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Old 03-14-2012, 03:37 PM
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Default RV-10 Build #41347 Minnesota

Construction of my RV10 began on Valentines Day, 2012 (I have a VERY supportive wife!).

As of last night, I got the HS cleco'd up for the first time. It's cool to start to get a feel for the size of this thing!!!



I've been keeping a very detailed build log on my blog (link in my sig), but one of the things I'm going to attempt is to make a time-lapse video of my entire build. Every time I work on the plane, I start up the webcam. When the night is done, I throw the pictures from the cam into Windows Movie Maker, and it spits out a WMV video. This gets uploaded to youtube and added to a play list. The play list feature of youtube will let you watch the entire build in order, starting with the first video.

The only problem is that at the current time lapse rate of 100x real time, a 2000 hour build will be 20 hours of video!

You can check out the time lapse HERE

I also ran out of clecos last night. Time to order more tools!
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:00 PM
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Looks great. Loving the German Shepherd! My GSD loves hanging out in the shop with me while I build

I grew up in the Eden Praire area and loved looking at the few RVs while working the ramp at FCM.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:03 PM
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Default I too started on V-day

I also started my build on V-day, just 1 year before in 2011.

Still not sure how I got away with starting it that day, but wife is still supportive.

This time next year your project could look like this


averaging about 75 hrs/month.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:31 PM
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I also started my build on V-day, just 1 year before in 2011.

Still not sure how I got away with starting it that day, but wife is still supportive.

This time next year your project could look like this


averaging about 75 hrs/month.
That's really encouraging, as I'm going the slow-build route as well! I put in 60 hours in the first 4 weeks, but I've had some unusually busy weekends to contend with so far.

This weekend, I have all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday free... so I'm hoping to make some good progress!
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:55 PM
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The time-lapse is great. How did you do it?

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:23 PM
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I see your R/C trucks in the background. Are they for sale yet?
Won't have much time for those!. I raced 1/10 and 1/12 scale on road
until 1993 (the year I started my -6), should have sold the stuff then, cause
I still have most of it! Tried to get back into it but decided to build another
RV instead.

Good luck on your project.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:05 PM
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The time-lapse is great. How did you do it?

Andy
Copy pasta from my post here: http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...t=83632&page=4

I have a full desktop PC on my main workbench (with a 32" HDTV for a monitor ) running Windows 7. A laptop would work just as well. Not sure about other operating systems, as I use Windows Live Movie Maker... which comes pre-loaded on Windows 7.

The webcam is a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000, but any webcam that the PC recognizes will work.

I also have a 30' USB extension cable from monoprice.com ($9, LOVE MONOPRICE!!!)

The program I use to capture pictures from my webcam is called Booru (http://lumai.se/bc.html). The extent of the configuration is telling the app which webcam to use, how often to take a picture, and where to store the pictures. Mine is set to take a pic every 5 seconds. There are other apps that do the same thing, but I haven't investigated them.

My process is this:

1. Put the webcam somewhere it can get a good view of the work area. Mine is normally clamped to a shelf somewhere.
2. Open Booru (it starts recording as soon as it opens)
3. Build an airplane.
4. When finished building the airplane, quit the Booru app.
5. I move the captured pictures to another folder, but only because I'm going to keep them all. If you're only interested in the video, you can ignore this step... and delete the pics when you're done.
6. Open Windows Live Movie Maker
7. In WLMM, click "All Pictures or Videos"
8. Browse to your pictures folder, right click > select all, then click "open".
9. In WLMM, hit the edit button.
10. There is now a field to choose how long to display each pic. I use .05 seconds.
11. Hit "Save Video" You now have a WMV Video file.


It looks like a lot all typed up, but it takes me about 20 seconds from start to finish (except the "build an airplane" step)


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I see your R/C trucks in the background. Are they for sale yet?
Won't have much time for those!. I raced 1/10 and 1/12 scale on road
until 1993 (the year I started my -6), should have sold the stuff then, cause
I still have most of it! Tried to get back into it but decided to build another
RV instead.

Good luck on your project.
Yup. Lots of RC. Too much RC. Mostly brushless/lipo off road, one on-road, gas 1/5 scale buggy (HPI Baja), and 11 ones that fly, from mini heli's to an electric ducted fan jet w/ retracts!
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:28 PM
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I am finally getting 5 r/c planes(1 elec) and 1 elect buggy back out to clean all the spider webs off after 5 years. I cycled batteries once a year...we'll see how they hold up. Capacities did not drop as much as I figured. I have 8/12 year olds that want to learn.

Many of us got our start in r/c. Makes this the fourth restart for me. Military, moving, house building, kids, rv building...you know. I decided to keep them all this time.

Keep trucking on that build and in three years you can be joining us in the air. It is a great airplane. Well worth the time and money.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:25 AM
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We started final drilling the HS skins last night. I let the wife run the drill (with a reamer in it), and I followed behind marking finished holes and moving clecos. After a few minutes, we got into a good rhythm and made good progress.



Half the HS is now drilled, and in a little under 1 hour.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:54 AM
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Yup. Lots of RC. Too much RC.
Blasphemy!!!

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