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Old Jan 08, 2013, 04:29 PM
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New Flyduino Carbon Fibre Quadrocopter

Flyduino have released a new carbon fibre 'Quadrocopter' with 18cm arms over christmas.



http://flyduino.net/Quadrocopter-CF-Frame-Set-18cm-arm



The total flying weight of mine, including the 1600mAh 3 cell = 530 grams.

I've just finished building mine with the following hardware;

Hobbyking Blue Series 12 amp Electronic speed controllers;
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=28404
(flashed with the SimonK firmware - of course)
How to flash your ESCs with improved SimonK firmware - the easy way

Timecops Naze32 (32 bit Multiwii port) flight controller;
http://abusemark.com/store/index.php...3a6b9d1dfaf1f1
(this has a full 10 degrees of freedom sensor set - I may try and get GPS working on it, eventually)

Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 2822-1275 Brushless Outrunner with Short Shaft;
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=26988

RCtimer 8 inch full carbon props;
http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...9&productname=
(these work very well compared to all the other props I've tried).

Turnigy Nano tech 25-50C 1600mah lithium polymer battery
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Lipo_Pack.html



It went together fairly easily and quickly with the included parts;



And seemed light even for it's small size;



So far I've only been able to test it over my bed but it seems very responsive. Hopefully I will get flying weather tomorrow.

Carbon Fibre Quadrocopter Frame Set Maiden flight (2 min 13 sec)
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 04:28 AM
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Nice layout and post... was going to spring for one but $120 for a frame without an integrated power distribution was a tad high for me... especially during the winter.

Will buy one come spring tho.... post some vids of her stomping around.

I do have a few Warthox frames running acro-naze32's...
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 05:08 AM
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Nice build Teslahed! Very smooth running too!

Mine is in the mail, should be here any day now, ordered it Christmas day

I've been wondering about those motors and props too. The motors are never in stock though!
From your pics the props balanced with very little tape too. They certainly sound quiet together.

Interested in your flight times with that pack as well. Should be light and nimble

Have fun!
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for your interest guys.

As soon as the weather improves I will take it outside and get a first proper estimate of the flight time per battery pack.

If you want a power distribution board you could use the old flyduino G10 fibre glass centre plate boards which have the power distribution board built in with the new carbon fibre arms - they sell both separately on the flyduino website. I made a small power distribution 'spider' thing which threads nicely between the two centreplates. It was fiddlier to setup than the power distribution board method but works fine and takes up no extra space (unlike a separate board in the nylon spacer tower stack would have).
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 10:55 AM
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Interested in your flight times with that pack as well. Should be light and nimble
8 minutes of moderately aerobatic flight from a full 1600mAh battery resulted in a charge of 1032mAh back to full afterwards in the lipo charger

2 mins of gentle hovering over my bed similarly used 230mAh.

So as little as 115mAh per min and has high as 130 or more when stunt flying. That's using a 1600mAh battery so i suppose I could get 13 or 14 minutes out of it if i tried carefully;

Carbon Fibre Quadrocopter Frame Set First outside test flight. (8 min 42 sec)
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:18 AM
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8 minutes of moderately aerobatic flight from a full 1600mAh battery resulted in a charge of 1032mAh back to full afterwards in the lipo charger

2 mins of gentle hovering over my bed similarly used 230mAh.

So as little as 115mAh per min and has high as 130 or more when stunt flying. That's using a 1600mAh battery so i suppose I could get 13 or 14 minutes out of it if i tried carefully;
Thanks for getting back on that one mate.
I'm interested in building my quad as light and agile as possible. Its good to hear your report on the smaller lipo.

Nice tight flips too. It seems to fly well.
I really like the sound! Really smooth.
I don't know much but I tend to think of noise as wasted energy, so smooth and quiet = good
Might be completely wrong on that though?

Cheers mate, I look forward to more vids if you have the chance to post.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 08:36 AM
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I'd love to have one of these. Super light and super strong. But the price is way too damn high. 25 bucks or so per arm if you want to add them to an existing warthox frame.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 12:33 PM
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Carbon Fibre Quadrocopter Frame Set Second outside test flight. (8 min 30 sec)


A shame the camera battery cut out a minute before the end of the flight.
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What are your settings... can you post the mutliwii gui parameters....
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:48 AM
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What are your settings... can you post the mutliwii gui parameters....
I'm interested in yours too Torque66
I've seen your flying in some other threads. Very nice

Thanks for the video Teslahed.
I'm very impressed with your build. Nice smooth flying too
Great place to fly, very picturesque.

I also like your lighting layout.
Have you seen Flyduino have a LED controller to adjust brightness etc...
http://flyduino.net/10cm-LED-stripe-...elf-adhesive_1
I can't find the thread at the moment.

The 2cm smaller arms on the CF frame might make it suit that smaller battery well.
Nice compact package.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:44 AM
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I'd love to have one of these. Super light and super strong. But the price is way too damn high. 25 bucks or so per arm if you want to add them to an existing warthox frame.
Hey Wiseduck,

Its a better deal to buy the whole set

Cheers.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:45 AM
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I know, it's tempting for sure! I think my F450 is fast on 4S, but this would be even faster! Can this one take 10" props?
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I know, it's tempting for sure! I think my F450 is fast on 4S, but this would be even faster! Can this one take 10" props?
The Alloy frame with 20cm arms can just take 10" but the 25cm arms would be better.

The CF frame has 18cm arms so it brings the diagonal down to about 350mm. I don't think the 10" props fit, I'll check in the morning though. I have some X2212s I was going to run with 9" props and they looked big on the CF frame. I reckon 8" is the perfect prop for the CF frame. 9 or 10 on the alloy.

Just maidened my Flyduino Nanoquad Sweet, sweet little thing


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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:56 AM
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In that case I'd need to buy new props. While I do have a ton of 8" props on the way, but on a high-performance quad stiff props are a MUST. I have 9" CF props, I guess I could use those. I'm tempted to sell off two unused frames and get this one instead...
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 04:52 PM
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Nice build and flying, tesla. Are you happy with the SK3 motors? They cost more than the average Turnigy motor...

I have one of these frames on the way. Will start out with some cheap Turnigy motors and a "Lemon Flip", and thinking about upgrading to the X2208.

Soma! You show up on all the good threads!
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