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Feb 19, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Another New Quad and New video...


Well....I think Tim was right, I am really starting to like the flight characteristics of a Quad. I took the new one out for a spell this weekend along with the old stick version. The whispershot link is smoother IMO.

http://www.whispershots.com/Aerial-i...9p3RZjJ/Medium



Winter River (5 min 30 sec)



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Feb 19, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Just curious what frame that is. I have read through several of your more recent threads and I was under the impression you were more of a build it yourself kinda person. How does this frame compare to the home built quad? which by the way I have seen some of your videos and they are excellent..

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Feb 19, 2012, 09:01 PM
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As always, an outstanding video, Mike! I'm trying to remember which camera you are flying now? Even the quad's shadow was confirming the steady-as-a-rock image. Always look forward to your work! Great show!

Larry
Feb 19, 2012, 11:04 PM
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another awsome Power style low and steady video. I have enjoyed my introduction to Multi's with your $30 frame design. The pool noodles have worked as great shock absorbers for a newbie. This looks like a cool rig also, hope you share your setup with us.

Rick
Feb 20, 2012, 04:10 AM
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Very nice ..Well done
Great video & music..
Guy
Feb 20, 2012, 08:05 AM
No thrust...It'll bust...
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Nice work Mike. Onto a Hex!

-Tim
Feb 20, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by fbaron3
Just curious what frame that is. I have read through several of your more recent threads and I was under the impression you were more of a build it yourself kinda person. How does this frame compare to the home built quad? which by the way I have seen some of your videos and they are excellent..

fb
You are right...I have always enjoyed and promoted a DIY approach on AP platforms. I kind of jumped on the darkside and purchased a fram kit from Rusty at AGL Hobbies. It kind of goes against my grain but I thought I would try one. For the most part it is a very nice frame. Heavy in comparison to my wood frames but it does have a good look to it. By the time you add the cost of the frame, landing gear, and tubes you are looking at under $200.00 not bad butt a ton more than a woody

http://www.shop.aglhobbiesllc.com/Ru...AP1-Sport.html

Mike
Feb 20, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Superb.
I would keep my hands away from that quad though... it's got a bit of a mean look, don't let it get hungry !
May 03, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Mike/Power, I am building a simular rig, what arm length do you recommend for slow AP cruizing?

Thanks, Rick
May 04, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Mike/Power, I am building a simular rig, what arm length do you recommend for slow AP cruizing?

Thanks, Rick
Hi Rick, good question... I used to think that the longer arms made for a more stable quad. This is, or can be true. What I have found is that the longer arms make for a slower response by the controller so things can seem smoother. The size is easier to see as well. In the wind the longer arm quads seem to get batted around more than the shorter arm quads due to larger overall area.

The quad I used in the video on this thread is now cut down to 20" motor to motor (diagonal) from 29" I converted it to fit in my Nanuk case. It is still really smooth. So to answer your question anywhere in this range would work.


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May 04, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Hi Rick, good question... I used to think that the longer arms made for a more stable quad. This is, or can be true. What I have found is that the longer arms make for a slower response by the controller so things can seem smoother. The size is easier to see as well. In the wind the longer arm quads seem to get batted around more than the shorter arm quads due to larger overall area.

The quad I used in the video on this thread is now cut down to 20" motor to motor (diagonal) from 29" I converted it to fit in my Nanuk case. It is still really smooth. So to answer your question anywhere in this range would work.


Mike
thanks for the reply, I wasn't sure about the relationship between size and the ability of the NAZA to self correct or if the gains could be adjusted to compensate. I am keeping an eye on your Nanuk project also, how could it possibly get better than a travel quad with camera packed on a motorcycle for a weekend expedition?
Last edited by shutternut; May 04, 2012 at 10:06 PM.


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