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Old 12-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Multi Rotors And Rc Car Guys?

Lately ive noticed a few of the local car guys getting into rc aircraft(especially quadcopters). The quad bug seems to be biting the most with the car guys out here,No doubt traxxas saw the opportunity early on like a lot of us and added a couple aircraft to there line up. Quads are a lot easier to fly for most than a collective pitch heli or 3d balsa plane and they can take quite a bit of abuse with little or no damage,especially the smaller quads. Currently there are quite a few rtf mini and micro quads out there and ive flown a few of them. Currently i have a eflite blade mqx but plan to build or buy a larger quad in the future. So how many others have tried or want to try a quadcopter?
Tri Copter Demo At Hobby Town Orland (1 min 11 sec)


Seen the traxxas quad the other day at the LHS
Traxxas QR-1 Flight Demo At Hobby Town Orland (1 min 49 sec)


3 popular rtf quads at the lhs
Quadcopter Review By Hobby Town USA Orland Park (8 min 21 sec)


Basher review of a quadcopter
ARES RC ETHOS QX 75 Quad Copter Review - Big Squid RC (3 min 57 sec)
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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Yeah, I'm a multirotor guy and I'm just getting started in Rock Crawlers. Don't know jack about crawlers yet. ButI can build a pretty neat quad. My last was a Hexopter and a tricopter. Anyways I just bought a Red Cat Rock Slide 1/8 scale crawler. Right now all I've done is run it through the house. So howdy from SC.

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:16 AM   #3
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Ive noticed some aircraft guys getting into cars as well. Quads are all the rage now and with traxxas having a micro quad and heli im sure more car guys will dabble a bit with aircraft. I mostly fly epp foamie planes these days when it comes to aircraft.. there really ideal for car guys and bashers to get started with planes but eventually id like to build a quad or flying wing for fpv flying.

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Slicko V2 Proto EPP 3D Maiden Flight (6 min 3 sec)
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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I like the EPP foamies too. I have 3 Twisted Hobbys planes. Same size and type as yours. They are a blast to fly. I'm not as good as you but I do love it.

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:30 AM   #5
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Made it to the track recently and did some flying. Was fun to watch these guys mess around with the little traxxas quad.

''Traxxas QR-1 Tricks'' With Brian! (2 min 16 sec)


I flew a plane and some other things
Slicko At The Track With SFG's (2 min 20 sec)


Caught a break in the weather and flew in the yard.. then got another flight inside when it got windy.
Slicko 2 Proto Outdoor And Indoor Power (4 min 45 sec)
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:28 AM   #6
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I am hopelessly addicted to aerial platforms.

I have around 10 multi rotors and they keep getting bigger.

The dude with the hat is Nerdbot 2 and the X8 is a new rig I'm working on as we speak. The X8 will be able to tote a 5lb+ DLSR for 15 - 20 min on 12,000 MHa of 6S!!


Everything I fly is on HoverFly Pro boards.. they are amazing.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #7
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You have it bad for sure.. 10+ quads. Im still having fun with the mqx and have flown some of the other popular micro quads out there but will be building my first 450 quad this month hopefully. No dslr or anything but hoping i can fit the flip HD cam on it,not ready to sell my baja yet to make a down payment on anything like those camera rigs your running . Some of the local car guys i know got the quad bug to so it should make for some interesting video this spring and summer.

More fun then the epp planes have been this winter in the yard with the wind and cold
Blade MQX Quad Copter Quick Flight In Yard (4 min 10 sec)
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Why must I be this way.... It's a sickness.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #9
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Yes it is. I'm starting a new tri-copter build. Never seem to get the yaw control setup just right. This time it'll be different I just know it and I'll never have to build another one. This is my last one. I can stop any time I want to. Yes I can.
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Default My Tri Copter

Im really digging the tri copters,scratch built a small one. Brought it with to show some guys at the local shop and see what size heli skids they had that would fit it. Heres some video shot at the shop when i did a quick demo flight with it,let them fly it to and they liked it. Props are not even balanced and the board could still be dialed in a bit more.

Tri Copter Demo At Hobby Town Orland (1 min 11 sec)


T-Copter Scratch Build With KK 2.0 Board And Digital Servo (5 min 43 sec)
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Really digging tricopters. Set up a quad.. gotta have atleast one quad,busted a prop in the air on its first flight at the field.

They scoot around pretty good
Tricopter With Suppo 2212/10 1400kv Outrunners 3s Set Up (3 min 53 sec)


Second time i broke a prop in air
Tricopter And Quadcopter Flying Windy Day (2 min 24 sec)
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