That’s right, another high power black box :) After spending good part of the past year and a half I finally decided to go on with the plan of building a charger case.
Now this is something really special. Festo, a company that specializes in innovative automation technologies just released a video showing off the capabilities of their newest flying machine – the BionicOpter.
I highly recommend reading through the paper they published on the product website which describes the control mechanics in a bit more detail.
The site is finally fully functional on a new hosting but a lot has happened in the mean time. Katana now looks almost like a finished plane.
I installed nuts and carbon pegs that will hold the wing in place and finished sheeting the wing roots with balsa.
I finally got back to the Katana build yesterday. The original aileron design proved to be lacking in torsional rigidity. So much, that I decided to scrap them and start again. This is the “old new” design. Nothing revolutionary… They are still waiting for balsa sheeting and hinges.
Today I finished preparing wing components and started the work on wings.
Today, I moved forward with the fuse build quite a bit. I decided against using most of the fuselage formers – namely F-3 through F-6. Thin ply wouldn’t help stiffness of the frame too much, so I chose to glue most of the thing from balsa bars. First, balsa sides needed some prep work.