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Old Jul 01, 2014, 11:18 AM
Manual will not flyaway :D
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Well I cant stop myself. One of my favorite parts of this hobby is designing machines and building.

I have been given a task to design and build a longer range FPV quad with 20+ mins battery life. Everything has gone very smoothly and hopefully very soon this machine will end up on a new online store I have in the works at the moment.

Frame is a complete custom made composite made from 3k CF and a special lightweight core. 3.5mm thick, completely rigid and VERY strong.

Im using the well tested DJI E300 propulsion kit. This is the first time ive used self tightening props and I must say they amaze me! literally just drop them on.

Kit used in this build

440mm CF frame with Aluminium screws
Naza V2 with GPS
Naza wireless link for ipad groundstation
Mini iOSD
DJI E300 Propulsion System
600mhz VTX (still waiting on)
Skyzone FPV goggles tith cloverleaf and spiral antennae.
3s 5000 battery, will also test with 7000
Front mounted 2 axis GoPro gimbal (still working on)
3D printed legs






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Old Jul 01, 2014, 12:02 PM
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Cool! How long of distance are you trying for?
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Old Jul 01, 2014, 12:05 PM
Manual will not flyaway :D
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I'm looking for 20 min flight time with waypoints and FPV up to around 2km
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Old Jul 01, 2014, 12:35 PM
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Following this with great interest
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 03:58 AM
Manual will not flyaway :D
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Build getting close to completion. Need to get an iPad mini for waypoint testing.
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 10:42 AM
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Cool design. May I ask where did you get that frame kit?
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 11:08 AM
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What's the all up weight?Ive got my scratch built 470mm frame with fpv gear at 750g with battery.Looks great but I'm not a fan of flat plate frames,they catch to much air and don't fly in wind as good as some other designs.
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 12:02 PM
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Cool design. May I ask where did you get that frame kit?
He made it
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Old Jul 02, 2014, 01:22 PM
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I have an iPad
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Old Jul 03, 2014, 05:26 PM
Manual will not flyaway :D
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Then we need to get together and test this thing. It flies and looks even better than I imagined (in my opinion)

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Old Jul 03, 2014, 05:33 PM
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That's a lot of flat surface area that the props have to power through?Seems that would take away from lift and effiency?It does look Mean
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Old Jul 03, 2014, 05:53 PM
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looks great! was really wanting to see profile view. you got a good one with angle to it. wow that is thin! what is that pad material?
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Old Jul 03, 2014, 06:10 PM
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Thanks man! Its a back foam, similar to the foam that the KK2 comes in. Weighs absolutely nothing. But hides all the wires and protects the battery.
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Old Jul 05, 2014, 10:29 AM
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Old Jul 05, 2014, 04:59 PM
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Well I cant stop myself. One of my favorite parts of this hobby is designing machines and building.

I have been given a task to design and build a longer range FPV quad with 20+ mins battery life. Everything has gone very smoothly and hopefully very soon this machine will end up on a new online store I have in the works at the moment.

Frame is a complete custom made composite made from 3k CF and a special lightweight core. 3.5mm thick, completely rigid and VERY strong.

Im using the well tested DJI E300 propulsion kit. This is the first time ive used self tightening props and I must say they amaze me! literally just drop them on.

Kit used in this build

440mm CF frame with Aluminium screws
Naza V2 with GPS
Naza wireless link for ipad groundstation
Mini iOSD
DJI E300 Propulsion System
600mhz VTX (still waiting on)
Skyzone FPV goggles tith cloverleaf and spiral antennae.
3s 5000 battery, will also test with 7000
Front mounted 2 axis GoPro gimbal (still working on)
3D printed legs







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