The headset for the APP-02 platform has officially been purchased! After reading through many reviews, technical descriptions and pricing evaluations the Oculus Rift system came out as the clear leader.
The waiting game is now in full swing. At this time the dev kit is all that is available for this system and it apparently is now shipping some time in December.
As it stands right now the App-02 has not flown in a while and is still awaiting the installation of the Eagle Tree system so the delay in delivery of the Oculus Rift is not a show stopper.
With the Shed-04 (Garage) project winding down work will hopefully be commencing again on APP-02… along with some more flights hopefully!
The latest update to the APP-02 platform has arrived! Several new sensors are ready to be installed (altimeter, GPS, engine temp, etc.) along with a complete data logging system.
Also included in this a a new 3-axis electronic stabilization system. It operates on complete solid state electronic gyros (or accelerometers if you prefer) and promises to make the plane fly like it was on rails! As an added feature it will also protect the several thousand dollars of equipment onboard now!
The next step is to finish repairs on the tail wheel (it was “removed” in a particularly rough landing on its last flight) and add in the new equipment along with the SLR camera!
After this the plan is to find someone crazy enough to rent out a FLIR camera
The complete kit!
So we have updated the Shed-04 page with some new pictures and moat digging pointers!
Here is a teaser picture, check out the Shed-04 page for further information:
A simply massive amount of dirt!
So first up… its been a long time since anything was posted here. This is sad
On the plus side the reason is that much progress was being made on the “Shed”! More complete information and pictures will be posted in the near to distant future depending on time. Suffice it to say this project is huge! It turns out its a very big deal to build a complete two car garage with no experience and just a husband and wife team…
In a brief description the foundation is complete, the walls are up, the roof is on and the electrical work is started.
So more information will come down the line… hopefully soon!
The garage project (a.k.a. Shed-04) has begun! Siding is down, just waiting to get the foundation going!
The wing model of the Bearhawk is some 90% complete! Next up is working on the fuselage and learning the weldaments features in Solidworks.
90% completed wing!!!
The modeling of the Bearhawk airplane project is back online! A section has been created under the Bearhawk project menu to track all the modeling progress on this project.
Click here for a direct link to the page.
Wing with mostly complete Aileron
Flap Drive Mechanics
The Bearhawk project is back! After a long time off line (due to the loss of the previous website), the Bearhawk airplane project is getting back online! More information is available under the new Beahawk menu.
On another note, icons have been added to the menu! Now I just need to get some that dont look quite so ugly.
So the APP-02 had its second flight! You can read more about it on the APP-02 page here.
The first run of the APP-02 airplane went down last night! It was a resounding success. The DA-50 single cylinder engine vibrates fairly aggressively at low RPMs. This issue will likely have to be addressed after reviewing the first flight video to see how the vibration works out in the air.
The issue with the vibration may be a ground related issue and might be dampened when in flight. If not the gimbal will be re-mounted on a foam shock pad.
The video of the first run will be uploaded once it has been edited and compressed.