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Old Mar 14, 2013, 12:48 PM
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a separate set of flat arms is $40(10 each).

the frame with flat arms is $120, normal arms is still $105
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:01 PM
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Ok sounds good. Last question I promise lol. I've been doing some research and saw that you were talking about maybe a 500mm frame? Is that anywhere in the near future?
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:48 PM
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This frame is designed for performance, not aesthetics. Let me know when you find a frame that flies better or produces cleaner video.
qav400 and qav500 seem to produce hands down the best fpv video i've seen, completely jello free and smooth as butter, but they're slightly heavier and the arms are aluminum, though the rest of it is g10 so i've never heard a single complaint about rf issues.

not sure if it flies as well but they seem to haul arse in all the fpv videos i've seen of them. i'm not done building mine else i'd be able to tell you first hand
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 01:16 AM
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post pics after your first crash. there's a good chance it will look like this:



400Q: $105
QAV400: $192

here is what the prototypes looked after crashes(this from 100 feet, failsafe into ground)

A lot less work for me to do, I'm not constantly shipping out replacement parts

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Old Mar 15, 2013, 01:21 AM
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Ok sounds good. Last question I promise lol. I've been doing some research and saw that you were talking about maybe a 500mm frame? Is that anywhere in the near future?
no, for 500mm I recommend the iconic-x http://quadcopter.us/store/index.php...roller=product

I am skipping 500mm and going to a little larger

for me to make a 500mm frame is just re-inventing the wheel. iconic-x is very good.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 01:39 AM
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no, for 500mm I recommend the iconic-x http://quadcopter.us/store/index.php...roller=product

I am skipping 500mm and going to a little larger

for me to make a 500mm frame is just re-inventing the wheel. iconic-x is very good.
laser cutter + g10 = own free replacement parts. (sans integrated pcb)

but i wasn't mentioning the qav in respects to durability in a crash, you asked for quads that produce jello free video and i provided two

they aren't cheap, but this hobby in general isn't cheap. it can be, but always costs more than we originally think lol. my wife would be a big supporter of this statement
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 03:24 AM
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A few questions:
1. Is this frame available for purchase? The website says "Preorder now"

2. What's the difference in performance and fanctionality between the flat arms and the gaui style arms? Are there landing gears for the flat arms as well?
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 03:35 AM
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I don't have landing gear planned for the flat arms, they take away from the compact look the flat arms give the frame. The flat arms are easier to attach to the frame.

I fixed the image, thought I uploaded it earlier. It's available and shipping almost every day. I have a new shipment of frames coming from the machine shop Monday.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 09:30 PM
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Hey i only need about 6mm spacing for the esc... how thick are the solid arms they look to be around 8mm... and chance you can conjure up some solid 4mm or so G10 spacers for attaching arms to the main frame?

One on each side so you could still run the esc leads into the body.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 10:53 PM
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the arms are 6.35mm thick, but I include a 6.35mm spacer so the total is 12.7mm space

I'm in the middle of redesigning the frame, actually 95% finished. It looks a lot better, and I made everything a better fit. It's less confusing to put together and stronger along the clean plate and arms.



I need a couple days to turn the drawing into G10 code for CNC, and then I can cut the new frames out.

Old parts still fit the new frame, and new parts fit the old frame. So nothing to worry about.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 12:11 AM
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Ok... so i take it that means they're G10 spacers cool....

Make some landing gear tho man.... shan't be hard to doodle up.... for a guy like you...

and stop wasting time reading my post back to work... hey so Friday?

Oh you changed the plate... was thinking about hanging a gopro off the back as well... hmmm...
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 05:40 AM
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every build i've seen hasn't used the back plate so i got rid of it. it makes it really hard to ship(pushing past 15" mark). if i cut the plates short they fit into a regular sized box no problem. maybe i will be able to knock shipping down to $5 for USA
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 10:53 PM
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Yeah it's basically a none issue with me..... hey can you put 9" props on it...
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 11:38 PM
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<3 this frame.

ps. nope, only fits 8" props.
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 12:05 AM
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i will have flat arms for 9" props available, the Gaui style make the design way too complicated to offer 8 and 9" arms

I could make longer arms, but they would not be at the correct angle and ruin the whole point of the design.

The HT-FPV and Flip FPV have the awful arm angles already and offer the option for larger props.
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