I feel like I am starting to be aware of diferent aspects of the project that needs to be done certain way in order to lead the project to a successfull ending. At the begining a was planing to also produce my own canopy and carbon aluminium landing gear! Well, maybe some day. As for […]
While looking for a better landing gear solution for my project, an idea of trying the “famous” GORILLA gear of a much more fameous mini Protos helicopter came to my head. After a day or two a friend presented me a set of GORILLA landing gear in a color of black which he disliked. I […]
If anyone should say “manual tapping holes in aluminium is simple” I would encourage him to try making a few and then review the results and check for accuracy and quality of his work. Yes, I’ve tried it, learned a lesson and now I am using a simple helper rig to complete such job. Let […]
Say what do you think? In my opinion the landing gear is just a hair too big and spoils the overall look of the helicopter. On the photos you can see the frame with a couple more aluminium blocks screwed in.
Today’s job involved preparing third bearing block for manufacturing and actually milling it. The part is very similiar in concept to the original GAUI X3 bearing block, except for it is a bit narrower to fit between MX3 frame plates.
The design still hasn’t been completed and there are lots of little improvements to implement, however I’ve decided to start assembling alpha prototype. For the prototyping material I’ve chosen to use FR4 glass laminate, which is the material most of You are familiar with, as this kind of laminate is widely used as the base […]
I have just finished machining either side of a 6cm by 10cm stock of PA6 aluminium. And here they are, just look at them, aren’t they beautifull? The belt guide wheels attach directly to the bearing block. At this stage only two jobs done on this part, still needs machining from the sides to make some […]
I just put my hands on CNC machine trying to manufacture lower bearing blocks. This is not an easy part to make. Well, I made mistakes programming CNC paths and screwed the part. Now it’s a waste…
A friend of mine who is a professional CAD engineer was kind enough to perform MES analysis of my frame designs. He says the result’s are surprisingly good. Well, we will see… the ultimate test will be how well it smacks the ground anyway