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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:43 PM
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well, I got my new foamboard shrike finished!! it's made from all dollar tree foam, except for the aluminium tape on the bottom. will take some pics once the camera is charged, but for now, here's the specs:
wingspan 56"
root chord 10"
tip chord 9.5"
sweep 3"
fuse: 4"x4"x16"
motor: turnigy 35-36 910kv swinging a 9x7 prop
esc: hobbyking super-simple 60-amp
battery: atm just a single 2200mah 3s, but could take up to 3 2200s in parallel. (currently have a lot of noseweight to compensate for the small pack until some more batteries arrive)
I'll take some pics tonight.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:25 AM
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Tri-Motor Raptor w/FPV gear (0 min 40 sec)
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Here is my new FPV plane and base station. I took IBCrazy's advice and used a model I didn't mind crashing. Today was the maiden and it was a complete success! I was flying at Rancho San Antonio in California.

Thanks to everyone for the wealth of knowledge I've found in these forums.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 09:56 AM
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I wish you lived closer to me! I would gladly pay you to cut my canopy like yours!. My wife doesn't trust me with tools!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Here's mine, not a plane exactly but certainly a great platform for FPV!!

900Kv motors spinning Graupner 10x5 props on 3s 500mAh battery's getting around 7-8 minutes flight time, not bad for a platform that weighs in at 4lbs!!

Video tx is hobbyking 200mw, im getting well over a mile range!!

bonus pics of the wife all glamed up for her 30th tonight
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:28 PM
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900Kv motors spinning Graupner 10x5 props on 3s 500mAh battery's
3s 500mAh for 4lb platform??? Unbelievable!
You should claim Nobel Prize and your beautiful wife gonna be happiest.
Happy Holidays!
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 11:04 AM
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I was about to say the same thing, lol. must be a 5000mah pack...
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Nice Quad Rizzaair

wich camera gimbals is that your using?
i have similar quad, still chasing a good simple gopro gimbal..
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Nice raptor you got there ecwork!
how many amps the triple motor use on cruise?
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Nice Quad Rizzaair

wich camera gimbals is that your using?
i have similar quad, still chasing a good simple gopro gimbal..
Thanks trexpilot! the camera gimbal is the Hobblyking bumble be quad gimbal.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ter_Frame.html

I just adapted it a little to fit my frame, works a treat!! no more nasty vibes wrecking the video.

Oh yea and my battery in 5000mah not 500
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 02:15 PM
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bonus pics of the wife all glamed up for her 30th tonight
I love this on RCG...150+ views for your wife pic, only 40 odd for the Quad...!

Well done lads, Well played
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Thanks trexpilot! the camera gimbal is the Hobblyking bumble be quad gimbal.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ter_Frame.html

I just adapted it a little to fit my frame, works a treat!! no more nasty vibes wrecking the video.

Oh yea and my battery in 5000mah not 500
could you post some close ups how did you modified the gimbal?
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 06:45 PM
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Thanks Rizzaair, did you say no more vibe? whats the secret on mounting the gopro?
+1 with close up pic of the gimbal mods please
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Here's mine, not a plane exactly but certainly a great platform for FPV!!

900Kv motors spinning Graupner 10x5 props on 3s 500mAh battery's getting around 7-8 minutes flight time, not bad for a platform that weighs in at 4lbs!!

Video tx is hobbyking 200mw, im getting well over a mile range!!

bonus pics of the wife all glamed up for her 30th tonight
You have some nice looking toyz...
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Thanks Rizzaair, did you say no more vibe? whats the secret on mounting the gopro?
+1 with close up pic of the gimbal mods please
Here you go!
hope you can see what I've done here, really simple, I just removed the top vibration mount form the bumble bee gimbal, than attached the hole unit so it hooks over the front of my quad! works a treat

I'll upload a quick vid later!.........if ive not drunk too much by then
Happy holidays!!

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I love this on RCG...150+ views for your wife pic, only 40 odd for the Quad...!
Well done lads, Well played
Yeah I really though the wife would get more veiws!!
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