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May 08, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Looking for a little help...

I'm about to have a go at building one of these. It will be my first multi . I have been reading and researching trying to pick out an engine, battery, ESC, and prop combo. I have also been trying to use the multirotor eCalc to help out. I'm new to electric stuff so I might be confusing myself a bit. I was hoping someone could comment on what I am thinking about right now. I plan on flying FPV mainly and hopefully with a small digital camera on occasion as well. I tried to pick engines on the slightly bigger side so I can carry FPV equipment as well as a digital camera. That's my thinking anyways.

So how does this sound?

Turnigy D2836/8 1100KV

HobbyKing 30A BlueSeries

Turnigy nano-tech 6000mah 3S 25~50C

10x6 or 1147 (eCalc shows that the 1147 might work a bit better with my engines)
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May 08, 2012, 04:47 PM
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A quick search of the HK site reveals that your motors are b/o.
I am using some RC Timer motors that are very similar, on my Scorpion. They are these
They fly the heavy bird well.

BTW I gave up on running a 6 motor and the yaw characteristics of a 3 motor without a yaw mechanism was poor. I just made a bolt-on yaw mechanism for the tail and it works great.
May 08, 2012, 05:09 PM
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My replacement parts came today from hobby king and they are actually glass fiber and not the plastic that the original scorpion was made from that came from good luck buy,
This means they are a little bit thinner and don't fit quite right but I think it is going to be easy to add something to them to make them right and the parts are much stronger than the original,
I don't know if the scorpion from HK is a copy or just a new version but it is of much better quality much stronger and much cheaper I am thinking about replacing my original frame with a HK one when they get them back in stock as the good luck buy one is just to flimsy
May 09, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Thanks for the link Phalanx-0. Glad to see those run it well, I might try those instead.

Yeah I noticed they were on back order. But so is the frame (and half the other parts I want), I figured I would just wait.

So with your tri set up are you running the same engines? So just curious why did you give up on the 6? Did it not fly well?
May 09, 2012, 07:22 PM
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No, after installing the other 3 motors pointing downward, I decided that I would be buying alot of props. All that it takes is for the copter to tilt backwards or to either side and pop another prop is gone, if you fly off of a hard surface.. I fly off of grass, and the props would have been in the grass
More motors would mean less flight time on the batteries.
Yes same engines. I did quite a bit of FFF today and they flew it great. I would suggest a 450 size heli canopy to help in orientation. They need just a little bit of velcro in critical areas and they will stay put.
May 10, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Good point about the blades... being my first multi I suppose I should buy a few extra! I was already planning on putting some longer legs on it to give room for an eventual camera underneath.
May 10, 2012, 07:15 PM
The advantage of the Y6 over a Y3 is that if a motor, esc, or propeller fails, the machine will still fly enough to get it to the ground intact. This is important especially if you are carrying a camera. I have been flying mine off grass as a Y6 with no problems with the bottom set of propellers.
May 11, 2012, 08:31 AM
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The redundancy is a big reason I want eh Y6. I will be flying with a camera and all the fpv gear. It would be nice for that stuff to not get totaled if an engine craps out.
May 11, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Depends on your needs, for sport flying, 6 motors are overkill.

BTW just one motor failing would be unusual. Most of my failures have been loss of power to the f/c. No redundancy for that.
May 31, 2012, 04:34 AM
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my y650 scorpion with kk board maiden flight

here's the video
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May 31, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by pnoy
my y650 scorpion with kk board maiden flight

here's the video
Thank's for the video I just ordered one from Hobbyking going to move all my stuff over from the DJI550 to this. Seems like it's going to be a fun build.

May 31, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Did they revised the landing skid design? Yours look different than mine.
May 31, 2012, 07:41 PM
Looks different to mine too ... the newer frames are different material too I believe ... a rigid fiberglass instead of the nylon/plastic of the older ones ???
Jun 02, 2012, 02:22 AM
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I received a Scorpion from GLB a few days ago. It's still the very flexible nylon material, not fiberglass. It does have the dual skids on the bottom of the LG though, like in pnoys picture. The machining is very decent and parts seem to fit together tightly. Also instead of paper covering the nylon parts (which I understand was hard to remove) it's now some thin clear plastic which comes off very easily (just peel).

I had also ordered extra motor mounts for the Y650 from HK, and those were cut from 2.1mm fiberglass, very stiff and much heavier than the nylon versions. If the whole HK frame is cut from that stuff, it must weigh a ton.

BTW I threw all the parts from the GLB y650 kit on the scales, including the arms and hardware pack: 357g/12.6oz. So less than the 410g advertized on the GLB site. Some of the parts I weighed still have the plastic film on them, but that doesn't weight much.

Haven't built mine, might sell it because I built my own Y6 frame while waiting for the GLB slow boat to deliver

Jun 02, 2012, 08:35 AM
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when i received my scorpion frame kit it has 2 sets of landing skid ,,, one set is the single skid and the other set is the dual skid... i just bought it here on our local hobbyshop ...

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