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Old Sep 29, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Paul (WiteSpy) now sells what he calls a "replacement hub cap" ($2.50) at the top of page 2 of his "Accessories" section that fit the upgrade 980 KV T-Motor, if that is what you are looking for. I wasn't able to find them any place else.
Thanks for looking for me! I had checked his site earlier today hoping he would have some but the ones I'm looking for are actual threaded nuts. I'm sure they will pop up sometime, if not, then maybe I'll just have to go with the regular nuts and hubcaps?
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Thanks for looking for me! I had checked his site earlier today hoping he would have some but the ones I'm looking for are actual threaded nuts. I'm sure they will pop up sometime, if not, then maybe I'll just have to go with the regular nuts and hubcaps?
The "replacement hub caps" are threaded nuts--he just calls them "hub caps". I think that these are what you are looking for. Your first post said that you got the upgraded motors. I have the T-Motor 980 KV upgraded motors with threaded black conical "spinners" that screw onto the motor shafts to hold the props on. The "hub caps" are the same as what came on the quad when I got it and what I was looking for--they fit perfectly.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 07:52 PM
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The "replacement hub caps" are threaded nuts--he just calls them "hub caps". I think that these are what you are looking for. Your first post said that you got the upgraded motors. I have the T-Motor 980 KV upgraded motors with threaded black conical "spinners" that screw onto the motor shafts to hold the props on. The "hub caps" are the same as what came on the quad when I got it and what I was looking for--they fit perfectly.
Good deal, I'll be snagging a few of those! Thanks a bunch!

Anyone know where I can get a landing gear leg? I had made a hard landing on concrete and broke a foot "rubber spacer" off.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Good deal, I'll be snagging a few of those! Thanks a bunch!

Anyone know where I can get a landing gear leg? I had made a hard landing on concrete and broke a foot "rubber spacer" off.
Go to the HoverThings site, Parts, HT-450.
http://www.hoverthings.com/
He has the landing gear and the hardware (including the rubber feet).
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Good deal, I'll be snagging a few of those! Thanks a bunch!

Anyone know where I can get a landing gear leg? I had made a hard landing on concrete and broke a foot "rubber spacer" off.
If you just need the rubber grommet and screws, I have an extra you can have. Just a trip down Rt. 41 or I could mail it to you!
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 06:27 AM
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 06:46 AM
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If you just need the rubber grommet and screws, I have an extra you can have. Just a trip down Rt. 41 or I could mail it to you!
I have those parts, thank you for the offer! I had broke off the foot at its attachment point. I think what I will do after I get the leg back on is put something thicker over the top of each foot! I've seen it done before on here, I'll just have to get creative!

(pic 1) I was thinking...how about taking the rubber grommets & shaft out of the leg and put these in place of them? It would strengthen the frail end, the last hole on the leg. You would just need to drill an extra hole. It would be placed at an angle but you could belt sand it down flat if you wanted to.

(pic 2) Well, I found some Polyethylene Plastic Bar Stock that I could make my own feet with! I'm not finding those yellow feet anywhere plus I'm not sure if they are 3/4" wide anyway? I'm sure they are tho. They actually look like foam, now that I look more closely! IDK?

(pic 3) I did find this while snooping around the web! I like this idea a lot!! It would definitely help with the harder landings!

(pic 4) Well, here is what I have gone and done to mine. I took 4 shocks from an RC truck I don't run anymore. It is not finished, I only mounted one on so far plus I have to make feet from the plastic bar stock which will give the leg more strength.
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Hi Folks -

Right now I'm messing with a UDI U816, but was thinking I's get into this more heavily and get a Witespy soon, that is until I read this thread....

So, I have a few questions, please give me your opinion:

1) Have the bugs been worked out of this system to your expectations, or are the people who were posting here a year ago still having the same problems?

2) Are there people here who can honestly say they came from a noob perspective with lttle or no experience who are making this thing work to their satisfaction? Put another way, can an intelligent person with basic deductive skills feel confident that they can work this thing out? At this point I find the questions and answers given here completely opaque.

3) Subjectively speaking, has the time you've put in other than actually flying been worth it to you in terms of learning experience (even if it is just applicable to Witespy Quads) or just a useless pain in the ass? Granted much of the things we do of any kind of expertise takes time to learn, but not many of us wants this to be a full time occupation, either.


Thanks for your input, I'd like to get into this more, but it seems completely daunting at this point to me.

Elliot
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:33 AM
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I have those parts, thank you for the offer! I had broke off the foot at its attachment point. I think what I will do after I get the leg back on is put something thicker over the top of each foot! I've seen it done before on here, I'll just have to get creative!

(pic 1) I was thinking...how about taking the rubber grommets & shaft out of the leg and put these in place of them? It would strengthen the frail end, the last hole on the leg. You would just need to drill an extra hole. It would be placed at an angle but you could belt sand it down flat if you wanted to.

(pic 2) Well, I found some Polyethylene Plastic Bar Stock that I could make my own feet with! I'm not finding those yellow feet anywhere plus I'm not sure if they are 3/4" wide anyway? I'm sure they are tho. They actually look like foam, now that I look more closely! IDK?

(pic 3) I did find this while snooping around the web! I like this idea a lot!! It would definitely help with the harder landings!

(pic 4) Well, here is what I have gone and done to mine. I took 4 shocks from an RC truck I don't run anymore. It is not finished, I only mounted one on so far plus I have to make feet from the plastic bar stock which will give the leg more strength.
Just be very careful of weight. If I add weight I prefer it be battery capacity Just one perspective.
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:46 AM
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Just be very careful of weight. If I add weight I prefer it be battery capacity Just one perspective.
Yeah, I fully understand that! I have a 6000mah 3s I like using but it adds a pound extra to the quad! That really doesn't bother me, I live in a real windy area and it seems to help with the stability. Now about the shocks, they are really light weight! The plastic feet I'm thinking of adding, I've really thought about it a lot (weight wise) I was thinking of shaving it to the bare minimum if I go the route I'm thinking. They will look nothing like the pics of the blue & yellow ones! A lot smaller, just to strengthen the end from snapping off like mine did. (See pic)
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Hi Folks -

Right now I'm messing with a UDI U816, but was thinking I's get into this more heavily and get a Witespy soon, that is until I read this thread....

So, I have a few questions, please give me your opinion:

1) Have the bugs been worked out of this system to your expectations, or are the people who were posting here a year ago still having the same problems?

2) Are there people here who can honestly say they came from a noob perspective with lttle or no experience who are making this thing work to their satisfaction? Put another way, can an intelligent person with basic deductive skills feel confident that they can work this thing out? At this point I find the questions and answers given here completely opaque.

3) Subjectively speaking, has the time you've put in other than actually flying been worth it to you in terms of learning experience (even if it is just applicable to Witespy Quads) or just a useless pain in the ass? Granted much of the things we do of any kind of expertise takes time to learn, but not many of us wants this to be a full time occupation, either.


Thanks for your input, I'd like to get into this more, but it seems completely daunting at this point to me.

Elliot
Not sure where you started reading, I'm assuming from the beginning, if that's the case then you do know those are older versions! I have a new one and have had NO electrical problems whatsoever! I am a noob at flying anything! But I love my Witespy!!
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Deathspiral-

I used to be called "Captain Tipstall" so I understand the Deathspiral moniker. I have a Gaui 330 and with the original "controller" it was an uncontrollable disaster. And no real support or help from Gaui. At the same time I bought the Gaui, a friend got the Witespy 450 with the DJI NAZA controller. It nearly flew itself and was very very stable. So I purchased a NAZA from Witespy and the difference was quite obvious. The user must have a computer to interface with the NAZA and it does take a bit of effort. I am a retired engineer and worked with computer hardware and software configuration control...and I have to go slowly and carefully to make it through all the set up steps. Old age is surely part of the problem! NAZA's documentation is sometimes a bit cryptic but way better than Gaui's confusing 4 pages. Bigger is better and I strongly recommend the 450 size with 10X4.7 props. It has been a challenge, but I now have a stable camera platform after 10 years of experimenting with fixed wings and helicopters. As they say here in New Mexico, "if you are not an adventurer, you will never cross the sea".

Rich

P.S. Witespy will give you personal email help if you are patient about waiting for a reply. I think he is very busy making more quads.
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Hi Folks -

Right now I'm messing with a UDI U816, but was thinking I's get into this more heavily and get a Witespy soon, that is until I read this thread....

So, I have a few questions, please give me your opinion:

1) Have the bugs been worked out of this system to your expectations, or are the people who were posting here a year ago still having the same problems?

2) Are there people here who can honestly say they came from a noob perspective with lttle or no experience who are making this thing work to their satisfaction? Put another way, can an intelligent person with basic deductive skills feel confident that they can work this thing out? At this point I find the questions and answers given here completely opaque.

3) Subjectively speaking, has the time you've put in other than actually flying been worth it to you in terms of learning experience (even if it is just applicable to Witespy Quads) or just a useless pain in the ass? Granted much of the things we do of any kind of expertise takes time to learn, but not many of us wants this to be a full time occupation, either.


Thanks for your input, I'd like to get into this more, but it seems completely daunting at this point to me.

Elliot
You should probably specify which fc you are considering. Huge difference in setup difficulty between quadrino vs naza
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