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Posted by nasgul | Aug 01, 2011 @ 02:58 PM | 4,533 Views
Well, still waiting for esc's from hk (4x turnigy plush 6a's, on backorder), so got on with other things.........

All leads from board to receiver fitted, settled on orange 6ch rx, as good, and works with spektrum tx's, mounted rx below kk board for moment, but may re-locate it at a later date. Also made battery strap, and mounted lipo-alarm, so not much left to do now.
In meantime, started on a 12" quad frame for a friend, as he asked me to make one for him as he liked mine so much, so that shall keep me entertained until parts arrive! Now just a waiting game for esc's, and transmitter.........
Posted by nasgul | Jul 22, 2011 @ 08:43 PM | 3,786 Views
After a long wait, still no stock at hk for 2mm prop adapters, so ordered 4 from al's hobbies uk yesterday, and turned up today! yay!
So fitted props to motors now, and looking all the better for it. Although they are the collet type, they centralize nicely, and look pretty with the red cones. Also, as i wanted to run led's on her, i tested 2 3mm ones, pressed into the tube undercarriage, and work very well. So i shall run blue for front, and either red or orange for the back.
Posted by nasgul | Jul 20, 2011 @ 06:54 PM | 3,814 Views
Only a quick update.....

made some landing gear, using some used glow bracelets/sticks, as used on my lama night flights, lol!
Cut the ends off, disposed of the used fluid safely, and cut to right length. I used longer bolts on the outer motor mount, and some small rubber automotive grommets on the other, pressed into the arms. Easy to replace quickly, light, and cheap!
Also made battery mount plate, out of scrap carbon plate.

Esc's on order, and then just tx and rx to sort
Posted by nasgul | Jul 15, 2011 @ 08:06 PM | 3,857 Views
Motors finally arrived today, so got busy.......
they look a bit small! even though i have seen plenty of 10" micro's running these motors....... anyway, moving on.....

all fitted, looking good! while i was at it, decided on a dome to protect the board, and came across a blessing in disguise. our local petrol station has a vending machine outside it, selling little toys in a ball for a pound. so, used the clear part as the dome, and utilised the little slot in it so that it lines up with the adjustment pots. my thinking being, that a screwdriver will fit through to allow fine tuning of the pots without removing the dome! !

next on the list to sort is esc's, landing gear, battery holder.....
Posted by nasgul | Jul 07, 2011 @ 03:23 PM | 4,020 Views
Carbon sheet arrived today, so got busy cutting, sanding and drilling, lol. The 2 sandwich plates for the arms and the mount for the kk board all done now, so yet another dry build to see what its looking like!

Hope you like the pics!

Decided to use 4x 10g motors, which are ordered and on way from hobbyking, then they can be fitted.
Posted by nasgul | Jul 05, 2011 @ 05:23 PM | 4,167 Views
This is a completely different avenue for me to take.......

a small 10" motor to motor quadcopter!

I am making the frame myself, out of alloy 15mm square tube, and sheet carbon for the center plates.
So far, so good, alloy cut and shaped, then drilled out to save weight, waiting on the carbon to arrive so i can cut it to size. The cardboard templates have been cut and the thing assembled to visualize what it will look like!

The lower plate has a 'nose' to it, as that is where i would like to place a keychain cam at some stage. The bolts i have used so far are button head m2.5x20 with nuts, in stainless.

I have the kk blackboard as the brain, gws 5030 props(2x counterclockwise, 2x clockwise),the other parts are yet to be figured out.
Posted by nasgul | May 06, 2011 @ 09:51 PM | 3,860 Views
got bored, so decided to modify the tail on the lama so that the vert fin locates in the center rather than the side........
Posted by nasgul | Apr 17, 2011 @ 07:20 PM | 3,364 Views
well, got a extended head and shaft, xtreme 12mm one. the extension is the head, not the shaft!
fitting was straightforwards enough, although now in flying i get tbe. took off assembly, and checked for straightness on a friends lathe set-up, apeears to be drilled straight enough, so unsure of cause?

will try shorter flybar i think, and go from there.

also, main shaft bearings need replacing, so could be contributery to problem, so new ones on order.
Posted by nasgul | Apr 15, 2011 @ 12:02 PM | 3,839 Views
ok, had a go at the mount holes with a dremel on the carbon horizontal, slightly elongated them, so horizontal fitted and looking good now!
Posted by nasgul | Apr 15, 2011 @ 07:57 AM | 3,454 Views
ok, next on the list, decided on more carbon, but was not keen on what the xtreme fins looked like! so, ordered a set of gaui ep200 fins, only cost a couple of pounds, and went from there.

when they arrived, i measured up the mount holes. on the vert fin, fine, just needed reaming out a touch!

the hori one, going to have to think of a plan for that one, maybe use plasticard to make a spacer/mount.

end result on vert fin fitted looks pretty good, lot better than the xtreme plastic one i think!

re: horizontal fin: decided to elongate the mounting holes with a dremel, so horizontal fin fits fine now!
Posted by nasgul | Apr 09, 2011 @ 07:24 PM | 3,374 Views
crazy idea........ still learning yet yearning for some night flying.......so....... kiddies glow sticks, zip ties, and voila!
Posted by nasgul | Apr 08, 2011 @ 10:36 AM | 4,504 Views
Well here's my e-bay bargain, in all its glory. cost 45 and flies pretty well! really wanted a v4, but this is a good start. came with xtreme blades, 4 lipo's, xtreme v3 package, even a nice shiny flight case! clearly the previous owner had spent some money here, the only thing i added was the led flybar. however this needed balancing out, but all good now. pics here show the other e-bay bargain i got hold of for my mate shane, a co-comanche.

this hovers beautifully, but has little control due to lopped-off servo arms, so not enough throw on the controls!