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Old Dec 30, 2011, 04:23 AM
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I'll fly anything...
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Here is my step one of my first Rusty frame: (very good postage and service to New Zealand )

I have "Trex500" clone tubes from http://www.aliexpress.com

I did some searching... and I bought these: http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/103700643.html where 6 tubes cost approx US$8 posted to New Zealand - they took 20 days. At that price, it was worth the gamble. They are 32 grams each. They are pretty thin (but I don't know how thick real ones are!) but I build to fly and shoot, not crash! They also make the T500 tailboom u-clamps from aluminium too.

628 grams so far... 850mm motor-motor. RCtimer 2836 motors, APC 10x4,7 props and 1 or 2 x 4S4000 lipo.

Pete
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 07:59 AM
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i am fairly patient (okay that is a lie)

seriously you cannot search eBay for trex 500 boom,


30 secs of searching =
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4X-Alu-Metal...ht_5403wt_1396

scroll down 3 pictures and boom RED

LOL!!! That is the same seller that I am using. He ships fairly fast from China.
Old Dec 30, 2011, 08:02 AM
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Can you tell me what size your frame is,and what your prop combination is?
I am building a Y6 UAP1 also ,but can`t decide on prop configuration.
My frame is about 700mm ,using 4S battery with torxpower 2216 motors.
Sure! Here is my current Y6 setup:

Rusty’s UAP1 frame with 5/8” arms (33mm motor mount diameter)
Rusty’s CM-1 landing gear set
HoverFly Pro V1 “green” board
HoverFly GPS board
DPCAV L-C board power supply filter modded w/ 25V 1000uF capacitor for 4S batteries
MediaTek MT3329 GPS 10Hz board
Avroto M2814-11S short shaft motors
Turnigy Plush 30A ESCs
Jakob GoPro camera gimble
Rusty’s floating camera mount with 6 soft threaded dampers
Homemade “spider” power distribution
KX-171LV-N low voltage FPV camera 5-15V DC
5.8GHz 200mV FPV transmitter with IBCrazy’s cloverleaf antenna
AEO 12V 2.5A UBEC power for FPV transmitter
APC slow-fly 11x4.7 props on top
APC thin electric 12x6 props on bottom
Futaba R6014HS 14-channel receiver
HKU3 5V 3A UBEC power for receiver
Turnigy 6000mAh 25-50C nano-tech batteries
GoPro camera with f2.8mm lens

RC305 5.8GHz AV FPV receiver with IBCrazy’s skew planar antenna
Futaba T10CHG radio transmitter

Weight without battery: 5 lbs 10oz (2536 gms)
Weight with battery: 6 lbs 15oz (3138 gms)
Fight time is about 10 min (+/- 30 sec)
Old Dec 30, 2011, 10:16 AM
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LOL!!! That is the same seller that I am using. He ships fairly fast from China.
I'm so lazy. I apologize. I'll give you one free search on me after that silliness.
Old Dec 30, 2011, 10:58 AM
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i am fairly patient (okay that is a lie)

seriously you cannot search eBay for trex 500 boom,


30 secs of searching =
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4X-Alu-Metal...ht_5403wt_1396

scroll down 3 pictures and boom RED


my bad that was stupid
Old Dec 30, 2011, 06:30 PM
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eh, no big deal
Old Dec 30, 2011, 06:40 PM
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Sure! Here is my current Y6 setup:

Rusty’s UAP1 frame with 5/8” arms (33mm motor mount diameter)
Rusty’s CM-1 landing gear set
HoverFly Pro V1 “green” board
HoverFly GPS board
DPCAV L-C board power supply filter modded w/ 25V 1000uF capacitor for 4S batteries
MediaTek MT3329 GPS 10Hz board
Avroto M2814-11S short shaft motors
Turnigy Plush 30A ESCs
Jakob GoPro camera gimble
Rusty’s floating camera mount with 6 soft threaded dampers
Homemade “spider” power distribution
KX-171LV-N low voltage FPV camera 5-15V DC
5.8GHz 200mV FPV transmitter with IBCrazy’s cloverleaf antenna
AEO 12V 2.5A UBEC power for FPV transmitter
APC slow-fly 11x4.7 props on top
APC thin electric 12x6 props on bottom
Futaba R6014HS 14-channel receiver
HKU3 5V 3A UBEC power for receiver
Turnigy 6000mAh 25-50C nano-tech batteries
GoPro camera with f2.8mm lens

RC305 5.8GHz AV FPV receiver with IBCrazy’s skew planar antenna
Futaba T10CHG radio transmitter

Weight without battery: 5 lbs 10oz (2536 gms)
Weight with battery: 6 lbs 15oz (3138 gms)
Fight time is about 10 min (+/- 30 sec)
Cheers R_B ,cool setup.
Old Dec 31, 2011, 10:17 AM
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Thanks, JB!
Old Dec 31, 2011, 06:40 PM
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Rusty, thanks for the parts!

I didn't expect them until Tuesday, certainly started my new year out right.

HAPPY NEW Year.
Old Dec 31, 2011, 07:05 PM
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Rusty, thanks for the parts!

I didn't expect them until Tuesday, certainly started my new year out right.

HAPPY NEW Year.
Wow, that was fast. I guess the USPS is over their holiday rush

Thanks, and enjoy!
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Old Jan 02, 2012, 11:40 AM
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just ordered a 4" uap FC plate to try and reduce weight.. Russ.. throw in a dome for the rev 8 plates and I'll send more money with the next order of soft mounted motor mounts :P

ugh,.,. usps to Canada is not fun!
Old Jan 02, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Rusty's frames


Some pictures of Rusty's frames.
Old Jan 02, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Some pictures of Rusty's frames.
OK, you finally guilted me into posting a few pictures

One is a pretty standard UAP1 with all the options, including the non-option dome. I still don't like the acrylic domes, but if anyone wants them, they can certainly buy them from the same place I did. Pity the Lexan version is double the price ($60).

http://www.cleardome.com/smalldomes.htm
(5-1/4" OD with 1/2" flange for Rev-8 or UAP1)

The headless copter has UAP1 plates with 5/8" blocks, which gives just enough space in the middle for the CC board to hide. I stuck the ESCs inside as well, but I'll probably take them out next chance I get, and put them back on the arms where they belong

Finally, a basic UAP1 copter intended for FPV use, and as a test for GPS telemetry using the latest beta version of CopterControl firmware.

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Old Jan 02, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Some pictures of Rusty's frames.
Which one flies the best?
Old Jan 02, 2012, 07:35 PM
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One is a pretty standard UAP1 with all the options, including the non-option dome. I still don't like the acrylic domes, but if anyone wants them, they can certainly buy them from the same place I did. Pity the Lexan version is double the price ($60).

http://www.cleardome.com/smalldomes.htm
(5-3/4" OD with 1/2" flange for Rev-8 or UAP1)
Rusty:

I'm assuming that the dome is 1/8" thick, correct? Also, I see on the sight that the prices of the Lexan domes come down as you order more. For example, if you order 10, then they are $48.80 each! I think that I would do a Lexan dome for that price.....


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