Friday, May 17, 2013

Blade MCP X

Though a friend I ended up getting an slightly used Blade MCP X micro 3D helicopter. Now coming from an back ground of flying quads with auto level and driving FRC robots at full throttle it was an fun learning curve. The neat thing is since the Blade series is made buy the same guys that build the Specktrum radios, all the blades are Blind and Fly compatible with the Specktrum Radios aka my DX6i. Having put a good chuck of hours flying the quad picking up the heli and getting it to do figure 8s wasn't to difficult however that's where things got a bit complex.

Do to the fly bar-less design and the full range of pitch control these types of RC helicopters are able to do loops and rolls as well as fly inverted perfectly... Well depending on the skill level of the pilot. Also due to the slightly under-powered tail rotator it likes to "blow out" meaning that it spins violently until it crashes... However the little bird is pretty crash proof, haven't really damage anything. Probably because it's so light that if you kill the power it just floats to the ground.

Well just a little scratch. And a artistic photo~

Friday, May 10, 2013

A bit of change

Well things do change when you least expect them to don't they.

As of now I will be attending San Diego State University for Mechanical Engineering in Fall 2013. These things called waitlists... apparently people do get off them!

Well with that settled, and knowing I will be in San Diego and not have to ship any stuff to the east coast for college also I will have all my resources and connections here next year; I guess it's time to go do some projects \m/.

However I do have to do this called high school to graduate ... and without completely tanking my GPA. Probably the biggest piece of work that looms over me is my Math Open House project, where I have to come up with something cool to do in Mathematica/programming/math and show it off. Working out some possible ideas with arduinos and other thingys ... yeah I feel like some all-nighter coding debugging sessions will be coming up. Current project idea: some type of ball/Frisbee shooter.

Other then that I am flying my heli (post on that later), bashing my slash (I should post about this to), tweaking the quad (and this...), and seeing what kinda trouble I can get myself into at the shop.