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Oct 19, 2012, 01:50 AM
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In my opinion, the weak spot of the V929/v939 is the thin and fragile 3mm boom. For now, after a lot of crashes, I had to replace only booms.
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I replaced mine with massive carbon and put a drinking plastic straw around for protection. 3mm just fine
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Where did you get them ?
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Just search for flat profile 3x3
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Oct 19, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Found a modified "heavy bug" here:



And even more pictures of the mod
Oct 19, 2012, 07:05 AM
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some of these are computer images correct?
Unless they pop out of your computer as Polaroids it is safe to assume every image you see on this or any other site is a computer image
Oct 19, 2012, 07:07 AM
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Wow I didn't know that!


Oct 19, 2012, 07:25 AM
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https://www.acpsales.com/OnlineStore.php?cat=5332

There's another that seems to be 3mm solid carbon, located in CA so maybe a better choice for us US people
Oct 19, 2012, 08:10 AM
Tri-Quad-Hexa-Octo-copters!!
Goodwinds is also a good US source for CF tubes and rods. Here are some square listings:
http://www.goodwinds.com/merch/list....n.squarecarbon

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Jim
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https://www.acpsales.com/OnlineStore.php?cat=5332

There's another that seems to be 3mm solid carbon, located in CA so maybe a better choice for us US people
Oct 19, 2012, 10:06 AM
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computer renderings, excuse me
Oct 19, 2012, 01:15 PM
...muy bien...
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https://www.acpsales.com/OnlineStore.php?cat=5332

There's another that seems to be 3mm solid carbon, located in CA so maybe a better choice for us US people
$5 per meter? Not to bad
Oct 19, 2012, 02:05 PM
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For those in the US, HobbytownUSA carries 40" length of CF square tube for about $12.00 - I think - either way it was not that much. It is listed as .118" which is 3mm and it fits very nice and snug in the motor holders: Carbon Fiber Square Tube, 40", .118 OD x .060 ID By Midwest Products | Product Number MID5851
Oct 19, 2012, 07:28 PM
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For those in the US, HobbytownUSA carries 40" length of CF square tube for about $12.00 - I think - either way it was not that much. It is listed as .118" which is 3mm and it fits very nice and snug in the motor holders: Carbon Fiber Square Tube, 40", .118 OD x .060 ID By Midwest Products | Product Number MID5851
The nice thing about the options listed above is that it is solid stock, rather than tubing. Much cheaper than those prices as well for a "better" option.
Oct 19, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Only the acpsales site lists the weight of their product to make a comparison, but in the short lengths used for these micros it's probably not worth worrying about. For US customers, if you go straight to Midwest Products site, they have free shipping on orders and they keep a good selection of sizes.
For those of us in other regions, get things wherever you can, usually for a premium.
Oct 20, 2012, 02:14 AM
...muy bien...
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... the weight of their product to make a comparison, but in the short lengths used for these micros it's probably not worth worrying about.
Weight doubles up in comparision. From 1.5 to 3.1g for 4 booms



Oct 20, 2012, 07:38 AM
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That 1.6 grams is probably worth it for the rigidity IMO
Oct 21, 2012, 01:25 AM
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I would have expected around twice the weight difference between hollow and solid, but really, you get more variation than that between brands of batteries, which is why from that aspect I don't think it's a showstopper.
However, the big downside to solid is that you can't run wires through it.
Oct 21, 2012, 02:48 AM
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However, the big downside to solid is that you can't run wires through it.
Slide a plastic drinking straw over the booms. In this size the piece of tubing you need is like .05g - so forget it. Another advantage is: You can use the color as you like - front red, back black or whatever.

As an alternative, use bamboosticks from fingerfood department. In this example Fackelmann Asia Line .

Cheap, accesible and incredibly stable.
Don't forget to buy the drinking straws while shopping









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