later...

Thread: Tony Nijhuis Harvard - Build Log
03/09/2019 23:44:46

Designed and 3d printed some retract covers.

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More later...

22/08/2019 11:41:38

Hi Doug

I have sent you a PM.

22/08/2019 11:17:59

Thanks Nik.

I went into a bit more detail in my Spitfire build log here.

Pages 6-7.

Hope that helps.

20/08/2019 19:15:24

Sorted out the Aileron and flap linkages and fitted the retracts:

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The lighting changed between shots hence the yellow looks different colours.

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15/08/2019 20:52:34

Few more pics from today:

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14/08/2019 15:43:58

Hi Doug.

Thanks for your kind words. I also follow others builds and am always learning.

Not quite ready for the maiden yet.

I'm happy with the build so far - will see how/if it flies!

Are you going to do a build log of yours?

I could probably sell you some of the parts - which bits are you after?

Geoff...

04/08/2019 22:43:24

Started fitting out the cockpit:

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More later...

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