View Poll Results: Favourite Size Porta-Quad
4" Featherlite, 1306 motors 6 24.00%
5" Zippy, 1806 motors 11 44.00%
6" Autonomous, 2204 motors 12 48.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Dec 15, 2014, 10:42 PM
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New Product

Porta-Quad Zippy folding mini quad


New Porta-Quad models available at http://porta-quad.com

Latest Build Photos here: http://porta-quad.com/zippyv2-build-photos/

The new Zippy is designed for 5" OR 6" propellors and 1806 motors, and uses our unique overlapping folding arm design (OFAD). Fits into a very small waterproof case.

Please post build photos and feedback here. Compact is the name of the game! Enjoy!

DESIGN NOW OPEN SOURCE: SEE "about" page at http://porta-quad.com
Last edited by deuce4; Nov 12, 2015 at 07:23 PM. Reason: open source
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Dec 17, 2014, 05:09 PM
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I visited the development warehouse recently and picked my Porta-Quad V2 (this is the 300size 6" prop version).
haven't received my equipment from hobbyking yet, but i have made a video guide on how to build the frame.
its well worth a look, this design has some great features and flies very stable.


Porta-Quad V2 - Frame Build (5 min 33 sec)
Dec 17, 2014, 08:37 PM
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pics of the frame.
Dec 19, 2014, 03:21 AM
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Still waiting on parts, but here is mine. It is about 235mm Mtm.
Dec 21, 2014, 08:49 PM
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oh thats cool. whats on the right?
Dec 22, 2014, 10:55 AM
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Do you think I could stick my blade 200QX stuff on this?
Looking for a better frame.
Dec 22, 2014, 07:00 PM
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please elaberate vrex, what is your 200QX stuff?
Dec 22, 2014, 07:41 PM
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Having scarfed parts from my original full size quadcopter, the Walkera X350 (long ago), I'd say there might be a possibility, but generally you'll end up with a Frankenbird with odd component placement, as the consumer-ready quads generally all have custom parts all soldered together and aren't really made to be reused and reconfigured.

I'm unable to find specs on your particular model, particularly the amp rating of the ESCs, and the motor KV. What batteries does it have (i.e.1S, 2S, 3S?) The key issue is how much thrust the motors generate--300grams per motor is about the minimum you'd want for a mini-quad.

For minis with 5" props, you need higher KV motors (2300KV is standard). The ESCs generally need to be 12A. If your quad has something similar, it might be possible.

But you'll probably have more fun building it with some new parts.
Dec 22, 2014, 08:38 PM
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I stopped at the 'development' warehouse lately.
Dec 22, 2014, 08:49 PM
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what did you get?
Dec 23, 2014, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Tas sky pirates
please elaberate vrex, what is your 200QX stuff?
You know, motors ESC, FC board, that kind of stuff.
I have several 200 qx copters,
One I made into a FPV quad using this:

http://www.rc-drones.com/Phoenix-Fli...ame_p_820.html

One I made into a 3D quad like this (see pic)

Using Woodsturning PC frame:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...36987&page=120

Which he doesn't make any more!


So I want another frame for the third that is stronger than the stock frame.
That I use to tear around the sky doing flips and stuff!
Last edited by vrex; Dec 23, 2014 at 09:59 AM.
Dec 24, 2014, 04:56 AM
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vrex, at a guess, I'd say the frame is too heavy for the gear you are talking about. Maybe if you just used the top plate with the folding arms though that might be light enough.

Check out my video of this frame
Zippy 5" Porta-Quad - First Flight (3 min 12 sec)
Dec 24, 2014, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Tas sky pirates
oh thats cool. whats on the right?
It's the cheapest ZMR250 I could find that was still carbon fiber. I've modified it to have shorter arms too.
Dec 28, 2014, 04:49 AM
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Zippy Porta-Quad 2S lipo (6 min 40 sec)
Dec 28, 2014, 04:53 PM
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cant think where that school is.
nice video's.


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