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Old Dec 15, 2011, 08:21 PM
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Recieved my mini quad frame today. hope t have it built up this weekend.

Ok update. I opend the package. everything looks good, but doesn't seem like there is enough hardware to build the frame. so what I need to know are these M3 or 4-40 threads. I am going to need to get more screws and nuts , and some more shorter standoffs. mine came with a bunch of long standoffs.
just checked with a 4-40 screw, doesn't want to go in very smooth so I'm guessing m3.
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 08:24 PM
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I just noticed something here. The top plate which is supposed to protect the electronics isn't big enough to protect larger boards such as the Crius and KK ones. (45mm between mounting holes) So my board will be unprotected. Also, the bottom board that the motors are mounted on don't have the same set of extra holes as the top plate (Those meant for KK boards and similar) so you have to use the nylon spacers like so:

Perhaps something to think about for the next revision. Still, I like the frame! The rest of the parts should be here tomorrow, then I can finally test it.

yeah an extra plate would be needed, any plate that would fit your Crius or KK would work as a roll plate though. Just won't be lexan
Old Dec 15, 2011, 08:40 PM
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See the short standoffs you have there, all I got were 8x long 1/ 1/4 inch and 4 X 1/4 . I think there were supposed to be shoter ones for the frame. I think he goofed when he sent mine.
Old Dec 15, 2011, 09:11 PM
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Here are 2 pics of what I recieved, doesn't look right! correct me if I am wrong. where there supposed to be shorter standoffs with this?
Old Dec 15, 2011, 09:31 PM
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 09:54 PM
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Here are 2 pics of what I recieved, doesn't look right! correct me if I am wrong. where there supposed to be shorter standoffs with this?
you're missing the short half height standoffs. should be 8. 2 for each arm

The long arms are for the battery support/roll cage/FC protector
Old Dec 15, 2011, 10:01 PM
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what is in the Pic is what i recieved. there were no 1/2 hight standoffs.
Old Dec 15, 2011, 10:04 PM
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what is in the Pic is what i recieved. there were no 1/2 hight standoffs.
He probably made a mistake.
I am sure he will work something for you. He is a good man.

I know it's not fun... but do you have standoff laying somewhere ?
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 10:10 PM
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I am not mad. I know he is a good guy and will make it right. I have black ones, but they are too long they are like 2 inchs long.
Old Dec 15, 2011, 10:15 PM
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I am not mad. I know he is a good guy and will make it right. I have black ones, but they are too long they are like 2 inchs long.
good...
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Old Dec 16, 2011, 03:50 AM
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can't decide to use a power distribution board or not. I have it suspended in between the decks with tiny standoffs so I can access both the top and bottom terminals.I also have the Photoship One dist. board which is green but smaller. only 2g difference between aluminum hardware and nylon so I think I'm going to jewel it up a bit since its so pretty as is. I will be lighting it with clusters of SMD LEDs, either 2 rows of 3 for 6 total, 1 watt. or strips. Whichever gives off the best edge lighting I guess.

Going to be using Coptercontrol, Plush 10a's and GWS 5x3x3 and 3s 1000mah for power. May put some fpv on this little guy if he flies well!

I'm excited about this mini!
Old Dec 16, 2011, 04:24 AM
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I did find a link last night for the m3 standoffs....

http://uk.digikey.com/1/3/hex-screwdriver

loads on there , ill have a look through my heli spares later to see if anything is suitable , as for the plates needing to be 50mm , ill try and find some 2mm perspex/poly later , its not worth ordering anything at the minute as UK post might as well just shut down , its just taken 7 days to get a letter that was posted first class 70 miles away lol..
Old Dec 16, 2011, 04:24 AM
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I had to make a power spider, a small one. Today I learned that it's a massive pain to prepare everything for the small frame. You have to cut the wires very close to the ESCs, motors etc and the power spider is very very small with roughly a centimeter of wire between the 4 plugs. There is little room for error here, which is why I ordered 5 motors and 5 ESCs. Just in case anything goes wrong.

I also ran out of spacers and screws, so I may have to use regular washers and nuts to hold the FC and battery plate in place.
Old Dec 16, 2011, 04:28 AM
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what is in the Pic is what i recieved. there were no 1/2 hight standoffs.
Im sure Widelec will fix that issue , the stand offs are 15mm if you have any heli ones laying around
Old Dec 16, 2011, 05:04 AM
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Here are 2 pics of what I recieved, doesn't look right! correct me if I am wrong. where there supposed to be shorter standoffs with this?
Hi tc3wins,

so sorry , I think 15mm m3 female to female hex standoff missing.
I will send to you missing parts with new 45mm hole upper and lower parts.
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