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Custom Quad Frame and Scratch Build Instructional

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hulihee, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. hulihee

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    I recently teamed up with an experienced multi-rotor builder who has been teaching me about the build, the components, and the advantages of customizing a rig over buying an RTF platform. Along with putting in the time and money for our build, we've decided to document the process in a complete step by step instructional for those who are unfamiliar with the process. Our mission is to make an easy to navigate, thorough, and understandable video series that covers all of the steps and components thoroughly.

    The build for our instructional series is based around our custom aluminum quadcopter frame. The frame design features upward angled front arms, allowing high speed shots while avoiding props in the picture. Specifically designed to carry a GoPro camera, the system will have a 3-Axis gimbal with both pitch and yaw control, servo controlled retractable landing gear for 360 degree pivoting shots, FPV goggle with on screen information display, and camera shutter control. Based on our previous builds and expected weight of our system, we anticipate the average battery life to be around 20 minutes.

    We've begun shooting the series, and we're hoping to have it finished up and live in just a few weeks. You can check out our video's and our frame design at

    http://www.fpvgeek.com

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    http://www.fpvgeek.com/frames.html

    Hope you enjoy. And always interested to hear feedback.
     
  2. thongbong

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    Love the frame, can't wait to see how it flies.
     
  3. OI Photography

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    Is that 3-axis gimbal the Asp from RCTimer? If so, I'm very interested in your results with it.
     
  4. LeoS

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    Very interested too.
     
  5. hulihee

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    Yes, we are using the RC Timer IMP gimbal, 3 axis with alexmos board. It seems to be the lightest 3 axis go pro gimbal out there right now. We're still finishing up the build, hoping to have more content soon.
     
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    Cool, thank you, and yes IMP is the one I was thinking of, not ASP.
     
  7. HeliRy

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    Very intuitive raising the forward arms like that. At first I was wondering why, then my hand smacked my face and I thought "Why didn't I think of that!"

    Brilliant idea :D
     
  8. hulihee

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    We are selling a handful of different frame designs through our website, if you're interested in building a raised arm multirotror. If you want details, send us a message about the frame type you're interested in and we can talk about it.

    http://www.fpvgeek.com/contact.html