Monday, January 31, 2011

Hey! You! Out there!

Quick update. I haven't forgotten about it. And, I want to see it fly. I mean. Look at the post from 12/9/2009. The helicopter is right there. How hard can it be, right? Just hop in and take off. The practice is done. The hardware is there.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Side Bar Flush December 2009

12/27/2009: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh
12/21/2009: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaargh
12/15/2009: That didn't work out. Updates not likely before the eighteenth.
12/11/2009: I still got the weekend.
12/10/2009: Working on it. But no promises.
12/09/2009: Is anyone interested in how the cyclic pitch works?
12/08/2009: ...
12/07/2009: Back into the game called work, too.
12/06/2009: Back in the game.
12/05/2009: Drawing in progress, expect a sketch on Sunday!
12/04/2009: Poll results: Go fly it. I like.
12/03/2009: Awaiting poll results.
12/02/2009: Re-presenting the chopper.
12/01/2009: Flushed the daily updates.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Full Size

Nothing new right now, just wanted to take a moment to re-present the electric helicopter in full size.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Side bar flush November 2009

11/30/2009: Waiting for poll results.
11/29/2009: Sunday.
11/28/2009: More doing, less announcing.
11/27/2009: Recovering from eating all day yesterday.
11/26/2009: Eating all day.
11/25/2009: Family in town, yay!
11/24/2009: Climbing back in, I think.
11/23/2009: New sketch is up.
11/22/2009: See today's post for update...too much going on.
11/21/2009: Unveil today!
11/20/2009: Unveil tomorrow.
11/19/2009: Unveil due this week. Stay tuned!
11/18/2009: Big things lie ahead!
11/17/2009: No update.
11/16/2009: Planning the next steps. Testflight anyone?
11/15/2009: Resting.
11/14/2009: The helicopter is done!
11/13/2009: TGIF.
11/12/2009: Just posted an update regarding some techical detail.
11/11/2009: Next step is to finish up the main rotor, connect some wiring, and then we can think about taking flight.
11/10/2009: Now we can control the helicopter and use software to manage the e-motors.
11/09/2009: Sketching in progress, post is imminent.
11/08/2009: Next steps are brought to paper.
11/07/2009: I think I need to come up with a publishing schedule.
11/06/2009: The main nut to hold the tail rotor in place goes on.
11/05/2009: Collective pitch will be manual, but main rotor rpm will be computer controlled.
11/04/2009: Missed the daily update. Darn.
11/03/2009: Long day at work.
11/02/2009: Added a subscribe and a share gadget to the sidebar.
11/02/2009: Tail rotor assembly is complete.
11/01/2009: Sketching continues on tail rotor.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

World Premiere

So far so good. The e-copter is done for now. Next steps? Please vote on the right.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ready? Or how to buy more time.

The plan for presenting the e-copter is finished. The sketching not so much, obviously. ;-) Well, I don't have too much time these days, but I like where the plan is going and hope that the results will be as good as expected. I also think it's time to get some feedback from you guys as to what the next steps should be. Prepare for web poll number 2.