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Old Dec 05, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Sorry to hear they don't sell them.
I was thinking about purchasing some material (hat or gloves or something), drilling small holes, then glue Goretex on both sides (or two layers on one side).
Alternative materials I found:
eVent: The most high-profile Gore-Tex alternative, made using an ePTFE (ie. stretched teflon) membrane that's similar to Gore-Tex. Initially developed by BHA group but eventually acquired by GE Energy (ripe for 30 rock parody) and licensed to clothing manufactures to be sold under different names.
Sympatex: Waterproof, windproof, and breathable membrane made from a "closed" polyther-polyester copolymer. It differs from eVent and Gore-Tex in that it doesn't have micropores for breathability--water vapor is passed through by way of an absorption and evaporation process.
Omni-Dry: Columbia sportswear's proprietary fabric.
NeoShell: Another recent major competitor to Gore-Tex, by Polartec. Claims to be the most breathable waterproof fabric on the market by not requiring high heat or pressure for air flow.
OutDry and Dry. Q: Proprietary technologies owned by Mountain Hardware clothing company. OutDry omits extra layers between the breathable membrane and outer shell, so water is not kept in the garment. Dry Q. lets moisture and air pass without getting warm. and uses technology licensed from GE's eVent.
HyVent: The North Face's own proprietary fabric.
H2No: Made by Patagonia, uses polyester and polyurethane laminates to achieve waterproofing and breathability. Reportedly very durable.
MemBrain: Similar to H2No in that it uses a polyurethane polymer laminate, but doesn't "breathe" as well as Gore-Tex.
We have been working on and testing solutions for this for a while now. We will have the answer for everyone possibly next week. The solution should be about $5 and you will be able to add-on to the frame or by itself to the shopping cart. We will let everyone know shortly.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 04:54 PM
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with GoPro / FPV inclusion & triangular motor mounts, right? & transparent =)

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We have been working on and testing solutions for this for a while now. We will have the answer for everyone possibly next week. The solution should be about $5 and you will be able to add-on to the frame or by itself to the shopping cart. We will let everyone know shortly.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Jesh...all this work for altitude hold potential? I have a thing on my Tx that does that...it's called the 'throttle stick'!!!
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 05:48 PM
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I fly gyros only (smoother).
But you know very well some of us enjoy this work regardless =)

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Jesh...all this work for altitude hold potential? I have a thing on my Tx that does that...it's called the 'throttle stick'!!!
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:34 PM
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I fly gyros only (smoother).
But you know very well some of us enjoy this work regardless =)
Agreed...I prefer gyro mode too. The only reason for the 'air valve' is for baro altitude hold. I've only used baro on my Naza...and it works marvelously. For my other controllers I don't have any added sensors. The fun is in the playing though...
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:35 PM
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While waiting on heat sinks I decided to go ahead and assemble my Aquacopter and give it a test flight - I cut a g10 lid for it to mount my NAZA onto and finished the assembly - on the first test flight all went well - The g10 lid with predrilled holes to hold the Naza - RX and NAZA LED in place worked very well - Battery changes are very easy - I will try to get some photos posted very soon -

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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Mike, do you have your battery on the outside of the frame?
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:47 PM
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Not not at the moment - I can fit 2X 2200 mah bats inside the frame - I will be adding a special lid for holding the batteries on the top - I think it will stabilize it even more - I still need to order the water proofing for my batteries - Along with a tiltable gopro mount (design on the board) and this is a winner winner
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 01:29 AM
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Not not at the moment - I can fit 2X 2200 mah bats inside the frame - I will be adding a special lid for holding the batteries on the top - I think it will stabilize it even more - I still need to order the water proofing for my batteries - Along with a tiltable gopro mount (design on the board) and this is a winner winner
What waterproofing did you order for your bats?

Can't wait to see your tilt table.
I worked a lot on dynamically stabilized gimbals, until I realized that, with the GoPro itself as the only centered weight (& friction of FPV cables), level video will always be hampered by the constant (albeit smooth) acceleration of any fluid flight (a GPS hover hold would probably be worse since it would constantly accelerate in different directions to regain position ... it's always windy here).
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Here are some photos of my build - I still need to silicon the holes at the grommets and around the edge of the gps - Next is the gopro mount to get it out of the props - Inside is kind of a bird nest - LED's coming soon as well -
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Nice looking build. Any concern with water getting in around the frame and the grommets since they wouldn't be totally water tight I wouldn't think or are they glued/siliconed in place as well?
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:41 AM
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Hey Flight lab - Since my build is mostly for flying in foul weather I really dont think that a total waterproof seal is important against pressurized water like a submarine. I will test it in the pool and see how it does prior to adding electronics but I can always add a bit of silicon to the grommet bead if it is an issue - Thanks

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:47 AM
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True enough, it probably wouldn't leak much if at all, I was more thinking if it went in inverted is all. For bad weather it should be more than enough.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Has anyone here purchased the RTF model yet?
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Has anyone here purchased the RTF model yet?
I hope not, because they aren't out yet

But soon enough...
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