Decades ago, I watched TV show "Wonder Woman" who flew a 'glass-airplane." Well, here's my see-thru acrylic-glass quad. The frames, arms and landing-gears made with acrylic-glass.
Maiden flight this morning with KK2.1 board(soon to be replaced with Naze32), and it flew well!
The props were not balanced so I expect more stable flight tomorrow. Will mount 1.3Ghz video transmitter soon.
-15" frame top/bottom
-RCtime 1000kv motors
-HobbyKing 30a ESC
-Gemfam 10" props
-FrSky D8R-XP receiver
-Lumenier TVL 600 fpv cam
AUW - 1500grams/ 3.3 lbs
Looks nice! Have you FPVed it yet?
No I have not mounted the 900 mhz video transmitter yet. Will do this next week. I'm also going to swap FC with Naze32 this weekend and test flight with that. I'm just testing the flight characteristics for now before FPV. Looks good so far.
Very nice. Where did you get the parts for the frame?
I got parts from local acrylic store called S & W Plastics, Riverside California.
1500 grams and 2200mAh Lipo (probably 3S). Hmm sounds 400gr to heavy. Expected flighttime 3 minutes?
Glass-Quad 2.0 maiden flight...SUCCESS!
I got the parts here for cheap. They have a local store near where I work.
Those square rods are surprisingly cheap as long as you're under 3/4". Thanks for the link, I will try to find something like that closer to me!
I found the 1/2" rod are most efficient weight and rigidity-wise. Thinking of trying smaller and smaller to almost 250 size and see how it compares to other FPV250 quads. :)
What f/c do you use? I just tried Acro Naze32 today and WOW! Amazing lock-in feel. I see you are flying tri-copter. Haven't attempted those yet. Are they hard to build compared to quads? Are you thinking of using acrylic-glass on your build? Maybe a acrylic-glass triquad? That would be cool.