Sugo SG07 RC Sim Box V3

Posted 20141109

In the past five months this box has been through three iterations. During the last teardown it recieved a new video card, power supply, power switch, and a tacky Decepticon LED car badge.

Build List:

  • Sugo Series SG07B Case
  • MSI Z87I GAMING AC Mini ITX Motherboard
  • Intel Core i5-4570S Haswell Processor
  • Thermalright AXP-100 CPU Heatsink
  • G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM
  • MSI GTX 760 GAMING ITX 2GB Video Card
  • SeaSonic SS-850KM3 Modular Power Supply
  • Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III Solid State Drive
  • Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB 3.5" Hard Drive
  • Two Noctua NF-S12A 120 x 25mm Fans (one for the CPU and one at the top ...

Blade 350 QX2 FPV Gear

Posted 20141031

My Blade 350 QX2 is now fitted with fpv gear. Click the images for further details.

Parts List:

  • Fatshark 420L CCD PilotCAM V2 FPV
  • ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz 600mW Audio/Video Transmitter
  • Generic 5.8GHz Circular Polarized Antenna
  • Female JST Plug Connector Cable
  • Generic AV Transmitter Carbon Fiber Mounting Plate
  • IBCrazy 12 Volt DC LC FPV Power Filter
  • 3.5mm Bullet Plug Connectors

FrankenQuad - Nano QX/QR Infra/1SQ

Posted 20141010

I've recently modified my first FrankenQuad (aka Dori-bird), swapping out the Ladybird V2 flight controller for a Blade Nano QX board.

Parts List:

  • Flight Controller: Blade Nano QX
  • Frame: Walkera QR Infra X
  • Motors/Booms: Heli-Max 1SQ
  • Canopy: Heli-Max 1SQ
  • Battery: Walkera QR Infra X 600mAh lipo
  • Propellers: Hubsan X4 or Heli-Max 1SQ

Motor leads had to be reversed for correct prop rotation. Hubsan X4 props are nice for their resilience after a crash, but they tend to pop off these motors during flight so I've been using stock 1SQs. The quadcopter is a bit sluggish now possibly due to the flight controller being tuned for much less weight. It requires ...

CNC Project Mothballed

Posted 20140624

We're under contract to sell our house so my 2x2 CNC project has been mothballed. It's been packed up and is temporarily in storage as we reside in our apartment looking for our next house.