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Dec 26, 2011, 07:06 PM
Dixie Normious
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New Scratch-built QuadCopter

Well after the 2nd and last crash with my HK Mini Quad frame, i was in no mood to reapair it, so i went with a scratch-build.
I went with Randells Elcheapo Home Depot" basswood and ply frame
I mean where can you get a quad frame for less then 10bucks? Hobby King you say!! I knew when i put that frame together it wasn't going to last!!

This one is soooo!!! much stronger! It took about 2-3 hrs to cut and build. I used 100% Gorilla Super Glue! Its the newest glue they have, and it has the viscosity of Med CA, sets in about 15-20 sec enough to let it cure. I then Clamped it moving on to the next. Its dried clear and has a Expoy look when dried.
Strong as ole hell too!!

Which i need for my Quad Skillz. I just have a hard time keeping orientation.
I'm going to use a loft over piece of stock and shim it between the 2 plates when tightening down the 550 Align Hili skid,(Thanks Brent!) its clamps it in there perfect!
I want to see if it having a tail like a Hili would help. I can Fly Hilis pretty good! Cause to me a QuadCopter is like flying a frisbe!!

I don't have any kind of Elec saw, so i cut the pieces buy hand with a hobby back saw!
AUW is just over 1000g with 2200mah

Link to Randalls Build thread!!!

DEC 27th

Heading out in a couple of hrs for the Maiden. Its a beauty of a day here 1C and sunny and no wind!! feels nice and spring like!!

I added this tail boom this morning to maybe...just maybe!! Help with orientation.
I can hover the thing all day long!! But forward flight/flying is not the greatest!
I guess it takes practice but i'm impatient...

Some new Videos.
First time really dialing her in indoors!

El Cheapo Home Depot Frame QuadCopter Indoor Flight (8 min 11 sec)

First test with GoPro
GoPro on QuadCopter Testing (6 min 5 sec)

First full Flight indoor with Gopro on El cheapo quad!!
El Cheapo Home Depot QuadCopter OnBoard CAM.mpg (8 min 23 sec)
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Dec 31, 2011, 05:42 AM
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Hi...what is the thikness of the wood arms!?10mm/10mm,or !15/15mm?!
nice work!
Jan 04, 2012, 09:28 AM
Dixie Normious
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hey, sorry for the late reply! The arms are 10mm X 10mm square dowels there are actually 12.8mm

Light and strong!
Jan 24, 2012, 01:51 PM
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looks sick man ..
Jan 29, 2012, 01:43 AM
Dixie Normious
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thanks Pprime you have to come over and check this out! How you been anyways?
Jan 29, 2012, 06:54 AM
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Nice work
Mar 02, 2012, 04:31 PM
Dixie Normious
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