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Old Jul 15, 2011, 02:51 PM
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I did a few more rough calculations and a 40cm diameter/120cm circumfrence ball made from 3mm FG rods with all mechanics and electronics (minus gyros) will be about 350g minus 3s lipo (+70g/90g for 800/1000mah). The prop/motor/voltage I linked has a max thrust of 600g, so this means it will float? I'm sure there are much better materials (heli motor/prop, CF rods, etc.), but this is what I have on hand. I have all the stuff to make it right now except the gyros. I don't think something this small will be flyable without gyros. I got a feeling it will be really squirly.
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