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Aeroquad 211 7.12%
Alien Jump Jet 48 1.62%
Alien Saucer 35 1.18%
Draganflyer DF-IV 33 1.11%
Draganflyer DF-V TI 23 0.78%
Draganflyer Experimental Brushless (Spectrolutions) 39 1.32%
Draganflyer X6 32 1.08%
Quadpowered 246 8.30%
Microdrone 33 1.11%
Mikrokopter V1.0-ME 102 3.44%
Mikrokopter V1.0-ME with NAVI 193 6.51%
Mini-Mixer quadrocopter 30 1.01%
Mini-Mixer tricopter 28 0.94%
Self-build quadrocopter flight board/firmware 1,339 45.16%
Self-build tricopter flight board/firmware 717 24.18%
UAVP 73 2.46%
UAVP-NG 26 0.88%
UAVX 73 2.46%
Walkera UFO #4 32 1.08%
Walkera UFO #5 46 1.55%
Walkera UFO #8 39 1.32%
X-BL 31 1.05%
X-BL FunPilot 25 0.84%
X-BL Autopilot, ReasearchPilot, Hornet, Hummingbird, Falcon 14 0.47%
X-UFO 64 2.16%
Y-UFO LA Heli 25 0.84%
Y-UAVP 17 0.57%
Y-UAVX 30 1.01%
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Help please. I bought a KK compatible board from value hobby. Good price and looks fairly easy to use, I thought. It came with 2 wires. One is a regular wire with male to male ends. The other is a male plug on one end and the other end has 3 male plugs one on each wire. I know these are for the rx to board connection but how do I do it? Thank you for any help I can get.

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Hi Tom,
Please ask your question in one of the listed KK threads under the Index at the front of this thread under Project Quads/Hexas/Octos. Someone there will be better able to help you with specific setup info for your KK board.
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Help please. I bought a KK compatible board from value hobby. Good price and looks fairly easy to use, I thought. It came with 2 wires. One is a regular wire with male to male ends. The other is a male plug on one end and the other end has 3 male plugs one on each wire. I know these are for the rx to board connection but how do I do it? Thank you for any help I can get.

Tom
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:07 AM
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Will do. Thanks Jim.

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:07 PM
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I am writing my masters thesis paper on the construction of a tricopter drone. One of the design requirements are speed. I did some testing on various motors and propeller combos for found that it is a trade off between lift and pitch speed(which factors into forward speed). So I notice for the size tri I am building most people are using a 9x4.7. With the motor I am using it gives you 1100grams of thrust and a pitch speed of 41 mph. I increased to a 10x8 and got the same thrust, but with a pitch speed of 46.7 mph. Of course there is a difference of 4 amps between the two. Does anyone have any other prop recommendations for speed on a tri. I placed the two props on my tri and also noticed the difference in speed. I have a 2.5 lbs tri and am trying to maintain to 2.5-3:1 thrust to weight ratio.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:06 AM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ame_625mm.html

About to order this Turnigy Talon Hexcopter
Not sure about landing gear and camera mount......please suggest............
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Hi E,
I have never had one of the HK Talon frames, but others have liked them. The price sure has jumped from the $29 quad Talon frame...

SeismicCWave has some good information on camera mounts and vibration isolation. Here are some camera mount threads that will help you decide.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...t#post20079729
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...t=camera+mount
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ame_625mm.html

About to order this Turnigy Talon Hexcopter
Not sure about landing gear and camera mount......please suggest............
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Hi E,
I have never had one of the HK Talon frames, but others have liked them. The price sure has jumped from the $29 quad Talon frame...

SeismicCWave has some good information on camera mounts and vibration isolation. Here are some camera mount threads that will help you decide.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...t#post20079729
and
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...t=camera+mount
Cheers,
Jim
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Thanks for the reply....
i am new to this hobby...
Can You please configure an entry level quad ....
AP with my samsung camcorder is my goal......
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:42 AM
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E,
Since you are new, it is more important that you learn safe procedures and then to fly and maintain and trouble-shoot multicopters. There are many options in diameter size and lifting capability and price ranges that must match your requirements. Perhaps you should start out by learning on one of the many mini or micro quads first and use them as training before you start flying with a camera that can be easily damaged in "hard-landings". That way you will have only spent about $50 and will learn quite a bit and gain some flying and rebuilding skills and trouble-shooting knowledge.
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Thanks for the reply....
i am new to this hobby...
Can You please configure an entry level quad ....
AP with my samsung camcorder is my goal......
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 11:21 AM
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E,
Since you are new, it is more important that you learn safe procedures and then to fly and maintain and trouble-shoot multicopters. There are many options in diameter size and lifting capability and price ranges that must match your requirements. Perhaps you should start out by learning on one of the many mini or micro quads first and use them as training before you start flying with a camera that can be easily damaged in "hard-landings". That way you will have only spent about $50 and will learn quite a bit and gain some flying and rebuilding skills and trouble-shooting knowledge.
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Jim
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Yes but
The problem is I am from INDIA.....
and its not so easy to import so frequently because of several kinds of taxes and postage charges....
and also you cant import any electronic items even simple motors and lipos need permission from govt to get custom clearance...
thats the reason i want to import a frame first ,then i would use local made electronics
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ame_625mm.html

About to order this Turnigy Talon Hexcopter
Not sure about landing gear and camera mount......please suggest............
I can't speak for the Hex frame... but I have the quad frame and can tell you that the quality is excellent! The frame is strong and sturdy, and when set up correctly, it flies GREAT! I put a NAZA +GPS on mine, and it's rock-solid!
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I can't speak for the Hex frame... but I have the quad frame and can tell you that the quality is excellent! The frame is strong and sturdy, and when set up correctly, it flies GREAT! I put a NAZA +GPS on mine, and it's rock-solid!
even i was trying for the quad......its out of stock.....
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 07:58 AM
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http://www.goodluckbuy.com/360-degre...00-model-.html
any reviews and thoughts about this
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:21 AM
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An archive of mammoth proportions, of both man and machines. Have read from whoa to go, and all i can say is, thanks Jim. I fly a MWC Stealth Reconn http://www.multiwiicopter.com/produc...uad-fpv-reconn
Thanks for the time you have put into this reference/wiki. I am 12 months into the multirotor side of rc flying, having flown helis for about 3 years, and i have found this thread so informative....this thread has answered where i have not asked....Thank You.
Cheers Glenn. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Jim -

Thanks for scoping out my "Toy-Quad Hackery" ("Toy-Quackery") project; I figured I should stop by and check out... *FAINT*

*Slaps self awake* ... your archive of Quad-Related stuffs & notes. Dude... this this is MONSTROUS!

* Sets a tick in his mental appointment book for this weekend to come back and learn sumthin' *

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:42 AM
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You forgot OpenPilot in the pole
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