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Old Sep 03, 2012, 09:14 AM
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Wheely good idea

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Hi Papajeff,
Just wonder how high or long landing legs are? Thanks.
The legs are 300mm from the underside of the boom.. I added small foam tire wheels to add another 15mm or so, plus add a little shock absorbsion , they work great at helping to straighten up sightly wonky landings..
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 07:54 PM
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Hi Papajeff,
Just wonder how high or long landing legs are? Thanks.
Vojec, Hexa is right on with his measurement of the landing legs!
And, I think that he has a real good mod with those little wheels.
NICE WORK!!!!!!
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 07:15 AM
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Received mine this morning, gonna equip it with a 2axis gimbal

Very good quality, just had to pay 40€ to customs with DHL.
Very interesting posts Papajeff, what flight controller will you be using?
And other question: is it necessary to flash the escs? haven't done that yet..
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 09:06 PM
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what gimbal is that?
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Received mine this morning, gonna equip it with a 2axis gimbal
Very good quality, just had to pay 40 to customs with DHL.
Very interesting posts Papajeff, what flight controller will you be using?
And other question: is it necessary to flash the escs? haven't done that yet..
Can you tell me when you buyed and when you received?

Thanks
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 01:10 AM
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Gimbal is a "Booy 2", the package took about a week to arrive
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 06:03 PM
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The legs are 300mm from the underside of the boom.. I added small foam tire wheels to add another 15mm or so, plus add a little shock absorbsion , they work great at helping to straighten up sightly wonky landings..
Hi hexaflexa,

Man I like that idea with the landing skid, do you have brakes incase you have to land on road on a slope? Just kidding great idea I may incorporate that into my Hexacopter.
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Very interesting posts Papajeff, what flight controller will you be using?
And other question: is it necessary to flash the escs? haven't done that yet..
Luciole, because I plan to use the Octo (which I have named, "Egor!") for
aerial photography using a 3-axis gimbal, I am thinking about using the NAZA
with GPS or the Wookong-M.

With the ESC's for "Egor" I am using the Castle Creations ICE 50 which has
a special setting for multi-rotors, but I have learned from the MRC threads that
it seems most everyone has much better success when the ESC's are flashed.
Hopefully, some of the guys on this thread will confirm this.
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 07:31 AM
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Just thought I'd show you guys my Clone in action. Flying with The Wookong at the moment, Tiger motor MT3506's and APC 13x6.5 props only on 3s lipos.
DJI Wookong-M on octocopter Night Flight (8 min 14 sec)
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Ive got a quick question, ive ordered a hexa with these HL W48-22 490KV engines and the carbon 15x55 props. will run it with 4s 5000 x2 paralel. weight is about 4 kilo. Ecalc tells me that i have an flighttime of 10 minutes. Can anyone tell me this is true? i expected more like 20 minutes of slow fly.
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 04:17 PM
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I use the 4822 570kv with 14x4.7 carbon slowfly on top and 14x5 xoar on bottom on a x8 and get 11 minutes flight time on 2x 5000mah 4s with 1.5kg payload. Total flying wheigt is 5kg.
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 04:55 PM
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howmuch thrust will that himodel 490 kv with 15x4
5 give?
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 04:58 PM
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I don't know, I tested the 4822 570kv with 14x5 and it produced 1800grams at just over 300w.

Here is a little video from my x8 with 1.5kg payload.

x8 test 3 (4 min 8 sec)
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:45 AM
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howmuch thrust will that himodel 490 kv with 15x4
5 give?
I haven't messures static thrust, but eight 490kv's (4S, 15x55 CF) did not even break a sweat lifting 10kg.

BlackStar8 - YS-X6 lift test (1 min 50 sec)
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 08:14 AM
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I'm currently trying to decide which esc to use, Ice 50s look pretty expensive, what about this esc from HK? http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11618
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