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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by export! on February 24, 2017, 06:42:38 AM »
I'd be in. 


For some reason I got the itch and started reading about quadcopters again after not really looking at anything for about 2yrs.   HOLY CRAP does the tech change fast.   I'm seriously considering this;




If you read all the tech/features you'll be blown away.
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by Gunfighter51 on February 18, 2017, 02:38:54 PM »
Damn!  Your quite up to speed on the rice grinders!
All I know is a small block chevy, and that ain't much.
I once had a built chevyII, built by my neighbor who was a racing guru, promptly crashed it 30 days after I bought it. (not my fault)
Fortunately he worked at State Farm and got me a settlement even though I shouldn't have gotten one. Crashed at an open intersection, no one's fault.
Sold the salvage for about what I paid for it.  $600 plus got a $300 check from State Farm, paid $650 for it. It was all engine, no car. 1963 Chevy II.
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by Glacier Girl on February 18, 2017, 04:49:03 AM »
Yeah :'(  More in parts so far then the price of the car.
Oh well, can't spend it when I'm dead, might as well have some fun while I can.

Actually it's really enjoyable, I love to learn about things, no matter what it is. So now, I get to share what I know about setting up a car with Shane, and he's showing me the ins and outs of electronic wizardry programming. The stuff you can do with the car's computer and how it can change/adjust the engine and drivetrain is mind boggling.

Things we could never get around without some serious mechanical reworking are now just a couple of clicks in the lap top.

Remove the EGR (pollution controls) frees up roughly 15 horsepower, and drops 8.5 pounds of weight. In my day that meant retune the carb and timing, and pulling the bulb for the check engine lamp now on.

On the EVO, 3 clicks in the programming, and it makes the car think the system is still there, won't turn it on, and can still pass a smog/emission test. 

I learned that trick from Scott's evil Volkswagen diesel folks.  You know how they skunked the Fed emission standards on those smoke belching cars.

I did have to get back and show Shane his old man still knows a couple of tricks too. On turbo engines, at boost, there is a huge amount of back pressure/blowby in the engine. Makes everything work harder, reduces oil flow back to the pan, and can push oil into the turbo. So bad it can blow the engine oil dipstick and oil out of the car. All not good things.  Depending on how you look at it, it can be a big problem or an easy fix.

The fix is an easy one. Think of the car as having gas, how do you get rid of gas? Burp or fart.  ::) Pretty simple.
The current fix is a fart. They plum the engine valve cover to exhaust the blowby into a catch can. That's fine, but then they plumb it back into the engine. What they are doing is dumping oil, unburnt fuel, and moisture, either back into the intake, or straight into the oil pan. None of those things are good for an engine.

Their other problem was not thinking it through. Where you exhaust the blowby. The current crop of folks use three lines to exhaust blow by, but they didn't consider what is happening inside the valve cover. Pair of camshafts spinning, and lifters flying up and down spewing oil.  Mitsubishi installed baffles in the valve cover to control the splashing, and it tends to force it one way.  Yep right where these guys have their blow by tubes. So they see large amounts of oil going into a catch can, and not back to the engine till it gets plumbed back. Along with the crap mixed with it.

I took the cover apart and traced the flow. Pretty ingenious Japs. the way it's designed almost no oil makes it past, but blowby can. More not thinking it through.  The PCV system that is to take that blowby and pump it into the intake to burn, does not work under boost. Not enough vacuum in the system to function. 

I installed one line 5/8" into the valve cover opposite the side of everyone else. Guess what? There is no oil getting sprayed into it, just plain old blow by gasses. We get maybe a teaspoon of oil in the can after a day's racing. All the other crap never sees the engine again.  Bonus is we get the same fixes, more horsepower, better oil flow, and no contamination of the oil.

The old dog beat the new crop. I remembered the good old days. We didn't have PCV valves, valve covers had blow by tubes hooked to the valve covers. All the blow by got dumped out onto the road.

Best part was seeing Shane's face as his brain finally saw the light of what I did.
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by Gunfighter51 on February 17, 2017, 04:59:09 AM »
I'll bet that was pricey!
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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by AceJ on February 16, 2017, 05:58:34 AM »
wow and I thought I had projects going  :o

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General Discussion / Re: So what are you working on besides an awesome plane?
« Last post by Glacier Girl on February 16, 2017, 04:38:10 AM »
Time to get serious. This was sitting outside the garage last night.
New 4" Titanium exhaust, 18x9.5 wheels with Bridgestone race tires, complete front and rear wide stance suspension and mustache bar, front and rear bumpers, quick release steering system, fire suppression system, E85 fuel pump and injectors.

Old car has been completely gutted, down to every nut/bolt/clip removed, and it's off to the scrap yard.
Need the room, as between the new and old there isn't room to walk in the garage.
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by Glacier Girl on February 01, 2017, 04:33:38 AM »
Hey Terry, Yep me too, I miss the whole gang, I'd go for another fly in in a heart beat. And great you are getting Parker into planes.

Anywho, on the airplane vein, it actually flew! What started out as a need something for 5 bucks to use a discount coupon at ACE hardware, turned into a kinda double project.  And I found out there may be a limit to too much Ken stupid power. Sorta. ::)

I had picked up one of those 5 dollar beer cooler foam gliders, little thing maybe a two foot wingspan, sorta looks like a jet.
Dug through the scrap piles and found a pair of 30mm fans from the old Paladin. Pair of 5 gram servos, esc, rx, and a 3S600 pack.

Got it cobbled together got the CG where it was originally, and took it out to the field. WOT, and heave! Yep one of those clenching moments as it slowly gathered speed and lost altitude.  :o  About 50-75 feet out the two equalled and off she went.

Looped around and eased off the throttle to slow down a bit. With that she dropped like a rock!  Appeared there was a really delicate balance between thrust/speed/altitude/weight.  Managed to "land" in the tall grass, and headed home, working out a plan.

2nd evolvement, well why not a V1 rocket. Removed the twin fans, mounted one up on a pylon , added 3 pill bottles for ducting, and took the sweep out of the wings to a straight style, with some dihedral added.  Now lighter, less power, but easier to balance it.  We'll see what happens... :P

Anywho, off to Shane's house. Pallet of new parts showed up yesterday for the EVO. Bumpers, canards, wing, complete lightweight wide stance suspension, front and rear, titanium exhaust and intake, wheels and tires, Still have to finish stripping the old EVO, and then cut it up for scrap. Stay tuned for more boo boos.  ;)
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by TerryE on January 25, 2017, 10:42:35 AM »
Hey all;


Been a looooooooooooooooooooooooooong time.
Been very busy with family / cub scouts / and all that.
Parker and I are getting into R/C with electric monster trucks. He is all about those right now.
Also a pretty good little quad pilot - at 7 years old (can you believe it has been that long)?


Plan to get him into planes in the spring - still have a slow stick that I will use with him.


Glad to see the site is still alive (if barely) and that y'all are still here.  I think about you guys a lot, even if I don't come in and post. 


I would love another get-together, bottle rockets, tent peeing and all!  :)


Well, gotta run - supposed to be doing work!


Later.
Terry
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by Gunfighter51 on January 25, 2017, 03:22:42 AM »
Brad,
     I think that will happen, I just don't know when.
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General Discussion / Re: Badius Owners Club 2
« Last post by Glacier Girl on January 24, 2017, 11:52:49 AM »
Yeah it seems life gets in the way for us.  I guess that's life. I too will never forget the times together, and apart.
Everyone here I considered a friend at least, if not family.  And for me that says a lot as I don't have any friends, and I don't associate with family.

I'm not ready to give up flying, heck I have a V1 semi copy on the bench right now that I'm building.


And yeah I agree it would be FANTASTIC to get everyone back together at least one more time for the stupidity and fun we had before. 
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