So I've built well over a dozen multicopters by now and surprisingly this little 30cm job has turned out to be the most fun out of all of them.  I always heard that 40-50cm sized frames were the magic number, but this lightweight 3cell setup has more pep and handling than anything else I've flown so far.  details here

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Comment by Philipp K. on September 12, 2013 at 3:22am

what a flight. awesome pictures.

Comment by Acorn on September 12, 2013 at 3:46am

So Cool! I can't wait to put a budget together to do FPV!!!

Comment by Wessie on September 12, 2013 at 4:59am

Wow some Hot Flying there Robert!

I thought you were going to hit that Net

I thought you were going to hit that barrel

I thought you were going to hit that steps

I thought you were going to hit that barrel again

I thought you were going to hit that pole

I thought you were going to hit yourself

I thought you were going to hit that couch.


 but seriously , REALLY cool video, REALLY good flying! That little one moves! Mind posting the kit breakdown? i think I may need to build one too.  ;-)

Comment by Keith Trainor on September 12, 2013 at 5:22am

Excellent!! that was super cool :-) Like Wessie I would be very interested to see the kit breakdown too.

Comment by Michael on September 12, 2013 at 6:14am
Loved it, great video. I'm most interested in your FPV equipment... Please tell.
Comment by Acorn on September 12, 2013 at 8:48am

I'm sorry, but the shadow of the copter did not look like 30cm. . .

Comment by robert mcintosh on September 12, 2013 at 10:30am
Thanks for all the great comments. I don't get it though. Why is everyone asking about the setup? Does my link in the blog post not work? There's specs, a photo, flight tests, mirror tests, settings, you name it all in that thread.
Comment by Gary McCray on September 12, 2013 at 10:37am

Absolutely amazing video, hope you managed to evade the lifeguards and police at Venice Beach.

I did notice it was very deserted

I Tracked down this Copter it is the Quadrixette 30 and they have it here:

You need to buy the frames and aluminum arms and camera antivibration platform separately.

It is very similar to the Hoverthings Flip FPV frame and the TBS Discovery (Team Black Sheep) FPV frame that uses DJI Flamewheel Arms:

Personally, I think the Hoverthings Flip FPV (about 380 size) would be worth a good look:

The Arms of these appear to be CNC milled from quarter inch thick fiberglass, probably G10 and they are incredibly tough and stiff and they will swing at least a 10" propeller.

I really did like the alpha gel vibration isolated FPV camera carrier for the Quadrixette.

I have one of their sport versions of the Flip Quad and will definitely be getting one of their FPV versions when they are back in stock.

Comment by Magnus Pettersson on September 12, 2013 at 11:52am

Today it is so easy to create content hence the internet is full of text, images and videos. I guess people ask you because they want a condensed summary (read: list) of what parts went into your build, instead of trying to distill the information of a forum thread. Btw. nice work on copter and video!

Comment by leonardthall on September 13, 2013 at 4:13am

Very Impressive!!


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