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Posted by Quad_Addict | Feb 04, 2012 @ 04:24 PM | 10,533 Views
Got this VW Bug body last week. i didnt know the size of it, and it was to small for one of my cars, so today i made a custom CNC'd a carbon fiber chassis to fit it. i just measured the wheel wells and the rest of the frame, perfect fit! the rear tires are my fav, the Bug's rear fender wells hug the back wheels perfectly! will be no rubbing. very excited about painting this body. going to be a simple white with some simple flor orange graphics.
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Posted by Quad_Addict | Jan 29, 2012 @ 11:40 AM | 11,455 Views
NEW BB Foldable Quad frame build with MK v2.1 OEM Mikrokopter
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well decided to start a new build with this bragain frame that is super nice to cost factor.

foldable quad frame
nice design and made of 1.2mm aluminum ( truss style design)
Going with AfroPower power distributor
mk vibration dampeners

i like the frame allot i really do here is my part list..

im using:
KDA 28m motors
OEM v1.2 MK ESC's
OEM MK v2.1 Mikrokopter MK
OEM MK GPS V2.1
OEM Navi-Ctrl V2.0
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details to follow
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EDIT: 2-2-12
FLIES AWESOME!

has a very solid feel
Posted by Quad_Addict | Jan 28, 2012 @ 01:48 PM | 17,255 Views
Built my other custom Pro stock RC drag car
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Here is my other car i custom designed and cut on my cnc router,
again this is a 11" wheelbase car for pro stock class..

Walb aluminum front 2" rims
custom motor / axle plates custom made by me in...Continue Reading
Posted by Quad_Addict | Jan 23, 2012 @ 03:01 PM | 10,319 Views
It's official! the baby we are expecting ....................

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Posted by Quad_Addict | Jan 21, 2012 @ 01:25 AM | 10,853 Views
ok so after getting my second NAZA kit built ( red frame version with 920kv motors)

(these 920kv motor are able to accept 3s and 4s batteries also supplied are 8" props for 4s batt usage! )

with same batteries ( nano tech 2.2 pack) i did not notice any gain or loss in flight time compare to my other kit with the bigger 905kv motors. even though the 920kv on new build are lighter/smaller

i did not notice any loss or gain in the thrust on sticks as well, basically felt the same

i did notice something other may want to check, on the motors the copper winding's on the motor poles are very close to the can ( on top)when spinning almost looks like some glue was rubbed off from the winding's from the cap.

also when taking off the prop nuts i noticed some flakes of aluminum fall off the threads into the motors. i blew them out but if i wasn't watching i wouldn't have noticed so that could have lead to motors grounding out.

all in all the red frame version is growing on me

i have still yet to try the NAZA electronics on a light MK style frame to compare flight characteristics hopefully sooner then later.

still adjusting to get rid of most of the teeter totter effect in ATTI mode seems it likes to rock no matter what settings,


current gains screen shot is included when i was testings...

all in all still wins my award for best beginner quad! stable stable stable and height hold is ROCK SOLID!

EDIT: also the motors/esc barely get warm either way with no payload.
Posted by Quad_Addict | Jan 12, 2012 @ 10:23 PM | 12,724 Views
Preparing for RC Drag racing this year,

So i got the bug to try this again, i met a guy tony that is a sponsored driver for thunderpowr, hooked me up with a good deal. and got started with this pro stock setup. its a custom 2.5mm chassis with all the goodies.
basically this was a record holder team car.

Car:
2.5mm Carbon Fiber
10.9" Pro stock class "Vegas Jim" Custom chassis
7" 2.5mm Carbon Fiber Wheelie Bar
powerplant:
ESC = Mamba Max Pro
Motor = Trinity DUO 3T
Wheels:
Rears = T.M.R.C. 1.5" wide 2.6" tall
Fronts = R/C Car Kings 2 inch front
Servo:
Futaba micro
Battery:
Thunder Power 5000mah 40C battery
Bearings:
RC Car Kings Drag bearings kit
Full Ceramic Bearings
Hubs:
Team IRS Rear Hubs
Various Grand Motorsports chassis parts
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For radio i went with a Spektrum DX3R Pro radio & did a review on the radio
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Spektrum DX3R Pro Unboxing / Review (10 min 8 sec)

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Hope yo guys enjoy these pictures, its simply amazing to look at these cars if you ever been involved in drag racing.

i am in the process of getting/building 2 more cars for my 4-7 year old to start racing as well. we will all start out in the "pro stock class" we will be a team! ( our team name mentioning later )...Continue Reading
Posted by Quad_Addict | Dec 26, 2011 @ 09:29 PM | 12,810 Views
the 2 inch incision from my neck/spine surgery are less noticeable.

its only been like 1 1/2 weeks but i feel good about it lol
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Posted by Quad_Addict | Dec 26, 2011 @ 05:06 PM | 25,304 Views
"My" DJI NAZA OPEN Box review.

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Seadog1967 configuration spreadsheet, please feel free to add what works for you:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...ZbUhxZ3c#gid=0
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OK i received a DJI NAZA KIT for an open box review & here are my thoughts of it. ( i will be 100% honest here ) i took pictures along the build and some video along with another video with this twsiting problem that everyone thinks is a myth so here it goes...
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ATTI: mode the throttle is VERY SLUGGISH it takes well over half stick to hover and you can jam it full stick and it climbs VERY SLOW ( however good control and good height hold )
MANUAL MODE: climbs out double the speed for sure and hovers less then half, more work to keep it level ( i mean its manual mode you expect that,just needs faster stick output to quad i think )
it kinda over corrects it self to easy, can we adjust the stick output more in manual mode??

seemed likes i needed to trim alot either way, meaning i would trim it like 5 click it would level out hover for couple sec then would need to trim it back. not sure why back and forth etc..

overall the "kit version" flies very well and the frame magically does not vibrate or shake as much as my last frame before when i ran hacker clones, im guessing its a motor/prop thing. its my only way to think of it.

with decent gain settings i was able to not get any shaking in the quad at all. ( this all indoors currently ) outside was a...Continue Reading
Posted by Quad_Addict | Dec 25, 2011 @ 11:02 PM | 11,591 Views
Well the wife was very kind to me this year, and i was humbled to finally get my full 100% carbon Fiber "2nd generation" DEX frame. its very sexy and LIGHT! smaller and well just perfect! im going to use it for sport flying along with gopro lugging since the frame is less then half its predecessor first generation DEX i so graciously showcase along with it. THANK YOU SANTA!
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PROS:
light
strong
1 piece hull
larger hull capacity
oh.. and super sexy carbon fiber

CONS:
YEAH RIGHT! LOOOOOL
Posted by Quad_Addict | Dec 24, 2011 @ 04:17 PM | 13,781 Views
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS! TO ALL MY RCG FRIENDS!
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HO! HO! HOliday Hotties!
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Posted by Quad_Addict | Dec 14, 2011 @ 10:45 AM | 12,170 Views
Last blog before my surgery guys, i am undergoing neck surgery tomorrow morning 12-15-11 from an accident i had at work, one of our trucks lifts gate fell on top of my head crushing my neck, (they didn't know how i wasn't paralyzed but thankful either way ) surgery will include, replacing 2 discs in my neck, spine fusion and bone spur removal. the last 4 months i have been dealing with my spinal cord being compressed by 2 of my vertebrae c-5 to c-6 will be replaced and c-6 to c-7 disc but c-5 through c-7 will be fused together with some screws and plates. doctor saying i will lose 70% of the movement in that area of my neck but with good therapy i will do well. so will be down for like 6 weeks, no driving no flying. blah hopefully i have it in me to visit the forum and cause trouble as usual but time will tell.

if some of you watch football, Peyton Manning is going through the same thing not sure how many discs are effected with him but same process etc.

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the good thing when i had my accident the doctors didn't understand how i wasn't paralyzed, i wore a neck brace for some time then after therapy was able to not wear it, but because of the 2 discs c-5 through c-7 being totally blown out the only option is to replace with synthetic discs and fuse it up. so hopefully all will go well. so i can come back and be the same old me.

Surgery went well!


just in some pain and on meds but things are better.

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here are my current xrays i took today 12-22-2011 showing the plate and screws and the disc replacement done. i will have to undergo more surgery later for the other 2 vertebrae as we decided to hold off on it.
Posted by Quad_Addict | Dec 13, 2011 @ 01:57 PM | 12,056 Views
So i made some changes in the frame and started using this NEW florescent acrylic orange,
man this stuff glows nice the edge lighting is terrific!

you def cant miss this in the sky, just mount LED underneath arms,

the edge lighting is beautiful! fav version acrylic thus far!

$40 shipped PAYPAL ONLY
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NEW Flouresent ORANGE acrylic sport QUAD frame, ( FOR SALE ) just message me (1 min 2 sec)

Posted by Quad_Addict | Dec 11, 2011 @ 02:32 PM | 11,995 Views
Hexa POLYCARBONATE frame design

started on this design for someone requesting it so i figure i keep my build log going.


this will use 5" props.

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Posted by Quad_Addict | Dec 02, 2011 @ 11:47 AM | 12,756 Views
Well thanks to jeff he showed me a nice CNC router that is SOLID 100% aluminum & light, SO i had to buy one! lol figure i use my larger CNC router for my sign work since some jobs take a long time to cut signs, and you use this one for all my hobby stuff! this one is 24"x36"
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My New CNC (3 min 7 sec)

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Posted by Quad_Addict | Nov 26, 2011 @ 12:02 AM | 15,370 Views
been working on my new aluminum quad arms, i have created a channel and made them just wide enough to fit my turnigy plush 10am esc. so the wires will channel through arms to center of chassis, i will post more pics as i complete the setup. it will create a clean look on the arms for sure. pics of the arm.

the total weight im expecting to reach for the frame is just over 5 ounces = 141. grams, this is very light for a 13" motor to motor sport quad ...Continue Reading
Posted by Quad_Addict | Nov 23, 2011 @ 07:03 PM | 12,964 Views
( Fluorescent Orange or Blue Version ) Acrylic Kindjal Daedalus style sport frame

Fluorescent ORANGE or BLUE Acrylic, edges light up nice with LED or sunlight.
bored cutting frames( original designed by superdave's open source design )

just over 140 grams/5 ounces weight

looks very sharp.

super light and stuff perfect for hacker clne 50s motors.

12" motor to motor perfect for 8" props, the frame flies nice and tight/solid

standard mounting holes also CC openpilot board mounting holes.

aluminum standoffs.



Perfect for OpenPilot CC board sport flying! light enough to still throw some light cams on it.

$38 FIRM shipped anywhere USA including Alaska
paypal only for it - first to pay gets it.

Assemble frame video
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How to assemble acrylic sport quad frame (9 min 1 sec)

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here is a chance to get a unique one.
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it's going to be like this, ill leave this thread open or link to my blog, i will make them available for whatever color you want. the price will be $38 shipped for 1 and $76 for 2 ( its just a combined price and the max i will combined per order for free shipping because then it cost more to ship.

if your interested just post a message here and i will go down the list and work off those people first.

I REALLY hope you guys think im doing a good thing here keeping the price down for you. i figure the more i can sell stuff to more people it
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Posted by Quad_Addict | Nov 22, 2011 @ 03:02 PM | 13,112 Views
Made these out of G10 first then acrylic for a fellow forum user on RCG,
here the pics and video of the CNC process.
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Im doing this mostly for fun with the extra time i have.
so if you have something you might want cnc'd let me know i gave him a good deal for sure...

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CNC Tri Copter parts on G10 material (0 min 55 sec)
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Posted by Quad_Addict | Nov 16, 2011 @ 05:45 PM | 15,624 Views
DJI Quadcopter Frame F450 "Flame Wheel"

250grams 450 size quad, simon says its good for 50-ish gram motors which hacker clones would be perfect

http://www.heliguy.com/Extras/Multic...dcopter-Frame/
also ( free with a dji flight contol system purchase)

few of us got lucky and got them for $45 bucks but the price went up due to some wholesale costs ( per Alex). but the things looks to be the best bang for buck for bashing around. not for AP etc..

the uniqueness about it is, the lower plate is the flight control mounting deck with a built in power distributor board and the top plate will hold your battery down with straps or Velcro if you like. but because i would rather put a top deck protecting the battery i am giving 4 of those top plates for free to the 4 of us who got i tfirst. ( just have to purchase your own standoffs and screws ) for couple bucks .

I REALLY LIKE THIS FRAME! mainly for simplicity and strength sake!

Check out the vid
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Dji voliet test of F450 frame (1 min 19 sec)

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Ok so after discovering i got Black/White it inspired me to customize the props and motors to match. so this will be my DJI Fram tribute.

since i also have vinyl cutters with my cnc routers at home i was able to draw up and cut some custom computer decals for my motors and props.

hope you guys like it, do you think i should make all motors black with white lettering or leave them to match the white arms? i like it but can go either way!....Continue Reading
Posted by Quad_Addict | Nov 13, 2011 @ 03:24 AM | 13,700 Views
Setup a Xbox 360 controller on my CNC via Mach3 works like a charm very handy!
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HOW TO USE XBOX 360 controller with Mach3 CNC router table (5 min 9 sec)

Posted by Quad_Addict | Nov 03, 2011 @ 07:45 PM | 13,306 Views
my first footage at an rc club tonight, they were flying Giant Combat planes,

this is gopro HD R2 settings no camera stabalize mount just stuck to the belly of DEX Quad

Mikrokopter v2.1 FC
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( GOPRO HD- DEX QUAD ) Sarasota Florida - Silent Flyers RC Club "GIANT Combat Plane " Comp (7 min 6 sec)


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regular combat planes
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