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Posted by The Quasar | Aug 12, 2014 @ 02:07 AM | 2,569 Views
Hey guys, I just designed and 3D printed a simple mount/clip for the Mobius which clips into the base tray that comes with the cam and onto the bill of your hat or cap. I didn't originally plan on selling these--just wanted something quick and simple to mount my Mobius onto my hat so that I can film my feeble attempts to fly acro like warthox and Soma--but since there's at least a little bit of interest in my contraption, I figured it would be a good way to make some hobby money which will undoubtedly be reinvested into the RC community. Upon consulting with a few members of our forums, I decided to list these for $9.99 for RCG members only. If you're interested, please PM me. Thanks!!

Mobius Mount for ballcaps (0 min 50 sec)

Posted by The Quasar | May 27, 2014 @ 03:00 AM | 3,199 Views
Hey guys,

Just wanted to showcase the ROBO 3D R1 printer. I've been printing with this machine for a couple of months and it still blows me away each time. The R1 prints in either PLA or ABS, but can also print with some of the new filament materials that have recently hit the market. It is capable of 100 micron resolution, meaning it can lay down layers as thin as 0.1mm, and has one of the biggest build volumes of printers in this class at 720 cubic inches. It is an absolute bargain when compared to the more commercial brands; not sure why you'd pay 4 to 5 times as much for the exact same print quality, but then again, I guess some people love paying extra for a label. I design a lot of quadcopter parts, which I then print using my R1. I have included some examples below, including my IQ250 mini quad (blog coming soon). If you're in the market for a 3D printer, or if you just want to learn more about 3D printing, check out robo3dprinter.com and stop by the forums....Continue Reading
Posted by The Quasar | Apr 07, 2014 @ 05:49 PM | 3,828 Views
Well, I now have about 10 flights under my belt. My first impression can be found here, but here are my updated impressions of the V272:

I can kind of understand why some people are saying that it is unstable. Maybe these people are used to more responsive setups. Conversely, I feel that the V272 is ridiculously stable. I'll admit that the dead-band is still a little disconcerting, but if you get into Zen mode, you can really get in tune with the V272's movements. Again, I fly exclusively in 100% rate mode; the other modes don't even exist to me, so I won't even get into them--completely worthless.

The yaw rate is a joke. I can deal with the dead-band, but the yaw rate sucks to the point that it causes nearly every single one of my crashes.

I haven't flown it outside yet, since it has been very windy in my neighborhood for the past month or so, but it does have quite a bit of grunt when flying indoors--very impressive that such tiny props can propel this thing with such urgency.

About the props: definitely do the glue mod. I didn't think that I could possibly lose any props in my room, but somehow it has already happened. Seriously, either there's a worm hole in my room, or one of the props has managed to hide itself in an improbable place, 'cause it's gone.

After a few crashes, the nano has sporadically shut itself off. It then won't re-bind for a few power cycles, and sometimes it'll re-bind itself out of nowhere after the initial binding sequence didn't...Continue Reading
Posted by The Quasar | Jan 17, 2014 @ 12:52 PM | 5,495 Views
Here are a few pics of what the KK2.1 case that I've been developing will look like, just to give you an idea. It can be customized to your specifications, and modified to suit your tastes and/or needs. The case is about 18mm tall, and slightly bigger than the KK 2.1 in length and width in order to provide protection. More specifications will soon follow. PM me for more info if interested. I also have more parts in the works. Thanks for stopping by!!
Posted by The Quasar | Jan 15, 2014 @ 09:23 PM | 3,297 Views
Currently, I have a several parts that I'm developing. Among them is a case for the KK2.1, some parts for the X525 frame that keep the original design but with some added flair (kind of like OEM+ for cars), and some completely original designs including an enclosed quadcopter fuselage that will use the 13mm tubing common to many frames including the X525. PM me if you're interested. I'm also open to designing custom-made one-offs for people. Just throw some of your ideas at me, and I'll see what I can come up with. For instance, say you have a certain flight controller for which you need a case. As long as you can provide me with the part from which I can make the necessary measurements, I can then incorporate your ideas into the design, or come up with something on my own. PM me for more info on customizing your multirotor.
Posted by The Quasar | Jan 07, 2014 @ 05:43 AM | 3,317 Views
I've been designing, developing, and testing some improved parts for the X525 quadcopter frame. The parts are looking really good compared to the low quality stock fiber glass components. If you're interested, PM me, or check back frequently for updates.
Posted by The Quasar | Jan 03, 2014 @ 12:38 AM | 3,433 Views
What's up my fellow multirotor maniacs?! I'm located in sunny San Diego, so if you're from America's Finest City and are down to go flying some time, hit me up. I fly an X525 with KK2.1 v1.11S2 FW, 1000KV motors, 30A ESCs, and some prototyped parts that I'm currently developing. Will eventually be getting into FPV, so definitely hit me up if you have an FPV rig.