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Ar-drone flying

I referred to the AR-drone in previous article about flying car. We produced a short video about Ar-drone flying:
http://www.vimeo.com/16147472

iPad provides control input (which direction one wants to go) and the computer inside the AR-drone provides artificial stability (so it is very easy to fly unlike RC-helicopters).

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>Nextcraft

>I found a quite interesting site:
http://www.nextcraft.com/
There was for example a 1/3 scale Berkut/Long-Ez project. 1/3 scale RC-model is said to be minimum sufficient for modeling the full scale aircraft, so I find this example quite educational. As can be seen though, the airfoils are different than on the full size plane. This is necessary because of the very low Re of the model. It does not thus model it very accurately, so there might be still surprises on the full scale version when scaling up, but I think it would still be good to do 1/3 models of new aircraft designs.

The direct link to the 1/3 scale Berkut can be found here: http://www.nextcraft.com/berkut01.html

Nextcraft

I found a quite interesting site:
http://www.nextcraft.com/
There was for example a 1/3 scale Berkut/Long-Ez project. 1/3 scale RC-model is said to be minimum sufficient for modeling the full scale aircraft, so I find this example quite educational. As can be seen though, the airfoils are different than on the full size plane. This is necessary because of the very low Re of the model. It does not thus model it very accurately, so there might be still surprises on the full scale version when scaling up, but I think it would still be good to do 1/3 models of new aircraft designs.

The direct link to the 1/3 scale Berkut can be found here: http://www.nextcraft.com/berkut01.html

>RC Advisor

>Carlos from RCAdvisor commented my one post and I decided to check out his site. I created user account there etc. I was really amazed the RC Calculator, it not only has quite amazing features for model makers, but it also seems to have quite interesting animated UI, I didn’t know that this kind of stuff can be nowadays done with Java (or is it flash?). I haven’t had time to yet surf what all is on this site, but it looks quite comprehensive and promising and I will for sure look further into it. Indeed, maybe I find some tips for the twin concept RC-scale model I am going to do. Thanks Carlos for your link!

the link to the RCAdvisor

RC Advisor

Carlos from RCAdvisor commented my one post and I decided to check out his site. I created user account there etc. I was really amazed the RC Calculator, it not only has quite amazing features for model makers, but it also seems to have quite interesting animated UI, I didn’t know that this kind of stuff can be nowadays done with Java (or is it flash?). I haven’t had time to yet surf what all is on this site, but it looks quite comprehensive and promising and I will for sure look further into it. Indeed, maybe I find some tips for the twin concept RC-scale model I am going to do. Thanks Carlos for your link!

the link to the RCAdvisor

First person view for RC aircraft – FPV links

FPV pilot home page

Hobby wireless – a shop where you can buy FPV stuff

Youtube video about FPV in operation:

First person view for RC aircraft – FPV links

FPV pilot home page

Hobby wireless – a shop where you can buy FPV stuff

Youtube video about FPV in operation: