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Comment by Stephen Carlson on June 6, 2011 at 8:49pm
Very cool! Is this a custom designed airframe?
Comment by robert gongloff on June 7, 2011 at 7:12am
Hello Stephen,

I am glad you like it. I put this frame together using square CF tubes, and some spare RC helicopter and jet parts. It is a lot of fun to fly.
Comment by Luke Olson on June 21, 2011 at 3:05pm
The design is very "Terminator" with the ducted fans. I like it!

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Comment by John Church on June 21, 2011 at 3:14pm

"I am glad you like it. I put this frame together using square CF tubes, and some spare RC helicopter and jet parts."

Ah, now I see the tail fins bracing the arms!

Comment by robert gongloff on June 21, 2011 at 4:11pm

This project was inspired by the drone in the hallway in the terminator movie. I used to have a terminator body I made out of curved foam, but it got destoyed during the initial test flights, those darn trees and bushes. lol  

Comment by robert gongloff on June 21, 2011 at 4:20pm
The tail fins are actually used for vibration damping, and kinda looked cool. The rear arms run all the way to the very front of the frame, and they are clamped between the CF main frame plates. My ardupilotmega sits on the rear arms in the hole in the middle of the main frame plates. Carbon fiber square tubes are very stiff and easily transfer high frequency vibration from the EDFs. So I use double sided sticky tape hold the fins on, and the Ardupilot mega also sits on sticky foam as well. Which works great!
Comment by Ritchie on June 21, 2011 at 5:05pm
I am loving this because even with minimal covering it looks like the Terminator Y. Please keep the pictures rolling.
Comment by robert gongloff on June 21, 2011 at 5:16pm

Have u seen the other pics? my favorite is this one...

http://diydrones.com/photo/img1917-1?context=user

Comment by Luke Olson on June 21, 2011 at 5:23pm
Kind of off topic but it looks like the center of gravity is not at the center. How does it work out that the blades are not equidistant from the center (plus center of gravity looks to be off)? Can the APM be setup to handle this non-symmetrical type of design?
Comment by Ritchie on June 21, 2011 at 5:27pm

@Robert Yes I've saved them so I can ogle them and probably get far to excited about trying build one :D Glowing red eyes and all

@Luke If you can code it, the APM can handle it. Lets not forget APM already does Y6 and tricopters.

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