zondag 30 maart 2014

dinsdag 11 maart 2014

The powers of simulation

Today I experienced the powers of simulation, very directly.

I have built a Cularis electric glider  (link) and to prepare myself for the first flight I also bought the Aerofly 5 RC flight simulator. (link). The complete equipment I bought on the internet, RC addict.

The Areofly simulator has a Cularis model and allows you to practice with your own remote control.
Enjoyed the build as much as the simulations, seems like a nice new hobby.

Today I had my first flight, it went without a hitch, even though conditions were not the easiest (Beaufort 3/4 and some turbulence, thanks to the mediocre location).
Did my first looping, steep curves, low passes and my first hand catch.
No problems with turbulence correction, or flying towards me.

Without a single problem, I could fly the Cularis!

sorry no video of photographic proof as I was alone, with a big smile on my face :-)

zondag 2 maart 2014

New monotracer designs

Found some more monotracer, motorcycle designs, for your (and mine) inspiration
More and more designers seem to see the benefit of the monotracer design.