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Old Jan 03, 2013, 09:14 PM
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Where is a good source for the Graupners ?
These are the two places I buy mine...
getfpv.com
gothelirc.com
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 09:00 AM
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Thanks guys for the info. I'm running the 8X4.5 colored
props now with the 1200kv motors on the Spider.
What size Graupner would be best to use for FPV
flying? I'm only using a 2200mah 3 cell right now
which gives me 7min of flight time.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Thanks guys for the info. I'm running the 8X4.5 colored
props now with the 1200kv motors on the Spider.
What size Graupner would be best to use for FPV
flying? I'm only using a 2200mah 3 cell right now
which gives me 7min of flight time.
if you're running 8" SF props you could most likely use the 9" graupners. If your worried about pulling too much amps, go with the 8". But the graupners seem to pull less amps.

I forgot to mention espirit sells graupner E props too.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 02:59 PM
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xRotor IFrame Quad (H-Quad)

Here is a list I made up with parts do I need anything else.

xRotor IFrame Quad (H-Quad) $39.99
http://blueskyrc.com/index.php?main_...products_id=59

OrangeRx T-SIX 2.4GHz DSM2 6CH Programmable Transmitter w/10 Model Memory (Mode 2) $64.99
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...y_Mode_2_.html

OrangeRx R610 Spektrum DSM2 6Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver (w/ Sat Port) $5.89
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Sat_Port_.html

Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board $29.99
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...rol_Board.html

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack $13.79
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Lipo_Pack.html

HW 25A Electronic Speed Controller for Brushless Motors $11.99 ea 4 needed
http://blueskyrc.com/index.php?main_...products_id=39

Suppo A2212-11 - 1200kv Outrunner Motor $16.50 ea 4 needed
http://blueskyrc.com/index.php?main_...products_id=38

Black Gemfan 5030 2-Blade (Quad Pack) $6.50 ea 2 sets
http://blueskyrc.com/index.php?main_...products_id=49

Multi Rotor Landing Skids (450 size) $6.99
http://blueskyrc.com/index.php?main_...products_id=19

I know some parts are not the best but I'm on a fix income.

Thanks
Jack
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 03:05 PM
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Jack, you will want to get the arms booms. These are the ones I like to use:

https://www.magnumwood.com/cart/Prod...?ProductId=942

Bass works just fine.

Also, you may want to get some 2x8mm screws for securing arms and motors.

Also, you want 8045 props with those motors... not 5030.
http://blueskyrc.com/index.php?main_...products_id=24

One last thing, I would recommend the 500 size landing skids -- though the 450 would work as well. The 500 size just look awesome on the IFrame.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 03:46 PM
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At the risk of sounding negative, you might want spare props. I went through a few when I was getting started and I just lost one today when an adapter flew off. No damage but the prop is somewhere in a messy garage. Might not ever find it. A few spares will avoid waiting for an order.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 07:37 PM
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How much are the arm booms? I can't find 500 size landing skids? What type of glue should I use?

Jack

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Jack, you will want to get the arms booms. These are the ones I like to use:

https://www.magnumwood.com/cart/Prod...?ProductId=942

Bass works just fine.

Also, you may want to get some 2x8mm screws for securing arms and motors.

Also, you want 8045 props with those motors... not 5030.
http://blueskyrc.com/index.php?main_...products_id=24

One last thing, I would recommend the 500 size landing skids -- though the 450 would work as well. The 500 size just look awesome on the IFrame.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Jack,
I can chime in on the glue because I learned something on my frame. I think I used regular carpenter's wood glue initially which worked okay. After a few rough landings, I repaired the frame with CA and I glued with the arms in place. It was a major pain when I needed to replace an arm because they were glued seeped into the inside the frame sockets. A lot of chisel work with a 10 mm chisel to get back in business. I always separate the arms from the frame when gluing to prevent this problem.
I bought my landing skids on Ebay. Real cheap but a bit of a wait.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 11:46 PM
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Quadcopter

Hi,

I know this is off topic for this. I have never try to fly any type of RC so before I try to build one should I try this first?

http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Ne...f-p-49730.html

Then if I can fly this Quadcopter or learn how to fly it then build one?

Jack
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 07:35 AM
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Even before you get a real model you should get a RC simulator and try it a bit.
It will help you to assimilate how controls react and how it feels to control a RC model.
Even one as simple and free as FMS will do the job.

The second advice would be the have someone that knows RC to help you but that is not always possible.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Even before you get a real model you should get a RC simulator and try it a bit.
It will help you to assimilate how controls react and how it feels to control a RC model.
Even one as simple and free as FMS will do the job.

The second advice would be the have someone that knows RC to help you but that is not always possible.
I second this 100% -- find some one local to you and go out with them. Most RC people are super nice guys (some gals).
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 11:05 AM
More props are better than One
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How much are the arm booms? I can't find 500 size landing skids? What type of glue should I use?

Jack
I bought these Landing Skids on eBay, USA seller
Trex 500 Landing Gear / Skids - Neon Orange 1 Pair $4.99 with Free Shipping
But had to buy the Skid pipes seperate Heli Direct
I just wanted the orange...

You can also buy the Hole kit local in the US
Like Heli Direct

As far as glue goes I use thin CA on the main frame and motor mounts.
Never any glue on are near the booms. If the booms don't fit snug use small amounts of tape until they fit snug. Then use servo type screws to hold then in place.

Booms... I went to Lowes and got hard wood. You can check for warps before you buy, just look down the stick like you would a gun sight.. Always buy a few extra you just may break a few.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Looking Real Good... The IFrame is my favorite quad, and the Spider next...

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Started my build. Now just need to decide on a flight controller and motors.


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Old Jan 11, 2013, 10:07 PM
FPV really is fun.
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Here's a new vid. Back to MultiWii. 9x4.7 carbon mix Gemfans. Still have a bit of roll shimmy, I will need to come down a bit more on roll P.

Bell Rock 1 13 13 (6 min 51 sec)
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 10:35 PM
More props are better than One
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Very nice video... I wouldn't know how to act without any trees to dodge.. LOL

Boy I am jealous, we have not seen the sun in a week and a half... it has rained off and on all week..
Funny thing is the only flying I have done was in the kitchen today.. I bought one of the Flip MultiWii boards. So far it is doing good, would love to try it outside..
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