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Old 01-11-2013, 04:51 AM   #1516
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Too cool....I do miss it quite a bit, I have tried to go back several times....each time, just not enjoyable.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:54 AM   #1517
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I recently felt the itch to build something I always wanted as a child: a wooden RC-Glider.



thats a lot of unprepared wood:


The first steps were easy, though:


Looking forward to build some more during the cold winter evenings ahead.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:23 PM   #1518
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Just finished a complete rebuild of the hexcopter I posted a few pages back.
Say, Saget, how much would you charge for a complete hexacopter as you have yours set up?

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #1519
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Say, Saget, how much would you charge for a complete hexacopter as you have yours set up?


Well, let's see.... I have a little over $400 into it, plus a whole lot of time getting it right. Now that I know how to do it, it wouldn't take nearly as many man-hours to build another. I suppose if I was to sell them and actually make a buck, they'd probably have to go for $800 or more for a bind-n-fly replica (without the camera). That's way more than most hobbyists will want to spend.

Although... lots of 3D heli flyers out there are spending a whole lot more than that. Something to think about I guess.

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:43 PM   #1520
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Will a hex stay up if one motor goes out?

I imagine the stabilization system might even do it automatically without special programming..
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:54 PM   #1521
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Will a hex stay up if one motor goes out?

I imagine the stabilization system might even do it automatically without special programming..

Yes, you are correct.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:55 PM   #1522
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I recently felt the itch to build something I always wanted as a child: a wooden RC-Glider.
Good stuff, I absolutely love flying RC gliders... almost as good as the real thing.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #1523
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Wanted one of these for a while but didnt want one that much to go out and find one. Was in the Tamiya store in Singapore on saturday and saw the body shells, they had the kit as well.
Went back yesterday and brought it!
The kit comes with a clear body shell but I also brought a pre-painted one as well. It also has the lights installed!

Body shells are SIN$135



I have a Bigwig that is mostly complete, needs radio kit and motor and I have a Supershot that is also mostly complete.
This will wait for a while ....

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:49 PM   #1524
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Thanks, Saget. I understand the costs involved. I guess the reason I don't build my own is I don't know what I'm doing, as far as controller, properly sizing the motors, etc.

I've been checking out the DJI quad.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #1525
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Thanks, Saget. I understand the costs involved. I guess the reason I don't build my own is I don't know what I'm doing, as far as controller, properly sizing the motors, etc.

I've been checking out the DJI quad.

I hear ya, I don't know what I'm doing either!! That's why it took me so long. But hey, I figured it out along the way. I suppose a good way to cut the cost significantly would be to sell them in kit form. There could be an airframe kit for those who want to choose their own electronics. Then an electronics kit with everything I used, along with instructions.

Something else to think about, I guess.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:24 PM   #1526
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I hear ya! It takes a lot of trial and error, I'm sure. I still don't even know how some of these controllers work. Which are you using?

I'm on rcgroups.com right now shopping for a quad for FPV/video :)
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #1527
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I'm using the KK2 board from Hobby King.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:33 AM   #1528
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Sweet. I found this one on RC Groups, an HT-FPV. Needs a flight controller, receiver, and battery. $270 for frame, motors, ESCs, all soldering done.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:58 AM   #1529
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That would be a good way to get started without having to spend an excessive amount of time on it. Add another $75 or so for a controller, Rx, and battery and you're in the air.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:02 AM   #1530
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That would be a good way to get started without having to spend an excessive amount of time on it. Add another $75 or so for a controller, Rx, and battery and you're in the air.
Eaxactly! I found this http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...65&productname which is what the seller used on it.

I have a Rx and battery. Plus, it's made for PFV and has a Go Pro tray on it already.

Hmmm
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