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Old Sep 30, 2012, 10:23 PM
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OK still working on .....

Caliraya Springs Golf and Country Club Quadcopter Flight (17 min 29 sec)


because its a EAGLE N6
a bit of an excuse is that my FC has no accelerometer and its windy that day Sept 30 2012
for the very shaky flight.

its an Eagle N6 lol
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 02:19 AM
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Well requiring calm flying conditions is quite a limiting factor. How about I'll build one without the depron and report back?

PS. I assume you had to ream out the prop holes a bit to press onto the shaft. Did you have the drill bit spinning (in a drill) or use by hand?
I was thinking that I should have made the depron removable.

Pretty sure I used a drill. I remember thinking at the time that I had 2 spare props to check the prop hole. I used a 2mm drill bit and put 4 layers of very thin cyno on each motor shaft. To do this, I turned the motor on its side, pointing down a little. Put a small drip of cyno on and use a tissue to soak up the excess that gathered at the tip of the shaft. Left to dry for 10 mins then repeated again to get 4 coats.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 08:48 AM
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After having built and flown a few quads I finally built a Tri.

It flies like a dream and was super easy to build. Took a couple hours total including the bad paint job.

Here is what it is equiped with:

Openpilot Copter Control
Spectrum DX6i with AR6210 Rx
Gaui 10amp ESCs (from 330x-s)
Gaui Scorpion GM-410 2208-1050kv motors
Gaui 10x4.5 Props CC and CW
Turnigy and TP 2100mah 3s Lipos 20-25C
Hitec HS5065MG Digital Tail Servo
Modified RCExplorer "Nose Gear" Yaw hinge
Arms are Towel Bar's from Home Depot ($10 for two 30")
Everything Riveted to slightly enlarged RCExplorer plywood center plates using 1/8"x1/8" Aluminum Rivets ($5 at HD)
Mounted the CC and Rx to a Gaui 330 center plate and velcroed it down. Helps keep the vibes out of the CC.

Now that it is built and proven to be a good one, I plan on tucking all the wiring, adding a landing gear from a 450 or 500 copter and a Copter body.

I may build another version using all carbon as well so that I can lighten it up some more before adding the FPV gear.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Added a canopy and landing gear. Looking much better now.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Very nice!

Your yaw mechanism looks really clean and efficient. Do you have any closeup photos of how that's put together? Or can you describe it?

Rick
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Very nice!

Your yaw mechanism looks really clean and efficient. Do you have any closeup photos of how that's put together? Or can you describe it?

Rick
Rick,

Yeah, no problem. It's just a slightly modified version of rcexplorer's design due to lack of similar hardware.

I can't attach pics from my iPad because its an apple pos. tomorrow I will upload them from my old school windows xp machine at work. How's that for innovation? Thanks apple.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Rick,

Here ya go.

I had to do this because the nose gear hinge that I could get from my local hobby shop was not like the unit that rcexplorer used.
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 09:15 AM
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This is the unit I purchased. It comes with the landing gear wire and wheel collar that you see in the picture. I just cut a piece of the wire off the end and smoothed it.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD842&P=0

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Old Oct 03, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Thanks for sharing Matt. That's a good example of original thinking and making the best of what you can find.

That's what "scratchbuilt" is all about- originality and ingenuity.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 08:10 PM
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WIP, just got most of the parts today. Alu 430+mm, give or take with
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 08:32 PM
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WIP, just got most of the parts today. Alu 430+mm, give or take with
Looks like DT750 motors. Good choice. Hope you got some props too
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Looks like DT750 motors. Good choice. Hope you got some props too
A bunch in both 10 and 11 inch sizes. I'll put them on and see what I like more.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:32 AM
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This is the latest re-build of my quad (Mark 5).

Originally an X525, it was replaced by a scratch aluminium frame and then 2 versions with wooden frames.

This latest build is made from a 30x30mm recycled wooden stake.
1. Two pieces joined with a "half-joint" and then painted.
2. The original X525 mounting board sits on 4 rubber pads to provide dampening.
3. A hinged "sandwich box" attached underneath acts as a secure battery compartment and a landing pad. The box is surrounded with an LED light strip which can be remotely controlled.
4/5. The completed quad with forward orientation aid and an aluminium carry handle/mini spy camera platform to the rear.
6. A comparison with my friends original X525.

Additional dampening is gained by sitting each motor on a hard rubber pad and protecting the KK2 board by enclosing it within its transport packaging.

I am in the process of upgrading it for FPV...

Apologies for the poor quality of some of the pics:
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:41 PM
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My share of builds

DIY Wood Quadcopter Frame
2208-1100kv
8045 Props
DJI Naza
HobbyWing 20Amp ESC
2200mah 3S






DIY Wood Tricopter Frame
1811-2000kv
5030 Props
Cruis Multiwii FCB
Hobbyking F-10 ESC
900mah 3S





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Old Oct 05, 2012, 11:12 PM
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Grr, this might have been completed tonight, but it looks like I was sniffing glue when I picked up the soldering iron. "Equivelient performance" to a 60 watt gun means it's not and it just can't handle 14awg battery connectors. So it waits until I can get a real solding gun to finish up the battery connectors. Batteries with the right connector and dimples for the motors should allow me to fire it up tomorrow, maybe even fly if I'm lucky.
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