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Old Aug 21, 2012, 04:32 PM
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I've quickly finished off my interpretation of your quad:



It's all wood, MDF for the top and bottom plate, with pine legs. The colour scheme was requested by my 3yo daughter

I'm finding the KK2 board a lot more fiddly to tune compared to the old KK on my tricopter but getting happier with it every flight

The way it's balancing at the moment I might take the whole rear section off the tail. At the moment it's balancing out with the flight pack right over the CG point.

I'll be using this quad as an FPV basher. Maybe with a #16 keychain camera with a wide lens if I plan to pull of something worth showing off later.

It's nice and quick running a 4S 2650mah and rctimer 750kv motors spinning 8x4.5 props.

Thanks for sharing the design Nick_P!
Looks really good!

The only thing I would add would be a few more spacers for added rigidity of the frame. Other than that looks great, and I am glad you like it.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 05:30 PM
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how do those rctimers run on 4s? any overheating issues? have you run them w/ 10-11" props on 4s?

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I've quickly finished off my interpretation of your quad:



It's all wood, MDF for the top and bottom plate, with pine legs. The colour scheme was requested by my 3yo daughter

I'm finding the KK2 board a lot more fiddly to tune compared to the old KK on my tricopter but getting happier with it every flight

The way it's balancing at the moment I might take the whole rear section off the tail. At the moment it's balancing out with the flight pack right over the CG point.

I'll be using this quad as an FPV basher. Maybe with a #16 keychain camera with a wide lens if I plan to pull of something worth showing off later.

It's nice and quick running a 4S 2650mah and rctimer 750kv motors spinning 8x4.5 props.

Thanks for sharing the design Nick_P!
Old Aug 21, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Hey Bob,
The rctimer motors come down nice and cool. They are spinning 8x4.5 props. I'm using the 750kv version on 4s and preflashed rctimer 30A ESCs. Only went 4s as I had a couple packs here that I use in edfs but it feels a lot more lively than a 3s tricopter. Although that could be because its a fair bit smaller.
Old Aug 21, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Hey Bob,
The rctimer motors come down nice and cool. They are spinning 8x4.5 props. I'm using the 750kv version on 4s and preflashed rctimer 30A ESCs. Only went 4s as I had a couple packs here that I use in edfs but it feels a lot more lively than a 3s tricopter. Although that could be because its a fair bit smaller.
thanks, i have some of those motors and instead of getting new motors, i may just get some 4s batts and run the 8x4.5 props. what is the weight on that quad?
Old Aug 21, 2012, 07:42 PM
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thanks, i have some of those motors and instead of getting new motors, i may just get some 4s batts and run the 8x4.5 props. what is the weight on that quad?
Mine comes in around 920grams rtf without FPV gear.
Old Aug 21, 2012, 10:43 PM
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thanks, i have some of those motors and instead of getting new motors, i may just get some 4s batts and run the 8x4.5 props. what is the weight on that quad?
Mine as it is in the picture is about 600grams -that's frame, Rx, motors, esc's and props.
Battery is a bit over 300grams.

So by the time I have the fpv gear on and a separate 3s to power the camera and Tx it should be around the 1kg mark.
Old Aug 22, 2012, 09:44 PM
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I debated whether that was the case. I was thinking the standoffs wouldn't be necessary so close to the clamped arms, but it does make the attachment of the topper plate more rigid and less vulnerable.

Ok! I think this is it!
What opens this file:

FPVQuadFinalFixed.ai
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 11:38 AM
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What opens this file:

FPVQuadFinalFixed.ai
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Open with corel or adobe illustrator
Old Aug 23, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Buzz_Man, the .ai files will probably be useless to you unless you have a laser or CNC equipment. If you want jpegs to print for making templates, I'd encourage you just to use Nick's plan packet. The jpeg picture I posted above will help to see which holes go on what plate is all....
Old Aug 30, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Looks good.. will try this one out as my first DIY FPV frame soon thanks!
Old Aug 31, 2012, 08:08 AM
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just finish the same frame...
Old Aug 31, 2012, 03:01 PM
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just finish the same frame...
Got any pictures and or video of it? I am also curious of what running gear you went with.
Old Aug 31, 2012, 10:27 PM
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This is my spider quad...


Specifications:
Motors: 1400kV Motors
ESCís: HW 30amp Speed Controllers
Battery: 3s DuraTek 25 2650mAh LiPo
Props: 8*4.5
Old Sep 02, 2012, 03:23 AM
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Bravo Nick_P !!

Many thanks for the effort and share it to the world..
It really help newbie like me.

let me start with simple newbie question:
What is the payload on your design with your hw spec ?

I am planning to lift a GoPro with gimbal approx max : 500gr

Thanks again bro !!
Old Sep 02, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Thanks Nick_P for the design and your detail video on the set up. A flyin buddy just cut the frame using 2mm G10. Will start building the unit this week.


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