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Quadcopters anyone?

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

  1. Feb 16, 2014 at 9:25 PM
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    Btnewman

    Btnewman [OP] Benjamin Newman

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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!
     
  2. Feb 17, 2014 at 4:33 AM
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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.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2014 at 4:35 AM
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    Cool build... what's the frame made of? Aluminum?
     
  4. Feb 17, 2014 at 5:49 AM
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    Thanks. Its 1/2 inch square steel tubing and 18ga sheetmetal for the filler panels
     
  5. Feb 17, 2014 at 5:51 AM
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    Why steel?
     
  6. Feb 17, 2014 at 6:02 AM
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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.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2014 at 6:27 AM
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    oh shit, cool... :)
     
  8. Feb 17, 2014 at 6:37 AM
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    Rodoquad! That should do awesome in combat!
     
  9. Feb 17, 2014 at 9:33 AM
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    So its pretty much a bonus to have a heavy copter :cool:
     
  10. Feb 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM
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    EDIT:
    Battery info: 5- 5800mAh Lipos in parallel, 22.2 volts each
     
  11. Feb 18, 2014 at 7:44 PM
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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 :eek: (indoors of course)

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

    truck keys for scale
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  13. Feb 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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    Holy Sheet thats a tiny bastard!
     
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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?
     
  17. Feb 26, 2014 at 4:51 AM
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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 :)
     
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    itty bitty titty
     
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    Cool i was looking at the trainer one for xpro the x1..just a lil guy but gotta start somewhere.


    sweet! thanks!
     
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