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Online Kim Doherty

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Where it all started
« on: September 02, 2013, 12:49:01 PM »
I thought I would re-post the You Tube videos that started the whole fly-by-wire craze for those that are new to the forum or the concept.

On November 29, 2009 - Pat Mackenzie and I flew a true processor based "Fly-by-Wire" control line model airplane. There is no push rod between the bell crank and the elevator.

The model has dynamic throttle control and full fly-by-wire elevator with exponential. In the coming weeks we will activate the rudder and flaps with the same system. We will be able to have exponential on the flaps, differential flaps, exponential on the elevator and be able to mix flaps to elevator as suits the manoeuvre.

If you look very closely at the end of the longer video you will see the lead outs moving but not the elevator.

I have included two links to YouTube for you viewing pleasure and some pictures of the model. Note that the model would not have to be powered by electric to have the same control system.

I would like to thank Pat for the enormous amount of work he put into this project!! It could not have been done without him.


Enjoy!!   

Kim.

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Re: Where it all started
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 01:39:07 PM »
Kim,

Wow!

A break through in "CL science!" Many kudos!! H^^

I wish I had the correct mindset from the beginning and understood your efforts better.

Can't keep something that great and useful in just your own corral.

You'll be selling stuff, eventually, correct?  #^

I for one am looking forward to much much more.

You have me thinking.  ;D

Charles

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Re: Where it all started
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 05:19:44 PM »
Charles,

Thanks for the kind words.

No, we will not be selling this stuff, just interested in developing it.

Kim.


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