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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:04 AM
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Still Waiting

So I ordered mine Oct. 26th and I still haven't received it. It's been 18 days and I am starting to wonder if it will ever ship. Has anyone else been having the same issue or have you been waiting even longer?

About this point I start getting nervous about the validity, but I am glad some have gotten theirs.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:04 AM
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I ordered mine on the 22 and just got my shipping notice. I think their just running behind with so many orders.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:29 AM
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I ordered mine Oct 20 and it is suppose to be delivered here today. I'll post pics once it arrives.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:44 AM
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I think most new products go through this sort of thing. I remember there were delivery problems at first with both the Naza and the GPS unit. Nothing at all uncommon with this initially. Just one of the reasons you don't always want to "be the first kid on the block" to rush out and buy the newest, latest and greatest.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Mine arrived today.









Frame weight as shipped with no components 373g

More pics here:
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:19 PM
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373g... is not bad... but not as advertised....
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:50 PM
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I still prefer the original bullet proof material (Polycarbonate) , As long as not more than 280g is OK ...
Another thing I worry about is ESC, the heat may soften the new material (KYDEX)
Will you come out a lighter version in the future?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Quick open area maiden video, other than hover testing and a little PID tuning in the backyard this is my first flight. sorry for the "flying brick" comment Aquacopter It's just I'm so use to flying smaller/lighter Quads and tri's... I can "feel" the weight on the aquacopter just like my DJI F450 AKA "the PIG"

Honestly, it flys nice for the weight! now I just need to find a little water for some dunk testing!

Aquacopter first flight (0 min 0 sec)
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:47 PM
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373g... is not bad... but not as advertised....
Site says approximately 350g, did it say something else before?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:56 PM
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it used to be advertised as "under 300g"
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:57 PM
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I think it could be made thinner and lighter perhaps, it seems more than ridged as is. It would be nice to get the weight down as it is heavy for its size but it may just be the trade off needed for being waterproof.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:11 PM
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Thanks for the video. It gives a good idea of what to expect. So it can handle flips from about 60 feet in the air. I had hoped it would manuever like a DJI 450.

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Quick open area maiden video, other than hover testing and a little PID tuning in the backyard this is my first flight. sorry for the "flying brick" comment Aquacopter It's just I'm so use to flying smaller/lighter Quads and tri's... I can "feel" the weight on the aquacopter just like my DJI F450 AKA "the PIG"
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Thanks for the video. It gives a good idea of what to expect. So it can handle flips from about 60 feet in the air. I had hoped it would manuever like a DJI 450.

Ummm... 60ft the light poles around the field are about 45-50ft tall... I was WELL below them the entire flight most of the flips were from no more than 25ft up and several were about 15ft up... the camera must be deceiving.

Aquaquad flys very much like the DJI 450 only about 200g heavier AUW(depending on set up of course) Neither fly like my little F330 hotrod

John
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Good video John. You're right, I can see the weight in flight...not quite as spritely as our mini tri and quad frames. Looks like it does the loops and rolls with no issues though. I just got my replacement motor shafts in. I need to cut them to size and then I can mount my motors without having to drill holes in the frame for the lower part of the shaft to fit.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Good video John. You're right, I can see the weight in flight...not quite as spritely as our mini tri and quad frames. Looks like it does the loops and rolls with no issues though. I just got my replacement motor shafts in. I need to cut them to size and then I can mount my motors without having to drill holes in the frame for the lower part of the shaft to fit.
Lee, Git-R- Done

yeah the weight is noticeable especially when were so use to smaller frames that have the about same power at around half the AUW. Still, it does fly nice and I'd only dunk my f330 ONCE

I'm happy with my aquacopter, money well spent
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