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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:16 AM
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You can never have too many AGLHobbies frame parts I use them on everything!

What percentage of parts makes it qualify as a Rusty's frame? hehe...
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 02:00 AM
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i got sick of flying the plain old looking quad, so here is a h-copter made using the boom leg holders.

looks awesome flying.
Love it! gunna do the same!
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:40 PM
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Love it! gunna do the same!
yes a number of weeks later and i have moved to reinforcing all of the tubes with wood.

I also now use the double wide clamps to hold the central boom.

it is by far the most crash-able copter i have ever had. it just twists out of shape on impact, or it will brake at the Clamp point of the central boom, all that is required is to loosen the bolts trim it up with the dremel and clamp it back on, I lose about 150 mm each time, to I can have a crash that breaks something 4 or 5 times before it is needing a new boom.

It is very stiff and has very little flex.

Another advantage is orientation. It is clear that it is side on or nose or tail in.
I also mount the av tx and cam, and there is lots of room on the central boom.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:51 PM
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I saved 45 grams on my Hex V by installing a single back leg modification as to having four legs. I cut an accessory plate in half to extend the second boom clamp off the frame as one clamp wasn't enough. Just an idea that worked well for me I wanted to share:

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Old Jan 27, 2013, 12:58 AM
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I saved 45 grams on my Hex V by installing a single back leg modification as to having four legs. I cut an accessory plate in half to extend the second boom clamp off the frame as one clamp wasn't enough. Just an idea that worked well for me I wanted to share:

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Yup, I do that with my quads.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 06:45 AM
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I saved 45 grams on my Hex V by installing a single back leg modification as to having four legs. I cut an accessory plate in half to extend the second boom clamp off the frame as one clamp wasn't enough. Just an idea that worked well for me I wanted to share:

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I see that you sand down the CF tubes to keep the clamps from rotating. I do that as well.

How does it work with the tape under the clamps? Does the tape keep the landing gear tube from rotating as well?

Nice looking hex by the way (you too Hansen)!

Ross
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:43 AM
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Dangit Siesmic, is there anything you haven't tried

As for the tape, the clamps are direct to the CF tube, I just taped right up to the blocks for effect. I use the 3M electrical tape from home depot, the good stuff that comes in the round, clear plastic containers. It's really thin, sticks great, and doesn't leave any sticky residue when you take it off, even if it's been on there for a while. Plus they have a bunch of colors. The orange really stands out when you're airborne but I'm sure the other colors would work well too. With this weather I've been focusing on building rather than flying, so I might switch up the tape job and give it some more effect. I'm getting her ready for a photo shoot to submit to Rusty's Multicopter Model Search
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:35 AM
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I still this is the coolest variation I've seen from a customer! I just love it, and with all the FPV style frames out there now, I'm thinking of making this as an actual product. A single center tube would work fine for small copters, but maybe two central tubes would be used for larger copters.

Very cool

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yes a number of weeks later and i have moved to reinforcing all of the tubes with wood.

I also now use the double wide clamps to hold the central boom.

it is by far the most crash-able copter i have ever had. it just twists out of shape on impact, or it will brake at the Clamp point of the central boom, all that is required is to loosen the bolts trim it up with the dremel and clamp it back on, I lose about 150 mm each time, to I can have a crash that breaks something 4 or 5 times before it is needing a new boom.

It is very stiff and has very little flex.

Another advantage is orientation. It is clear that it is side on or nose or tail in.
I also mount the av tx and cam, and there is lots of room on the central boom.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:41 PM
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Here is my latest incarnation of the rusty frame...it flys extremely stable. I have the MWC 2.0 FC from witespy on there...
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:54 PM
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Here is my latest incarnation of the rusty frame...it flys extremely stable. I have the MWC 2.0 FC from witespy on there...
At first glance, the white spots on the ends of the batteries look like eyes

Rusty
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 04:11 PM
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At first glance, the white spots on the ends of the batteries look like eyes

Rusty
haha...i was thinking the same thing!! maybe i should get the marker out and draw some on there...might freak some people out!!! haha
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Number 5!!!!
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 04:22 PM
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Number 5!!!!
HOLY CRAP...YES..Johnny 5!! hahahaa
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HOLY CRAP...YES..Johnny 5!! hahahaa
Be careful, it won't ever let you change it again if you name it that!
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