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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Aug 11, 2017 @ 03:07 PM | 20,512 Views
I guess we are just bored and sick of this ZMR 250 platform and as much as I really like this full carbon fiber frame and don't wanna put it to waste, I decided to convert it to something else. I have seen guys converting it to a TRICOPTER and Y4 and I don't remember seeing a VTAIL, maybe one did but, I have not seen it.
This ZMR250 frame is very versatile and converting it is pretty simple and here is mine converted it to a VTAIL and she can fly really nice and acro flying is pretty amazing too.

KK2 Mini:RC911 R4 SL MIX Fw / SUNNYSKY'S X2204S-16 1300Kv / DYS XM 20A BL heli V1 / CYCLONE T5050C Props / ZMR 250 CF Frame-Modified to a VTAIL

MAIDEN Video will follow soon.

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Aug 06, 2017 @ 12:03 AM | 19,869 Views
Well, 3DR SOLO Platform can fly really nice too with a KK2.1.5.
flight controller. Not much to say, this project is about a non-working 3DR Solo quad that a friend gave me,gutted all the inside and installed a KK2 FC on it with Sunnysky motors and all original lights connected it looks ok and fun to fly too and I can't complain.

2200 Mah LIPO / MODIFIED 3DR SOLO Platform


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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Jul 26, 2017 @ 01:52 PM | 19,619 Views
I got this frame a while ago from RCG Classified with the plan to install a Mini KK2 fc on it.
Gutted all the original parts inside to minimize the weight and to be able the frame to accept the KK2 Mini and it went pretty well. This size of a Vtail is really interesting to me and this one is really a nice and fun to fly too.

Mini KK2.1.5 / DYS BEI 1806 2300Kv motors / DYS Bl Heli XM 20A ESC'S (OneShot125) / Eachine Vtail 120 Stock FRAME (Gutted) / 3" DALProps

If you are on this hobby that long, we all know that VTAILS are different. Changing props size or flying with 4S from 3S will need some or little adjustment to the fc PID's but, if you are lucky depending on your platform size, sometimes no adjustment is needed. Just be aware and don't think that your fc or electronics is going bad when it acts not normal after changing prop size or lipo cell count.

Here are some close-up PIX and MaidenVIDEO

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Jul 22, 2017 @ 09:19 PM | 8,054 Views
This is another platform that we can transform a TALON HEXCOPTER platform. Did built a traditional hex,
then a tricopter and this quadcopter and they all flew nicely as I wanted them to and the build was clean and simple.

Using all available extra parts on hand.

Specs: Talon ALL Carbon Fiber Hex Frame * 4x- ZTW 25A BLheli ESC's * 4x- TGY D2830 1000KV Motors * KK2.1.5 RC911 SL MIX R4 FW * 4x -GenFAN 10" Nylon Props

Here are some close-up pix
Video will follow soon

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Jun 25, 2017 @ 09:40 PM | 7,548 Views
Got all this parts doing nothing and decided to build another Y6. Weather been crazy here in California and I need something to fly that can at least fight the wind which is the norm over here lately making the minis useless. MTM @ 23.5 " and 16mm CF booms with Sunnysky X2212-13 and 25A Mantis BL Heli Esc's set up on a custom cut double stage Aluminum frame with 700 heli LG . Modified GF motor mounts to accept 2 motor set-up.

Here are some close-up pix....maiden video.

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | May 19, 2017 @ 11:42 AM | 7,638 Views
Another fun build designed for acro practice flying. Platform is a bare ADS400QX platfrom and configured to fly sideways.
Not much to say and yes, it can fly acro with no problem.


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Posted by Thunder50BMG | May 06, 2017 @ 11:07 PM | 8,575 Views
Got this TALON HEX platform catching dust and doing nothing , with some parts on hand I have it converted into a TRI. Simple and very easy conversion and clean build with the HC KK2.1.5 fc.

Here are some close-up pix .
Maiden video on 3S.

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Apr 23, 2017 @ 08:57 PM | 27,144 Views
Here is another simple project for everyone can build. It's a Tricopter Boomtwist yaw system with a 2nd servo installed to drive the 2 front motors to tilt forward and back on Elevator stick command. This system has given the platform the next level performance and making it more fun to fly.

Bearings are used to give the smoothest boom action , 2 in the front and 2 for the yaw system, using a 16mm Carbon Fiber tube to make the platform light as possible with a twin custom cut Aluminum frame. NEW Sunnysky X2212-13 KV980 to get the best motor performance driven by Maytec 20A BL Heli fw (Mini ESC's). Glass Fiber motor mounts and TGY 225MG Metal gear servos. Mini KK2.1.5 . with RC911 R4 SL MIX Fw. Can fly with 3S and 4S lipo.

Here are some close-up pix and maiden video.

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Feb 09, 2017 @ 01:53 PM | 9,032 Views
Here is a kind of quad that I was so fascinated since it came out on the market. It's PARTICULARLY on how it fly on FFF straight horizontally.One might think that it's because of it's tilting motors but, NO. It's all about how it's been set-up on your TX and not because of what FC you are using.This is where the TARANIS Tx comes in, where the sky is the limit when it comes to special programming.

Here is the kit :

VECTORQuads recommends to use an FC that I have ZERO Knowledge like those Naze or Flip fc's and they provide the -how to guide- to program them and this is the part that I was devastated . I have concentrated on the KK2's on this hobby and have like 5-10% failure since I started last 2012. I really want to build one so I tried my luck to look for guidance and help on YT and thinking this Naze/Flip fc's will be a challenge for me.

With LUCK on my side, the first person that I contacted for help which happened to be on my YT Circle of subscribers offered to help and I was so amazed that he (Moochasas) even made a Taranis tx programming video for me. What an AMAZING GUY. Without his video,I am surely still out there in the dark on this project.

Moochasas recommend to use the FLIP32 F4 fc and with my zero knowledge on it, I was like this is a BIG problem and I really need to learn it if I want this project to be successful.

There MUST be a way around it and use my KK2's fc knowledge in
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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Jan 28, 2017 @ 11:08 PM | 8,836 Views
As much as I really like TRICOPTERS , my favorite is the BOOMTWIST Style yaw system. It's more smoother and precise and this one is no exception. The 16mm CARBON FIBER tail boom goes and ride into a DUAL 16mm ID bearings and with New SunnySKYV2216-12 KV 800 motors making it one of the most smooth flying machine and with 10" Carbon Fiber props, it's just perfect.

VIDEO: Will follow soon.

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Jan 17, 2017 @ 02:11 PM | 8,268 Views
Bought this kit a waaayy lonngg time ago and remembered it after a friend of mine (Blacky's Boy)posted his unit in the " Show me your Tricopter" thread. Hunt for it and found it and built it. Really interesting platform, it's one of those boomtwist system that the whole tail boom rotate....I think you know what I mean.

Close-up pix & Maiden video:

Maiden flight killing the MINI KK2.....pushing it. Not a bad crashed but, the fc was slammed to the cement.


BROCOPTER....the day I killed a MINI KK2.1.5- RIP (2 min 53 sec)


BROCOPTER * ALIVE AGAIN...flying & crashing comes like a KIT .... (2 min 48 sec)
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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Dec 26, 2016 @ 06:01 PM | 8,698 Views
Yes, I lied 'bout the last 2016 build. I was just bored and was having extra time for some build on Christmas Day and with the some SunnySky X2207S 2100 KV and some MAYTech Mini 20 A Esc' on hand it's just a perfect mixture for a new mini tri. This is a forgotten TRI frame on hand and just did a modification on the front boom into a 16mm carbon fiber and it did work pretty well.

Don't take my word for it....just see the pix and maiden video and judge by yourself.

KK2.1.5 Mini RC911 R4 SL-MIX Fw / SunnySKY X2207S Kv2100 / MAYTech Mini 20A BL Heli esc's / 6 " Props / TGY Mini SERVO 9018 MG

Close-up PIX & Maiden video....

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Dec 10, 2016 @ 10:24 PM | 8,288 Views
Here is an idea that came out from nowhere and I was totally ready to fail and accept failure but, to my surprised-it did flew with a day worth of patience. I made /built a TowerTRICOPTER a while back and it did flew....and why not build a TOWERQuad , right ?

With more time to tweak this one, this should be a nice and fun flyer. This will be the last build (maybe) for 2016 and hope 2017 will bring more interesting ideas for me and for all of us to enjoy.

Here are some close-up pix....maiden will follow.

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Nov 27, 2016 @ 12:15 AM | 8,102 Views
Here is a weekend fun build of a 14 inches mini tricopter made out of laying around catching dust parts.
She is a screamer and I think it's flying ok with RC911 R4 SL MIX with ALL DEFAULT settings xcept the SS are all bump up for acro flying and sensor settings to 2000.


Mini KK2.1.5 RC911 SL MIX R4 Firmware
SunnySKY X2204S-16 Kv: 2300
RTFQ 12Amps Simon K ESC's
GWS 3Blade 6"
TGY 90S Digital MG Servo
Modified Platform/16mm CF Boom
Posted by Thunder50BMG | Nov 09, 2016 @ 04:27 PM | 8,233 Views
This original creation of mine has been evolving from DJI style arms to Aluminum frame and now this CARBON FIBER Version using a TALON Hex platform and the best of all, this is tuned for ACRO FLYING with Horizon Mode alike fw by RC911 R4.
Using affordable electronics from HK and all the fun building it and flying it is what this hobby is all about.

Here are some close-up pix & maiden video....

Posted by Thunder50BMG | Oct 20, 2016 @ 02:20 PM | 8,270 Views
Here is my version of a CHINOOK SCALE ALUM. BODY with a MINI KK2.1.5 FC. It's a challenge to build and servo placement was a little tricky but,possible and I thinks it's working.

Here are some closed-up pix and tuning video.
Posted by Thunder50BMG | Sep 28, 2016 @ 02:34 PM | 16,075 Views
Another fun project and a fun flyer. Can't hold myself to build a 4th version.
PLEASE SEE YouTUBE video discription for the specs.

CLOSE-UP Pix / Video

Posted by Thunder50BMG | Sep 09, 2016 @ 03:46 PM | 7,827 Views
Just having fun with this interesting project with NO application in mind. Got inspired by You Tube's MClay, a really smart builder .
This is my version which is not even close to near perfect but,it shows that it's possible and we can save lots of $$$$ if we can make this project in perfect smooth spinning motion.
Lower motor stops early due to a drag for the bearings on the hub is mis-aligned .Needs precision drilling to obtain a perfect no drag action.

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Aug 21, 2016 @ 01:11 AM | 8,204 Views
Here is another fun project. A BIGger version of my KK2.1 CHINOOK. At 22 inches MTM , it's something more fun to fly.

Aluminum double stage body with GLASS Fiber boom and wooden tip for servo level platform.
TURNIGY D2836/9 950 Kv 3s-4s
TGY -225MG Analog metal gears.
Mini KK2.1 RC911 R4 SL-MIX
GF 10" White

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Jul 28, 2016 @ 03:17 PM | 9,234 Views



I jump on this project with ZERO KNOWLEDGE ON don't shoot me down.

I was thinking this is a simple project but, I am having issues and taking longer to set-up....LOL.

I am a newbie on this kind of platform and NOT SURE if this design of mine is capable of flying.

It tries to hover but, the whole platform spins on the air and I HAVE NO CONTROL of it.

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