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Old Mar 11, 2013, 10:21 AM
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How much? How soon will you be in production?

We are just putting the prototype together at the moment , But after testing and any tweaks to the design have been carried out we will be taking orders if there is any interest.
We are building the prototype to allow us to fly stress free over water for videoing of beach front properties and boats at sea.
all the 'running gear' is going to be the same as we use in the TBS discoveries.
The' Scarab' is slightly longer and wider motor to motor than the TBS discovery (awesome machine when set up properly) but basically the same arm layout.

We have not finalized the price yet but it will be in the region of $1000.
This will include carbon fibre undercarriage and bubble retaining ring, Bubble and seal, Rear cap and seal , Internal floor for mounting electronics, Battery mounting tray. Mounting hardware for undercarriage and bubble.
The bodies will be painted in a single colour of customers choice (multi colours at extra cost)

I will post more pics and video when we are testing ......Nick
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Some pictures, I will take some more tomorrow and post them.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Haha, I'm actually in the process of making one just like this. Very nice. What's your frames weight (nothing installed), and is there an access point other than the front?

Edit: is that price just for the frame??
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 02:47 PM
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Wish list if I may
  • Ideally access for 4S battery (s) depending on weight (I presume they go in via the rear hatch?)
  • Fully loaded +8min flight times
  • Bara / Naza compatibility
  • Naza GPS compatibility
  • Internal gimbal of some sort (or space for one)
  • and / or bracket for FPV cam in the 'bubble'
  • "'internal floor' for electrics" - would be great if this can slide in/out via the 'bubble' hatch - eg so you fit everything to the 'internal floor' outside of the frame, then slide it inside once complete...

This thing looks awesome, cant wait to see it develop! Subscribed....
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 06:12 AM
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Wish list if I may
  • Ideally access for 4S battery (s) depending on weight (I presume they go in via the rear hatch?)
  • Fully loaded +8min flight times
  • Bara / Naza compatibility
  • Naza GPS compatibility
  • Internal gimbal of some sort (or space for one)
  • and / or bracket for FPV cam in the 'bubble'
  • "'internal floor' for electrics" - would be great if this can slide in/out via the 'bubble' hatch - eg so you fit everything to the 'internal floor' outside of the frame, then slide it inside once complete...


This thing looks awesome, cant wait to see it develop! Subscribed....
4s 3600 fits fine ( also can slide up to 5 inches forward of the rear cap to achieve C of G required my guess it will be around 10 to 15 mm forward of balance point as this aids fast forward flight)

Flight time to be checked when prototype complete should be around 8+ mins as the weight is less than our TBS Discoveries

Baro should be OK with a breather patch again testing needed.

The Naza gps fits inside the raised section of the housing.

We plan to mount the FPV camera on a tilt gimbal inside the housing , the Scarab is really designed for carrying the hero 3 underneath its waterproof case , it will be fixed for a start but we plan to use a tilt/ roll gimbal later.

yes the removable floor is exactly what we have in mind so the electronics can be slid out for access.

Going together tomorrow !

Here are some more pics
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 09:14 AM
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It alive ! flies well 10 mins 30 on a 3600mah 4s with no go pro in the housing but ballast the same weight as the FPV equipment so should be good for 8-9 mins .
Water testing after a bit of siliconing of wires etc.
The esc's were running at 44-45 degrees with no dome on so we decided to fit them with heat sinks fitted through holes in the housing now running 38 degrees after 10.5 mins with dome fitted not too bad as ambient here was 32 today !

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Old Mar 13, 2013, 10:03 AM
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It looks the nuts!

Would like to see a pic/video from FPV cam in the dome when its ready so we can see what the glare is like and also what (if any) vibrations it picks up.

Gopro under is fine. I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a waterproof gimbal

Look forward to more testing results and some videos!

Looks sweat when painted up

Good job.

Doug
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 10:47 AM
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http://www.jwfishers.com/tov1.htm

The yellow looks like an underwater camera/robot.

Cool design though! The heat sinks are a great idea!
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 03:28 PM
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it would be ideal if the Naza light could be seen from the ground (though not essential)

It could actually be placed in view of the fpv cam if it has tilt capabilities (probably doesn't need pan)?

"Baro should be OK with a breather patch again testing needed."

Any idea where this will be fitted? Will they come pre fitted/supplied with kit?

Looking forward to more spec details

ALSO what is the MAX dimensions possible for battery? We run 4S 4000mAh on our TBS's, with FPV and carrying a GoPro you are looking at about 10mins)

Doug
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 07:15 PM
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This looks pretty cool. I would like to have a wire rope isolator between the frame and the GoPro to take out the last bit of vibrations. I put one on my aquacopter and it works great.
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 07:51 PM
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I'm sure your product is fine but don't you know there already is a line of multirotors called Scarab?

http://www.multiwiicopter.com/package-deals/
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 08:14 PM
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What do you get for $1000
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 08:18 PM
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What do you get for $1000
First post lists what is included.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:25 AM
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I'm sure your product is fine but don't you know there already is a line of multirotors called Scarab?

http://www.multiwiicopter.com/package-deals/
No I didn't know that , thanks for telling me ! We will have to go back to the nickname it acquired during construction " The dead pig' Lol

Any suggestions on a suitable name are welcome ! ( $ 150 discount if we go with your suggestion! )

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Old Mar 14, 2013, 01:28 AM
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What do you get for $1000
It has not been finalized yet what will be included but it will be all previously mentioned plus some other parts such as heat sinks etc and the price has not been set yet we are trying to keep it a bit under $1000.

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