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Old Nov 04, 2012, 01:20 AM
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Wow nice frame Sean! How did you make it? Vacuum formed plastic?
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 08:55 AM
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This is a design that I have been working on for the better part of a year. It occurred to me a frame constructed this way would be lighter, stiffer, and more durable than the frames currently being made. It is 555 mm frame based on my first scratch built version. It weighs in at 395 grams. It can take a petty tough landing without any damage.Attachment 5279108

if you start selling these I want one
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 09:50 AM
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This is a design that I have been working on for the better part of a year.
Great looking frame man! It looks like a military issued Aquacopter...

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Old Nov 04, 2012, 08:57 PM
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This is a design that I have been working on for the better part of a year. It occurred to me a frame constructed this way would be lighter, stiffer, and more durable than the frames currently being made. It is 555 mm frame based on my first scratch built version. It weighs in at 395 grams. It can take a petty tough landing without any damage.Attachment 5279108
Sean, How much to make one of these bad boys brother? I would like to have one!
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 09:09 PM
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shall call it the Foamy Falcon






Foamy falcon in flight

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 01:28 AM
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Yes its a vacuum formed frame. I am finalizing a couple details in the prototype and forms but I assure you they will be available mid November in time for Christmas. I went ahead and started a build log that should be linked at the bottom of this post. It should give a bit more info about the design. I plan to have the build log complete in a few days so you can see what's involved with assembling one of these. I plan on them coming in at around $135. That would include an assembled frame with removable ESC enclosures for changing out the motors or adjusting rotation. A couple 24x18 construction docs packed with useful info. The HK distribution board which has been designed into the lower hull of the aircraft. It is 555mm from prop to prop and still comes in at about 395 grams. I can't recall if that is with or without the distribution board. I believe it was just the shell. I also did a set of vinyl cut decals to label your motors and add a bit of "flair". The aesthetic component to these frames were only second to there functionality. I am really looking forward to getting these out there.i attached a xray view so you can take a look inside. And note the method for securing the FC.This should accomidate any style board setup and i plan on having a adapter board for mounting enclosed FC's like the Naza.Here is a video
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 02:04 AM
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Nice frame Seanheandrick! When can we start ordering this? This is the frame that I have been looking for!
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 02:52 AM
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Yes its a vacuum formed frame. I am finalizing a couple details in the prototype and forms but I assure you they will be available mid November in time for Christmas. I went ahead and started a build log that should be linked at the bottom of this post. It should give a bit more info about the design. I plan to have the build log complete in a few days so you can see what's involved with assembling one of these. I plan on them coming in at around $135. That would include an assembled frame with removable ESC enclosures for changing out the motors or adjusting rotation. A couple 24x18 construction docs packed with useful info. The HK distribution board which has been designed into the lower hull of the aircraft. It is 555mm from prop to prop and still comes in at about 395 grams. I can't recall if that is with or without the distribution board. I believe it was just the shell. I also did a set of vinyl cut decals to label your motors and add a bit of "flair". The aesthetic component to these frames were only second to there functionality. I am really looking forward to getting these out there.i attached a xray view so you can take a look inside. And note the method for securing the FC.This should accomidate any style board setup and i plan on having a adapter board for mounting enclosed FC's like the Naza.Here is a video
Looks like a lot of work has gone into that. - I can't see any cooling for motors or esc's though. Are you intending to add some holes to stop things from cooking?

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 08:42 AM
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the way the frame is designed with the open cockpit it does a pretty good job of not overheating. I check the motors and esc's for excessive heat build up and have not seen a problem. I would like to set something up to record or monitor the heat . I have designs in process to use downward venting around the motor pod to utilize the downdraft from the props to create a venturi that would pull cool air in through the top and down the arms. I had also considered flush mounting the ESC's right below the surface with the heat sinks exposed.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 12:43 PM
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13 multi's in the last 2 years... here are some of them...


Travel Tricopter flew with gopro on the front.




These were used in the Nokia Lumia / All Blacks ad and where knocked out the sky with a ball


FPV machine


My first "good quad" and my first Hexa - it was the first multi I used for an entire photoshoot instead of the Trex-600 cameraship.



My current photography machine - in the process of being replace by my Droidworx VM-6

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 01:27 PM
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What controller are you using Pete?
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 01:36 PM
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13 multi's in the last 2 years... here are some of them...


Travel Tricopter flew with gopro on the front.




These were used in the Nokia Lumia / All Blacks ad and where knocked out the sky with a ball


FPV machine


My first "good quad" and my first Hexa - it was the first multi I used for an entire photoshoot instead of the Trex-600 cameraship.



My current photography machine - in the process of being replace by my Droidworx VM-6

Pete
I have the same Sony camera but can't loose the jello in video...what kind of gimbal is that on your octa? U have video of the raw footage? Nice looking builds!
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 03:22 PM
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I am using Hoverfly Pro on my "good" machines and KK2's on my "disposable" ones

DIY gimbal with belt drive and external pots.

Sony RX100 on the Octo (3 min 51 sec)

Everything set to default - no stabilzation. Camera gimbal stab was off.

Fountain HQ (3 min 1 sec)

From my "good quad" - with camera stab on. No post stabilization.

I balance my props really well. I have rubber dampers between the copter hub and the u/c / camera gimbal.

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Pete,

Great videos thank you!
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Here is my latest creation. Its called "Snow Screen", because its white and its made out of aluminum window screen material. Right now it has my Gaui motor and escs and one of my copter control boards. Soon to have Spektrum satellite and a 2100mah 3s battery to hit the skies. Should fly great, its pretty dang light and very stiff. I believe is 420mm center to center in square. Total cost of the frame was about $12.

What do you think?
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