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18 hours ago, Bryzi said:

Borrowed carnij's 

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Seeing it today Bryce, you've done a nice job putting it together so far! Was surprised by the weight of the thing, looking forward to having a fly with ya for sure :-)

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Was having a play with the drones with "Carnij" Last week and have changed a few things while waiting for the receiver.

Have changed the camera angle to the minimum setting while i get used to the controls.

Protective foam between the VTX and the top plate as it is pretty tight fitting everything in and needed some padding to stop it wearing.

Bunnings Balloon Straws: Went on a mission with the kids to bunnings and used the straws from the balloons as antenna protectors. it work perfectly with just a squish with the pliers it formed into the shape of the frame and is snug as possible.

Used the heat gun to bend them away from the FPV Antenna (AOMWAY in the mail). still need to trim them down to size and will heat shrink in blue or black once finished.

Cheers for the fly Negative_Energy...

Simmo was kind enough to let me fly his Eachine 250,  had a great flight even with the wind picking up the front end once about 25 meters up, managed to hold the nerve and trim forward enough to power through it and back down out over the oval. keeping clear of the trees managed to do a few laps and finish up with a half decent landing :)

Cheers mate!!!

Getting close now. The waiting game continues.....

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Finally got all the parts in....14212122_10154542916298760_442231661578214206108_10154542916498760_8016967765854

Have heat shrunk the antennas up on the straws, it is abit ugly but is very practical. It can land upside down and hold its own so will be perfect for the crashes to come over the next few weeks.

Powered up the motors and bound the controller to the receiver will have the official test tomorrow morning with @carnij 3s batteries.  

Fingers crossed...... 

 

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Upgraded photos after the full speed tree crash had to start again and rebuild, so tock the bench time to do the power supply cables ( Not pretty but reliable). also had to direct solder the VTX as i smashed the plug off.  Replace the top and bottom plate and replace the runcam.. 

Loving this setup especially now if gone to beta fight 3.0.14681000_10154667405583760_2414923935233

 
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Update: have been having some fun the last few weeks have removed the case from the receiver and replaced with heat shrink and also covered the antenna.

have glued the Fu#k out of my aomway as i was soldering it back together every night and have had no change to video quality. 

Change lens to the gopro 2 lens..... a must for everyone....

New battery pad as i was chewing batteries every crash .

Covered the esc with prop offcuts to protect them from bent props and has saved me heaps of time in esc repairs.

Have also put the arms under the frame to make it easier to change out arms and used the protective plate from another frame to strengthen it up.

All in all am loving this thing and can't wait to build another..

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A short vid of @carnij and i warming up around the Pony Club with the #SwampRat.

Will have to get some good shots with the new EMAXS 2205 motors on the new drone. looking forward to heading to SA and getting some insane footage and doing a flight progression comparison video.

I had a laugh when i found this so please Enjoy.. #icantbeliveitsnotbutter

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