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Feb 17, 2013, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Thetis
Interesting..!

I like your keychain cam on top like that because it sits right-side-up, and up there it doesn't interfere with battery install/removal/connection, etc.

So my big question is regarding field of view:

Is the lens view so wide that it sees the spinning rotors? Or is it sufficiently narrow to shoot clean video in between them? I used a keychain cam on my plane and had to try a lot of creative mounting locations to avoid shooting through the spinning prop (which really diminishes image quality).

Maybe different with a rotor? Perhaps not an issue at all?
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Feb 18, 2013, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by superfets
Love the 1SQ packaging canopy. Gonna do that for sure. But here's what I've been up to. Gonna finish it this weekend and see how it goes.
Nice looking set-up!

Is that FPV camera sending live video feed to you while flying? If so, where did you get your micro vTX/vRX?
Feb 18, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by IndiaHobby
Nice looking set-up!

Is that FPV camera sending live video feed to you while flying? If so, where did you get your micro vTX/vRX?
Also, what camera is that you are using? The fisheye makes it look huge!
Feb 18, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Nice job guys! I love having my mqx for the indoors and local park flying. Been modding mine since the day I got it. Now this is how is sits...

Custom Canopy w tape to help orientation

Extended thruster booms

GWS props en route to me too

Shaved off battery cage and make a Velcro set up. One for just carrying a bigger battery (1s 3.7v 600), and one to carry both battery and 808 camera with foam insulation for vibration canceling

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Love seeing new creations! Keep em coming!
Feb 18, 2013, 07:25 PM
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I have noticed less prop wash from extended thruster booms also. and ive noticed with my round tight to frame style canopy, it also reduces the prop wash dramatically. i can drop from 150 ft to a hover 1ft off the deck a LOT easier...almost no prop wash or violent sway. I also glued the main gears to rotor shaft so if I meet something in the air (bird,tree,pole..lol), I don't come down and loose a gear. It has worked sooo many times so far!
Feb 19, 2013, 05:49 AM
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Here's my mQX TARDIS flying at the Doctor Who convention in Los Angeles over the weekend.

TARDIS quadcopter at Gallifrey One 2013 (0 min 17 sec)
Feb 21, 2013, 11:42 AM
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Made a new canopy! Looks almost like the first but bigger cause I can't see the damn thing at 150+ ft! Lol also put mesh on the top to colorectal board from leaves and such as I like to "buzz" everything I see, and added a window in the back to see the blue light(looks awesome at night. Still looking for an LED kit using the existing battery. Using disc golf beacon lights velcro on each arm...not $ efficient...$18 a set.

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Feb 24, 2013, 02:30 PM
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Broke my motor power wires (cheap pieces of sh!) so I broke out the solder gun and bang! Using RJ45 (cat5) twisted pair and some heat shrink. I think it looks better with the wires showing rather than through the boom. Added a led too straight to the board just for the heck of it. Got it from a brookstone (broom it up after)piece my son trashed.Tell me what you think.

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Feb 25, 2013, 01:01 AM
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I'm running my nav lights inside a clear body, moving them around in there with scotch tape until I settle on where I want them permanently for the best night orientation, then I'll move them to the airframe like you did. That will let me swap out bodies and not worry about wires.

Mine run on the main battery, and I see no extra drain there. Here's where I got them:

SF Design Solutions: "Taking the ultra-micro to the dark side" www.sf-design-solutions.com
Feb 28, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by c7x
Here's my mQX TARDIS flying at the Doctor Who convention in Los Angeles over the weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SIDK3bStv0
Nice. Now you need a tx with a Doctor Who scarf as a neckstrap.
Feb 28, 2013, 08:48 PM
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Took my new props out for a spin in 15+mph winds and they work damn well! Just needed a good balancing(a lot actually) and now wow! Fast throttle!
Also, I put stock booms back on for weight w the magnet wire again. Just did the GWS blades...what a difference! Now if only banggood would not F up their orders!! I bought 4 sets (not pairs, sets of 4) and they sent me 1 complete set and the rest are all CCW! Emailed them today and awaiting response. Checked my order invoice too and I'm right...BAD Banggood!!
Feb 28, 2013, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Quadman X
Extended thruster booms
By how much? By the space between the brick and the prop tips I'm guessing 1" each, 2" added to the diameter? That would be a good starting point to try, about 25%.
Mar 01, 2013, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by jbarchuk
By how much? By the space between the brick and the prop tips I'm guessing 1" each, 2" added to the diameter? That would be a good starting point to try, about 25%.
That's a good starting point for sure. I just decided to go back to stock as the extended would crack from the stress I was putting them through from hard banks. Good for hovering though.
Mar 05, 2013, 08:18 PM
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Dollar Tree UFO


This is a pic of my $1.00 fuse. I couldn't find one with a clear top except one that was about three times the size. Got to love the Dollar Tree... Waiting for my aliens to arrive!

Out here.

Dennis

Mar 05, 2013, 09:01 PM
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This is my Key cam set up

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