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Old Oct 17, 2012, 02:16 AM
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Aquacopter - Waterproof quads!

Just bumped into this store: http://aquacopters.gostorego.com/

Can't say I've seen anything like it before (altho they are similiar to the DeX quad), not really sure where the motor wires go, but hey, it seems to work! Price ain't bad either!

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 03:23 AM
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Correction, they ship to other countries too, but you have to contact them via the website. I just did, definitely buying one of these if the shipping cost is reasonable. With winter approaching fast this would be the perfect quad to fly with over thick snow and cold water! I hate rain, it often rains in the fall and I just cannot fly in it with my current quads.

Waterproof Quadcopter swimming and splashing in pond (1 min 38 sec)
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 05:57 AM
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Awesome,seems a well designed water proof quad
thanks for sharing
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:54 AM
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My first quad was pvc pipe... guess I should have went forward with the idea... LOL

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Thanks for the heads up! I just ordered one. Looks like only a couple left. I will do a review on my oddcopter.com blog once I run it through its paces. Looks like fun!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I'll be getting one in as well for a review.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 05:07 PM
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How do you guy's plan on dealing with cooling? Even if using oversized ESC's I would think heat build up will be an issue... maybe not.


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Old Oct 17, 2012, 08:04 PM
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John...stop telling me about these things...like I (or you in that case) need any more 'toys'. So, our electronics sitting in a sealed shell (especially a dark colored one) in the 115F desert heat and you're wondering about cooling?
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Lee, I was counting on you talking me out of one of these... I'll let you know when our frames deliver

I ordered the oversize ESC heat sinks as well. I think we have the cooling all figured out so now it's just a matter waiting for the postman

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:29 PM
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cool concept and design and fantastic price.

I'd buy one if I had need for a water quad...

Unfortunately flying around waves you'd be bound to end up upside down :/
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 08:39 AM
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cool concept and design and fantastic price.

I'd buy one if I had need for a water quad...

Unfortunately flying around waves you'd be bound to end up upside down :/
That's why you take an R/C rescue boat to push you back to shore. Been there, done that with my aquaquad (normal 450 frame with pool noodle floats). I think this my be less likely for flip overs with the much lower CG than what I had on my quad (sitting high on floats and battery on top of frame).
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Lee, I was counting on you talking me out of one of these... I'll let you know when our frames deliver

I ordered the oversize ESC heat sinks as well. I think we have the cooling all figured out so now it's just a matter waiting for the postman

John
Talk you out of one? Didn't I talk you into two!!!! I can't wait to see them when they arrive. I'm already figuring out what motors and ESCs (I already have) can be used. We can talk heatsink ideas this weekend...I've got a few ideas that might help with mounting and waterproofing. Now if we didn't live in the desert me might actually be able to water test them too!!!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 08:20 PM
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never mind...
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Correction, they ship to other countries too, but you have to contact them via the website. I just did, definitely buying one of these if the shipping cost is reasonable. With winter approaching fast this would be the perfect quad to fly with over thick snow and cold water! I hate rain, it often rains in the fall and I just cannot fly in it with my current quads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESIEWURYNPc&feature=plcp
Thanks WiseDuck, everything is in working order now. You can go right to the website and order what you like!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:00 PM
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Was intrigued to learn that motors seem to be waterproof....? (I mean, obviously they are, it works!)
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