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Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Gents,
FWIW....With larger multicopters it is actually desired that the arms break sacrificially to absorb shock on those "hard-landings" so that the shock to the flight controller is reduced. Not sure how that applies to these lighter micros, but I do know it takes quite a bit of impact to break or green-stick the 3mm hollow arms. Otherwise they are fine. Mine seem to be pretty robust and long lasting on the Ladybird and U816 which both use the hollow 3mm CF tubes. I do all my flips over soft grass and never concrete, so that probably helps survivability too Although seemingly insignificant, an extra 2g of weight is about 10% of the AUW for these micros, so any added weight does make a negative difference in performance...and the heavier they are the harder they fall
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Jim
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:38 AM
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OK, I have a WL toys V949 on the way. It's RTF as that is the only way to get this new UFO style light up one right now. I know I can bind it to my 9x but the question is, how about the light function. The stock Tx has a button toggle, I wonder if it's on a standard channel on the standard Tx protocol. I wonder if for once I will be the one that reports new information, unless someone already knows...
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:49 AM
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OK, I have a WL toys V949 on the way. It's RTF as that is the only way to get this new UFO style light up one right now. I know I can bind it to my 9x but the question is, how about the light function. The stock Tx has a button toggle, I wonder if it's on a standard channel on the standard Tx protocol. I wonder if for once I will be the one that reports new information, unless someone already knows...
My micros are blind to 9x - lights always turmes on. A battery eater
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:56 AM
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That's what I thought, the lights function are not on standard Flysky protocol. Good thing I got the RTF. Course I have an MQx so this is for night flight.

But have you tried playing with channel 5 and 6, knob and switch? Might just be on one of those.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 05:43 PM
...muy bien...
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The mini ar.deine could be nice indoor flyer
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Do stuff that appear on alibaba all eventually end up available on aliexpress? And how long does it usually take?
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 07:14 PM
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I wish I had a 3D printer. Seems like the perfect compliment to the quadcopter hobby.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22290

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Old Oct 21, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Guys, we really need to compile a list of direct drive quads that may be susceptible to motor damage due to crashes causing the prop shaft pushing the motor cap off. For those that don't have built-in protection, you can make it yourself:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=49
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:26 PM
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how abt this?

tsrctoys.com
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:44 PM
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This already available in Tmart
HCW 553 2.4GHz 4-Axis Remote Control 4 Channel UFO Style
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Specifications
Tail Blade Diameter 2.17 " / 55 mm
Channel 4
Body Material ABS
Control Mode 2.4GHZ Remote Control
Weight 22.19 oz / 629 g
Color Silver Gray
Remote Distance 30meters
Battery 3.7V 350mAh
Flight Time About 10minutes
Charging Time About 50 minutes
Frequency 2.4GHz
Dimensions 16.5 x 16.5 x 3 cm / 6.50" x 6.50" x 1.18" (L x W x H)
Remote Control Battery 6 x 1.5V AA Batteries(not included)
Model HCW 553
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:32 PM
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how abt this?

tsrctoys.com
That looks like the Snelflight Jumpjet, came out quite a few years ago. Chinese clones were selling for about $50 at one time (real ones $100).
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 01:00 AM
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I would like 4 maxtec 860 motor holders and 1 Mini Parrot Drone bumper and the check please
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 12:42 PM
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No coffee?
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 12:45 PM
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I wish I had a 3D printer. Seems like the perfect compliment to the quadcopter hobby.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22290

Looks good!
Very smart idea.
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