DRINK DOTTLE SPEED CHALLENGE update

By kwadkenstine on Apr 20, 2019

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Waiting on gps and new fc.
Almost finnished the frame . working on landing gear , servo tilt mec and then cog .
Also a bit more airo for the arms.
Cheers

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QuadStar Drones   Apr 27, 2019  
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Catching up again... no contenders yet?! As far as landing goes, I fly the thing overhead from behind (so I know orientation) and when I hear it go overhead, I switch to angle mode, take off the goggles, and land it los. You can get fancy and put a spike in the tail to land it like a lawn dart

kwadkenstine   Apr 27, 2019 

I dont think i have ever landed .Thought of the lawn dart scenerio but the ground is like concrete here.
Still thinking.Freight takes soooo long to get to west oz and sometimes they wont ship.
waiting for a fc and gps.I hope someone else joins in before i get too far

Jodie Froster   Apr 20, 2019  
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I like this build, I show it to people. I have to explain why it's low drag, but that's people who don't understand aero $h!T. I think it's great work, and I appreciate that you don't let your imagination hamstring you. I bet you can envision custom cowling that would do what you want, and these plastic parts are what you have to work with. I'm sure they do what you want, with a few consessions for the need to make it from materials you have. I hope she's crazy fast, and I hope the cowling stays put when you get it up to speed. PLEASE include video if you can!

kwadkenstine   Apr 20, 2019 

Hi Jodie , thanks for the encouragement. I will get some dvr up when it does down or up .
I know I seem a little backward and my stuff looks crude but thats on purpose . Its about having a little fun and a joke.
I could quite easily spin up a alloy skin and 3d print all the parts i need but not many people have the 40 yrs of workshop exp and the actual workshop i have. Yes i have been working since 10yrs young.. Yes i do use the tools made of old motors and esc as seen in some pics they work quite well .i just hope i inspire someone.
Cant spell never could cant see the point .

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