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Old Feb 18, 2013, 03:07 PM
Aleksey Efimov
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Here is an alternative simple solution for the flimsy landing gear of the Tarot FY680.
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Great idea!
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Aleksey, be careful. Tarot isn't toy, it's very dangerous.
I hope, you want to be a father...
Do not worry! I have a thick jacket and pants.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 04:55 PM
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a little humor
While it seems like a relatively poor idea to jump over your hex, it is impressive that it stayed in the air after you bumped a prop or two. and your gps pos hold looks quite solid. nice.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:34 PM
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Maiden later today.

Tarot 680, iPower 750KV motors, Hobbywing 40 ESC, Xoar 12x4.5 wood props. Quadframes.us 215mm Landing gear with a Photohigher AVC130 sctrapped in.
HoverFly Pro FC.

Can't wait!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Maiden later today.

Tarot 680, iPower 750KV motors, Hobbywing 40 ESC, Xoar 12x4.5 wood props. Quadframes.us 215mm Landing gear with a Photohigher AVC130 sctrapped in.
HoverFly Pro FC.

Can't wait!
Nice rig!!!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Maiden later today.

Tarot 680, iPower 750KV motors, Hobbywing 40 ESC, Xoar 12x4.5 wood props. Quadframes.us 215mm Landing gear with a Photohigher AVC130 sctrapped in.
HoverFly Pro FC.

Can't wait!
are you using the 2217Q 750kv motors? If so did you do some motor thrust/amp tests to find what props to use?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:32 PM
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are you using the 2217Q 750kv motors? If so did you do some motor thrust/amp tests to find what props to use?
I used the recommended size prop info from Bambucopter, and then modified that info to take into account the Zoar wood props, which I have personally found work well at around a 1" smaller than recommended size. So I'm on 3 Cell and they recommend a 13/8 (which I think is crazy pitch) so I'm using 12/45s.

65-75 cm air frame
i2814Q 750kv 350w power brushless motor
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3C 13/80 - 4C 11/47 cw,ccw propeller

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:19 PM
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I used the recommended size prop info from Bambucopter, and then modified that info to take into account the Zoar wood props, which I have personally found work well at around a 1" smaller than recommended size. So I'm on 3 Cell and they recommend a 13/8 (which I think is crazy pitch) so I'm using 12/45s.

65-75 cm air frame
i2814Q 750kv 350w power brushless motor
40A ESC
3C 13/80 - 4C 11/47 cw,ccw propeller

Nav Lights added!
What flight time you get with your current configuration??? Really like that landing gear/gimbal setup you have, might go that way with mine.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:30 PM
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I was getting 5 minutes on 4000 mHa on a similar rig with about 900 Mha left in the tank.And that rig was slightly lighter. So on this guy I'm running 8000 mHa (2 x 3S 4000) and I'm setting the timer at 7 min and then I'll check how much the packs have left in them. I think with conservative flying 9 - 10 min should be achievable.

Also i have no intension of ever folding this thing up, so I'm not too worried about the clips, the rig is very solid if left in the Hex config.

The Landing gear are really nice. From Quadframe US, I think they were only $119?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:38 PM
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I was getting 5 minutes on 4000 mHa on a similar rig with about 900 Mha left in the tank.And that rig was slightly lighter. So on this guy I'm running 8000 mHa (2 x 3S 4000) and I'm setting the timer at 7 min and then I'll check how much the packs have left in them. I think with conservative flying 9 - 10 min should be achievable.

Also i have no intension of ever folding this thing up, so I'm not too worried about the clips, the rig is very solid if left in the Hex config.

The Landing gear are really nice. From Quadframe US, I think they were only $119?
do you know the weight with everything loaded ready to fly?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 05:36 PM
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Has anyone use Sigma mount on there Tarot FY680 Frames?
I had it on my Xaircraft x650 and I like how it moves the ESC right next to the motor. Plus it take away all the extra wiring from the center of the frame.

CNC Helicopter.com sell these Sigma mounts here:
http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servlet...upgrade/Detail

According to CNC Helicopter's website it said that the Sigma mounts are upgrade arms for the Tarot 680 (Look the the bottom of the page):
http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servlet...Folding/Detail


Here is a picture of the Sigma Motor mounts (its is the larger one)




This is on my X650 frame but I want to use it on the Tarot FY680
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:07 PM
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Here is a side by side comparison between the stock Tarot FY680 arms next to the same arm with a Sigma mount. The difference in length is about 4.5 inches (114mm).

Do you think this will be a problem? I assume there will be more stress for the inner mounts because of the longer arms. I am planning to use 13 inch props too. The motors I am using are 3506 650KV T-Motor with a 3s lipo.

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:12 PM
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This is why I like the Sigma mount.... look how clean it makes it for my X650 and I would like to do the same for my Tarot:








The wires hanging out is for the gimbal
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:16 PM
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Has anyone use Sigma mount on there Tarot FY680 Frames?
I had it on my Xaircraft x650 and I like how it moves the ESC right next to the motor. Plus it take away all the extra wiring from the center of the frame.

CNC Helicopter.com sell these Sigma mounts here:
http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servlet...upgrade/Detail

According to CNC Helicopter's website it said that the Sigma mounts are upgrade arms for the Tarot 680 (Look the the bottom of the page):
http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servlet...Folding/Detail


Here is a picture of the Sigma Motor mounts (its is the larger one)




This is on my X650 frame but I want to use it on the Tarot FY680
Check these out, made by tarot for the 680

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/tarot-m16...et-orange.html

I just picked up the Iron man 1000 octo and they have a similar motor mount with bracket for the ESC.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:27 PM
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Check these out, made by tarot for the 680

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/tarot-m16...et-orange.html

I just picked up the Iron man 1000 octo and they have a similar motor mount with bracket for the ESC.
It looks like the stock Tarot Motor mount except it has a longer CF plate where you can strap on the ESC. I like how it keeps the esc close to the motor but it still has a lot of exposed wiring.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 08:02 PM
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I was getting 5 minutes on 4000 mHa on a similar rig with about 900 Mha left in the tank.And that rig was slightly lighter. So on this guy I'm running 8000 mHa (2 x 3S 4000) and I'm setting the timer at 7 min and then I'll check how much the packs have left in them. I think with conservative flying 9 - 10 min should be achievable.

Also i have no intension of ever folding this thing up, so I'm not too worried about the clips, the rig is very solid if left in the Hex config.

The Landing gear are really nice. From Quadframe US, I think they were only $119?
Great, thanks for the info. I have a couple of 4500mAh 3S batteries that I may try and see. I ordered some AX-2810Q-750KV motors from HK, and they also run on 4S so once I get the frame put together, I may try with 4S batteries, and compare.
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