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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Feb 02, 2018 @ 04:53 PM | 1,832 Views
First off, not my design. A friend of mine pointed me on this project (Nebbian) of Tom Stanton at YT and the design catches my attention and time is on my side so I decided to build my KK2 version and see if I could get it to the air. With total PID tweaking, it did flew and nothing to complain and handles pretty well on a tight space.

Tom uses 3D printer for some of his parts,like the yaw system, motor mounts and servo mounts and LG's but, I have no 3D printer and honestly,I'm not a fan of 3D printers. So ,I built mine with Flite test yaw system, wood and Alum. LG and more as showed in the pix.

KK2.1.5. Mini / 2x : Sunnysky X2212-13 980 KV / Emax ES3104 Servos / 2X : Flite test yaw system / Scratchbuild Platform

Close-up pix and Maiden videoe:

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Dec 24, 2017 @ 07:45 PM | 2,506 Views
As a STAR WARS fan , I was really tempted to do this project. I was not sure if I can make it up in the air but, it did to my surprised. This is the stock toy replica that I got from Amazon for like less than $30. I have no choice but to take out some parts inside for weight reduction for it's on the heavy side and disable the firing mechanism.

Not the best conversion but, it does fly and I can't complain.

Here is the Amazon link :

Here are some close-up build pix and maiden video:

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Nov 06, 2017 @ 12:16 PM | 2,362 Views
After 5 years on this hobby, I have built countless of Multi-rotors, all configurations and my own designs and configurations/mixes. Sadly, I am at the point that this hobby is really getting boring and my interest is almost gone. Time might come that I will totally retire and RC-Plane flying is not on my menu and it has not catch-up with me.

I have built some bicopters/dualcopters and it's one of the most interesting configuration and the most simple thing to build for it has the least parts and really cheap to build and for some /most guys,it's the most disappointing and frustrating project and mostly just gave up on it.

I have all of my build on this compilation and if you are interested, you are very welcome to see them here.
Posted by Thunder50BMG | Sep 15, 2017 @ 02:14 PM | 2,777 Views
Here is another evolving platform project that's a little interesting . Not much to say about it, all specs are the same on the EVOLVE 02 ,just another platform that is catching dust. One thing I added was installing my RC3 on this for aerial fun video and I guess the video was just fine.
By looking at the pictures ,all I did was move the whole motor and yaw assembly to the dismantled tower quad frame ,connected all the electronics and that's it, nothing special....just another fun build.

Lastly , the name NINELEVEN was to remember all the people that died during that day....and it's the day I started this project.

Here are some close-up pix .
Maiden video will be added next.

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Sep 03, 2017 @ 08:38 PM | 2,987 Views
Not much to say really. Just another fun build of a BICOPTER/DUALCOPTER flyer with a recycled frame that is catching dust and with all NEW Parts on hand.

This build LOG is getting really boring so, on my CLOSE-UP Pix, I have my pet leather back bearded dragon all over the bicopter platform but, you can still see the platform-LOL.

Specs: KK2.1.5 Fc /RC 911 R5 / X2212-13 KV 980 II / DYS 30A BL Heli Esc's / EMAX ES 3104 Servos / 10" GF Props / FLITE TEST Tuff TILT Yaw system / Recycled PVC/ Wood frame

PIX and Maiden video :::::

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Posted by Thunder50BMG | Aug 11, 2017 @ 04:07 PM | 3,218 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 @ 01:03 AM | 3,013 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 @ 02:52 PM | 4,107 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 @ 10:19 PM | 4,134 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 @ 10:40 PM | 4,545 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 @ 12:42 PM | 5,116 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 07, 2017 @ 12:07 AM | 6,090 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 @ 09:57 PM | 24,865 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 | 6,887 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 | 7,058 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 | 6,518 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 | 7,177 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 | 7,048 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 | 7,111 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 | 7,276 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....