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A project log for Remote Control Mini Blimp!

Mini blimp flies through hoops! Features 3 DC motors/ propellers, battery charging, and wireless communication.

Sophi KravitzSophi Kravitz 04/05/2018 at 17:061 Comment

Forgot to mention that I measured thrust the other day. This is a 3.7V motor at 40,000 rpm.

Nontechnical way to describe thrust is the amount of force (unit grams) it takes to move the mass (blimp gondola) out of the way. 

The real definition is the perpendicular force to the load measured in newtons, or the amount needed to accelerate 1 kilogram of mass at the rate of 1 meter per second per second. Source: wikipedia

For later: https://www.rcbenchmark.com/learning-center/how-to-measure-a-brushless-motor-and-propeller-efficiency/

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Adam Vadala-Roth wrote 04/05/2018 at 17:09 point

cleaver use of the scale!!!

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