Saturday, March 10, 2007

My new RC airplane

It's been 15 years since I had a serious RC model airplane, one that was capable of doing all kinds of aerobatics. Now I can let that part of the child in me out to play again. Of course it helps having a father in law that imports all the goodies. He got me a Multiplex Acromaster with all the necessary parts, brushless motor, electronic speed controller, servoes and a huge LiPo battery. Like any good geek I obviously documented the building process.

Now I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to attach my cell phone to it, so I can do some filming while flying. Kind of risky flying your phone at 80 km/h our 300m over the ground, you might say. Yes, maybe, filming your neighborhood and yourself from the air, priceless.

On a slightly related note, take a look at this pamphlet. It's a commercial for some German consulting company. So, what's special with it? Well I'm on the picture! A guy actually mailed me saying he had found the picture in Flickr, and that he wanted to use it. He even paid med 50 euros for it! Not bad, eh? Credit to Kari, though, after all she was the one that shot the picture while I was flying.


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My personal photogallery generated using my own tool, Atacama. Pictures of events and travels from the last 10 years or so.

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This is my thesis from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where I took my Masters degree. I hope you can read Norwegian!