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Old Jul 02, 2012, 05:45 PM
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The American made Sphere

Came up with this with staggernaut my long time friend. Using a beach ball we built carbon fiber round frames for our tri's. i lost all my build pictures on my phone. But will do my best to advise if someone wants to try this.

Remote Control Sphere American Made (10 min 35 sec)
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Awesome idea! Would be ideal to make the copters a bit safer when they bump into something.....now....build one for my droidworx AD-6 HL...please?...:-)
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Very elegant! I want to see some crash testing
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 06:00 PM
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one thing i learned is i dont like forming carbon fiber. not even a little bit. its messy sticky nasty stuff.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Awesome idea! Would be ideal to make the copters a bit safer when they bump into something.....now....build one for my droidworx AD-6 HL...please?...:-)
I think you will need a monster beach ball for that but very possable
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 06:06 PM
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There's very little I like about CF. It's harder to work with than GF, the dust is very bad for you, and what you gain in longitudinal strength you lose in torsional strength.

I reckon 2mm GF rod might be just right for this cage application. Still need to bond the rings together somehow, perhaps GF cord + resin.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 06:08 PM
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awesome idea.... but do you bring the bucket all the time for landing?
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 06:13 PM
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landing is not the problem. takeoff is. i used my feet to hold it upright.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 06:49 PM
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Very cool. I'm thinking rod and connectors like you use in a tent. Hmmmm....
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 06:50 PM
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That would look really cool with lights on the outside of the sphere
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Can you get that to roll? I did notice that you kind of rolled around objects.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 07:03 PM
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Clever and nice design and build!
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Jim
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 07:06 PM
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the idea of this build was to do just that. we wanted to land roll than take off again but even with multiwii auto stable it would not do it. it would get stuck in a down position. kinda let us down.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 08:09 PM
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I actually think you guys are onto something big here. I can see this for commercial use.Maybe going into buildings like searching.Better see if Dyson has the patent LOL.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 08:30 PM
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This is really cool. it is what the hobby is all about great build.
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