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Jan 08, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Messing around with a new quad frame design


A work in progress.

Camera's on the bottom, electronics in the middle. Avroto V.3's. Nothing is glued and the center disk's are missing. I'll keep posting as things get done.

-Tim
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Jan 08, 2012, 08:19 PM
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A work in progress.

Camera's on the bottom, electronics in the middle. Avroto V.3's. Nothing is glued and the center disk's are missing. I'll keep posting as things get done.

-Tim
you have my interest, seems like it would be stable with the weight sitting well below the props. Nice joinery work! I will be following along with this build so keep us updated.

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Jan 08, 2012, 10:12 PM
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It really looks good Tim!
Jan 09, 2012, 12:42 AM
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A work in progress.

Camera's on the bottom, electronics in the middle. Avroto V.3's. Nothing is glued and the center disk's are missing. I'll keep posting as things get done.

-Tim
I have a couple of thoughts. Since you have the motor mounting pads "elevated" why not think about mounting the motor upside down?

Since you are using wood, how about rounding off the edges and make them smoother and prettier.
Jan 09, 2012, 08:33 AM
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I have a couple of thoughts. Since you have the motor mounting pads "elevated" why not think about mounting the motor upside down?

Since you are using wood, how about rounding off the edges and make them smoother and prettier.
1. Because the angle of the arm would hit the props.

2. I'm not done yet. I intend to round the edges.
Jan 09, 2012, 12:38 PM
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looks awesome.
i like to see frames made out of wood. i think for AP it is much better than carbon or aluminum.
Last edited by w4Rd3n; Jan 09, 2012 at 01:27 PM.
Jan 09, 2012, 01:23 PM
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I thought I was looking at the frame upside down.... then I realised. Those pads are the motor mounts NOT the feet... duoh!

Nice build, starting to look more like a bit of cabinet making
Jan 12, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Nice troynh , interesting design , keep us updated

Terry
Jan 14, 2012, 05:19 PM
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Version 2


So, I ditched the above frame due to the dadoed motor mounts/arms were warping. Two of the motors would have been off by more than 2 degrees. Fixable with washers but not acceptable.

I came up with this new frame today which has my standard "flat as a pancake" motor mount.

-Tim
Jan 15, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Looks good troynh , I often thought , that the low slung weight would be self-stabilizing ...? your thoughts on that ? anyway ......carry on..


love it ...Terry
Jan 15, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Not sure, I'll let you know. Potential oscillations?

-Tim
Jan 15, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Not sure, I'll let you know. Potential oscillations?

-Tim
Depends on the fc settings ....? But I'm sure theres' a sweet spot !

Terry


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