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Old Feb 09, 2013, 08:18 PM
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Crazy glue, super glue--it's all cyanoacrylate, which is where they get 'CA' from:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanoacrylate

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That brings up another question: what is CA? I have seen this mentioned many times, dunno what it is. Obviousely some kind of glue, but I am unfamiliar with it.


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CA is known as "Crazy Glue" to us in North America! (i remember comercial.. guy glued helmet to girder and hung from it)

I had that "problem" with my brand-new Ladybird, I think it's more an unlucky angle/hit that breaks the motor mount/boom area.
I found a way to make that area "bullet-proof" tho.... just wind thread/string around the "weak area" and soak it with CA glue
and it's strong as a "line-guide" threaded/epoxied to a fishing rod.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 08:59 PM
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CA is known as "Crazy Glue" to us in North America! (i remember comercial.. guy glued helmet to girder and hung from it)

I had that "problem" with my brand-new Ladybird, I think it's more an unlucky angle/hit that breaks the motor mount/boom area.
I found a way to make that area "bullet-proof" tho.... just wind thread/string around the "weak area" and soak it with CA glue
and it's strong as a "line-guide" threaded/epoxied to a fishing rod.

That sounds like a great idea. I was also thinking liquid electrical tape but doubt it would be as strong.


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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:00 PM
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I have to say the ladybird is a pretty incredible piece of tech. Its easy to replace or repair so many of the parts and we keep doing it. However, this quad will fly even completely screwed up.

I tried a bit of a test..... keep repairing, not replacing parts to see how long it will keep flying. The props have been re-bent repeatedly, the frame has way more zip ties than should be healthy. No two props are facing the same direction. They are all twisted different directions. Not only are the motor mounts twisted the arms are angled. Nothing on this quad is square.

Yet it flies and is still just as controllable for basic hovering and moving around. My skills don't allow 3D movement so I can't speak to that. But overall I'm impressed!




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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:28 AM
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LB V1 Devo 7E

I will get to work fixing and strengthening my LB!

In the meantime, when flying normal it's in a regular mode, ie: no flipping. I am using a Devo 7E with it (very new to this tx) and was wondering how I switch to stunt mode to do flips? I know the 2 shoulder switches on the tx are hold (used to disable throttle) and fmod. Is the fmod to switch to stunt mode?

Excuse my ignorance, quite a learning curve for me on this tx. I am still very lost when it comes to changing throttle curves, etc.


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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:01 AM
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hahhaaa... That thing is a wreck! You know frames are like $4. right? hahaha

Would be better off building a new frame out of balsa or something.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 11:26 AM
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hahhaaa... That thing is a wreck! You know frames are like $4. right? hahaha

Would be better off building a new frame out of balsa or something.
I've got plenty of spare parts and it looks like new today. I just wanted to see how screwed up it could be and still fly level.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Walkera Qr Ladybird FPV with Devo F4

Hi Guys

I bought the new Ladybird with FPV system. I loved the V1 Ladybird... : ) I must buy the new version.

The FPV Ladybird is same the old version, very stabile. 3 axis gyro work's good.
I can be easy to fly. The LCD screen resolution is good, camera resolution is good.
So it's very good game, big feeling... : )

I bought from this shop in EU, Flyingmodels.eu (maybe it's good news for european walkera funs)
http://www.flyingmodels.eu/rc_quadco...vo_f4_rtf.html

I made some test video...
indoor:
Walkera Qr Ladybird FPV Devo F4- Indoor test X (3 min 53 sec)


outdoor:
Walkera Qr Ladybird FPV - Devo F4 - Outdoor test flight (1 min 51 sec)
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:43 PM
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I have to say the ladybird is a pretty incredible piece of tech. Its easy to replace or repair so many of the parts and we keep doing it. However, this quad will fly even completely screwed up.

I tried a bit of a test..... keep repairing, not replacing parts to see how long it will keep flying. The props have been re-bent repeatedly, the frame has way more zip ties than should be healthy. No two props are facing the same direction. They are all twisted different directions. Not only are the motor mounts twisted the arms are angled. Nothing on this quad is square.

Yet it flies and is still just as controllable for basic hovering and moving around. My skills don't allow 3D movement so I can't speak to that. But overall I'm impressed!
OMG... that's AWESOME!!! I got a chuckle scrolling the pics of a tie wrap tree into view. hehe

I did the same-thing last summer with my v.1, but used hot-glue, CA, and a wedge or 2 to curve my RX board to get it to bind properly. It was somewhat in a proper X shape kinda, but a bump would un-bind her so extra care was needed when flying. I kept gluing wedging and flying it like that for a couple of months, she's one tuff impressive bug.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:55 PM
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Hi Guys

I bought the new Ladybird with FPV system. I loved the V1 Ladybird... : ) I must buy the new version.

The FPV Ladybird is same the old version, very stabile. 3 axis gyro work's good.
I can be easy to fly. The LCD screen resolution is good, camera resolution is good.
So it's very good game, big feeling... : )

I bought from this shop in EU, Flyingmodels.eu (maybe it's good news for european walkera funs)
http://www.flyingmodels.eu/rc_quadco...vo_f4_rtf.html

I made some test video...
indoor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF8MyA_4NWs

outdoor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is8Ey6gco-A
Nice indoor FPV flying!
The v.2 is flying well with FPV, and the video quality looks good... but the boy on the laptop was not impressed. lol

must resist......
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:33 AM
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Thx
Yes, The boy has gaming with Angry Birds or Lego Indiana Jones xd : ))

It's great solution, I love it..
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Nice flying!! Pretty fun, isn't it?

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Hi Guys

I bought the new Ladybird with FPV system. I loved the V1 Ladybird... : ) I must buy the new version.

The FPV Ladybird is same the old version, very stabile. 3 axis gyro work's good.
I can be easy to fly. The LCD screen resolution is good, camera resolution is good.
So it's very good game, big feeling... : )

I bought from this shop in EU, Flyingmodels.eu (maybe it's good news for european walkera funs)
http://www.flyingmodels.eu/rc_quadco...vo_f4_rtf.html

I made some test video...
indoor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF8MyA_4NWs

outdoor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is8Ey6gco-A
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:21 AM
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Yes Rafa! ; ) It's preetty fun!!

I flew around the table... Level 2. : )))
Walkera Qr Ladybird V2. FPV slalom (5 min 29 sec)
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Yes Rafa! ; ) It's preetty fun!!

I flew around the table... Level 2. : )))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTL4Bec6VYo
I don't know if you saw my review, but in case you didn't, I highly recommend adjusting the failsafe settings away from 'servo hold', at least for throttle. I don't want anyone else's model to fly away on its own like mine did!

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Oh, nooo...
I don't saw yet, I will read!

Thank you Rafa!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Oh, nooo...
I don't saw yet, I will read!

Thank you Rafa!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1821553

I'm having much better luck with the second one. The fpv thing is harder than it would seem!

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