XYZ Da Vinci custom mods video tour and sale link

I noticed the price of the Da Vinci is down to $272 on Amazon now from $400-450. This is a great deal! So to commemorate that, I made this video featuring some of my mods. funnel and floor hooks http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:592197 inside spool holder http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:972775 pei sheet http://amzn.to/2arl92d http://amzn.to/2acype2 Da Vinci printer $272!!!! http://amzn.to/2aeF2qd Dial indicator…

Review: Gizmo Dorks PEI print bed on a DaVinci 1.0

I used to use ABS slurry for all my prints for its stickiness and anti-warp properties, but its messiness is just too great and its environmental impact is something to consider with the acetone vaporizing off into your printer room. So, after much research I settled on PEI sheet. It comes in many brands and…

Newco Bird Eliminator

I met these cool guys from “Blind Spots Content LLC / Newco” few days ago. They were flying a nice lithium ion (not lipo!) powered quadcopter, for bird abatement. The quad had a loudspeaker and made noises to scare birds out of cherry trees. I’ve been doing the same for a couple years with a…

New Prusa i3 MK2 3d printer released!

The Prusa has always been a great value printer, now with the Mk2 its looking like a more full featured printer. Its $845 USD, preorder now. Or for $240 you can update your old Prusa i3 Mk1. This is cheaper and you end up with spare parts. At amazon the I3 mk1 is $599 then…

Repetier settings for DaVinci 1.0 3D printer

Here are my settings for Repetier 1.6.1. I have used these settings through all the versions over the past year on my DaVinci 1.0 3D printer. Repetier is a powerful aftermarket software used to control the printer. It voids the warranty and if used wrong could damage things. Use at your own risk! With these…

Mini 225mm Race Quadcopter frame “Wolfbone225” v1

Here is a new racing quad I designed. I call it Wolfbone225. Its free to download the .stl files at Shapeways or have them print one out for you. While its free to use, please do not sell it commercially without my prior approval. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International RCGroups discussion thread here. frame: https://www.shapeways.com/product/MUGDQ5D2D/mini-225mm-race-quadcopter-frame-quot-wolfbone225-quot-v1?li=shop-inventory&optionId=58025568…

Align TREX APM build update #6

Short update here. Essentially, just waiting on a new GPS to arrive. The last GPS got struck by a blade when it rolled over during maiden 1. I did accomplish getting telemetry and minmosd working. Because this Quanum Nova APM is not a standard unit, its mapping of the pinouts differs slightly and when I…

Align TREX 450 build update 5. Maiden #1.

Small update here. I attempt a flight, but it crashed immediately from what I think is due to bad PID settings. There is minor damage to the GPS. AUW with 2500mAh 3S battery is 998g. Without battery is 810g.   Outstanding TO-DO list -PIDS -evaluate RF noise for RF interference abatement, LCfilter/torroid placement, planning on…

Align TREX build update 4. Flight controller issues.

Got a few items done. But ran into some issues with my APM I need to work out, the telemetry is not communicating and the orientation will not correct and the GPS is not communicating….soooo, I think it may have some serious issues with the Arduino. I am looking for a replacement controller now. This…

DIY 433MHz UHF receiver antenna. TREX build update 3

This antenna is going to be used for the TREX 450 helicopter build and will be placed on the tail. The RC receiver will be located near the frame, will be using a FLYTRON receiver. This rx antenna can be used on any UHF LRS system, like EzUHF, Rangelink, Orange OpenLRS. DIPOLE antenna, is essentially…