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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:05 PM
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I think it still looks great.... Hmmm now I want a clear one!

Which one is stronger? The Kydex or clear Polycarbonite? Please forgive my materials ignorance
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:04 PM
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The clear looks cool. Having LEDs inside would be super cool. Having a milky joint on the upper and lower parts is not a huge issue to me. I think the Polycarb frames would be more brittle than the Kydex ones. My uniformed vote is the Kydex for more durability, the Polycarb for more 'wow' factor.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:35 PM
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I dont mind the white joints. Once we put all out wires and electronics in the frame there will be a lot more ugly things besides the joints but at night with LEDs I dont think it would be noticeable.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 05:25 PM
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I ordered a black one but will probley get a clear one if you sell them. Never have enough quads.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Thank you for the Email response and the post here as well. I very much applicate that you are taking care of a problem before sending it out to customers The delay it's self is not a big deal for me, I just wanted to understand why.

The clear quad looks great! Myself, I don't see the seem being an issue. Once you add the gut's and some LED's the seem won't even be noticed IMHO.

again, thanks for the update.

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 09:50 AM
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delivered?

Anybody got their frame yet?
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Anybody got their frame yet?
i ordered about 2 weeks ago ( black version ), still haven't heard anything and order still says "processing".

so anyone have one yet?

Edit: just read last page, sounds like they chimed in, but i think we should have been notified before waiting to see this so it keeps things honest. so still looks like no time frame then huh?
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 04:10 PM
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i everybody
how did they solve barometer reaction because barometer in inside waterproof box (problem with atmospheric pression!!)
sorry for my english
eric
Eric, I and a friend are both about to order these frames and have also been thinking about that, because we are using the Arduino APM2 which has a barometric altimeter. We think it would be simple to install some sort of little waterproof valve on the body. This valve would be left open when flying in any of the "automatic" modes (altitude-hold, loiter, RTL, etc.). It would be closed when doing anything on the water, when you wouldn't be in anything but "stabilize" mode to begin with, which has the altimeter inactive. At first we will use just a simple manual valve, but I suppose one could be servo operated or such if desired.

On a related note, prop and wind turbulence affecting the altimeter should be much less of an issue with this closed frame.

Also, the APM2 can be fitted with an ultrasonic altimeter (for low altitudes) and these can be obtained in waterproof versions and could thus be mounted externally.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 04:17 PM
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Thanks, I and a friend will both be fine with the milky joint, definitely want to order the clear ...
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Eric, I and a friend are both about to order these frames and have also been thinking about that, because we are using the Arduino APM2 which has a barometric altimeter. We think it would be simple to install some sort of little waterproof valve on the body. This valve would be left open when flying in any of the "automatic" modes (altitude-hold, loiter, RTL, etc.). It would be closed when doing anything on the water, when you wouldn't be in anything but "stabilize" mode to begin with, which has the altimeter inactive. At first we will use just a simple manual valve, but I suppose one could be servo operated or such if desired.

On a related note, prop and wind turbulence affecting the altimeter should be much less of an issue with this closed frame.

Also, the APM2 can be fitted with an ultrasonic altimeter (for low altitudes) and these can be obtained in waterproof versions and could thus be mounted externally.
i guess we will see when we get the frame and try it.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Eric, I and a friend are both about to order these frames and have also been thinking about that, because we are using the Arduino APM2 which has a barometric altimeter. We think it would be simple to install some sort of little waterproof valve on the body. This valve would be left open when flying in any of the "automatic" modes (altitude-hold, loiter, RTL, etc.). It would be closed when doing anything on the water, when you wouldn't be in anything but "stabilize" mode to begin with, which has the altimeter inactive. At first we will use just a simple manual valve, but I suppose one could be servo operated or such if desired.

On a related note, prop and wind turbulence affecting the altimeter should be much less of an issue with this closed frame.

Also, the APM2 can be fitted with an ultrasonic altimeter (for low altitudes) and these can be obtained in waterproof versions and could thus be mounted externally.
If there was something like the clear access door that had some thick breathable foam in it you could get airflow but still keep water splashes out. It wouldnt be submersible but I think it could take a little water.
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 02:18 PM
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I'm eagerly awaiting the kit version of the Aquacopter for my first quadcopter build, let's hope they start shipping soon
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 12:32 AM
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I currently own a DEX quad, also very interested in your design too, I checked with youtube about the material you use, they look super strong... Now only concern about the frame weight...can you tell us what is the weight and the size?

Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Plastic (3 min 7 sec)
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 12:50 AM
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Also take a look what people say about Polycarbonate and fiberglass...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...1051726AAnnYgC
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 01:45 AM
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Also take a look what people say about Polycarbonate and fiberglass...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...1051726AAnnYgC
That's an impressive video !!
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