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Posted by Tychoac | May 10, 2017 @ 02:25 PM | 3,656 Views
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Floating Race Quad Chasing RC Boat (2 min 1 sec)


This build is a collection of stuff I had laying around and I got it all very cheap through sales. I fully expect this ship to return to davy jones someday. v1 was dismantled not lost at sea, it had 1804 motors to be as light as possible but wasn't a blast to fly.

Flotation

The flotation foam is motor packaging, this heavier v2 needed a lot more to make it float level and stable in waves so it ended up looking like an iceberg. The foam is hot glued or I used high strength double stick tape to keep adding pieces on while testing buoyancy in the sink.

Waterproofing

The last picture shows what you can use. Conformal coat (I used urethane) and liquid electrical tape are needed. CorrosionX for all connections and plugs. Drydrone is just there so I can say don't use it, it's basically garbage. And water-based polyurethane is good for escs.

Use thick applications of conformal coat but avoid buttons: receiver, esc, pdb, camera board
Liquid electrical tape but don't cover LEDs: vtx, camera case with plug in

We aren't worried about overheating since this stuff is water cooled, way more efficient than air.

Frame choice

You might be wondering why I used such a weirdly outdated frame. It crashes into water not trees so plastic is fine. The arms curve up so the motors are pushed out of the water further. The plastic is a better surface to glue/stick foam to than carbon unless you roughen...Continue Reading
Posted by Tychoac | Oct 03, 2016 @ 02:39 AM | 3,470 Views
I just want a place to keep pictures of everything I've done.

(EDIT) Wow I had no idea this went somewhere you guys could see it, I'll try to make them suck less in future
Posted by Tychoac | Oct 03, 2016 @ 02:37 AM | 3,825 Views
This was my first build, but rebuilt and revamped so many times it doesn't make sense anymore. I just sold it so someone else can have fun with it. This is just a place to document my...Continue Reading