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Posted by syotr | Mar 15, 2017 @ 09:06 AM | 8,717 Views
Started a new build. It will be a 500 mm wheelbase folding quad. It will swing up to 12" props but I will probably start with 11" ones. The motors will be T-motor 2213/950 kv. Arms are 15 mm square CF tubes. ESC's are Sunrise 20A and will mounted inside the arms. Motors are mounted directly to the square tubes. Folded size will be less than 7"x 14".
I will be adding a forward facing gimbal and GoPro type camera.
For now I have the top and bottom plates of the frame made from 3/32" plywood. This is just for initial testing of the geometry. Once I have finalized the design, I will have new plates fabbed from CF....Continue Reading
Posted by syotr | Jan 19, 2017 @ 05:58 PM | 9,547 Views
Started a new quad build with a Dex mini shell.
8" props
2213/950 motors
20 A ESC's
Naza Flight controller
Frsky X8R receiver
Weight 646 g. without battery
3s 3000 Multistar battery 188 g.
Posted by syotr | Aug 10, 2015 @ 06:33 PM | 10,528 Views
Rafted and camped on the Green River and Colorado River for a total of 7 days. Took my waterproof quad to shoot some aerial video.
Western Rafting trip (3 min 7 sec)

Just for fun here are some clips shot from the raft as we went through the rapids:
Rapids Westwater (8 min 25 sec)
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Posted by syotr | Apr 10, 2015 @ 10:48 AM | 10,065 Views
I decided to resurrect my older Dex glass fiber shell and start a new build with greater lifting capacity.
I have extended the arms to allow larger props. I will be using Heng Li 4225/610 motors and 12" props to start with.
Weight without battery, gimbal or camera is 935 g.
Posted by syotr | Jan 22, 2015 @ 09:12 PM | 11,475 Views
Built an F550 clone with E300 motors and ESC's
Flies great but I might convert it to a Y6.
Posted by syotr | Aug 04, 2014 @ 01:03 PM | 10,986 Views
Size comparison, Dex quad vs Phantom
Posted by syotr | Aug 04, 2014 @ 12:57 PM | 16,377 Views
I am building a waterproof quad in a Dex shell for shooting video over whitewater.
I will be using DJI E300 propulsion system and Vector flight controller. I plan to have FPV camera as well as GoPro Hero 3+ in an underwater housing. Eventually I will add a waterproof gimbal.