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Old Jan 10, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Droidworx -- What do you get for all that money?

Considering a Droidworx setup... but only because it's expensive and I assume that means it's good. I can't find a lot of details indicating WHY it costs so much, just to put my mind at ease that my money will be well spent.

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Old Jan 10, 2012, 07:57 PM
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I don't own a droidworx frame but have handled a few and met Rob and Linda who own the company. From what I have seen they are well engineered and designed frames that being made of cf are super light. Also from what I can tell the customer service is very good. I just bought a xaircraft folding x650 frame which is also super light, really well designed and made but it was about 1/4 the price of the droidworx cx frame. I would love a droidworx frame but as yet cannot justify the cost as I'm still not good enough at flying to risk breaking. Some people don't like them, some people think the price is too high. It all depends on what you will use it for, what you need and how it fits those needs.
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 09:27 PM
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I don't own a droidworx frame but have handled a few and met Rob and Linda who own the company. From what I have seen they are well engineered and designed frames that being made of cf are super light. Also from what I can tell the customer service is very good. I just bought a xaircraft folding x650 frame which is also super light, really well designed and made but it was about 1/4 the price of the droidworx cx frame. I would love a droidworx frame but as yet cannot justify the cost as I'm still not good enough at flying to risk breaking. Some people don't like them, some people think the price is too high. It all depends on what you will use it for, what you need and how it fits those needs.
This sort of confirms my suspicions. I think I'll concentrate on an XA Hexa build.
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 09:44 PM
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xa hexa frame looks great.
The droidworx frames are certainly not the most expensive out there. Tell me how the Cinestar frames can command $1300+ for the frame alone.

My Droidworx AD6 arrives tomorrow from Quadracopters.com and my Avroto's and Hobbywing Platinum Pro 40 amp esc's come thursday.
I bought it because I love the looks of those airframes.

Can't wait to get them.
Now I just need to figure out which avionics package to install. Hoverfly pro with GPS or woooookong M

Also got a blueskyrc wood frame quad coming in for a beater and to practice on.
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 10:04 PM
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Have you priced woven carbon fiber tube lately? That's where a lot of the cost comes in, quality C/F tubes are expen$ive, we're not talking variable quality made in China crap here.

That said, I own both a Droidworx A6 heavy lift and a CineStar 6, both currently have DJI Wookong-M flight controllers. Prior to acquiring the CineStar I might have agreed with the assessment about the cost, after building and flying it the difference between the Droidworx and CineStar is very apparent.

The CS is a beast, it's big and it's made of really solid carbon fiber, it will withstand treatment that will destroy a Droidworx frame. I know, I managed to crash the CS a week ago when an ESC failed in flight. Not a bit of damage to the frame, nothing. Can't say the same for the Photohigher AV130 camera mount and Sony Nex 5N that were hanging under it.

All repaired now and back in the air except for the Sony. The CS is by far the smoothest flying frame I've flown to date and I've tried quite a few. It is without a doubt the best platform for aerial video on the market, period, my Droidworx frame doesn't even come close.

If you want to see what a CineStar frame is capable of, this is the first video I did with it while I was still dialing in the setup...

Sheep Pasture.mts (2 min 31 sec)
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 10:44 PM
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looks great rtryder.
Any post stabilization of the video, or is that AV130 just a fantastic gimbal coupled with the wookong?
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 11:23 PM
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If you want to see what a CineStar frame is capable of, this is the first video I did with it while I was still dialing in the setup...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG_BmNcz264
Wow...
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Okay.. maybe I DO want a Cinestar. =)
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Motu Martin teaser (3 min 20 sec)


$25 diy wooden frame
$60 diy multiwii
$300 GoPro2
$100 rctimer ESC+Motors
$20 LiPo and misc

$550 give or take for a complete setup, add in another $500 and you got FPV with a proper ground station.

just sayin...

Yes of course there are a couple shakes here and there, but there is no post stabilization and footage is slowed down to around 25%...

That was my first AP shots on that quad, and am still on the basic PIDs so the few shakes still present can be tweaked out for sure. Also all shots were done FPV with the GoPro2. I still don't get all the gripe people give about not using a GoPro for FPV... I don't get it I love the view from the GoPro, and the GoPro2 handles light changes and low light soooo much better.

So yeah, cool stuff for the $1000+ frames, controllers, gimbals and cameras.
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 11:39 PM
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Droidworx -- What do you get for all that money?
About $100 worth of CF, and I'm being generous with that amount.
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 11:43 PM
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About $100 worth of CF, and I'm being generous with that amount.
Well there's some bits of plastics and rubber as well I think. My buddy here tried the MultiWiiCopter stuff and imo they were trash, he now has a droidworx coming in and I can't wait to see how it compares to my cheapos... So far his cheapo wooden quad I made for him got him the most fun flying and the best footage, so yeah go figure...
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I have some Orbit-10-Copters listed here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=droidworx

From Germany - Made for Droidworx frames...

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Old Jan 11, 2012, 12:40 AM
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I am pretty sure RTRyder doesn't use post work on his video, pretty sure thats as he shot it.

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looks great rtryder.
Any post stabilization of the video, or is that AV130 just a fantastic gimbal coupled with the wookong?
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 01:04 AM
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Great results can be had with 1/10th of the money this luxury items cost. One thing to consider is how much enjoyment can be had flying a 5000 euro rc toy compared to a 500 euro one. I know that flying my DW SJ 8 that cost me so far 6590 euro a terrifying experience. But I love flying my Wkm X650.

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Cruising around the Farm @ Hodges Hobbies - Bill Davenport (5 min 17 sec)


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Old Jan 11, 2012, 01:30 AM
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Never been self employed or run a business have you?

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About $100 worth of CF, and I'm being generous with that amount.
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