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Old Aug 28, 2012, 06:25 PM
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hey ramp, what motors are you running with the 6s setup...

I am looking at these for my octo build....

http://www.himodel.com/electric/HL_W..._Aircraft.html

I run flashed esc' and have not had time to properly test the 4S version of the above motors that I have at home yet...

I am looking for maximum efficiency with a pretty heavy load..

Steve
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Ramp, nice looking Hexa! Have you given any thought to fitting some type of
dome on top of all that expensive electronics? You know, just in case something
unforseen happends! I'm actually a bit surprised that these clones, as well as the
originals, do not have one included in the kit.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 07:42 PM
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I'm using these T-motor 3515's http://montorc.com/tigermt3515400.aspx

I've seen those motors that you linked to. They are becoming very popular. Do you know that regular SimonK-flashed ESC's are not compatible with disk-type motors? They have a special firmware just for these type of motors.

Russ
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Ramp, nice looking Hexa! Have you given any thought to fitting some type of
dome on top of all that expensive electronics? You know, just in case something
unforseen happends! I'm actually a bit surprised that these clones, as well as the
originals, do not have one included in the kit.
I thought about a dome, but it would have to be huge - maybe a very large tupperware container.

I think in general the electronics are pretty resilient. I don't know about this ZeroUAV system, but my XAircraft electronics have survived a few severe crashes, where everything was broken except the electronics and motors. However, I've never had an upside down crash.

Russ
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Octo-Clone Assembly

It seemed logical to start with the Hub assembly and I took the top plate and inserted 32 of the Hex head bolts
(M3x 40mm) into the proper holes, 4 per rectangular cutout in the plate to accept the arm clamps.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 08:16 PM
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I've ordered one of these carbon hexa, very excited about it
Will also try this gimbal on it: http://www.goodluckbuy.com/booy-by2-...e-version.html

My website
http://www.toucanwings.com/english/
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Now, place a stiff piece of posterboard or cardboard over all the bolt heads and flip the top
plate over so all the bolt threads are facing up. Then slip the 32 clamp halves onto the bolts.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 08:37 PM
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Now the fun, or exasperation, begins! Slowly take one rectangle cutout and
place it over the two outer threaded section of the bolts holding the arm clamps.
Then you may have to line up the two back threads to line up with the holes.

Once the first is accomplished, than just move clockwise or counterclockwise,
which ever is easier for you, to the next rectangle cutout (actually where the arm
tube will slip into the clamp halves) and line up each of the holes on the plate to
the threaded section of the bolts.

This took me about half an hour because you have to go one arm tube clamp
section at a time, so go slow and do not get frustrated because it will work.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 09:01 PM
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You can insert the 32 hex head bolts from either the top plate or the bottom plate and I did it from the top plate, like I stated, so that the locking nuts are on the bottom of the center hub. It's just because I thought the hub would look better this way, but the choice is yours.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Next is the boom assembly and I gotta tell you that I could not help myself and completed the
first entire boom, just to see what the process was like. Now I know and it's time consuming,
but I only have 7 more to complete and then 8 ESC's have to be prepped and installed.
Ohhhhhhhhhh.....Yeahhhhhhhhh!

This build/assembly is, in fact, rather basic and there are not a lot of parts, but
this Octo-Clone is certainly not a weekend project, and that is for sure! So just
take your time and it will eventually get done.

Here is the boom/motor all assembled and I will break it down for you, tomorrow!
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 02:11 AM
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what "awg" did you use for the motor wires ?
Love your build log
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 07:07 AM
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Im outta pop corn! love the show Papajeff!
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 07:50 AM
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what "awg" did you use for the motor wires ?
Love your build log
These HL 48-22 490kv pancake motors, that I got from HiModel, are quite different from
any other outrunners that I have ever used. They look like they are extremely well made
and powerful, but the proof is in the test flights so we shall see.

The motor wires are 18 AWG so I used the same guage for the boom extensions eventhough
the Castle ICE 50's have 13 AWG motor wires. My pal, Greg Covey the AMP'D Man, suggested
doing this and I always follow his suggestions.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Hey Guys, I just realized something and need your advice. I seem to have slightly
taken over this thread with all my build posts, which was not my intension. So, if I
am out of line, just tell me and I will start a new "dedicated" build thread.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Papajeff,

Its ok for me and I want to thank you for the effort.

And a question, does goodluckbuy or other place carry the boom clamps used in this octo? A place where I can get spare parts like this one?

Thanks
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