Wierder one

By IcarusIX on Jul 11, 2017

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I've flown the config shown in the pic where the motors are mounted normally and I loved the way that flew. Aaaand then I had to go and try this wierd config... I have not flown it yet due to a bad motor (loose stator wire to motor wire connection) but I have a 2300kv rs2205 on hand which is not the same as the other 3 but, hey, whatever, it'll do

Edit: I have now flown this through at least 15 packs and can confidently say that there is a slight decrease in noise (noticable in turns) and because the split distance of the prop line is not big, it doesn't seem to have a huge effect on roll, yaw and pitch but I probably have not flown it enough. This is a racing frame, however, and so conveniance and durability are more important than the slight advantages of the split level. On grass tracks, I will be returning it to all motors up and ill flip the front motors down on courses which do not have a surface where props can get caught up or very long courses, less technical/ simpler courses where i'm not likely going to be on the ground until I land. Am working on a v2 which should relegate this one to 2nd wierdest one (in my collection).

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QuadStar Drones   Jul 12, 2017  

Had a very similar layout (camera wise) in mind. I love the innovation - definitely on the top of my favorites list!

IcarusIX   Jul 14, 2017 

Thanks! I've been following your stuff and I think what you're trying to do is awesome! About this cam position.. well i've been warned about its vulnerability a few too many times but because it is just a 3d printed tpu mount (thanks multirotorspares if you see this) it ends up flexing most of the time rather than smashing the cam. I've been using an old-fashioned metal swing as a gate and have crashed into it a lot without any damage except from props. Even still, i'm now designing a similar layout frame which uses the carbon hollow cuboids and plates all 45° forward which I hope to be a more bulletproof solution, yet a more aerodynamic one.

Sky   Jul 11, 2017  

crazy build man. Are you worried at all about the battery getting knocked back into the props? Also, I'd love to see some flight footage, this build really got me thinking!

IcarusIX   Jul 11, 2017 

Thanks! when the build was of a more conventional style, I only had a prop clip the battery in a crash but there was no damage to the lipo, prop or the grass it crashed on. Now there is even less chance because I only have to worry about the rear props. I have no dvr device and have broken my hd cam but will try to get something

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