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Old Sep 18, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Frogcopter-G10

Loving the size and flight characteristics of the tri-mini i decided to design one out of G-10 with easily replaceable arms, that can also be rotated into a T-copter also.

it accommodates a Go-Pro on the top an will use Align250 or 450 Landing gear.

pivot boom will be delrin bushings mounted to the bottom mainframe.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:32 PM
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Looking good Doug! would sheet stock 11.5x 8.5 be wide/long enough to cut the center plate and arms from? I know you would need several sheets, you can get this size in Toxic Green
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:23 PM
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John, i have bought from them before, they have a nice product.

The main frame is what takes all the space with any of them i guess-

Doug

14.00 for the .120

7.00 for the .060

looks like around 50-60.00 I could have enuff materials for 4 of them and some extra arms here and there.


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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Doug I'm in for one in black for sure...unless we can get some cut in Toxic green... then I'm in for two frames and a set of extra arms!

Just let me know when your ready, I'll send funds the same day

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 08:23 AM
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I'm a sucker for these things. A green Tri-Frog would be cool...a nice match for the florescent orange Hex-mini. Let me know when you're ready to produce/sell these.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Thanks guys, Lee, I am not sure how john Does it- The Frogcopter was built for durability- I have toasted tri mini frame, and a couple of arms and several servos flying my tri mini- He has not broken anything yet!!

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:10 AM
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rear boom delrin blocks

So here are the bearing blocks for the rear boom.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 06:51 PM
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Thanks guys, Lee, I am not sure how john Does it- The Frogcopter was built for durability- I have toasted tri mini frame, and a couple of arms and several servos flying my tri mini- He has not broken anything yet!!

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Truth be told, John flies like a little sissy girl. You can't beat something up if you never get more than a few inces above the tall, cushiony grass. Yeah, that's it. And for me....well...I push my toys, I make them fly like they didn't know they could. Of course that leads to some oops moments from time to time!!!

Okay, truth be told, John does stuff I'd never dream of. I'd like to try some of his 'stunts' but then I'd only break more than I already have. I've got a long way to go to (try and) catch up to John's flying. I'm sure he'll be glad to see what the Frog can do too!!!
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I really do my level best at trying to crash and break stuff...I just fail miserably more often than not

I do kinda take it easy on the Trimini, I don't do "eye level" flips like I do with some of my other multi's.... I enjoy flying the Trimini so I don't risk it below 15ft

I've really been lucky with my crashes and have done a fairly good job of making my aggressive flying frames less prone to breaking the important stuff.
Lee watched me pile in my MX400 or as I call it the "fang" frame HARD after a FAST flip went horribly wrong... because I had placed some nylon screws in key places that crash cost me a few props and 3 nylon screws... without these well placed weak points(nylon screws) I'm sure I would have been replacing two arms and maybe a center plate in that crash

Keep us up to date on the Frog Doug!

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 01:28 AM
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Rear boom modeled in 3d .pdf

This is fun sorry the colors are drab.

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This is fun sorry the colors are drab.

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Now THAT's cool. I've never seen a 3D PDF before. Neat!!!
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Top Plate 3d .pdf

here is the top plate- steep learning curve on this simple extrusions, Wish I could assemble it.....
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Doug, do you have an ETA for the proto? The drawings are nice, I'd like to see the real thing!
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Doug, do you have an ETA for the proto? The drawings are nice, I'd like to see the real thing!
You just want to see it? I wanna test its crash worthyness!!!
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Lee, I really hope to get the chance of tossing one of these around in the air I'll let you handle the "durability" testing

speaking of, you up for some flying this weekend? I'm only good for Saturday... I'm leaving for Nebraska sunday.

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