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willasaywhat

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Quads!
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:07:38 AM »
Seeing the 350QX2 out at Maker Faire made me really want to fire up my RC helis again and perhaps spring for a quad. Anyone have any suggestions for camera platform quads with GPS on board? Hoping to find something less wallet eating than the 350QX2, but I already own a Dx6i and charging gear, so that should bring costs down a bit.


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Re: Quads!
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 12:38:19 PM »
Shane and JD would probably have some good insight. Grab Shane next Tuesday :D

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Re: Quads!
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2014, 02:20:45 AM »
Omg quads rock. Wooohoo hoodoo

Ok list of rc air stuff I have now.
Nano qx
180qx hd
Vapor
2 protox nano copters (so cute)
Dji phantom 2 with zenmuse 3d gimble
Paper airplane rc powerup

Sounds like we need to have an rc night at the lab. Tuesdays are great because people people are allready at the lab. But a weekend might be better if we are going to goto a location and do some flights. I can get in touch with the guys from jax hax they have a big group of quad fpv guys

That is my next investment.... fpv

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Quads!
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 11:16:47 PM »
Any recommendations on a hex or quad kit with plenty of room and useful load for trying out different payloads? I'm new to it all, but I have an idea I'd like to explore involving radio direction finding in the future. I'd like to put something together to learn the basics on and then build upon it.

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Re: Quads!
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 11:18:55 PM »
Price range.

What kind of payload


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Re: Quads!
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 07:20:36 AM »
The payload size is unknown at this time, don't know what it would weigh, but it would be some sort of radio, an antenna switch for doing pseudo-Doppler, 4 antennas, autopilot, perhaps adding a camera too.

Price range...whatever is the best value for the payload above and is forgiving for a new hobbyist (low upkeep, easy repair, etc).

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Re: Quads!
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2014, 09:29:02 AM »
You can build a 250mm sized quad for around 250 and that is with fpv equipment.

To lift any sort of weight you need to be in the 400 to 500 size. That should be enough to carry sensors microprocessors and other small things. Typically this size can carry a gopro with a gamble and can stay up in the air for 15 to 25 minutes.

If you need to carry a small digital camera or dslr.  Now we move into the 500 and above size up to 1000 these are usually hexa and octocopters.  They have the ability to carry some good weight.

Cost on the 400 to 500. Build your own 400 up to 2000 for turn key.

The larger ones build your own 1000 but the turn key I have seen run all the way up to 20000. You can sink an unbelievable amount of money into this hobby.