zondag 20 december 2015

St klaas surprise, side-table cube

We have a family tradition of making nice stuff for each other at St Klaas, this year I made the following, a table cube of two side tables. maybe it will get you thinking about making something for someone else.

On one side is written Marianne Williamson's beautifull text:


'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us'

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous ?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not in some of use, it's in everyone. And as we make our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

From Marianne Wiliamson "Return to love" reflections of the principles of a course in Miracles. 1992
ISBN 0-06-016374-7


zaterdag 14 november 2015

Hydrofoil Riva Style

Some new design work on the riva style hydroil. Bicycle style lean control.
These rendering also show my first tests of V-Ray for Rhino.

zondag 14 juni 2015

Thermik XXXL

Full house eclectric glider.

My new Challenge:
Thermik XXXL  (Schiemer / Valenta link to baubericht ) is my new challenge in flying and building. at the moment I started with the wiring harness for this full house glider.

Spektrum (website)  DX9 DSMX  transmitter with AR9020 9-channel receiver, with full telemetry TM1000 DSMX,
8 Hitec (website) HS-5125MG ultra flat wing servos and Hitec elevator and rudder servo's .
Hacker (website) B50 XL 6.7:1 with X-70-SB-Pro 2.6S speed controller, Topfuel LiPo 30C 3400mAh 6S, CFK-Prop RFM 23x12, Spinner RFM 40x6mm

Wiring harness:

Made two versions of the wiring harness the first to test and setup the transmitter receiver, servo, telemetry system. The mixing of the servo's was also done this way, easy to see and do (even with the left right swap as I used a looking up to the wing viewing direction.
The second version with all the wires to be installed in the plane and the wing fuselage connection, a 25 pin version, to allow me to later change to a system where all ailerons can be controlled seperately, now the spoilers and inner flaps are on a Y-wire harness. One servo in each Y-harness reversed.

 above image from this youtube movie.

vrijdag 16 januari 2015

15 ft Cornish Flashboat

A rowing competition in Cawsand Cornwall got me interested in the Cornish Flashboat.
some internet browsing and a lot of meditative modelling and rendering resulted in this movie and images.

Why are the flashboats combining sweep rowing with sculling? Because the bow and rear are too narrow for sculling?

Youtube movie of the rendering