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Quadcopters anyone?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Btnewman, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Oct 9, 2013 at 6:50 AM
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    Btnewman

    Btnewman [OP] Benjamin Newman

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    ARB rear locker Leveling Kit Custom Rear Bumper Tires and Rims Air tank fully plumbed into truck
  2. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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  3. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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    Stealth sub box, total stereo overhaul, 883 OME with Nitros, Dakars, All Pro bumper, Engo 10,000lb winch w/ synthetic line, ARB rear locker, All Pro full skids, All Pro sliders, 7069 Pro Comp with 285/75/16 Duratracs, front sway bar disconnects, CBI rear bumper
    Subscribed. This stuff looks pretty neat!
     
  4. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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  5. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    :laugh: i like how it tripoded itself on the crash.

    i need to practice flying mine more in manual mode. so much speed when it allows you to tilt past 45 degrees and doesn't limit your motor speed. only used manual for flips and rolls so far though.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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    PinkTaco69

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    I have a DJI Phantom which is a ton of fun.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    Build thread in sig...
    you played around with the settings on the computer yet?
     
  8. Oct 9, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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    ya that was a good one... lol :D
     
  9. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    Is that a halliburton hard hat booo!
     
  10. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    :popcorn: Videos you've made, please? :D
    I'd love to know how to use these! (Someone else) used one with me this summer - both were pretty rocky images so we couldn't use the footage, but it was the pilots' inexperience. One was a GoPro helicopter, and the other was ..... bigger. I'm ignorant of this stuff at the moment. :eek:
     
  11. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    Quadcopters are awesome. I have experience flying R/C planes and helis, but have never flown a quad. I have an E-Flite Carbon Cub right now that I have only flown one time. When I have time to go fly it is too windy. With a quad, I could fly in my backyard or other much smaller spaces than I need for the Cub.

    What would be a good quad (rtf or kit) that I could use with my DX6i?
     
  12. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    One of the guys that I wheel with has one of the DJI copters. He makes some pretty badass videos for youtube. They used it one their trip to utah.

    Some of the best copter video is at about 4:30

    http://youtu.be/r6CSqU7r3JM
     
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  13. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    depends what you want to spend really and the size you want... I for the most part dislike building so RTFs are for me... :)
     
  14. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    Btnewman [OP] Benjamin Newman

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    Since when did halliburton have a w in the name? I can't believe you would insult me like that. I'm hurt....
     
  15. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    I don't mind building things, for me that's part of the fun. Sub-$500 range would be good, that may be unrealistic.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    The old version Phantoms are 479 right now I believe in prep for the Phantom II and Phantom Vision to be released...

    just add gopro.
     
  17. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    You may be able to find a decent build quad for sale (used) on rcgroups.com...

    Just like with Tacomas, save money by buying parts used and build from there.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    that's the video that pushed my to get a phantom/get into the flying portion of the rc hobby.

    gonna be very hard to acomplish for that price without building from used parts of getting a smaller one.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    Btnewman [OP] Benjamin Newman

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    The dji phanton seems to be a really good starting point.
     
  20. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    just gotta built into the budget all the extra stuff you don't need but will want.

    extra batteries, extra rotors, and a case later i'm almost $350 extra into it.....and that's without a $200+ gimbal (still have to buy) for the $300 gopro (already had) :goingcrazy:
     
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