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  1. Question(s) Re: The flying VCU senior project, we need your expertise

    Are those the engines mounted fore and aft of the seat? You'll want the belts as short as possible. and cooling may be of an issue if the powerplants aren't in the airstream. I would consider...
  2. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Re: Robobuilder

    I was able to upload and run these new files on my RBC. It's alive!!! I'm a happy camper now!!
    The ledlightshow is pretty cool.....

    Rokon
  3. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Alex
    I sent 3 files to your email.

    thanks,
    Rokon
  4. Thread: Robobuilder

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    I ran the file and the s/n matches....so that is good. Let me work on putting together the downloaded files.
    Rokon
  5. Thread: Robobuilder

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    I gave it a quick try but I didn't make it thru it. When I try to get the second project to open using downloaded file handstands1.rbm it states "project open failed"
    I've run out of time and...
  6. Question(s) Re: The flying VCU senior project, we need your expertise

    Are you familar with the Hiller Aviation "Pawnee" platform built in the early 50's? Similar in scope to what you are trying to do.
    Rokon
  7. Question(s) Re: The flying VCU senior project, we need your expertise

    To see increased effiency of a shroud, ducted fan, requires tight running clearances between the shroud and the prop tips. This extra thrust disappears quickly as the gap increases. It also doesn't...
  8. Question(s) Re: The flying VCU senior project, we need your expertise

    I think you can mate any size servo you want to the ecu, the servo amp would be the interface and would be sized accordingly. The big question is how much force do you require and how do you...
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    I'm still having problems due to firefox (I think) Mypage shows my s/n but the motion files say it doesn't have it. I can't re-register with IE cause I can't delete my entries. Dang, in...
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    Re: My RoboBuilder Experiance

    I've heard what I think is the same thing. I believe its the servos just holding position or just trying to get there. I lifted the weight off my bot and the noise changed or disappeared. My...
  11. Question(s) Re: The flying VCU senior project, we need your expertise

    Concerning the actuation of your control baffle and the force needed to move it I have this to give some thought. You may have a source of free power assist. Consider that on full size aircraft...
  12. Thread: Robobuilder

    by Rokon
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    Alex,

    Is there anything you can do to delete my presence on Robonet. ?? I can't delete anything and this is my biggest hangup. I think if I can reregister my bots s/n using IE I can use...
  13. Question(s) Re: The flying VCU senior project, we need your expertise

    Just curious, whats the projected flying weight??? The empty wt of my 1932 Pietenpol homebuilt is 680lbs, with 55hp Model A. You seem fat for a bare frame..... Having a tether will keep the FAA...
  14. Question(s) Re: The flying VCU senior project, we need your expertise

    Looks like a cool project. Other flying platforms I've read about used pilot weight shift as part of the control system. No weight penalties with that. I would consider counter rotating props on...
  15. Thread: Robobuilder

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    This is just getting better and better. Robonet won't allow me to delete the serial number.....

    Rokon
  16. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Yes, I used the serial number at the bottom, even dug a loupe out to make sure I read it right. Robonet states you can't make any changes after registering, once deleted you can't re-register...
  17. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Well it was definitely the browser, Using IE on robonet allowed me to view the motion videos and download the shared motion files. I downloaded one and attempted to upload to the bot but got the...
  18. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Must be the browser, I use firefox....I'll try with IE.

    Thanks,
    Rokon
  19. Thread: Robobuilder

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    I went back to robonet, my s/n shows up on the my page. Still can't download from their site and the downloads from this site won't upload to the bot because of no serialcode. What do I do now???...
  20. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Alex, I did register the s/n on robobuilder.net...

    Alex,
    I did register the s/n on robobuilder.net but I haven't gotten any response when clicking the download icon for their motion file sharing. I had no problem downloading the files you posted on...
  21. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Has anyone successfully downloaded and run any of the shared motion files from robobuilder.net?? I can't seem to be able to get anything to download from this list of moves, nor watch any of the...
  22. Thread: Robobuilder

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    I've been able to spend some more time slogging thru the software updates and now seem to have motionbuilder, actionbuilder, Wck current and functional. I'm still having some issues with the RBCU. ...
  23. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Thanks for the reply Rift. I've been trying to get the updates installed but not having very much success. Vista is new to me and I'm struggling.... I've never updated a program without an...
  24. Thread: Robobuilder

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    I will readily admit to being a computer weinie, I may have to borrow someone's kid to help out with this mess. I didn't have much luck getting the updates installed. I'll try again tonight after...
  25. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Hey Rift
    I can see the "eyes" you mentioned, the sensor is there. Motionbuilder is version 1.0, firmware is unknown. Just got back with a usb/serial adapter, so I'll see if I can figure things...
  26. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Re: Robobuilder

    My Creator Kit 5720T arrived on schedule yesterday from Trossen and I was like a little kid at Christmas!!! I was impressed with the kit. It wasn't overly packaged, no parts to trim from trees,...
  27. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Thats a bummer. I wonder if you could hack the internals of a Robobuilder servo liberating its circuit to drive a physically small PWM servo less the encoder feedback?? I just like the idea of a...
  28. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Can someone tell me if it will be feasible to interface standard hobby RC servos to the Robobuilder controller? I've been into RC aircraft over 25 years and have a boatload of servos of every...
  29. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Thanks for the reply Alex. Thats one less thing to worry about. My kit may arrive tomorrow, but more than likely on wednesday. I can't wait to get started on this!!!
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  30. Thread: Robobuilder

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    I will do that 4mem8. You have a great website. The RoboSapien was my first bot. I purchased it when they first came out. Never did hack it although I always wanted to. My ferrets used to tag...
  31. Thread: Robobuilder

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    That was me that called! You returned my call the next day but I was at work. Bit the bullet and ordered the kit regardless.
    In reference to the servo, I didn't mean the wire harness, I...
  32. Thread: Robobuilder

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    Robobuilder

    I just joined this group a few days ago and have been lurking and reading from the sidelines. Alot of interesting info on this sight. I have taken the plunge and ordered a Robobuilder kit which is...
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