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Old Dec 25, 2012, 11:34 AM
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That is how I built as well. Hobby King is not exactly known for instructions for products , that is for sure.

Thurmond
What instructions? I've bought 2 or 3 chassis, and all 3 had no paperwork. No biggie though. Once you sort everything, and browse the web for others builds it goes smoothly from that point on.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Hey Chris, yeah 335 was a typo i meant a 355mm. And is it possible to have the cnc arms black like the center plates??

Jack
Hi Jack. So long as your paypal is verified, I can do that for you. I'll put your name down on the list but please let me know if your PPL is not verified.

I should be able to have this in the mail for you as soon as the post office opens up after the new year.

Best,
Chris
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Hey Chris,

Yes my paypal is verified

Jack
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Hey Chris,

Yes my paypal is verified

Jack
OK, Jack. Your order is confirmed.

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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Hi Jim,

The 8 spare arms I sent you were free. So I did not drill them. Is that the ones you're talking about?

Regarding the ESC connection, this is simply because this quad was connected to a CC3D board and CC recommends using only one + and - leads to avoid grounds loops. The same setup works on the KK2 but isn't needed nor recommended, per se. It's a nicer setup, though, I think, because it's a bit less weight and less wires in the way. Makes for a cleaner build. This is the same for all ESCs that have BEC, I believe.

Merry HoHo.

Best,
Chris

See photo!

Again this is no big deal. I have a drill press so the fix is easy enough.

Best regards,
Jim
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:56 PM
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See photo!

Again this is no big deal. I have a drill press so the fix is easy enough.

Best regards,
Jim
The picture clarifies this nicely. Sorry Jim. My mistake. It's a weird mistake, actually. How on Earth did I forget to drill those? Anyways, glad it's not a big deal to you but it's nonetheless a reminder to be careful because not everyone has the equipment to drill the arms on hand. Many thanks for the constructive feedback, Sir.

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Old Dec 25, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Told my father about all your quads. His response, "He's either divorced, or hung like a horse!"

Now that's funny! I was single all my service career (US Navy 22 years)
and had plenty of time to save up before getting married. She is a 21 year school teacher, 2nd grade with a Masters Degree.

Never divorced, as to the hung like a horse...............all I can say is "Nayyyyyyyyyyy"
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 02:53 PM
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The Squid is done. Just finished it a few minutes ago. So here ya go with pictures and I'm going out to fly it. The weather sucks, but it looks like most of the snow might miss us!
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Yesterday the slow boat finally came in and i received my CNC 355 I'm so happy with this purchase, cant wait to really wring it out once the weather clears, many thanks to Chris for the valuable help this morning walking me through the set up process.


I'd be outside tearing it up but this here is holding me back, finally get snow on Christmas Day!
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Sweet work Chris n Bryan! That squid looks brilliant. Items, VB yours looks stellar as well. Congrats. The weather is good and I had time to solder the second battery pack so I think I'm going flying shortly. Merry Christmas Y'all.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Morning Gentlemen,

The weight of the Squid frame (only) is 320 grams fully assembled. It is super light and I am putting motors on it that weigh 50 grams each, but have 1000 grams of thrust at max throttle. My esc's weigh about 25 grams each x 4, so between the frame, motors and esc's, I'm roughly at 620 grams. I should be under 1000 grams when fully built and battery added. I like to try and maintain at least a 4 to 1 power ratio.

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it! PEACE
Bryan ,, thanks for posting the bare frame weight here, along with your other weights and calcs. As Chris's 510mm frames may be re purposed for FPV builds, I would just like to touch on power ratio, aka thrust to weight ratio.

Acrobatic multi-rotors are commonly built with a 4:1 up to 6:1 .. they are lightning fast and extremely maneuverable. Builds equipped for FPV missions are typically designed for a 1:1.6 to 1:2 weight to thrust ratio, accommodating higher payloads and/or endurance while using the same frame. Beyond maintaining a stable flight attitude for cams, the most critical maneuver for an FPV aircraft is a vertical descent, as the aircraft must generate enough lift to reduce vertical airspeed while trashing through it's own rotor wash.

@bobepine .. I like the idea of your designing uncommon frame sizes. The market is awash in 450's and 550's .. a 510 can only be one of yours. That's Exactly what Vulcan has done .. if it's a 900 or 1,200 .. it's a Vulcan. It further sets your machines apart from the masses, as it were

Soo .. who's up for some snow flying
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 04:38 PM
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Armattan CNC510 SquidCopter

Okay fellas, here is a short video of the Squid maiden inside. I would have taken it out in the snow, but it's a wet snow with rain and chunks of ice!!

Nothing real fancy here, but it does get kind of exciting at the end!!

Let me know what you think.

Thanks Chris "Kringle" !

Best watched in HD!

CNC 510 SquidCopter Maiden Indoor (3 min 22 sec)
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 05:08 PM
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Okay Chris
Jaco from South Africa - As discussed on email:
RXR CNC 355 all metal look DIY KIT + cnc landing arms

Don`t have to sent me deans plugs - allergic to them.

Thanks
Chris can you please check if you got my mail - You sent me a pm - seems like there were a gremlin creeping in. My request for DIY and the order on the 1st page does not match
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 05:08 PM
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USN Squidcopter, nice work Bryan, how'd you manage to keep it away from the tree?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 05:24 PM
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USN Squidcopter, nice work Bryan, how'd you manage to keep it away from the tree?
Thank you. Lot's of Crown and Cokes help!! Almost drilled the GoPro and the wall. Definitely had to have a drink after that flight!
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