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Old Sep 13, 2012, 07:36 AM
making crashing a lifestyle!
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rock solid frame, the most stable quad iv flown
600mm motor to motor
40-08 motors
20A esc 12 X4.5 props
multiwii FC
that one looks great! did you make the center frame yourself?

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i really like threads like this. thank you all for sharing, here are my copters.
nice bunch! they all look very professional!
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Nice fleet you have there, I just picked up some supplied for my first scratch build.

For about $10 at home depot, $1 at walmart, and some recycling it's amazing to think that I might come out of this with a X quad airframe that weighs 300 grams ( no landing gear or electronics ).
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 08:09 AM
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i really like threads like this. thank you all for sharing, here are my copters.
Nice family well done.

For my first build I chose wood and shape H.
It flies, it's cheap and I do not have propellers in the videos.



A central plate of wood 40 cm x 10 cm x 1 cm.
Two arms 40cm x 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm
47 cm between the motors (diagonal)

openpilot CC3D
NTM 28-26A 1200kv & Series Accessory Pack
ESC 30A Flashed with SimonK FW
8"x4.5 Propellers
Gopro HD2
Turnigy 9x & DragonLink
2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo

QuadH FPV Lac Leman (3 min 37 sec)


http://forums.openpilot.org/topic/12...dh-470-wooden/
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Wow, deceptively simple but there's a lot of thought and experience going into this build. Well done! The H is an excellent platform. Where is fpv camera?
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Got my fpv gear today. Predator 100mw.
Also changed my prop mounting.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 07:04 AM
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i have started my 2nd built:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post22732438

Enjoy..
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 11:26 PM
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Turnigy Talon Hexcopter frame
HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V2.1 flashed with Hexacopter firmware
6x HobbyKing Red Brick 30A ESC flashed with simonk's firmware
6x Turnigy D2830-11 1000kv motors
3x Turnigy 2200mAh LiPo (6600mA total)
10x4.5 props

Flies like a dream, 30minutes + flight time with all 3 batteries connected

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Old Sep 17, 2012, 11:31 PM
we dont NEED roads!
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For the purpose of this thread scratchbuilt is anything that doesn't come from a kit.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 01:34 AM
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Wasn't clear for me, I thought a 'kit' meant a complete set of of electronics and hardware in one package.

Custom built frames would be more appropriate here then n.n
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 01:55 AM
we dont NEED roads!
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Sorry, was not trying to degrade your Hex. that thing is sweet, and my tricopter envy's it. However, "Scratchbuilt" means, to me, built from scratch.

Assembling some pre-cut hardware with a baggie full of supplied hardware isn't really scratchbuilt.

But again. Bitchin Hex! That is next on my list for sure.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 09:09 AM
Out of helis, sanity returning
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Wasn't clear for me, I thought a 'kit' meant a complete set of of electronics and hardware in one package.

Custom built frames would be more appropriate here then n.n
No problemo- welcome aboard anyway. Love your hex. When you break that frame, then you can scratchbuild one. <LOL>

Attached is a photo of a wooden hex frame I (scratch)built while it was in progress. It flies great.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:55 AM
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*shakes hands*

This thread made me think to make my own frame for a tricopter, i'll update you when i get my raw materials
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:39 AM
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My new tricopter. I'm calling this one my "scout" tricopter. It's about 75% size of the rcexplorer tricopter, and non-folding.

Go-Pro display stand mount dampened with CD-Drive dampners
$1 WallyWorld Travel Soap Container for electronics
My boiled pvc landing gear design
Bright orange paint and discovery beeper for locating if crashed
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 12:36 PM
we dont NEED roads!
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My new tricopter. I'm calling this one my "scout" tricopter. It's about 75% size of the rcexplorer tricopter, and non-folding.

Go-Pro display stand mount dampened with CD-Drive dampners
$1 WallyWorld Travel Soap Container for electronics
My boiled pvc landing gear design
Bright orange paint and discovery beeper for locating if crashed
That thing is sweet. I really like how your tail boom extends past the prop.

Any FPV video's from it?
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