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CPD's Workbench
A new series by CPD (me) about fixing and or modding helis and whatever random stuff I can fix or mod.
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Ok, I figured out how ti move this. If anybody still has problems posting suggestions or anything to this, let me know.

 

As allways, if you have any ideas that I could do, let me know!

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Well, here's my new youtube series that I'm going to do. "CPD's Workbench" is just me showing how to do whatever requests I have for things to fix or mod. I don't really have anything at the moment, so if you have anything you want to see, and Supernova hasn't already done a video, let me know, and I'll see what I can do. It doesn't have to be helis either, if it's something I have laying around or am allowed to bring up to school, I'll see what I can do. (but don't expect me to do things like show how to put a red dot on a rifle or show how I made my hatchet's handle nicer to grip up here at the school--that wouldn't end well)

 

I've uploaded the first two episodes, the intro and "random blurblings"

 

The first episode is right here,

 

 

I'll post the second episode here in a couple of days, after the first one has time to be watched as much as it will be.

 

For reference, unless specifically requested by multiple people, or requested to go into further detail I will not do videos that SuperNova has already done. (of course excluding the basic videos that I might do anyway like simple tips and tricks, replacing blades, controller mods, and certain basic speedmods he might have also done.) 

 

The videos I will not be doing include the following:

 

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Rats--halfway through adding the first tag, I accidentally hit the enter key and it saved with just CPD for a tag, not CPD's Workbench... :/

 

Hope you guys enjoy and aprove!

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Does anybody have any ideas before I post the next video, or is this locked for everybody else? I tried making it not be locked, but I don't know if it worked...

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It is not locked ? All looks ok to me keep up the good work buddy  Smile

It says, say something here --- so I have

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Wow, how didn't that reply show up in the "new posts" thing? Hmmm...

 

Thanks, SN!

 

I guess I'll post the next episode, then, since the first one didn't really get that many views.

 

 

I'll also upload some more videos, but unfortunatly, since I don't have the working remote, they won't be as good I think. I know how you did a video on the inner workings of the s107 gearbox, and I think I'm going to do a version for the s800g.

 

Also, since I broke off the stupid tail for the yellow s107, and since the replacement has a whole tailboom, I think I'll show how to put the broken one on the 800 for decoration.

 

Can somebody else post on here or something to let me know if this is really not locked?

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Ok, Syma Freak'll have to move this over to the general part of the forum, it's locked for everybody but admins, which does it no good at all. (I wanted to move it, but I can't figure out how)

 

EDIT: For some reason, my reply got moved up to the top. I obviously JUST figured out how to move it.

 

If anybody has any suggestions or problems, let me know!

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CPD said
Ok, Syma Freak'll have to move this over to the general part of the forum, it's locked for everybody but admins, which does it no good at all. (I wanted to move it, but I can't figure out how)

 

EDIT: For some reason, my reply got moved up to the top. I obviously JUST figured out how to move it.

 

If anybody has any suggestions or problems, let me know!

I see you moved it ok,well done,I have also pinned it,so you should have your topic near the top..awesome info good on you..SF Surprised

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Yeah, I figured out how to do it just after pming you, but my internet started going really bad and I couldn't re-pm you to tell you I did. Sorry bout that.

 

Thanks for pinning it!

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What is happening on the bench now  ??

It says, say something here --- so I have

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What is happening on the bench now  ??

Well, I'll be honest, I don't think there's going to be any more episodes, at least for now. There's a couple of reasons--between needing to do nothing but school work for a while, the fact that the ideas I was hoping to come from viewers for new topics never came and the fact that, at least outside of this forum, they were a flop. The first episode did ok, about 250 views (high for my channel) 2 likes, 2 dislikes, the second one and the third ones have a whopping 35 views each and 1 like, 0 dislikes between the two of them. :/ I don't know about you, but that is a flop to me. Sure, most of my videos get about 30-37 views or so, but that's not sustainable for a series like this. I was hoping, like I said, for people to send in their ideas and needs for new videos, but that never happened, and I'm out of ideas.

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Oh well, It is not easy I know, my old you-tube account had the same views and less for months it takes time to get found.

It says, say something here --- so I have

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CPD said
What is happening on the bench now  ??

Well, I'll be honest, I don't think there's going to be any more episodes, at least for now. There's a couple of reasons--between needing to do nothing but school work for a while, the fact that the ideas I was hoping to come from viewers for new topics never came and the fact that, at least outside of this forum, they were a flop. The first episode did ok, about 250 views (high for my channel) 2 likes, 2 dislikes, the second one and the third ones have a whopping 35 views each and 1 like, 0 dislikes between the two of them. :/ I don't know about you, but that is a flop to me. Sure, most of my videos get about 30-37 views or so, but that's not sustainable for a series like this. I was hoping, like I said, for people to send in their ideas and needs for new videos, but that never happened, and I'm out of ideas.

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I watched your video on oiling and it reminded me that oiling these little machines is necessary.  So I ordered a little pen-type oiler from Amazon and will follow your advice when it arrives. 

So thank for spending the time and effort in producing your videos. 

PS: I like your mechanical drawing of the helicopter.  Are you a draftsman?  

 

MikeK

 

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MikeK said
I watched your video on oiling and it reminded me that oiling these little machines is necessary.  So I ordered a little pen-type oiler from Amazon and will follow your advice when it arrives. 

So thank for spending the time and effort in producing your videos. 

PS: I like your mechanical drawing of the helicopter.  Are you a draftsman?  

 

MikeK

 

Good to hear! Leave some feedback on how it goes! Just make sure it's plastic and electronic safe non-petroleum oil.

As for the little drawing, and if I'm a draftsman, well, yes and no, I'm a Mechanical Engineering Technology major at one of the satellite campuses to Pitt, and I drew that up when I got bored shortly after my Engineering Drawing class that I had last year.

 

Main campus goes straight to CAD, while the thinking here is that nobody learns the old way anymore, but if you have to make an initial sketch/set of drawings, or edit a sketch/set of drawings in the field, then it is important to know how to do them correctly. Also, it gives you a better understanding of what is behind a CAD drawing, rather than just bowling into one willy-nilly and just designing it without consideration of what is necessary.

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CPD said

MikeK said
I watched your video on oiling and it reminded me that oiling these little machines is necessary.  So I ordered a little pen-type oiler from Amazon and will follow your advice when it arrives. 

So thank for spending the time and effort in producing your videos. 

PS: I like your mechanical drawing of the helicopter.  Are you a draftsman?  

 

MikeK

 

Good to hear! Leave some feedback on how it goes! Just make sure it's plastic and electronic safe non-petroleum oil.
As for the little drawing, and if I'm a draftsman, well, yes and no, I'm a Mechanical Engineering Technology major at one of the satellite campuses to Pitt, and I drew that up when I got bored shortly after my Engineering Drawing class that I had last year.

 

Main campus goes straight to CAD, while the thinking here is that nobody learns the old way anymore, but if you have to make an initial sketch/set of drawings, or edit a sketch/set of drawings in the field, then it is important to know how to do them correctly. Also, it gives you a better understanding of what is behind a CAD drawing, rather than just bowling into one willy-nilly and just designing it without consideration of what is necessary.

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Thanks for the heads-up re: the petroleum based oil.  I don't know what kind of oil will be in the pen I ordered but I won't use it until I'm sure it's safe for use on plastic.  Meanwhile I remembered I have a precision graphite applicator which I think will be okay for the little helicopter's gears, but it won't do for rotor shafts.  So I'll have to be more selective about the oil I buy. 

Re: your drafting:  I very much agree with your feelings about CAD.  I worked as a junior draftsman back in the 1950s and I've played around with some CAD software more recently, but it's not as satisfying as working at a board.  I haven't in any way been involved occupationally with drafting since then, but you have some very challenging subject matter with which to develop your drafting and engineering skill while advancing your helicopter hobby.

 

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