The pointy end

By kwadkenstine on Mar 03, 2020

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After smashing skelly 7 to bits I was devestaited . I really liked flying her. .
So the thinking cap went on and i decided on a little experiment. carbon and alloy arrows glue ,chanel and bolts.
Its not pretty but it is strong and light. The carbon arrow shafts fit nicely inside the alloy ones with space for glue, laminaited in this way makes the shafts verry stiff and light.

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HK-AERIAL VTOL   Mar 06, 2020  
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Very industrial! Looks like it can take a real beating. Well... I got the motors, ESCs, and FC wired up today on the micro OCT-X8. Oddly enough... I ran into a custom offering for a big one (X8. Gonna build it for the APC 6045), and so putting this one together is getting me ready for that! I'll have the micro posted by next Friday.

sergetania   Mar 03, 2020  
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Wow, pineapples too! They are not fake plastic, are they?! 😜
Do you have turtle mode working with this motor placement?

kwadkenstine   Mar 03, 2020 
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Turtle mode is the one feature i stay away from. Because the dirt in this area is iron dust , Flopping the kwad around on the ground would fill everything with electricly conductive crap.
But yes turtle mode would work.

sergetania   Mar 03, 2020 
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Interesting! I would not take a drone in the air without turtle mode! Yes, it packs electronics with chopped grass but at least I can get my drone back from roofs, trees, etc.
Because you fly in a harsh environment like that have you tried conformal coating? It should help especially with ESCs if you had any issues. I conformal coat everything because l always crash into water and never burnt anything after I started using that stuff.

kwadkenstine   Mar 03, 2020 
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I doo cc some stuff , but motors full of magnetic grit aint fun , There is big sharks in the sea around WA , I do not swim , i can but chose not to , they can be seen in a vid i posted on yt , I live 25k inland from one of the best beaches any where . If i put a bird in the drink , that is where she stays, Hasent happened yet. also there are no bandos here.

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