Medusa MKI

By Shobber on Sep 11, 2022

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After "My First Rotor" (see elsewhere here on RotoBuilds) I wanted to build something a bit more serious that could be flown outdoors without getting blown about too much by the wind. I wanted to stay cheap, as am still very much a rookie pilot and expect that I'll crash a lot and have to replace parts. For the internals I didn't mind paying a bit more as they are likely to be better protected and if she gets trashed reusable for Medusa MKII.

I tried to design this quad so I could scale the power by using lower or higher voltage batteries. So parts were chosen to work over a range of voltages. I also designed to use either 4 inch or 5 inch props to same effect . In the end I opted for the 5 inch props as the 312g battery I bought was quite a burden for the 4 inch. Next build I'll go for a lighter lower capacity battery and shorter flight time which should in theory provide better maneouverability.

The PDB is built into the FC.

No camera or VTX, yet.

Being a keen airbrush artist I have experimented with spray painting the carbon fibre frame. The paint adheres reasonably well, just by first lightly sanding the carbon fibre with 600 grit then cleaning it before applying the paint. I later added a protective clear coat.

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Jodie Froster   20 days ago  

The paint looks great! Best of luck with all your flight time!

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