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Old 01-30-2013, 01:06 PM   #1561
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Lookin' good!!! Nice job!
Thanks! It's been too windy cold to fly outside plus I'm getting over a cold so when I feel better and it warms up a bit I'll tune it better and get a video outside.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:07 PM   #1562
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Started my Dakar T4 truck last night, CC01 chassis, Bruder Man cab, rear body will be scratch built from styrene. Should be fun.

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:55 PM   #1563
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:34 PM   #1564
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Freakin' awesome. I bet every kid in the neighborhood LOVES it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:19 PM   #1565
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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..

I'm happy to report that this theory has now been flight tested and proven to be true. I was flying my hex this morning when this happened:




It was the number 1 motor, the one right in the front. The hex pitched forward about 45 degrees before the controller got it leveled back out. It wasn't the best handling aircraft at that point, but it was controllable enough to get it back on the ground. Not a pretty landing, but gentle enough not to hurt anything. With a trike or quad it would have been a disaster.

A little soldering and double-checking of all the other connections and it's back to normal.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:32 PM   #1566
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I'm happy to report that this theory has now been flight tested and proven to be true. I was flying my hex this morning when this happened:




It was the number 1 motor, the one right in the front. The hex pitched forward about 45 degrees before the controller got it leveled back out. It wasn't the best handling aircraft at that point, but it was controllable enough to get it back on the ground. Not a pretty landing, but gentle enough not to hurt anything. With a trike or quad it would have been a disaster.

A little soldering and double-checking of all the other connections and it's back to normal.
Cool it recovered.

Everything gets the 'tug test' on my planes especially if I didn't solder it, you should have seen the nasty solder joint to one of the pots in my DX5 tx...

I had a bad solder joint on a Deans connector on a battery I bought almost kill one of my planes- I hadn't tug/flex tested it in awhile.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #1567
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I'm happy to report that this theory has now been flight tested and proven to be true. I was flying my hex this morning when this happened:




It was the number 1 motor, the one right in the front. The hex pitched forward about 45 degrees before the controller got it leveled back out. It wasn't the best handling aircraft at that point, but it was controllable enough to get it back on the ground. Not a pretty landing, but gentle enough not to hurt anything. With a trike or quad it would have been a disaster.

A little soldering and double-checking of all the other connections and it's back to normal.
I've had that problem a few times with my tri and you are correct....big crash! Same esc's...and motors.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #1568
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Started my Dakar T4 truck last night, CC01 chassis, Bruder Man cab, rear body will be scratch built from styrene. Should be fun.

thats pretty cool. I brought the Lancer Rallye kit three weeks ago - its still in the box - long story but itching to get it built. also going to get a Wildcat body shell for it too

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:44 PM   #1569
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Today was a nice day to go out and fly. I just wish I had more than two three-cells large enough to fly this bird.

I took 10 videos with my Go Pro and I am uploading the second one now. I'll upload the best of the 10.

Here is the 2nd video I shot today on the my 3rd ever flight of this quad outdoors. Loving it so far!

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:06 PM   #1570
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Looks great, Nick! Addicting, aren't they???

I took my hexcopter to a friends house for a Super Bowl party today. While everyone was inside watching commercials, I stayed outside and shot a few photos.





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Old 02-03-2013, 08:31 PM   #1571
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Thanks, Saget! Yes, quite addicting! I am happy with my purchase. I kinda bought it on a whim. I was looking to get something for video/FPV but couldn't decide. So I researched some quads and bought this one! Love it!

Nice pics. I remember you posting pics of that house before. I have, as you can see, a large field next to my apartment complex. Only problem is it's private farmland. Fun to fly over and I am pretty much guaranteed to find it if I crash, but I'd like to avoid tresspassing. But I can see for hundreds of yards. I'm glad it's there.

I think I may try to shoot exterior shots of my workplace tomorrow from the roof.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:10 PM   #1572
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #1573
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Nice. A shop-vac might have been more effective, but not nearly as much fun!

Have you tried messing with the height dampening on that KK board yet?

Here's a little video one of the local club guys shot of me flying my hexcopter. No room to do much with it in there...

hexacopter with retracts, lights. January 15th, 2013 Civic Center / Selah, Wa. indoor funfly.

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #1574
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Craigslist Score. Picked up this HK EDF Vampire today along with 6 new 4S 50C batts. Came with a AR7000 reciever installed and seperate BEC. Nice scale retracts, can't wait to try it out this weekend




Not my vid but this model gets really good reviews on the net.




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Old 02-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #1575
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Nice Vampire! I wish you well on the maiden! Get a good deal on it?

Saget, we ended up using two shop vacs. What a mess. The stuff became shredded and so full of static.

Nice video, too! I like the looks of it, especially with the body.

I haven't tried dampening yet. What software version are you running. Mine is 1.2. I hear 1.4 is much better at self-stabilization. But I need the dongle or whatever it is to flash the new version.

I have a Crius All In One Pro tha I want to try. Also a GPS for it to try out GPS hold, waypoint flying, and Return to Home.

But it's a little more involved than the KK.
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