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Old 01-03-2004, 02:49 PM
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After succesfully flying my DWE Widget outdoors using traditional R/C conponents like servos and a GWS, I managed to crash it twice while trying to fly it indoors. It was simply too heavy!

To lighten up my Widget, I used two magnet actuators and an RFFS100 module from [link=http://www.smallrc.com/dwehtml/iemicro.cfm]Dynamic Web Enterprises (DWE)[/link].

My 1.7oz Widget not only can fly indoors now but it can fly in a very confined area in my own backyard!
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The magnetic actuators easily mounted in holes that I cut into each side of the frame.

The control surfaces are then linked with carbon rods using solid wire ends in a "Z" bend.
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Since I was initially a bit tail heavy and my foam elevator warped easily, I "killed two birds" by making a balsa elevator. Even on foam models, the lighter and stronger balsa wood makes a superior control surface.
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The KP-00 can fly the Widget at only 1/2 throttle. It mounted with just a dab of foam-safe CA.
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An inside view reveals the magnetic actuators, Azarr antenna, and my plug-n-play charging unit from the Lightning (aka Micro Taxi).

The single DWE 230mAh cell is mounted up front just behind the front wall.
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