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SU-31

Getting tired of my F22 EDF plane not working… Lets make a SU-31 instead


Cleaning a Compaq laptop fan

I really hate you Compaq! I friend of mine has a Compaq laptop that is slow and shutting down sporadically. This is usually due to dust in the fan. So I offered to clean it. I’ve done this a bunch of times before, so hard can it be. Turns out it can be extremly hard…


Setup my own Minecraft server

My two children are now so into Minecraft I had two buy a second license so that they could play together. Also to avoid letting them roam around on the internet in search for servers, I set up my own. Thankfully it was quite easy, at least compared to installing all kinds of weird Minecraft…


F-22 Black Pringles mark II

New and improved. Added extra re-enforcement to the fusalage by adding another layer of EPO to the underside. And also two carbon fiber tubes between the layers. Now it’s really stiff and can support a 3s 2.2Ah battery. The nose is made of soft EPP which makes the whole plane bounce when crashing on the…


New body for F-22 Black Pringles

Finally after much trial and error, I found a working design for my EDF plane. But, by now the plane was in such bad shape after all the crashes so I had to start building a new one. I cant’t wait to see it fly!


Moved to WordPress!

I have now moved the entire Praetorsoft site to WordPress. I got tired of BlogEngine.NET. It was nicely done with ASP.NET but it was a hassle and I don’t really have the time to fiddle with the blog. So I moved to WordPress which seems nicer and easier to use. This way I can get…


Plane material

Some depron, carbon fiber┬átubes and piano wire arrived today. I’m going to try and build my own RC planes and this is the first shipment of material. I’m currently creating a shopping list for all the electronics from Hobby King, unfortunately their delivery times are quite slow.


Plane crash

My first day of flying my plane for the year ended abruptly. I misjudged how far of the plane was when I was bringing it around for a landing and it ended up in a tree. High up in a tree. I would estimate around 7m up and probably 4m out from the trunk. Of…


New Arduino stuff arrived

I got some new toys from Deal Extreme today. One Freaduino Leonardo, 2 relay boards, a simple display, SD-card reader and some cables. This was only a partial delivery as I’m still waiting for another Freaduino, a nano arduino and a Bluetooth module. I’m going to use these parts for two different projects. One to…


Audio device replaced

Well, the UCA222 did not work as I thought. I always research a lot before I buy something but this time I just bought it. That turned out to be a mistake. It worked alright but not loud enough for any software to properly hear the guitar. After some research it turns out that if…