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I make things on the web, mobile and in the actual world.

I've done lots of bits and bobs over the years, and right now I'm mostly working on this.

I enjoy speaking about things I like, most recently this. You can email me if you'd like, and I'm on twitter.

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Tom talks about his new mini chopper

Tom talks about his new mini chopper
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acquired at the science museum

Steve says:

*Covets* that is brilliant, how much?

24th Apr 2007, 09:31

Steve says:

It's alright £30 bargain!

24th Apr 2007, 09:33

Alfie says:

By putting the counterbalance on the nose he got it to do some great stuff. It's so lightweight though that you cant really use it outside coz of the wind.

24th Apr 2007, 11:46

seaneeboy says:

Oooh, I've got one of them. I need to fiddle with the counterbalances a bit more though.

24th Apr 2007, 11:46

Alfie says:

Does yours already have counterbalances Sean, or did you add one?

24th Apr 2007, 12:12

seaneeboy says:

It came with some little aluminium pads to stick on the front - I've not played properly with it yet, so they're still unattached, but I had a play on a friends one with just one pad on the nose, and it makes an amazing difference...

The trick seems to be to be able to turn it just enough so the front dips forward and the heli flies forward... without losing too much height, or spinning too far out of control. It's very frustrating!

24th Apr 2007, 12:15

fly boy says:

my advice is use a medium sized needle or pin. you get a lot more tilt for the same addition downward load by having the weight way out in front like that. i wondered what those little pads were for, good thing i didn't read the manual :)

24th Apr 2007, 12:22

seaneeboy says:

Oooh, interesting, and totally makes sense - I might give that a bash :)

24th Apr 2007, 15:07