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I own a Blade 120 SR, tiny and very fun to fly but quite challenging :grin:

I hope you can get you chopper airborne ;-)

 

blue#, your desk looks very nice, I've read the write-up about it on your blog!

this thing on the left hand side with your soldering iron on top of it looks like borrowed from a dentist :grin:

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I own a Blade 120 SR, tiny and very fun to fly but quite challenging :grin:

I hope you can get you chopper airborne ;-)

 

blue#, your desk looks very nice, I've read the write-up about it on your blog!

this thing on the left hand side with your soldering iron on top of it looks like borrowed from a dentist :grin:

Haha.. That is an old CRT wall stand I found in the dump. My desk is 3/4 trash, built up in 3 years. :)

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I own a Blade 120 SR, tiny and very fun to fly but quite challenging :grin:

I hope you can get you chopper airborne ;-)

I've a few other little heli's like what airhogs sells (and I'm the only one here that can manage to fly them accurately) but my Blade CP refuses to go up no matter what I try. It always rolls to one side or the other.

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I'm jealous of y'all!

 

I have a Blade CP copter, which has yet to fly more than an inch off the ground because on first run it rolled over and broke both main rotor blades and un-glued the rod the tail rotor mounts to from the main body. Since then, no matter what trim the gyro, motor control or the remote are set with, it won't hold a stable heading or attitude. Getting that thing flying was one of the motivators for me getting into microcontrollers.

 

I have a blade CP ,

I love it and it flew very well until the battery pack Died on me....(working on building another battery)

Its also fun to hack, I used it as a base for another contest....got it to a nice hover and then land (30 sec flight time) with only a gyro and accelerometer (analog)...I finaly gave up full flight due to weight restrictions.....multi proto boards are not good for weight managment.

 

 

In my experience with the blade CP, It does take some time to adjust and get it working correctly. It took me about a year to get a good hover and fly around comfortably.

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I would take a pic of my bench , but right now the house we're in is small , so i put everything in a clear mega bloks tub when not in use , and set it on the glass kitchen table when needed. I have a msc4fd matco cart at work , which is my workbench , soldering station , engine parts bin , oh , and i keep tools in it.

 

The only real bench here at home is an old dresser that was here when I moved in , with 2 out of 12 drawers still intact , which serves as my bowyer bench.We're looking at moving in the spring after the new baby gets here , and I'm holding out for a two car garage with enough room for a real workbech , storage , two post car lift, and two cars (three with the lift). I also will not settle for less than 4 bedrooms , and a full basement. One room for the wife and I , one for the boys , one playroom for the kids , and one "playroom" for me.

 

-hov

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Cool picture at the wall. :thumbup:

It's not a picture haha. It is a breadboard on a custom wall mount

 

I believe that was OppaErich's point.

 

There really should be some kind of universal sarcasm font. ;-)

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Now, that's an energy saver monitor. :thumbup:

 

at times i would press my pcbs against my lcd monitor (w/ a white background and strong back-light). good way to examine / match up back-side traces. works on green pcbs only though.

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This is about as clean as things get. This is my desk at current, full battle-station included.

 

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Usually is a lot closer to this... or worse. This is at my last house.

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Of course the bigger equipment gets to hangout in the shed...

 

I am currently working on implementing Rob's MIDI scheme into serving as a controller for a DRSSTC I am working on.

 

I never actually post my projects in forums, I guess I should start doing that. Seeing as collaboration is beneficial and all.

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