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Old Apr 09, 2012, 12:58 AM
I think I forgot how to fly RC
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If you value your hexa AP ship, the one place to NOT cheap out on is those silly orange receivers.

use them for foamy airplanes, but not for something that you value.

If you must fly Spektrum, I recommend you do two things.

First is to ensure you have DSMX, and secondly, use a diversity receiver, ie a full range spektrum receiver, NOT one thats listed as a park flyer type such as the AR6100's.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 03:57 AM
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If you value your hexa AP ship, the one place to NOT cheap out on is those silly orange receivers.
I have a park flyer receiver lying here and I was thinking thesame.
So with the ordering of some parts from HK I also ordered the Orange + satellite.
Is the cheap Orange receiver good? Or is there really a difference with a original Spektrum receivers?
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 07:00 AM
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ive got something similar,ive got it to fly(quick hover) not maidened yet. it has 2814 Tiger/12x38 ( but will change it to 14x47 soon)/F30A flashed (will change it to 40A Mystery or Blueseries 40A)FC Tried it on DJI -WKM/MK2.1, pretty stable but of course 30A is not enough. Arms are trex 600 CF Booms.Center frames are 2.5mm CF. Lipo 4S 6000mah
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 11:18 AM
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ive got something similar,ive got it to fly(quick hover) not maidened yet. it has 2814 Tiger/12x38 ( but will change it to 14x47 soon)/F30A flashed (will change it to 40A Mystery or Blueseries 40A)FC Tried it on DJI -WKM/MK2.1, pretty stable but of course 30A is not enough. Arms are trex 600 CF Booms.Center frames are 2.5mm CF. Lipo 4S 6000mah
you know, I thought, when building my big hexa, that I would want 40amp speedo's for that extra margin.

Well I hooked up the watt meter yesterday while flying my droidworx hexa
Its got avroto 2814's spinning gemfan 12x3.8 props, 6 hobbywing Platinum Pro 40amp speedo's, lifting two 3800mAh 4s packs, Naza, extra droidworx plates for the equipment, a full led set including two Xen LED infrared controllers, a full Immersion FPV set including the EZOSD, an Aeroxcraft go pro gimbal and of course the Hero2 itself.

My ship isn't considered "light"

At half throttle/hover, the watt meter and Ezosd current display never showed over 31amps of draw total.
That works out to be about 5.15 amps per motor

I think your 30amp speedo's for your hexa is plenty.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 11:24 AM
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I have a park flyer receiver lying here and I was thinking thesame.
So with the ordering of some parts from HK I also ordered the Orange + satellite.
Is the cheap Orange receiver good? Or is there really a difference with a original Spektrum receivers?
If you trust your expensive Hexa to a cheap clone receiver....then cool
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If you trust your expensive Hexa to a cheap clone receiver....then cool
Oh yeah, because original Spektrum stuff is reliable
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Oh yeah, because original Spektrum stuff is reliable
No no...don't get me wrong.
I wouldn't use DSM2 if you gave me a full set, strictly Futaba am I.

but since the OP has the dx7, I'd recommend he lessen his chances of crashing the works and not compound the issues with DSM2 with a clone receiver.

So Unrealistic, since you will be using Spektrum, I'd recommend you update your radio to DSMX and get a real Spektrum DSMX receiver designed for full range reception.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 01:55 PM
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So Unrealistic, since you will be using Spektrum, I'd recommend you update your radio to DSMX and get a real Spektrum DSMX receiver designed for full range reception.
Thx for the tip.
I will look for an original Spektrum with satellite then.

OT
the waiting for parts has begun.
I have ordered the booms and Luis told me the frame is ready!
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 01:39 AM
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this is the picture I received today:


booyah!
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:16 AM
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I received my first parts today:
7 iPower 2814 motors:


And 7 600 CF booms from HK:

These are really light! No aluminium as with the Align's.
I will cut them down, probably to about 40cm (16 inches).
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:24 AM
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Nice to see you make atleast some progress. YOu done anymore work on it and forgott to post pics ?
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 04:11 AM
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Oops, you got me

I am still waiting for the main parts, but I received the ESC's.
They are Dragonsky 60a without BEC, hopefully flashable:



Also got the FC board, a Black Vortex with GPS:


But I am still eagerly waiting for my frame
And parts from HK for a quad.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 04:00 AM
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wow! My frame parts are in
I am at work right now and can't wait to get home.
Will be posting some pics soon
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 05:23 PM
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I received the package from Luis


Just a small preview. I just went to a performanec of 'The Strangers'
Wow! nice

Tomorrow I will start fitting the parts together
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 05:18 AM
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Can I bend the wires on the motors?
They are not completely lined up with the boom:


This is with 3 uncut arms.
It is 1.3 meter diameter (51 inch )
Probably will cut the booms to 40cm / 16 inch.


I am puzzeling to find the best place for the esc's.
Does anyone have any tips for this?
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