By kwadkenstine on Sep 14, 2019

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Full carbon /kevlar skin.
lots of filling and sanding..trying to keep it light . but there is a point when to stop caring and as long as the rig in flight trim is under 500g all is good.
We will see when done



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Silverwing   May 10, 2021  

Know this is an old build and maybe you won't remember, but how did it fly with the weight, vertical arms, and STUPIDLY high uptilt?

kwadkenstine   May 11, 2021 

Hi it wanted to fly faster than i could handle at the time . I will revisit the build now i have finished my cnc , only to do a better job of the frame and motor mounts. cheers and thanks . were you looking at my builds or was it a random thing ?

Silverwing   May 12, 2021 

I found some of your more recent work and I spent about an hour looking through all of your old designs. They're very inspirational to me to find the "treasure in the trash bin" and to use it. I've been trying to design frames (though I haven't cut any out) that eliminate the need for props in view on a multitude of separate kinds of frames and for some reason I never thought of using what's already existing and changing it up! The inspiration has given me new ideas for my next build that I might not have thought of. So thanks to you for that!

Jodie Froster   Sep 16, 2019  

First thought: "Wow! That shape, and paint job look amazing"
Second thought: If the arms could have the motor platforms moulded into them it would be amazing
I see the last shot of the kevlar, then the first shot of it formed and painted, and I have to commend you. You really put in some time on this one, it looks great.
Did you plan the "horns", or did they kinda form organically as you laid the fabric?
Def got a sea creature/alien from space vibe goin on with this one.
How stable are those motor mounts? I'm almost afraid to ask how she flys.. I like it so much, im scared that it might not fly well. Honestly even if it didn't i'd still like it as a design exercise, you seem to be learning so much about this forming process.
Does it need that long channel for the vtx antenna? I would like that to be chopped off, and the antenna stashed in the horn in front of it. I think it would have a cleaner, more organic look overall (also: lighter).

kwadkenstine   Sep 16, 2019 

excelent idea about the antenna. The motor mounts are good when the brace is on. front and back .
I should have included a pic of the kwad before laying it up.
The horns are by design.The paint finish is not my best work but good enough.
It flies really well . its a little heavy . but thats ok cause it is for fast frestyle aka thrashing

MauiToast   Sep 16, 2019  

Love it! I hate working with kevlar, I'm not sure its worth the hassle to me anymore even though I have a few meters of it. Keep up the flow man! I gotta say I'm inspired to keep my own projects going when I see other guys churning out some awesome stuff.

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