I decided to use the Parkzone T-28 as the initial plane for my APM. I picked it beacause it is a straight forward 4 channel foam plane that fits in my trunk assembled and it has a huge removable…Continue
kludge "to improvise with a kludge or kludges" and kludgemanship "skill in designing or applying kludges".
A crock that works.
An ill-assorted collection of poorly matching parts, forming a distressing whole.
Something that works for the wrong reason.
A kludge is often used to fix an unanticipated problem in an earlier kludge; this is essentially a kind of cruft.
Interesting things I saw at the EAA Airventure event in Wisconsin this week.
Here is former GMA host David Hartman interviewing astronauts Chris Hadfield, Chris Ferguson, Charles Precourt, and Charles Duke.
Hadfield talked about space walking and his youtube video. …Continue
Happen to run across this today. Great interview and a look at the workshop!
In between aircraft I built this rover. It is a Traxxas Slash frame with a piece of 1/8" aircraft plywood on top for an electronics platform. The plywood measures 16.5" x 6.5". It was super easy to build. In the next few days I will finish configuring the electronics, update and confirgure the software and test it out. …Continue
I am just finishing the Intro to Artificial Intelligence free on-line class from Stanford. There are probably many helpful things in this wonderful class taught by Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun. But I have to mention the Particle filter algorithm that can locate a vehicle in a previously mapped environment quickly and with minimal computation. …Continue