Bit of a cheat, Mat finished it for me…

My FatYak lay dormant for a while until Mat offered to finish putting the radio gear in and spraying it.  Here are her new clothes, you like??

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GCSE Product Design Project – Depron Ducted Fan Stealth Beast with FPV

Close up showing the ducted fan

Close up showing the ducted fan

A student at my school has built an electric ducted fan stealth flying wing for his GCSE Product Design project. The clever bugger has also added FPV and says it has tested very nicely (short flights of about 2-3 mins as he didn’t want to break it before the examiner sees it!) Continue reading


Flight Testing my 3D Printed Bomb Mechanism

Wildthing with Bomb Dropping MechanismFinally the wind changed to SW & I tested my radio controlled bomb dropping mechanism at our local slope in Winchelsea. I tested it using my old faithful SAS Wildthing, a model I am used to and don’t mind sacrificing in the name of foolishness (not that I was expecting anything bad to happen!?!) Continue reading


Building a 3D printed bomb bay for my SAS wildthing

Bomb bay door device on my aged table in the garden. Fascinating!

Bomb bay door device on my aged table in the garden. Fascinating!

I always start these things by putting the images in first, it’s the only way my poor little brain can produce such a level of nonsense.

The first print failed badly. After much head scratching I realised it was because I used ‘components’ when making the model (which is a really good idea normally!) so I ‘exploded’ the model until it had no components in it. Continue reading


Designing a bomb dropping thing for my Wildthing

Open showing the servo

I’ve been meaning to make a bomb dropping mechanism for a while now, probably about 25 years! I’d like to say I carefully researched it etc. but I just thought of an idea and went for it. I went with a sort of box that splits in half to release its payload and is small enough to stick on the side of my SAS Wildthing (hopefully, can’t say I’ve researched / measured that either – live life by the seat of your pants!!) Continue reading