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Old 11-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #61
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I don't have pics, but when I was in 6th grade, I bought an airplane model kit, stripped the interior, and fitted a motor and solar panel to the plane to make a solar powered plane. Then wired it up so that it could be remote controlled.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #62
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #63
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:14 PM   #64
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I don't have pics, but when I was in 6th grade, I bought an airplane model kit, stripped the interior, and fitted a motor and solar panel to the plane to make a solar powered plane. Then wired it up so that it could be remote controlled.
Did it work?
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:22 PM   #65
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Did it work?
Yes and no.

My mini solar panel and engine were not big enough to power the weight of the plane. The propeller spun and the plane moved, but I couldn't get it to stay in the air long enough.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:09 AM   #66
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Yes and no.

My mini solar panel and engine were not big enough to power the weight of the plane. The propeller spun and the plane moved, but I couldn't get it to stay in the air long enough.
bigger battery pack maybe?
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:16 AM   #67
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:14 AM   #68
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bigger battery pack maybe?
Maybe. Needed more power for sure. Weight was most definitely the issue. But that was 11+ years ago.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:58 AM   #69
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:35 AM   #70
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Kuksul08, here is a picture of the bottom end all assembled, and another one of the piston/rod setup (GO USF BULLS! ) I have the exploded drawing and animation on my home computer that I'll try to find and post later. I also made a flywheel and oil pan, and yes every stupid bolt for it too lol.

This was more fun than a project for me... I wish I could use SW everyday at work lol, I'm soooo underemployed lol


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Old 11-08-2012, 07:11 PM   #71
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #72
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Plenty more things I've made at my house that i don't have pictures of. Also currently making a DVD stand with doors and glass panes in the doors.

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:22 PM   #73
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The table is mahogany top and stunning in person, and the coat stand is ash with mahogany down the center and inlaid into the legs.

The entertainment stand is filthy with dust in that picture, but really nice in person.

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:23 PM   #74
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:00 PM   #75
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Nice work Trashcan. Wood working is difficult to make it look pro. There are so many tricks you need to know from picking the right wood to making sure it's all square and then finishing it properly.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #76
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Nice work Trashcan. Wood working is difficult to make it look pro. There are so many tricks you need to know from picking the right wood to making sure it's all square and then finishing it properly.
Thanks! Yeah, there's a lot of tricky stuff to it, but it's worth it when a nice project comes out. The trickiest part is figuring out how to join stuff to hide where pieces meet. I build furniture on the side when i have time (full time cnc machinist) and have my own shop at my house. Woodworking is my real passion.

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:59 AM   #77
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Good work on that black-legged table though, looks nice!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:37 AM   #78
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Lol. That pictures a bit old. Here's a current one i just snapped. And thanks.

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:42 AM   #79
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:50 AM   #80
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