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My brother’s new engine being controlled from a laptop. He made a little makeshift frame for the engine, the starter’s battery and the microcontroller. There is a program he made in VB6 on the laptop, which sends commands to the microcontroller via a serial cable, which controls a Futaba servo, which moves the throttle on the engine via a paperclip, which spins the propellor and spinner up to 17000 RPM. He intends to buy a plane chassis and RF transmitter/receiver to make a full remote-control plane in the near future – as soon as he has the money. I apologize for the low video quality – I was recording with my PSP, and had to reduce the video quality because the memory stick was almost full. The video still ended due to it running out of space, though. The engine is a Thunder Tiger GP42. The microcontroller is an SSC-32 made by LynxMotion (yep, we use these in so many things). We’re just messing around here. =D …And to anyone who’s seen our “singing motor” videos – well, I’d love to do it, but he won’t let me. -_- Oh, and my brother goes by the name of “steeeven1″ here at YouTube.
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