Added circlips (C-clips) to the base of the telephone chord untangles
where they protrude from the blade axle, and increased the depth of the
recess in the engine nacelles.
Noticed lose lower hub axle and
discoverd the Gorilla Glue fatigued and failed after it thoroughly
dried and became brittle, so rebuilt the hub, and substituted a 3 mm
0.5 screw in a dowel section in a grommet for the brass tube axle.
The screw matches the RC transmitter gimbal arm, which will
protrude through the bottom of the hub when it and the transmitter are
mounted in the hub. Glued the aluminum gimble handle nut into
bearing, and mounted the bearing in a rigid conduit compression coupler
that I attached to the end of a 0.5" PVC pipe.
Reamed a 1.25"
PVC adapter in excess of the diameter of the PVC pipe, inserted it into
a 1.25" coupler, and screwed screen door rollers to the coupler to
provide a means of keeping the Blade Flyer level without landing gear
until is achieves a rotational velocity sufficient to control its own
Modified and installed a 12" lazy susan bearing on the top of the lower
hub to replace the upper brass tube bearing.
Cut a 4" diameter hole or larger through the lower hub plates.
Cut a slot in upper hub for hub locking wheel to enter when the hub
a mount from scrap 1x6" lumber, and attached a drawer slide to it.
Attached a digital fish scale to the slide to display the weight
of the Blade Flyer.
Attached the air speed meter to an arm
attached to the slide such that both displays can be seen from the left
side with a video camera.