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Feb 05, 2013, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by subaru4wd
I remember saying that all the time too. And one upside down landing was all it took.

I replaced the stock threaded shafts with some 4mm shafts from RCtimer and used some prop adapters and the motors took many more beatings and never bent another shaft. Now, the bearings I cannot say the same.

While you are replacing the shafts, epoxy the motor wires to the motor coils to keep them from vibrating and breaking.
Thanks for all of your help! I trimmed the shafts down tonight, and did more fine tuning. Hopefully I can get out this weekend and take some more video.
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Feb 05, 2013, 03:13 PM
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I got my video uploaded.

DIY Quadcopter with Canon SD780IS on board (720P) (1 min 24 sec)
Feb 05, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Scared me for a second there. Thanks for the video. I'm still waiting on Gopro to decide if they want to fix or replace my new camera. No audio. Just stopped working. Thanks again for the video.

Feb 07, 2013, 01:17 AM
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Here are some better pictures of my folding H design. I moved the GoPro and suspended it by foam, this isn't 100% yet as I have an APM2.5 on the way and FPV gear. As of right now it running off of a KK board with kaptinkuk 4.7. The ESC's are also flashed with the quad firmware (forgot the name). It flys pretty nice just off of the KK board but because it's not FPV it's a little choppy on my part.

Custom foldable H quadcopter testflight (5 min 2 sec)

Last edited by crazy1pilot; Feb 07, 2013 at 01:22 AM.
Feb 07, 2013, 02:13 AM
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Looks very light.
Feb 07, 2013, 02:25 AM
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All up weight with a 5000 3s and GoPro is around 3.5lb or 1.6kg

Also, I did a 5min flight, charged the battery and calculated that it "should" be able to fly for 15.5min on 4500mah.

Last edited by crazy1pilot; Feb 07, 2013 at 02:37 AM.
Feb 07, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by wilem
those shop heads look a bit over driven... JK looks good so far.
Yep. They were big. Put the 300s on the h-quad and its works very well. Need some 2204s for the mini-tri

H-Quad maiden flight. (1 min 10 sec)
Feb 07, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Currently Rebuilding..Stupid crash

Here's my thread if you're curious:

Feb 11, 2013, 12:31 AM
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Finally got my lights wired up!
This thing is a blast at night!

UFO Sighting in Utah! Filmed with GoPro Hero2 (1 min 28 sec)
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Feb 11, 2013, 11:33 PM
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My first quad (after the little Syma X1), I was shooting for ~330mm frame, but since my real first quad, I figured bigger is more stable.

NTM 28-26 1200kv
HK BlueSeries 30A SimonK
KK2 v1.5 FW
2200mA 3S (and later 3000mA 4S)
All up weight 2.4lbs (1.1kg) with 3S 2200mA
1 inch square AL tubing (3 pieces), motor to motor ~400mm.

1. Should I center the battery (like in the picture) or is the KK2 more inportant to center?

2. what props should I buy for the 3S and 4S battery?

Thanks in advance.
Feb 11, 2013, 11:44 PM
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I would definantly center the KK2.

Thats a very roboust looking quad !

Feb 12, 2013, 12:22 AM
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You could put some longer screws and spacers then put the battery on top.

Feb 12, 2013, 12:54 AM
figuring it out...sort of!
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Kk2 needs to be centered for accelerometer s to work properly. Having all weight centered is best. So yeah both answeres before mine deserve merit.
Feb 12, 2013, 03:32 AM
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My new ones...

Initially I wanted to build the big Y6 (not finished yet), but then decided to to have an intermediate project with the nanowii quad to raise my flying skills before I crash the 1,5 kilos of the Y6...

Now I`m in love with the little bugger, this thing flies so awesome - nearly forgot to finish the big one!

carr52, whats that raisin thing in the plastic bag...?!?
Last edited by tigerduck; Feb 12, 2013 at 03:51 AM. Reason: Problem moved to Nanoquad thread, doesn`t belong to here...
Feb 12, 2013, 02:45 PM
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tigerduck -

What equipment do you have here? I think I see Turnigy Plush 6A's, and a 2S 460mah batt, but what motors are those?

And did you make that frame? Looks awesome.

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