Scratch built RC helicopter

rc helicopter

Ben Hui had been planning on purchasing an RC helicopter, but with a little more reading he was determined to build his own (cache). Most of the bracketry is built out of the fiber board base used for PCBS. He has details of how he constructed the swashplate, rotor head, tail rotor, and how to make your own blades. He eventually modified a brushless CDROM motor to drive the main rotor.

[thanks Jan]

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The Woz playing Segway polo

I admit it. Most the weekend I was making quips about the Segway polo guys like, “Those guys look like walking would do them some good, especially that one.” Well, Will and I finally put two and two together and realized that “that one” was Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple. He is feared on the polo ground because he has got at least three backups with him and doesn’t mind breaking one.

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