Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 26

450 v2 frame with motors

The frame

Today I temporarily mounted the motors to the 450 frame from RCtimer. The KDE 2220-L motors fits directly in the holes, but when I mounted the motors I discovered a minor issue that I saw earlier but never cared much about. As the holes are the same way in every arm the motors can only …

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Apr 21

450 v2 Frame assembled

Overview

I quickly assembled the 450 v2 Frame. So I can hold it in my hands and look at it from several angles, feel how rigid or flexible it is. I have already found a few issues that I will have to solve. There are no mounting holes for controller boards like KK or MultiWii as …

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Apr 21

DJI 450 v2 Quadcopter frame clone

Packaging

I ordered a Quadframe from RCTimer. It is a copy of the DJI 450 frame that costs about 3 times as much. Why do I order this you might think – some say it is crap, some say it is good. My ideas are to compare this frame with the ones I build myself as …

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Apr 20

Quadcopter and Tricopter updates

Yesterday I was working on my Quadcopter and a Tricopter (Davids) I was balancing the motors one by one and found out that I have to replace 1 motor on my Quadcopter. It sounds awful and I assume this is the one motor I got running from 2 previous broken motors. There are some vibrations …

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Apr 15

GoPro Replacement

Last time I crashed my GoPro HD I was feeling a bit sad. I figured – I got this camera as a replacement for the previous one (insurance) I do not know if the insurance is valid for the replacement as well. Yesterday I went by my local shop where I bought the GoPro and …

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Apr 12

Bixler progress

From the outside

I have been lazy updating the posts so I add a whole bunch at 1 time. Here are images from the servo replacement that I have done on the Bixler.

Apr 12

HobbyKing Beer Lift 2012

3 NanoTech

I saw the competition at HobbyKing. The HobbyKing Beer Lift 2012. Interesting – I might send in a video lifting a few beers but in order to do so I need better LIPO’s. In order to provide the juice needed I soldered a connector to 3 LIPO’s that I currently have. I am not sure …

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Apr 12

3d printed parts

GoPro mounted

A friend of mine was kind to send me samples made on his 3d printer. 2 gimbals for GoPro cameras that I can use on a multirotor or a plane. Here are some images.

Apr 12

Indoor pylon

Depron Pylon Racer

I started to cut out parts to build 3 Depron pylons for the next season. It will be great fun to race against my friends.

Apr 12

Bixler Pod

Pod

During my Bixler build I try to make a pod suitable for MultiWii and FPV (1 pod do it all) This pod will be extended into the fuselage making a shelf to mount items on. Here are a few images from my Depron mockup. I think I will use 3mm plastic or ply for the …

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