Quadrotors and Multirotors

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by biggziff, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    I made some major improvements to my regular beater last night. It started out as:
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    And after several long minutes of construction, I ended up with:
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    Amazingly the exhaust pipes have also made it faster - an unexpected benefit!

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  2. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Good flying! Hard to tell, but I think my Tricopter yaws about the same. Not sure. I think I can get 2 rotations per second. Faster than I can keep up with!

  3. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    hehe...nice work.

    Loud pipes save lives.


  4. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I posted in Inmates about my new, one week-old-today, preemie baby, who is in the NICU at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital in Denver. Between his care visits at 12pm and 4pm wifey and I had time to kill so we headed over to City Park and flew 10 batteries through my 350 QX. Great day for flying.

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    This morning I also put three batteries through my T-copter I converted to a V-tail. I made a new distribution harness for it. The T had all ESCs hard wired. The two fronts still are but I added Dean's for the rear two so that I can easily swap between the dual V-tail setup and single T-tail setup within 5 minutes or so. Best of both worlds!

    AUW of the T is 993 grams, or 35 oz. (I remember the 993 because my baby only weighed 980 grams at birth). The V is 1089 grams, or 38.4 oz. That's a difference of 104 grams, or 3.4 oz. That is roughly a 10% increase in weight but a 25% increase in thrust.

    Here she is in all her fugly glory :lol3

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  5. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I'm on a tighter budget now so no new motors for a while. So, keep the existing powerplant but scale it down. :evil

    10" props, 10.5" between front motors, 11.25" between rear motor and either front.

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    Distribution block so I can easily swap between frames. Top right is battery male, pointing down.

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  6. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Nice work, Nick....and congrats on the new addition to the family. My youngest has wanted to be a NICU nurse since she could speak. Prayers that the little one will get big fast and be healthy.
  7. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Thanks! NICU nurses are pretty awesome! I hope she follows her dream!

    Here is one from tonight. I stall it out at 10 seconds in. Kinda scary :lol3

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  8. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Nice flying....I flew 6 packs thru my Crack Laser Lite tonight (FUI, too)
    That thing is like a foamie pattern ship. It's on freaking rails. Just enough mass to do perfect knife edge spins, inverted flat spins, tumbles (sort of) and will knife edge at 2' off the deck forever in any attitude.

    My favorite plane of all my 3D foamies. Get one....do it now.
  9. JOKER650

    JOKER650 Long timer

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    I know this isn't Jomama BUT..........

    I want to see some HIGH FLYING VIDEO !!
    What the hell is wrong with u guys??
    All this money spent on toys that will get you "Up & Outta here".....and all ya seem to do is flip around in circles..:huh

    So, until I can afford one of these things...post up some HI-Flying video, those are my favorite ones
    1000feet mofos....ONE THOUSAND FEET !!


    rant over:1drink
    :lol3
  10. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    I'm not sure I could even see my tricopter if it was 1000' up!


  11. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Ha, really. I'd love to fly that high but there is no way to do it with Line-Of-Sight (LOS) flying with something this small. The only way is First-Person-View (FPV) and while it is cheap enough to get into, a lot of people don't care to and, technically, a HAM license is required.
  12. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Nice stuff! ^

    I just finished rebuilding my Vtail last night.. I have my VisionAire with 4S and Hacker and my Vtail quad in my car for shenanigans later. I may have to leave work a bit early! ;)
  13. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    More importantly, flight over 400' is verboten per the FAA.
  14. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    Ugh - crashed my daily flyer once too often. Only thing flyable right now is the Hquad with the Naza - which I find boring.

    I've been improving my figure 8's and getting faster - but am having trouble with elevation - exiting the turn I have to fight really hard to keep from nose diving - sometimes giving full elevator.

    This is on a KK2 1.6++. Have tried increasing Height Dampening to 30,. The very first flight i tried after that adjustment was the nose dive that finally finished off my frame.

    So now will lose precious days on not too cold, and not raining days building something quick and dirty to get back up in the air.

    any advice on what's going on - other than that I just need to keep practicing and coordinating that elevation? I'm getting some serious nose dives though...

    Anyway, this next build will be quick - nothing fancy as I have an Ecks frame on order! And the colours will match my bike :D

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  15. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Who? :lol3

    I don't see the need, personally, to go above 400'. But there are tons of You Tube videos of people doing it. Not legal, but...
  16. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I need one of those for my ranch. How much is the whole set up sans camera since I have two Hero HD cameras.
  17. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    I once had my RC sail plane, 8+ foot wing span (Airtronics Olympic II), way WAY up high, was flying along, having a good time in a strong thermal until a Cessna came along and flew UNDER it! :eek1
    Surprised the hell out of me and I quickly brought it down lower! (true story):lol3
  18. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    Ummm, I think your wife is leaking.
  19. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    If that's a Blade 350QX, it's 469 RTF, 419 BNF.
  20. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Oh, I'd *never* think about flying over 400'....at least as far as you know. :evil