Browsing the blog archives for January, 2009

Maybe something like this

… is more realistic. From the manufactures website: Based on the very popular STOL CH 701 design from Chris Heintz that was first introduced more than twenty years ago, the all new STOL CH 750 design incorporates all of the 701’s amazing short-field capabilities, while maximizing cabin size and load carrying capability allowed under the […]

If only….

…. I had enough money. Here is why: Ah, the possibilities. Fishing, hunting, vacationing. Only $140k. I could probably save that in another couple lifetimes.

Motors Spinning

I got motors spinning last night. I booted up EMC2 and connected my Hobby CNC Pro board. I had to turn down the voltage on the motors because my bench power supply wouldn’t run it at full power. But, I successfully ran the default g-code in the EMC program. Now all I need to get […]

Finally got some flying in.

I made it out to Swan Falls and got some flying in last weekend. It was very cold, but I still managed to get in about 45 minutes of good ridge soaring. Mark, Bruce, Rob, and Greg all showed up. Lots of spectators too. Overall a good time.

Making progress

I’ve been making progress on my CNC project. The progress is the main reason I haven’t really been posting much. I decided to build an ‘ugly’ maching in order to get a really good one going. In this vein I am going to build a variation of a Joe2006 machine. Then with that one built, […]