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Old Feb 05, 2012, 03:38 PM
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I like that idea, looks pretty cool
could also use styrofoam........

Fun Copter (5 min 7 sec)
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 07:52 PM
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could also use styrofoam........

http://vimeo.com/9182011
Yes, like that. Maybe a little bit more detail. I was thinking of maybe one of those foam hand launched gliders. That and a hot wire foam cutter.
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 10:12 PM
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could also use styrofoam........

http://vimeo.com/9182011
you'll never lose your orientation with that
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 11:05 AM
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This is a short vid having fun with the tri.
having fun tricopter.avi (3 min 6 sec)
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 12:37 PM
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GLB has some pretty cheap. Lot's of sizes. I also see they now carry black nylon. (About a week after I ordered mine)
Thanks, I'll check that out opus.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 03:44 AM
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learning curve with my tri

thought somebody might be interested in my learning to fly a tri, I've never flown anything like this before so it might look silly but have a look at my you tube tri escapades I think I'm getting a bit better at it now but still a long way to go.

out here in Spain I've done all my learning in the villa garden which is very small with palm trees everywhere, only recently managed to get out onto the beach when the wind had dropped


go to you tube, search, teccer1234

thanks
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Does anyone have a good source for 12mm CF booms? Or what are you using? I know wood is almost ideal, but I like hiding the motor wires inside the boom.

I tried the cheapo 450 booms from HK. They are too thin. One broke on the first minor crash. Then I tried the FG booms from GLB. They are thicker but there is no rotational strength. All of the strands are oriented length wise. First crash with that one. split down the length in numerous places.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Does anyone have a good source for 12mm CF booms? Or what are you using? I know wood is almost ideal, but I like hiding the motor wires inside the boom.

I tried the cheapo 450 booms from HK. They are too thin. One broke on the first minor crash. Then I tried the FG booms from GLB. They are thicker but there is no rotational strength. All of the strands are oriented length wise. First crash with that one. split down the length in numerous places.
aluminum tube? but that might be too heavy? For mr nothing beats wood. I'
m building a quad using wood for the frame like i did on the tricopter. but this time if I crash and break it I'll have to build a new frame as this one is all glued
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 01:10 AM
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Does anyone have a good source for 12mm CF booms? Or what are you using? I know wood is almost ideal, but I like hiding the motor wires inside the boom.

I tried the cheapo 450 booms from HK. They are too thin. One broke on the first minor crash. Then I tried the FG booms from GLB. They are thicker but there is no rotational strength. All of the strands are oriented length wise. First crash with that one. split down the length in numerous places.
Well I think you already know I use 16 x 1 ali. Takes the hits and bends back good.
Can you get that size tube ?

Oh yeah what about www.goodluckbuy.com they have some tube.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 01:11 AM
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aluminum tube? but that might be too heavy? For mr nothing beats wood. I'
m building a quad using wood for the frame like i did on the tricopter. but this time if I crash and break it I'll have to build a new frame as this one is all glued
You'll get used to Ali booms soon lad ......
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 01:58 AM
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You'll get used to Ali booms soon lad ......
Oh yeah, can't wait to try some
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 06:00 AM
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Well I think you already know I use 16 x 1 ali. Takes the hits and bends back good.
Can you get that size tube ?

Oh yeah what about www.goodluckbuy.com they have some tube.
Yes, I have a source. I have some of the CF from GLB on order. I am afeared that it will be just as bad as the stuff from HK. I am thinking of going to 500 or even 600 size. In Align parts that is 21.5mm OD. But that means another rebuild.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 01:57 PM
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You'll get used to Ali booms soon lad ......
I have built my last 4 quad frames from wood - 1 normal and 1 lightweight + 1 of each as spares.... I always was a pessimist !

I am well on with a tricopter build - again the frame is all wood.

Some time back I hit on the idea of making the wooden arms T shaped. This gives great rigidity and at a lower weight than a big chunk of solid wood.

Some glue, 2 strips of wood and some clamps produce a T shaped arm that is light and resists flexing in any direction.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 03:45 PM
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I have built my last 4 quad frames from wood - 1 normal and 1 lightweight + 1 of each as spares.... I always was a pessimist !

I am well on with a tricopter build - again the frame is all wood.

Some time back I hit on the idea of making the wooden arms T shaped. This gives great rigidity and at a lower weight than a big chunk of solid wood.

Some glue, 2 strips of wood and some clamps produce a T shaped arm that is light and resists flexing in any direction.
That's actually not a bad idea.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 07:54 PM
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I have built my last 4 quad frames from wood - 1 normal and 1 lightweight + 1 of each as spares.... I always was a pessimist !

I am well on with a tricopter build - again the frame is all wood.

Some time back I hit on the idea of making the wooden arms T shaped. This gives great rigidity and at a lower weight than a big chunk of solid wood.

Some glue, 2 strips of wood and some clamps produce a T shaped arm that is light and resists flexing in any direction.
Hi Sparklet,
I am collecting the Bits together to build a Tri and I am wondering what size are the strips in your arms are ? It sounds a good idea to me.
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