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Feb 20, 2013, 03:50 AM
Ron_RC
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UFO Flying Saucer


This was built with 4 stryker motors, 2 - CW 6x4 props, 2 - CCW 6x4 props, 1/2" styrofoam insulation board,3mm depron, and some 1/2" bass wood. It has 4 - RCX 30A ESCs and a Hobby King i86 control board. It's powered by 1 - 2200mAh 3S 40C LiPo battery. I put FAA Nav lighting on it with LEDs and a multi color switching LED strip around the space craft. I made the canopy from a dome topped flash drive packaging. I was hoping to get complaints about a UFO but instead, the neighbors just stopped and looked.. Ha ha! Enjoy!

UFO sighting 19 Feb 2013 (3 min 5 sec)
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Feb 20, 2013, 11:09 AM
Misfit Multirotor Monkey
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I think the days of seeing "lights in the sky" and calling 911 are pretty much over.
Feb 26, 2013, 03:01 AM
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I think the days of seeing "lights in the sky" and calling 911 are pretty much over.
Cyberdactyl, Never underestimate the power of alcohol. A drunk guy pulled into our neighborhood when I was flying my scratch built flat foam F-22 with FAA type lights telling me I should stop that #$%@.. Ha ha
Feb 26, 2013, 02:33 PM
Misfit Multirotor Monkey
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You should have called the cops on him for D&D, that would have been a nice twist.
Feb 26, 2013, 05:54 PM
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Love the FAA type lights. I'll have to look that up. I'm new to this and haven't heard about those lights before. Happy Flying.
Feb 26, 2013, 09:23 PM
Misfit Multirotor Monkey
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I added lights to mine. It's a hoot freaking people out.

Mar 10, 2013, 04:09 PM
Ron_RC
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I added lights to mine. It's a hoot freaking people out.

Nice looking quad! Do you have any night video of it yet? Would be great to see. I've re-edited my UFO video and posted it on YouTube. You have to pause at the end and read the comments there. Enjoy!

UFO Space Alien Flying Saucer Original (4 min 41 sec)
Last edited by Ron_RC; Mar 30, 2014 at 06:09 PM. Reason: video no longer existed
Feb 04, 2014, 03:33 AM
Ron_RC
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Here is the progression of my flying saucer UFO.

Indoor hover test:
RC UFO Flying Saucer w Carbon Fiber Xcopter (6 min 1 sec)


First flight outside (maiden)
RC UFO Flying Saucer Maiden Flight (3 min 2 sec)


Just finished adding LED lights and paint
RC UFO Flying Saucer with Lights (4 min 52 sec)


Changed the motors to 4 stryker moters and added a small dome canopy.
UFO sighting 19 Feb 2013 (3 min 5 sec)


Changed the motors yet again to 4 Emax 1540kv motors, 8x4 props, replaced the i86 with a KK2, and added a larger dome and a space alien with LEDs shining on him.
UFO Space Alien Flying Saucer Original (4 min 41 sec)


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