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Are you sitting comfortably - then I'll begin ....

Started by XH558, Wednesday,November 07, 2012, 23:26:43

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XH558

So .....the Quad is dead - long live the Hex ....

I';ve been gathering the bits and pieces and tonight I started - and for you all - something I';ve never done before - a build thread .... no looking over my shoulder and sucking in breath through your teeth   :rolleyes:

I already had 4 x DJI Opto 30 escs so ordering 2 more wasn';t too bad price wise - then it was 2 more motors and that was pretty much it for the electrics.

I got myself some carbon 10mm x 10mm square tube - and some carbon motor mounts that just clamp straight to the tube (they are brilliant) - my intention is to try and get the escs off the arms this time - so I';ve lengthened the wires off the motors with silicone wire and I am going to thread the wire down inside the arms and join the escs on the hub - haven';t yet worked out how - I do have a power distribution board from KK that I used on the quad with space for a hex - so it';ll all have to be fettled into the centre somehow  :hmm:

I';ve drawn a design of sorts for the centre hub and this will be cut from 3mm ply in maybe 3 layers - again this will have to be sorted out as it happens.

I had a ';dry'; fit of 3 arms just to see what it looked like and it seems ok so far. I';m waiting on the ply at the moment.

So here';s some pics of the bits and the beginnings ... .

secretman


Gaza07

Looks very good those motor mounts do make a nice neat job  ~~ look forward to seeing more as you progress with it  ~~

Jumpy07

Can you let me know where you got the motor mounts.. they look good ?

BNUC-S Pilot with PfCo /PFAW.
UAQ / CAA PfCo Instructor / Flight Assessor

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

Gaza07

Im pretty sure he got them from the link below, as he asked in another thread where they had come from to  ~~

http://quadframe.com/collections/sp/products/mm01

XH558

Yes - that is indeed the situation - those are the very ones as recommended to me on here - I did find them a very slight tad cheaper elsewhere - but as is usual ';Out of stock';  :huh

So I went for these - they came from a very nice chap in Poland - well packaged and remarkably quick  ~~

Would recommend them - well made & the bag of bits is very comprehensive  :cool:



eyeflying

Nice to see Lurpak Butter containers being put to good use   ~~

XH558

 :embarrassed :embarrassed   I use hundreds of ';em ... problem is they tend to take over - what with those AND the ice cream tubs  :embarrassed :embarrassed


Gaza07

Well at least you use Lurpak and not some cheap crap from Aldi  :rolleyes:

XH558

Thursday,November 08, 2012, 12:45:35 #9 Last Edit: Thursday,November 08, 2012, 12:54:32 by XH558
SWMBO won';t have anything else  :rolleyes:  I use Flora Pro-Activ to try and keep the old cholesterol down - there';s hundreds of those too on the other side of the workshop  :embarrassed :embarrassed


eyeflying

What I want to know is how do you wash them out to get rid of the grease. Whenever I try and use them they';re always still a bit greasy (and they smell a bit too - especially after a couple of weeks). Maybe its because I';m using Aldi washing up liquid? Perhaps I should use Fairy?? - any advice would be gratefully received

XH558

Stick ';em in the dishwasher  ~~

OR - if still manual - make sure you use REALLY hot water and a DECENT soap liquid  :whistling:

I';ve never had any problems with grease/smell and I';ve been using them for 20 odd years  :cool:

XH558

Has anybody noticed I have thin plasterboard on top of my worktop - I';ve discovered over time that it';s the best building board - it is so easy to pin into - you can cut on it - and the worktop underneath keeps it straight and flat.
When it gets mankey at the front I turn it over - then when that gets mankey I spin it round and have 2 more surfaces on the other side - then it get';s replaced  :cool:

It';s cheap & effective and I recommend it   ~~

eyeflying


Gaza_07


eyeflying

Quote from: XH558 on Thursday,November 08, 2012, 11:01:55
:embarrassed :embarrassed   I use hundreds of ';em ... problem is they tend to take over - what with those AND the ice cream tubs  :embarrassed :embarrassed



Perhaps you could also consider using Lurpak Tubs for your next copter build?  :smiley:

XH558

Funny you should say that - I WAS actually thinking of putting one upside down over the electrics/Naza etc in the last quad - but it was too much of a faff so didn';t bother in the end......  :laugh:


Balders

Apologies if this is mentioned elsewhere, but what flight controller are you going to be fitting?
Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional

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BNUC-S qualified
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XH558


eyeflying

Quote from: Balders on Thursday,November 08, 2012, 14:20:18
Apologies if this is mentioned elsewhere, but what flight controller are you going to be fitting?


I';ve found the perfect controller for you - The Kaprul 2.5 - its really smooth. However, if you crash, it';ll always land ';rotors down';  ;)

Gaza07

ooh no I';m not that brave I just know the wife will never read the forum  ~~

Quote from: XH558 on Thursday,November 08, 2012, 13:49:22
So you actually LIKE hospital food .... :whistling: :whistling:

Gaza07

You have shown the Australian version you need the UK easy spread version to land the right way up  :azn

Quote from: eyeflying on Thursday,November 08, 2012, 15:48:14
I';ve found the perfect controller for you - The Kaprul 2.5 - its really smooth. However, if you crash, it';ll always land ';rotors down';  ;)

Balders

Give it to Brian...he';s the king of landing inverted...
Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional

FPV Guru
BNUC-S qualified
Sbaps.co.uk

XH558

Quote from: eyeflying on Thursday,November 08, 2012, 15:48:14
I';ve found the perfect controller for you - The Kaprul 2.5 - its really smooth. However, if you crash, it';ll always land ';rotors down';  ;)


That';s really good  ~~

Some people are really good with Photoshop - I wish I could do that  :notworthy:

XH558

Just soldered 18 plugs onto the 6 motors .... then heat shrinked (shrunk!) all 18   ;)

Had a bit of a think how it might all fit in the centre hub and I think I might have an idea ... more photos when the ply arrives and I';ve cut the hub shapes  ;)

XH558

So the arms are all ready after a sh*t load of soldering and I';ve cobbled a power board together so once that ply arrives I can start construction .....

Oh and I';ve bought some REAL under carriage in case I ever get enough money to sling a GoPro under there   :whistling:

Oh and before some clever sod says anything I KNOW the legs are upside down   :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Gaza07

That';s looking very good a nice build, very good workmanship well done keep us posted  :bravo:
Where did you get the undercarriage from ?

XH558


XH558

Ok - so the ply arrived today so I could get to work on the centre and joining it all up. A mate had said to me what with carbon arms and motor mounts why wasn';t I using carbon sheet :shock:   Good question - I just hadn';t thought of that ... and I now think it';s too late ... so on with the ply  \:D/

So here is the first ply unit with the undercarriage bolted on and the arms glued in place with CA then reinforced with a hot glue gun down the joins.

I used a plastic 60 degree template to ensure everything was correctly lined up.

Then I added the esc';s and loosely cable tied them on for now.

Then I';ll add the power distribution board - shown just plugged in for now - then I';ll top that off with a matching ply plate which will give me a workspace for the NAZA  and receiver etc. The second ply plate will be mounted on nylon spacers and bolted through top and bottom.

But I intend making all the electrical connections first and then connect to the NAZA assistant to make sure it all works before I firm up the connections and bolt everything up so I don';t have to disassemble if there';s an electrical issue.

It';s looking ok I think ... not sure about those long thin arms though - hope they don';t oscillate/vibrate.

Some pics..........

1 - the escs loosely attached
2 - the power board hooked up - first fit
3 - the next ply plate will go on top
4 - the spacers I';ll use
5 - the 60 degree template I used to ensure everything lined up
6 - sort of how it will look ...