Marco Cruz
  • Male
  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • United States

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  • Divya
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Marco Cruz posted a video

Custom made gimbal

Simple camera rig design to keep an steady image under heavy wind turbulence.
May 29, 2019
Marco Cruz posted a status
May 29, 2019
Marco Cruz left a comment for Divya
"Did you repair the plane?? have you purchase an other one!!! if you have done so, the best thing you can do is to build a Fiber Glass Mold (make sure the mold goes alltheway to the shoulders where the wings start) of the entire bottom nose, in that…"
May 17, 2019
Marco Cruz commented on palo sestak's photo

Skywalker X8 2.7m

"One wonder if this plane is finish, and flying already! Hope to see some more pictures of it! Great Job!! "
May 16, 2019
Marco Cruz commented on yangdaonline's blog post 30X zoom camera for fix wing and VTOL, with object tracking
"One wonder if they have any plans to make one a bit smaller, lighter and specially cheaper!! I mean the price is really out of the range of most modelers, and FPV people! "
May 15, 2019
Marco Cruz posted a video

MaX-8.Skywaler.. Maiden fligh.."Custom Brushless motor"

I was really sad when It was impossible to find a motor that wouldn't survive for more than a single flight without burn in less than 20 min.... so I decide ...
May 13, 2019
Marco Cruz posted a status
May 13, 2019

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I'm just a humble Cat Rattler Engineer! hoping to one day make a better more efficient RC Turbofan!
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Using my old MFD Autopilot "with auto pilot allow me to use the Y points that I can program via GPS
Daytona Beach

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Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 10:47pm on January 15, 2015, Divya said…

At 10:51pm on January 15, 2015, Divya said…

Can anybody suggest some reinforcement ideas for the skywalker nose? 

Due to CG constraints we have to place our 450 gms camera gimbal in the nose for which a large hole was cut out.

The system is 5.5 kgs and crashes bad resulting in the nose area getting damaged everytime.

Fiberglassing may work but incase of a bad crash it becomes impossible to glue the pieces back. Also adds weight!

At 10:52am on January 16, 2015, Divya said…

My pleasure! Thanks for your suggestion"

At 11:03am on January 16, 2015, Divya said…

Also just to clarify the whole has been cut right where you install your nose gear and i would have to probably glass the entire thing from outside.

I catapult launch it and yeah so any mislaunch and I get a broken nose to repair!

At 11:22am on January 16, 2015, Divya said…

I live in India and I am part of the UAV team in my university. Another guy from the team is the pilot, yet to learn flying myself =p.

At 5:04pm on January 16, 2015, Marco Cruz said…

Well that is kind of sad that you are in the other side of the planet! Never the less I'm more than glad only if in any way I manage to give you some kind of help with your problem. I use a 1.2 Oz Fiberglass mat and is as thin as a piece of paper "The ones used to print on the computer" and it doesn't add that much weight! Also more important than any thing else is the fact that it actually increase the strength of the plane so much that it make the plane almost indestructible, I have seen many many harsh landings that would have destroyed the plane if it wouldn't have been cover in fiberglass.

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