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Managed 45mins but with some 'issues' - Any ideas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob_Lefebvre Jul 9, 2014. 6 Replies

Hi AllSo, I managed to break 45 mins flight time today with a 'normal' set up including GOPro & Brushless gimbal.Tarot Iron Man Quad frame (600mm)Turnigy 390KV Motors - 4 off40Amp Hobby King ESCs…Continue

One Hour Flight Times - Specs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sergey Oct 5, 2017. 46 Replies

Hi AllI would like to have a Quadcopter that would carry a GoPro (preferably with a brushless gimbal) and try and get close to the hour mark in flight time.Does anyone have an airframe/spec that get…Continue

Tags: hour, long, one, time, Multirotor

Spektrum DX6i Known Elevator issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jet Valmonte Nov 10, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi ChapsI recently asked for help for screwy behaviour of the APM board, but after some digging, it turns out that it was the Spektrum DX6i Transmitter which was causing all the issues.I was getting…Continue

Tags: Transmitter, DX6i, Spektrum

Quads not flown for a year now. ESC issues and severe instability - Please Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ewen Rankin Jun 16, 2014. 5 Replies

Hey EveryoneI'm hoping that you can help.I own several quads/hexcopters and in July of last year, they ALL suddenly stopped flying stably.I'd flown them for about a year and had great result with…Continue


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Currently working to create bespoke configurations for aerial filming which solve some of the issues I encounter with off the shelf set ups
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Indoor Quad - The Next Steps?

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 12:14am 28 Comments

Hey Everyone

I've been messing with making a quad to carry a GoPro for indoor commercial use. I wanted one that was not necessarily 'finger safe' but 'impact safe' and after several iterations including a 'Bucket Copter' (Yep made out of kids toy buckets - Flew for 15 seconds then never stayed up again) I hit on the idea of using 8" PC Fan Guards mounted on Poly…


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