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Old Feb 01, 2013, 02:21 AM
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GB OX-GARD is a good product. It is available at most hardware stores. I believe it is a conductive grease with tiny metal particles. It is used to prevent corrosion in electrical connections. Do NOT use dielectric grease. That is an insulator.

I have adopted a recommendation on this thread, I think by Bill Glover, to replace all of the connectors with Protek bullets available from A Main Hobbies. These do not have the swivel cage, and but rather have a solid split male plug. They are also easier to solder because there is a little cut out in the side of the cup so you solder the wire onto the side of the cup rather than trying to "dip" it into a pool of solder. After several problems with connectors, some of which did not happen right away, I replaced all the connectors on my quad and my hex.

Read this and you will probably want to have a tube of OX-Gard on hand. It also explains why not to use dielectric grease.

http://www.olypen.com/craigh/oxgard.htm

All the cool kids use Dr. Marty's
http://www.empirerc.com/doctor-marty...se-p-5873.html
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 04:46 AM
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Less than $100 Tim
So please give us a link, I would like to buy one....
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 05:53 AM
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I have adopted a recommendation on this thread, I think by Bill Glover, to replace all of the connectors with Protek bullets available from A Main Hobbies.
Hobby King now sell a similar style of connector, this is obviously cheaper but has a conventional 'socket' for the cable:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...air_20pc_.html

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Hobby King now sell a similar style of connector, this is obviously cheaper but has a conventional 'socket' for the cable:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...air_20pc_.html

I use this connectors, works perfect, only thing that I'v done is secure them with hot glue.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 07:51 AM
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So please give us a link, I would like to buy one....
I may have used incorrect term, they are infrared digital detectors and you can get them from Lowes, Home Depot and on line. They are very accurate I keep a small one on my key chain it was $30 at an HVAC supplier, Grangers probably a good source also. You point the laser dot at where you want to monitor and it displays temp on digital display. I troubleshoot digital electronics with them down to SMD size parts.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:25 AM
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Anyway I'm going to put everything into a Y6 frame which arrived today. The Y layout is meant to be more stable in wind than a flat hexa, and has decent redundancy if you lose a motor/prop/ESC. Against that they are slightly less efficient.

Oh and the size ... it's a "900" (in fact 880mm) I chickened out of getting the 1200 version

Fingers crossed ...
Bill, coud you tell me, which frame you ordered? I also would like to build a Y6 eventually and would like to know as much as possible before starting to build. What components have you planned to use?


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With all these posts, maybe you've overseen my question.... Could you try to answer?
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:55 AM
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With all these posts, maybe you've overseen my question.... Could you try to answer?
Sorry, yes I missed that! It's a Vulcan Skyhook: http://www.vulcanuav.com/vulcan-multiframe.html

I've got a 900mm Y6 but it's a modular design - you can add/subtract arms, motor mounts, etc. at will. You can also shorten the standard arms in 30mm increments to create other sizes (or switch to the 1200mm arms). I'll be transferring the stuff directly from my F550:

Torxpower 2216 900 Kv motors (these are basically re-badged T-Motors)
Graupner 11x5 E-props (balanced and slightly shortened)
3S 5800 Lipo
Schulze 8 ch 35 MHz rx
Naza GPS
DJI 18A Opto ESCs
Home made 2-axis camera gimbal

I anticipate a fully-loaded AUW of 2.4 kg with this setup (approx. 300 grams more than the F550). This is a pretty light setup for the frame, really they are engineered for big motors running 6S and carrying heavy gimbals (see the picture on the Vulcan website of three 1200mm arms supporting 28kgs of house bricks on on the centre plate ). But ... having had some issues with the flexibility of the F550 I wanted something really rigid where the motor alignment is guaranteed too. The extra size and Y6 layout should help stability (for AP) in the wind. I also like the fact that you can put the ESCs on the side of the arms, between the centre plates.

I will have the Naza and Rx on the top plate of the centre frame, with the battery on a standoff plate 30mm above that. The bottom plate will just carry the gimbal.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 10:41 AM
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Sorry, yes I missed that! It's a Vulcan Skyhook: http://www.vulcanuav.com/vulcan-multiframe.html

I've got a 900mm Y6 but it's a modular design - you can add/subtract arms, motor mounts, etc. at will. You can also shorten the standard arms in 30mm increments to create other sizes (or switch to the 1200mm arms). I'll be transferring the stuff directly from my F550:

Torxpower 2216 900 Kv motors (these are basically re-badged T-Motors)
Graupner 11x5 E-props (balanced and slightly shortened)
3S 5800 Lipo
Schulze 8 ch 35 MHz rx
Naza GPS
DJI 18A Opto ESCs
Home made 2-axis camera gimbal

I anticipate a fully-loaded AUW of 2.4 kg with this setup (approx. 300 grams more than the F550). This is a pretty light setup for the frame, really they are engineered for big motors running 6S and carrying heavy gimbals (see the picture on the Vulcan website of three 1200mm arms supporting 28kgs of house bricks on on the centre plate ). But ... having had some issues with the flexibility of the F550 I wanted something really rigid where the motor alignment is guaranteed too. The extra size and Y6 layout should help stability (for AP) in the wind. I also like the fact that you can put the ESCs on the side of the arms, between the centre plates.

I will have the Naza and Rx on the top plate of the centre frame, with the battery on a standoff plate 30mm above that. The bottom plate will just carry the gimbal.
TX - that looks really interesting! Hope to see some photos/videos of your build soon!
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Just checking back in with you guys!

Not exactly NAZA Related, But my quad is getting new arms after that motor rip off

I think they look nicer, feel stronger, and are just as light.


If you want to see my own thread, here is a link: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post23607653

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Just checking back in with you guys!

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naza related.. lol I am certain that I am staying with NAZA products. I have tried several FC's and so far NAZA has been steady and consistent as well as the easiest to set up and tune.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:37 PM
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naza related.. lol I am certain that I am staying with NAZA products. I have tried several FC's and so far NAZA has been steady and consistent as well as the easiest to set up and tune.
Here's your post from January 11, 2013 (exactly three weeks ago):

"Not sure how so many of you luck out and get a multirotor that works right out of the box with practically no effort other than to assemble it.
It is so overwhelming to get something you pay so much money for and it nearly becomes an exorcise in frustration just to get it to do something you tell it to do in the first hour of plugging in the power.
I am at my whits end with the whole thing and am so disappointed that with the amount of money these things cost there is so much work that still needs to be done to it other than putting it together.
This is my third attempt at getting a multirotor to do more than drain batteries while programming, tuning, reprogramming, retuning, cursing, spitting and generally being a large, expensive and aggravating paper weight. I have built 3. All different, all new and each one was a promised "put it together and fly" deal and all they do is beep, tweet and sometimes even turn the props but no flights, no hovers, no nothing. But I see all these videos of people flying their multi and I see all these helpful threads but so far nothing has been accomplished.
I am honestly not an idiot. I am honestly good at building and making things work. But so far this has been THE most disappointing hobby I have taken on yet."

How soon we forget...
I'm just glad you stuck with it and didn't quit...

alwaysconfused, I'm not trying to give you a hard time. Some of my old posts were made by this stranger, who uses my name occasionally, that seems to be out of patience...

And a big difference between those other FCs and Naza is this Forum and its members.
You all should take a bow...
When we run out of patience, you're there to share some of yours!
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Just checking back in with you guys!

Not exactly NAZA Related, But my quad is getting new arms after that motor rip off

I think they look nicer, feel stronger, and are just as light.


If you want to see my own thread, here is a link: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post23607653

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I am guessing by the varying hole patterns that you drilled those holes yourself. Coming from my 41 years as a tool room machinist, I want to tell you " job well done". Not only centered and even spaced, but chamfered and deburred. You are a very talented young man that likes to do things right! I look forward to seeing it fly.
Gary
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I am guessing by the varying hole patterns that you drilled those holes yourself. Coming from my 41 years as a tool room machinist, I want to tell you " job well done". Not only centered and even spaced, but chamfered and deburred. You are a very talented young man that likes to do things right! I look forward to seeing it fly.
Gary
Thank you for your kind words sir! It means a lot to see people appreciating my work; especially with some who has experience as a machinist. I still have a lot to learn and more experience to gain

I used a drill press, 2 bits, and a countersink. I think it turned out nicely so far
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