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Old Sep 24, 2012, 11:46 AM
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haha i see teh kitteh.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 11:49 AM
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haha i see teh kitteh.
LOLZ myz to! black and white on da left..

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Old Sep 25, 2012, 02:03 AM
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Finished the frame just. Working on the electrical now..

Frame with motor and cable weigh 577gm.
Are those the nx-4006, nx-4008, etc? What size prop are you going to rock?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 02:40 AM
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 05:38 AM
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Here's my wood frame quad. Looks kinda clunky, but it flies well, and transmits far less vibration from the motors to the center of the frame than my glass fiber hex. The controller is a Crius AIOP with GPS module wired to the board.
Great looking woody! I love wooden quads. In fact I'm wondering if there should be a subforum for them. That way we wouldn't be annoying all those guys that think alu/ fiberglass/ CF is the only way to go.

Did you have much trouble getting the GPS to work with the Crius, and how well does it hold? A friend of mine is busily trying to work that out just now with his AIOP.

Rick
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Here's my selection of scratch built multis. Started with the Tricopter a year ago and they have been multiplying since! All have plywood centre plates which are then epoxy / glass covered - apart from the Tricopter which is left bare wood.

The X8 Octo is shown in the general line up with a simple test undercarriage, but now has a combined 3 axis camera mount and undercarriage. The mount is fitted with quick release fasteners, the legs unplug, and the octo arms fold for compact packing for transport.

Malcolm
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Here's my selection of scratch built multis. Started with the Tricopter a year ago and they have been multiplying since! All have plywood centre plates which are then epoxy / glass covered - apart from the Tricopter which is left bare wood.

The X8 Octo is shown in the general line up with a simple test undercarriage, but now has a combined 3 axis camera mount and undercarriage. The mount is fitted with quick release fasteners, the legs unplug, and the octo arms fold for compact packing for transport.

Malcolm
Not scratchy at all!. Looks so good as if it were a production frame! Can you give us more photos? Details on the plug n play, motor mounts, gimble source (home made?).

Looks like you have a favorite motor...
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:17 AM
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The X8 Octo is shown in the general line up with a simple test undercarriage, but now has a combined 3 axis camera mount and undercarriage. The mount is fitted with quick release fasteners, the legs unplug, and the octo arms fold for compact packing for transport.

Malcolm
The motors look like DT7x0's; if I might inquire what's the props, power, and flight time on that beast?
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Poison arrow. The arms are made from aluminum arrows. Very light. Too much flex in the plywood deck, and the small diameter of the arms made it difficult to mount the motors.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...35031746_n.jpg
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Finally had some time to take my latest out

MWC 340MM QUAD (3 min 35 sec)
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Turnigy Talon Hexcopter frame
HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V2.1 flashed with Hexacopter firmware
6x HobbyKing Red Brick 30A ESC flashed with simonk's firmware
6x Turnigy D2830-11 1000kv motors
3x Turnigy 2200mAh LiPo (6600mA total)
10x4.5 props

Flies like a dream, 30minutes + flight time with all 3 batteries connected

[IMG]http://i.minus.com/i3g2vTKwq1Yjr.jpg
sorry kinda OOT but i need help..

hi sleziak, you flashed Red Brick 30A ESC with simonk's firmware right?
witch .hex file did you use?

did you take the photograph of the PCB

thanks b4
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 03:16 AM
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Slightly imbalance setup . FC Eagle N6

3pcs 30 A esc 850kv motor on 9x4
1pcs 50A esc 950kv motor on 8x4

test flight of Quadcopter with external power
range is only as good as the length and weight of the cable it will look better if it were a NAZA but I use the EagleN6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6ZFSDLhTdM

always funny till someone yank out the power cord
What kind of external power supply do you use if I may ask? It's a good idea to use while you configure your FC.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:09 AM
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sorry kinda OOT but i need help..

hi sleziak, you flashed Red Brick 30A ESC with simonk's firmware right?
witch .hex file did you use?

did you take the photograph of the PCB

thanks b4
I used this tutorial:

http://polakiumengineering.org/?p=1112

Regards
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 03:17 AM
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What kind of external power supply do you use if I may ask? It's a good idea to use while you configure your FC.
12v 7ah pb battery but you can also use a regulated 12v 3a powersupply. N your right best use when testing and config the FC that way you wont use your lipo cycles
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:04 AM
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This is my mini UFO quad. Spec is here: -

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1666155

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