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Old Apr 02, 2015, 09:30 PM
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Checkout post 2573 for an R2D2 version for a 'somewhat' similar version. Your landing gear maybe too close together for a reliable flat stable landing. My high school students built the R2D2 version and found out that they had to extend the feet alittle for a reliable upright landing, otherwise they are happy with it. Currently the R2D2 quad in undergoing cosmetic improvements.
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Old Apr 02, 2015, 10:31 PM
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Checkout post 2573 for an R2D2 version for a 'somewhat' similar version. Your landing gear maybe too close together for a reliable flat stable landing. My high school students built the R2D2 version and found out that they had to extend the feet alittle for a reliable upright landing, otherwise they are happy with it. Currently the R2D2 quad in undergoing cosmetic improvements.
This is awesome.

I never ended up putting mine in the air cause it was so heavy..I ended up going an entirely different route. I would love to see your students' work and changes to the design.
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Old Apr 03, 2015, 12:26 AM
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Hello 976! Well here's an 'in-process' picture of the R2D2 built by a Compton High School (an L.A. 'inner' city school!) freshman. The quad was considerably lighten by using thin wall PVC. Although not shown (they are on spring break and the school is closed), the landing feet have been extended a little by adding couplers on the ends to increase length for better landing stability. It has been flown a couple of times using a very simple HK386 FC. We will upgrade to a KK FC in the near future. The student will be working on cosmetic improvements to more resemble a 'Darth Vader' R2D2 by adding a body components made of foam boards. This will take some time and coaching since he's working on several projects and learning along the way. I'll post more pictures as he makes significant progress.
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Old Apr 16, 2015, 05:42 PM
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I've got the basic frame of my first PVC build together today. Took me a long time to figure out how to do the tail yaw mechanism. I'm hoping it works ok.







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