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Old 02-16-2014, 09:25 PM   #621
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That is logical. I hope you have a damn good pilot! 1/2" of clearance on either side is not very much room at all! Keep us updated on the build and how the comp goes!
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:33 AM   #622
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Will do! We just have to pass it through the sizing hoop by hand so no worries there. But getting the hang of flying it will be a challenge in itself.
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:35 AM   #623
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Cool build... what's the frame made of? Aluminum?
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:49 AM   #624
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Thanks. Its 1/2 inch square steel tubing and 18ga sheetmetal for the filler panels
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:51 AM   #625
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Thanks. Its 1/2 inch square steel tubing and 18ga sheetmetal for the filler panels
Why steel?
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:02 AM   #626
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In the competition we get points for weight. The weight can come from the weight of the vehicle as well as payload so we weren't really worried about saving weight on the chasis.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:27 AM   #627
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In the competition we get points for weight. The weight can come from the weight of the vehicle as well as payload so we weren't really worried about saving weight on the chasis.
oh shit, cool...
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Rodoquad! That should do awesome in combat!
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:33 AM   #629
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oh shit, cool...
So its pretty much a bonus to have a heavy copter
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:35 AM   #630
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:44 PM   #631
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Did some motor testing today. This is the thrust from 1 motor (the scale is in pounds, with 2 decimal places). We will have 8 haha

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I couldn't resist. after walking past them on the shelf every time i go to get parts for my RC trucks, i finally broke down and got a Proto X nano quad. turns out i shouldn't have waited so long. lifttle thing is a monster. handles just as well, if not better than my 1SQ (indoors of course)

ony downside being that it gets blown into the wall if you fart too hard
pretty easy to fly though, and very fast.

truck keys for scale
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I couldn't resist. after walking past them on the shelf every time i go to get parts for my RC trucks, i finally broke down and got a Proto X nano quad. turns out i shouldn't have waited so long. lifttle thing is a monster. handles just as well, if not better than my 1SQ (indoors of course)

ony downside being that it gets blown into the wall if you fart too hard
pretty easy to fly though, and very fast.

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My buddy has one. Thing sound like a bee buzzing around. It's cool and fun. Which is making me want a quadcopter but I want something bigger so ill probably pick up the 1sq sometime.
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so..my dream rig is a Xprohelli for gopro stuff with a gimbal...but i dont have the funding for that kinda thing yet..but i do want to get good at flying before i try flying a 2k chopter ha

Any suggestions? or just really any lil mini quad will do?
buy a cheap little quad and get to practicing... I "learned" to fly multis on a Blade MQX which is a small (but not tiny). they don't make them anymore, but you can pick them up on ebay or rcgroups.com pretty cheap
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I couldn't resist. after walking past them on the shelf every time i go to get parts for my RC trucks, i finally broke down and got a Proto X nano quad. turns out i shouldn't have waited so long. lifttle thing is a monster. handles just as well, if not better than my 1SQ (indoors of course)

ony downside being that it gets blown into the wall if you fart too hard
pretty easy to fly though, and very fast.

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so..my dream rig is a Xprohelli for gopro stuff with a gimbal...but i dont have the funding for that kinda thing yet..but i do want to get good at flying before i try flying a 2k chopter ha

Any suggestions? or just really any lil mini quad will do?
you can get a mini quad with a camera for around 100.

http://www.amazon.com/Hubsan-H107C-2...san+quadcopter
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buy a cheap little quad and get to practicing... I "learned" to fly multis on a Blade MQX which is a small (but not tiny). they don't make them anymore, but you can pick them up on ebay or rcgroups.com pretty cheap
Cool i was looking at the trainer one for xpro the x1..just a lil guy but gotta start somewhere.

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you can get a mini quad with a camera for around 100.

http://www.amazon.com/Hubsan-H107C-2...san+quadcopter

sweet! thanks!
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