I don't think I need to add much to this. Perhaps handles ought to become standard though.

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Comment by Quadzimodo on May 26, 2014 at 11:32pm
A philosophy not lost on us geekazoids!
Comment by Johannes on May 27, 2014 at 1:45am

Nice! Some more pictures on how the arms are fixed would be nice


But is it foldable, swimming and waterproof ;_)

http://der-frickler.net/modellbau/planes/lockkopter

Comment by John Githens on May 27, 2014 at 9:15am

As usual, Flite Test offers some entertaining information. Now I know what I could do with my extra plastic toolbox. However I like the additional functionality of Johannes' lockkopter design. That said, in both cases I usually want to know how much time and money are needed for repair after different kinds of crashes. Some designs are more expensive than others to own and operate. Lots of tradeoffs to consider, given what you want to do with the quadcopter. :-)

Comment by Gary McCray on May 27, 2014 at 11:25am

Great video, a lot of fun.

Good to show people what can be done with a bit of thinking outside of the box (really lends itself to puns too).

I really like Johannes LockCopter too, here we would call it a TupperCopter of course.

Comment by Doug Walmsley on May 27, 2014 at 1:36pm

I love it!!!  Where can I get a nice Black and Red tool box?  LOL

Comment by careyer on May 28, 2014 at 7:16am

The idea of a waterproof BoxCopter is indeed nice and it really works quite well (yes i built one) - there is only one big problem that has yet to be solved: The motors are still exposed to the water. This is no pronlem in the first place since they will run fine - even under water.... BUT.... the water (especially salt-water) will eat up your motors. I flew a BoxCopter on the beach for about 1 week during vacation. After that all four (4!!!!) RC-Tiger motors were totally wrecked. The bearings and the stator had been eaten up by rust almost completly ----- and yes i cleaned the copter after ever use in sweet water and let it dry in massive sunlight.

Comment by careyer on May 28, 2014 at 7:23am

BTW: here is some footage from the waterproof -> then rust copter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQifSFIxjlg&list=UUNVj3iwV6w1SL... -- The fun start at 2:00min -- enjoy, leave a comment, like or subscribe

Comment by Johannes on May 28, 2014 at 7:24am

Nice,
our Lockkopters do that as well, here a video from LazyZero:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSVhc-d2uWg

Comment by Johannes on May 28, 2014 at 7:26am

spray some WD40 to grease the bearings and oust the water after washing it in sweet water.

Comment by careyer on May 28, 2014 at 7:35am

I did exactly that - WD40 on the upper bearing (you can't reach the lower bearing though).... and after each flight wash the copter in a padding pool full of sweet water... I even dipped the complete copter unter water and let the motors run at full throttle for a min or two... after that additionally went with the copter under the shower. It did not help. After 4 days the bearings of one motor was rusted so much that you could not turn the motor anymore. The set of T-Motors was about 200$..... so i guess the best bet is to use cheap as beans motors and dispose and replace them after a few flights

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