Author: Ken Bergquist

Getting ready to close her up

One thing about the Viper electronics I wanted to improve upon with this build was being able to reprogram the microcontroller without having to provide access to the programming header. The Arduino ProMicro allows me to use the same USB connector for power, mounting the model on a stand, and programming. Custom board to distribute Arduino outputs to all the LEDs Here’s the SparkFun Arduino ProMicro that runs the show The business end Take a last look – it’s tight in there, but it’s going to fit Decals? We’ve got hundreds of...

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Coming down to the wir(ing)

Cockpit closeup with seat and pilot in place. Getting the hand-to-stick alignment is a bear. Seat details to match photos of hero prop from the auction. That’s guitar string and some brass tubing. It’s getting real now! Fuselage light blocked, fiber and lights installed in the cockpit, TLCduino board connected to power. Hope it all fits!!! The addition of this header plug will let me reprogram the microcontroller after the Viper is all sealed...

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