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Old Jun 16, 2014, 12:02 AM
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New Product
Turtle 250mm Long Range Quadcopter

Available at: http://www.minimulticopter.com/
$55USD


UPDATE: Extended arms that support 6" props are now available as an accessory

Good evening ladies and gents,
After months of hard work designing, cutting, redesigning, and crashing, I am proud to publish my very own mini quad!

Though the Turtle project was initially started around a year ago, it is still getting upgrades and improving every day. We are proud to say that Minimulticopter currently offers the lightest 250mm quad on the market. The incredibly low weight of the frame addresses two min quad problems nowadays. The first would be efficiency. The average flight time for a 250mm quad is around 6 minutes with a Mobius camera. Turtle, equipped with Mobius and FPV gear, can fly up to 14 minutes and 10 minutes with a Gopro. The second concern is power. Everyone wants more punch. Rather than installing bigger and more powerful motors, you can acquire the same "punchy" effect by making the frame lighter. This is how Turtle is able to get away with using the small 6a ESC's and ZMR motors.


What makes Turtle any different from the other Mini's?


-Turtle has been in development for 6 months to make sure that every problem has been addressed and sorted out. Turtle has the unique ability to go extremely long range. Since Turtle is one of the lightest 250mm quads on the market, it has been successfully flown to 3 miles out carrying a Mobius HD camera and full range FPV gear.
-It never made sense in other mini designs to have your battery protected in the frame and all of your expensive components ride vulnerably on the top plate. Turtle addresses this with its long slots to allow battery and component placement to be truly up to the user.
-Turtle has so much room that it is easily possible, along with full sized FPV equipment, to insert the Mobius inside of the frame, protecting the camera in a hard crash.(Not that you'll ever crash)

In frame Mobius mount


Specifications:
-250mm frame size
-Frame weight: 82g w/ landing gear (76g w/o)
-Material: G10
-Fits 5" props
-kk2, nanowii, naze32, flip compatible
-Bare frame hover: 17min+
Gopro AUW- 537g
Mobius AUW- 430g

Recommended Setup:
Turnigy Plush 6a esc
RCX ZMR 1804
Turnigy Nanotech 0.95 25-50c 3s (Parallel Setup)
Multiwii/Naze32/kk2/Flip
E-OSD
Voltage Beeper
Gemfan 5030 3 blade

Build log: http://www.minimulticopter.com/turtle-build

Price: $55

You can place an order on my website or you can PM me.
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 12:02 AM
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Turtle Promo Video (5 min 14 sec)

Some very stable clips with Gopro aboard shooting at 1080p 60fps
The Santa Cruz Experience (3 min 52 sec)


High altitude cloud busting with Gopro
Turtle FPV-Busting Clouds (RAW) (3 min 31 sec)


Super long range setup. For this flight I added a 3rd battery underneath the chassis.
Turtle 3 Miles (10 min 13 sec)
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 12:03 AM
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Gopro and UHF setup




Frsky and Mobius setup
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 12:14 AM
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Can you give a little info on your video TX/RX and antenna setup? BTW Daaaaam!
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 12:29 AM
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Sure thing. I will be adding some snazzy photographs soon.
My personal setup:
Nanowii
dragonlink rx
1.3ghz 800mw vtx
Hobbyking ez-osd

This setup has gone 3 miles out without a glitch.
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 03:16 AM
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Look great, what is your battery setup and wii setting?
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 01:14 PM
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The batteries are nanotech 0.95 25-50c 3s. I have a complete build long here:
http://www.minimulticopter.com/turtle-build
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 08:15 PM
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Build log added^^
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 11:48 AM
Need more props..........
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Great range! I think we're going to start seeing more people going longer than the usual with the mini's.

Plenty of space for everything it looks like!
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 10:04 PM
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Wow, I didn't know the quad would still receive the signal from your transmitter from three miles away, let alone a video signal. That is awesome, and flying up into the clouds takes some balls!
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Old Jun 18, 2014, 09:28 AM
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Amazing little machine. Are you using one or two 950 mah battery?
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Old Jun 18, 2014, 10:17 AM
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I'm using two .95 batteries. This allows more punch with the ZMRs, redundancy in the system, and it is actually more efficient than single batteries.
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Old Jun 18, 2014, 11:04 AM
Need more props..........
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Throw some Sunnysky 2204 2300kv motors on this thing and watch it launch like a rocket!
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Old Jun 18, 2014, 03:43 PM
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Finally! Someone designed a mini with me in mind. Long flight times with a lightweight sport flying setup and no HD camera. This might actually replace my FPV Mqx.....
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Old Jun 18, 2014, 10:43 PM
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@Oso. Even better. I have some experimental motors that swing 6" props on the way.

Update: I now have .093" arms available that support up to 6" props.
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