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Old Oct 09, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Vulcan multiframe 1200mm Octo.

A big thumbs up to Alex at UAVshop.co.uk

Hit the buy now on Saturday eve, shipped Monday and received before 1pm today. Great service.

On opening the box everything was packed very well. The arms have a nice finish and the carbon plates are thick, strong and shiny.

I must say I am over the moon with the quality of this bit of kit.
Although this kit is the 1200 octo with long legs, it can be anything I want. Quad, hexa or Tri.
I bought the 1200 octo for a heavy lift project, but if that does not work out I will probably cut it down to a 800/900 hexa. This is made easy by having the arms pre drilled.
It really is a very versatile multicopter kit.

A few pics straight out of the box.



Edit:
The kit comes with only two of the smaller discs in the pic below. The other two were put in by mistake.








Center plates are drilled for all configurations.









I don't have motors and esc's yet, but I will start to put it together this week and report back.

Cheers
Paul

Stabilised gimbal project.

Bench test with tilt.
My Project 4 (1 min 8 sec)


Roll test.
Roll Stabilisation (0 min 48 sec)


1st flight test with roll only.
My Project 8 (1 min 3 sec)


More on board testing with roll.
My Project 9 (2 min 16 sec)


We have now put together a gimbal which has roll and tilt. Pan is coming.
My Project 11 (1 min 56 sec)


Roll and tilt test.
trim.eSQSis (1 min 40 sec)


Roll and tilt in the air.
trim.BMtXfV (1 min 35 sec)


Pan test.
Pan axis. (0 min 56 sec)
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Wow nice... Looking forward to the build pics... What fc are you planning to use? Im planning a build in the not so far future and im considering this frame. Super heavylift and the anti vibration features are pretty attractive. Hope you can confirm it.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:10 PM
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Here is picture of my Vulcan I am flying. Its 880mm motor to motor. Running 13x6.5 props.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:55 PM
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@micheal how is it? Im really interested on how they manage to remove vibrations from the motor.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:57 PM
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WOW that's a nice frame how much did this set you back? big too
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 12:53 AM
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Hi i have started a thread for general discussions about these frames.

I also got one off these and buzy build a 1200mm vulcan hexa frame.

Here is the thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1748778
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Wow nice... Looking forward to the build pics... What fc are you planning to use? Im planning a build in the not so far future and im considering this frame. Super heavylift and the anti vibration features are pretty attractive. Hope you can confirm it.
Hi. I will be using a DJI wkm

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WOW that's a nice frame how much did this set you back? big too
The octo kit costs 318. I tink they are available in the states, not sure of the cost.
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Hi i have started a thread for general discussions about these frames.

I also got one off these and buzy build a 1200mm vulcan hexa frame.

Here is the thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1748778
Nice to see a thread started on the Vulcan airframes. I think these will become very popular in time.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Here is picture of my Vulcan I am flying. Its 880mm motor to motor. Running 13x6.5 props.

Michael64
That's a nice looking Hexa. I built myself a 650 Hexa to carry my YS-X6. Using MT2814-11 motors and 11x4.7 props.

Flies well. Must start taking some more pics and some videos. The thing I like about these frames is you can attach so many items on the arms, easily.

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Old Oct 10, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Rob why did you choose the + config and not the x any reason why?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Hi guys.
Today I received 4 x 3515 400kv motors, which were kindly sent to me by FPVmodels for reviewing. I'm not going to be able to test them until I get my props which are out of stock at the moment.

For now I will just get them mounted on four arms and make the frame up as a quad. Not sure what the performance will be like with the low kv in this configuration. I may just go ahead and buy four more as the motors look and feel like good quality gear.

The T motor comes with four mounting screws, but they are not needed as the V frame comes with hex head screws. Edit: it has come to my attention that the screws in the pic do not come with the frame only kit. I believe they are supplied if you buy a kit that comes with motors.

I mounted the motor to the plate and then threaded the wires through the arm. I then put the 40mm bolts through the arm with two 10mm washers on top, 7mm washers on bottom then added the nylocks. Pliers and 2.5mm Allen key used.

All this info is available with better instructions on-line







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Old Oct 11, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Rob why did you choose the + config and not the x any reason why?
Not really. I have my Gopro hard mounted below the battery and either way, the landing gear or arms would not have got in the way. If I had been using anything larger than a 650, I would have gone the X route.

Plus, I only wanted to use 3 legs where as if I would have gone the X route, and if I had wanted some symmetry, I would have needed 4 legs.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Sweet Kit...

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Very nice looking frame, not bad price neither! Looking forward to seeing some more detailed pics.

BTW, how thick are those main frame carbon plates?
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:40 PM
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It is a sweet kit. Just hope it performs well in the air, from the vids I have seen, it seems to be OK.
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Very nice looking frame, not bad price neither! Looking forward to seeing some more detailed pics.

BTW, how thick are those main frame carbon plates?
Hi dtm.
The motor plates are 3 mm
The main frame plates are 2mm
The arms are. Depth 30mm. Width 15mm. Length 498mm
That gives 116cm at motor centres.

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 03:10 PM
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Had a couple of hours free today so decided to put the frame together. Everything fitted well. The build of the frame is very easy. I should of taken pics when building but I was having too much fun.

Following the online manual makes it very clear on what pre drilled holes to use.

You get four landing legs in the kit. I have opted for the I octo config which means you put a landing leg either side of the forward arm and one on the rear arm.
If you go for a V octo config you will end up using four legs, but with a wider field of view between the landing gear. I may opt for that style.
For a fixed style landing gear I do find them very adaptable.

This thing is huge


The arms have pre drilled holes along the length of the arm. So you can attach the legs where you like, as long as you do not run out of holes.


The four pillars are screwed to the plate before you attach arms. Top plate has 30mm pillars made from aluminium. Bottom plate has 10mm pillars made from plastic.




Cheers
Paul
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