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#1 Paul@SCC Oct 09, 2012 03:20 PM

Vulcan multiframe 1200mm Octo.
 
A big thumbs up to Alex at UAVshop.co.uk

Hit the buy now on Saturday eve, shipped Monday and received before 1pm today. Great service. ;)

On opening the box everything was packed very well. The arms have a nice finish and the carbon plates are thick, strong and shiny.

I must say I am over the moon with the quality of this bit of kit.
Although this kit is the 1200 octo with long legs, it can be anything I want. Quad, hexa or Tri.
I bought the 1200 octo for a heavy lift project, but if that does not work out I will probably cut it down to a 800/900 hexa. This is made easy by having the arms pre drilled.
It really is a very versatile multicopter kit.

A few pics straight out of the box. :)

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...46bc4a3a6d.jpg

Edit:
The kit comes with only two of the smaller discs in the pic below. The other two were put in by mistake.
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...6c9d60903c.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...5cca1f9591.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...eb77d9038f.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...5c5a3aa71d.jpg

Center plates are drilled for all configurations.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...e7d35e0049.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...56db0d0590.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...c19db2abe3.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...4b1c1b2dfc.jpg

I don't have motors and esc's yet, but I will start to put it together this week and report back.

Cheers
Paul

Stabilised gimbal project.:)

Bench test with tilt.
My Project 4 (1 min 8 sec)


Roll test.
Roll Stabilisation (0 min 48 sec)


1st flight test with roll only.
My Project 8 (1 min 3 sec)


More on board testing with roll.
My Project 9 (2 min 16 sec)


We have now put together a gimbal which has roll and tilt. Pan is coming. :)
My Project 11 (1 min 56 sec)


Roll and tilt test.
trim.eSQSis (1 min 40 sec)


Roll and tilt in the air.
trim.BMtXfV (1 min 35 sec)


Pan test.
Pan axis. (0 min 56 sec)

#2 rukie Oct 09, 2012 06:29 PM

Wow nice... Looking forward to the build pics... What fc are you planning to use? Im planning a build in the not so far future and im considering this frame. Super heavylift and the anti vibration features are pretty attractive. Hope you can confirm it.

#3 Michael64 Oct 09, 2012 10:10 PM

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Here is picture of my Vulcan I am flying. Its 880mm motor to motor. Running 13x6.5 props.

Michael64

#4 rukie Oct 09, 2012 10:55 PM

@micheal how is it? Im really interested on how they manage to remove vibrations from the motor.

#5 gitit20 Oct 09, 2012 10:57 PM

WOW that's a nice frame how much did this set you back? big too

#6 Andre6553 Oct 09, 2012 11:53 PM

Hi i have started a thread for general discussions about these frames.

I also got one off these and buzy build a 1200mm vulcan hexa frame.

Here is the thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1748778

#7 Paul@SCC Oct 10, 2012 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by rukie (Post 22957536)
Wow nice... Looking forward to the build pics... What fc are you planning to use? Im planning a build in the not so far future and im considering this frame. Super heavylift and the anti vibration features are pretty attractive. Hope you can confirm it.

Hi. I will be using a DJI wkm

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Originally Posted by gitit20 (Post 22959570)
WOW that's a nice frame how much did this set you back? big too

The octo kit costs 318. I tink they are available in the states, not sure of the cost.
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Originally Posted by Andre6553 (Post 22959901)
Hi i have started a thread for general discussions about these frames.

I also got one off these and buzy build a 1200mm vulcan hexa frame.

Here is the thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1748778

Nice to see a thread started on the Vulcan airframes. I think these will become very popular in time.

#8 robone Oct 10, 2012 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Michael64 (Post 22959244)
Here is picture of my Vulcan I am flying. Its 880mm motor to motor. Running 13x6.5 props.

Michael64

That's a nice looking Hexa. I built myself a 650 Hexa to carry my YS-X6. Using MT2814-11 motors and 11x4.7 props.

Flies well. Must start taking some more pics and some videos. The thing I like about these frames is you can attach so many items on the arms, easily.

http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/at...5-IMG_1358.JPG

#9 Andre6553 Oct 10, 2012 02:30 PM

Rob why did you choose the + config and not the x any reason why?

#10 Paul@SCC Oct 10, 2012 03:51 PM

Hi guys.
Today I received 4 x 3515 400kv motors, which were kindly sent to me by FPVmodels for reviewing. I'm not going to be able to test them until I get my props which are out of stock at the moment.

For now I will just get them mounted on four arms and make the frame up as a quad. Not sure what the performance will be like with the low kv in this configuration. I may just go ahead and buy four more as the motors look and feel like good quality gear.

The T motor comes with four mounting screws, but they are not needed as the V frame comes with hex head screws. Edit: it has come to my attention that the screws in the pic do not come with the frame only kit. I believe they are supplied if you buy a kit that comes with motors.

I mounted the motor to the plate and then threaded the wires through the arm. I then put the 40mm bolts through the arm with two 10mm washers on top, 7mm washers on bottom then added the nylocks. Pliers and 2.5mm Allen key used.

All this info is available with better instructions on-line:D

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...16768a968a.jpg

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#11 robone Oct 11, 2012 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Andre6553 (Post 22964660)
Rob why did you choose the + config and not the x any reason why?

Not really. I have my Gopro hard mounted below the battery and either way, the landing gear or arms would not have got in the way. If I had been using anything larger than a 650, I would have gone the X route.

Plus, I only wanted to use 3 legs where as if I would have gone the X route, and if I had wanted some symmetry, I would have needed 4 legs.

#12 UAV.Pilot Oct 11, 2012 09:29 AM

Sweet Kit...

Subscribed :D

#13 dtm360 Oct 11, 2012 09:32 AM

Very nice looking frame, not bad price neither! Looking forward to seeing some more detailed pics.

BTW, how thick are those main frame carbon plates?

#14 Paul@SCC Oct 11, 2012 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by UAV.Pilot (Post 22971852)
Sweet Kit...

Subscribed :D

Hi UAV
It is a sweet kit. Just hope it performs well in the air, from the vids I have seen, it seems to be OK.
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Originally Posted by dtm360 (Post 22971875)
Very nice looking frame, not bad price neither! Looking forward to seeing some more detailed pics.

BTW, how thick are those main frame carbon plates?

Hi dtm.
The motor plates are 3 mm
The main frame plates are 2mm
The arms are. Depth 30mm. Width 15mm. Length 498mm
That gives 116cm at motor centres.

Cheers
Paul

#15 Paul@SCC Oct 11, 2012 02:10 PM

Had a couple of hours free today so decided to put the frame together. Everything fitted well. The build of the frame is very easy. I should of taken pics when building but I was having too much fun.;)

Following the online manual makes it very clear on what pre drilled holes to use.

You get four landing legs in the kit. I have opted for the I octo config which means you put a landing leg either side of the forward arm and one on the rear arm.
If you go for a V octo config you will end up using four legs, but with a wider field of view between the landing gear. I may opt for that style.
For a fixed style landing gear I do find them very adaptable.

This thing is huge:eek::D
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...346bc9dc94.jpg

The arms have pre drilled holes along the length of the arm. So you can attach the legs where you like, as long as you do not run out of holes. :p
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...bcfc2e2d77.jpg

The four pillars are screwed to the plate before you attach arms. Top plate has 30mm pillars made from aluminium. Bottom plate has 10mm pillars made from plastic.
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...4014100dfa.jpg

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...3d33116c68.jpg

Cheers
Paul


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