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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:22 AM
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I don't think our machine will handle the carbon dust. Would be nice to try but as it would be thinner, I guess it would be too flexible?

The strength, and weight of this frame I honestly don't think could be better in another material.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Seems like carbon would defeat the purpose of what you were going for with these.
Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:51 AM
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I agree. Now I have got to this stage, im thinking this is going to be a great alternative for more expensive material frames such as carbon and G10.

I can go even lighter, but Im more than happy with the strength now. After that crash test video I made yesterday I went out again today. I was interested to find the breaking point. I threw it at the ground as hard as I could, against a wall, the worst damage is a scuff that could easily be sanded out with sandpaper. Its still not broken so I can always video more tests.

When I threw it at the wall, it bounced off so fast it nearly hit me.
Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:44 AM
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Brilliant, thanks!

You still have my address and all that, right? If you manage to get it here on Friday I'll have it built asap and tested at an indoor RC event I'm going to on Saturday. Seeing as this is a similar build to my F330 it shouldn't take long to get it up into the air.

EDIT: Doh, forgot about Posten and their limits on package sizes. I might have to wait for a package slip to arrive before I can go get this one at the local ICA store.
Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:50 AM
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Ill see what I can do Wiseduck. Just finished rebuilding mine 70mins. Need to attach fatshark antennae. I'm very happy!

Old Feb 28, 2013, 06:03 AM
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new picture now its complete. frame down to 144g

Old Feb 28, 2013, 06:48 AM
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lookin good! what are the two round things on the front edge?
Old Feb 28, 2013, 06:53 AM
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LED headlights.
Old Feb 28, 2013, 07:20 AM
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yes. they are very bright, can light up a whole room in the dark. I use these for night flying and best af all orientation.

whole thing including 3s battery 2650mah comes in at 897g without fatshark antennae connected as in picture
Old Feb 28, 2013, 07:38 AM
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Ah, I had not seen that configuration for LEDs before.
Old Feb 28, 2013, 07:47 AM
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Ohh, now that's sexy! You've made some pretty impressive progress in such a short amount of time! I have the same LED lights too, including the car headlights, so expect to see a very similar setup on mine.

You know, I thought I'd turn this thing into a basher. But it could be a very exciting FPV platform. I have spare FPV gear here. I received another 200mw transmitter the other day because the other one I have is about to give up.
Old Feb 28, 2013, 08:26 AM
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Thats what I had in mind when i made it. A small portable, FAST!! FPV machine. I need to learn but Trincotactical has inspired me
Old Feb 28, 2013, 08:54 AM
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What prop size are you running? Looking at ordering some parts I would need to finish this as soon as I get to it.
Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:38 AM
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8045 props 4s battery. It's crazy fast
Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:56 AM
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The design reminds me of the Nanowii frame sold at Flyduino. I would actually like to have a CF frame with the same design and whatnot. But that's for some other time I think, thick CF is quite expensive. But it would be nearly indestructible.


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