Monthly Archives: April 2014

Finwing Penguin control horns & Rods

Very quick post this before i forget, decided to bin the crap control horns and rods as i’ve heard stories of people losing planes due to horns bending and snapping due to them being soft copper. So decided to go … Continue reading

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3S Lipo weight size comparison

Thought id post a couple of pics of some of the packs i use along with some notes. Currently i use 3 different pack 3350mAh Overlanders 2650mAh Haiyins 3300mAh Nano-Techs Each of them are spot on weight wise compared to … Continue reading

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Penguin v2 Trying to keep the electronics tidy

With so much space its hard not to just throw the electrics in and have done with it. Going to keep all the electrics as tidy as possible to the sides of the cockpit, try and keep the interference to … Continue reading

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Penguin v 2 ESC Temperature Sensor Mod

Decided i wanted to monitor the temperature of my ESC as it will be mounted inside the fuselage. Cut a small square away from the ESC heatsink cover and cyano’d the thermistor to the heatsink like so , click image … Continue reading

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Penguin v2 Fuselage Glueing

My first experience of using UHU POR and touch wood its been a good one (I normally use Yellow Gorilla glue). So prepped all surfaces which consisted of a light rub down with sandpaper then clean with alcohol rub to … Continue reading

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Penguin v2 Tail boom mounted elevator servo mod

Common mod this but a good one, didn’t want to put the elevator servo in the standard position, plus will give me more scope for changing the CG up front. So enjoy the pics, click to enlarge. Hot Glued in … Continue reading

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SmallPartsCNC Penguin Aluminium motor mount

After much deliberation i went with the SPCNC motor mount which gives me the option to use up to 12” props and really low KV motors for endurance. Its dead easy to fit draw a cross following the existing holes, … Continue reading

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ReadyMadeRC Eagletree Antenna Tracker

Finally got round to building the tracker, the result is quite amazing Did have to make an LC filter to filter the servo noise from the video feed as i am also powering the 5.8Ghz receiver from the same lipo. … Continue reading

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Bixler 2 Build #2 Crash :(

It was inevitable and long overdue, Id gone out with 6 charged lipos ready for a good hour and a half FPV’ing and what happens.? On my first launch i nailed her into the ground the result is below Still … Continue reading

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