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Today, dodginess ensued. Hackery of the much fun kind.

The motor controller in my heli has been getting hot, too hot, recently, now that I'm actually able to keep the thing in the air for more than 10 seconds at a time, whole minutes now, even. Hot enough that it's going into thermal shutdown. How silly I think. Strapping a couple of heatsinks to the top didn't help. However, digging through my collection of old bits'n'pieces, and pulling out a laptop CPU cooling fan has. So now my heli has a cooling fan in it. I will replace the controller at some stage with a better one, but in the meantime, until I'm feeling not-quite-so-poor, this appears to be working.


ancient.fm is also proving silly (lyrics)

but not as silly as plants vs zombies. now *that's* sillydodgy.
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Today, dodginess ensued. Hackery of the much fun kind.

The motor controller in my heli has been getting hot, too hot, recently, now that I'm actually able to keep the thing in the air for more than 10 seconds at a time, whole minutes now, even. Hot enough that it's going into thermal shutdown. How silly I think. Strapping a couple of heatsinks to the top didn't help. However, digging through my collection of old bits'n'pieces, and pulling out a laptop CPU cooling fan has. So now my heli has a cooling fan in it. I will replace the controller at some stage with a better one, but in the meantime, until I'm feeling not-quite-so-poor, this appears to be working.


ancient.fm is also proving silly (lyrics)

but not as silly as plants vs zombies. now *that's* sillydodgy.

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