The most commonly discussed Achilles heel to the Fiesta XR4/ST150 is the IB5 transmission. The gearbox doesn’t randomly explode, but has one significant weakness in addition to the “usual” front-wheel-drive hot-hatch gearbox fragility.Continue reading Ford Fiesta XR4 / ST150 Differential Bearings
In 1998 Kyosho released the PureTen GP Spider Mk2, a nitro powered 1/10th scale touring car featuring an in-house developed GS11R engine. On this page you will find a collection of resources that will help you restore and maintain these unique cars. Continue reading Kyosho PureTen GP Spider Mk2 – Resources
When UAVFutures published their guide on building a $99 Pro FPV Racing Quadcopter I was intrigued. Could it really be done for that price? Could I build it better? Would the result at the end be substantially better than my first quadcopter? There was only one way to find out; Build it! Continue reading Building the $99 Pro FPV Racing Quadcopter
The Quanum Trifecta sold through Hobbyking is a circa 295mm Tri-copter that folds for transport yet still carries 8″ propellers. In my first post I gave a bit of background on the project and following on from that this post will give a rundown of the parts sourced for the build.
The hardest thing about building my own quadcopter from random parts has been the process I’m about to describe. Using (flying) it. You see, if like me you’ve never flown anything before you’re going to be starting at the bottom of a steep learning curve. Continue reading Lessons from Flying my DIY Quadcopter Badly
It has taken a few weeks to get myself to the point of assembling my drone, but finally I’m now largely assembled, wired and starting back on the “do it right” bits like using Loctite to secure some of the frame screws. Continue reading See how I’m Assembling my Drone