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Old Jan 19, 2013, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by subaru4wd View Post
I did a custom wood H frame and put my motors 18" apart from eachother (sorry, i don't think in metric)

The thing flew GREAT! Very stable, and i used 750kv motors with 11" props. The wood I used might have been the wrong stuff, cause the frame alone weighed 3lbs

Awesome! that's a lot of weight for the frame though.

Originally Posted by alstoys View Post
I have used Balsa USA for building supplies for fixed wing aircraft for more years than I care to mention. I checked their website and they carry materials to build a wooden frame H-quad.

1 ea. 1/8 x 6 x 24 Poplar Lite Plywood $2.06
4 ea. 1/2 x 1/2 x 24 Basswood Stick $1.17

The lite ply is tough stuff. We have been building giant scale fuselages with it and when properly braced has no flex at all. For less than 10 bucks you’ve got yourself a frame.
Running through some quick calculations, the Flitetest frame should weigh between 200 and 245 grams depending on dimensions. That's roughly 1/2 lb. for you Imperialists.
Thanks for the site, looks great. If my local store doesn't carry the stuff I'll check there.
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