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By kwadkenstine on May 14, 2019

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virtical arm effect prototype.
This is my attempt to try and assess what effect if any do vertical arms have on flight behavior.
So how to build a quad to test this. how to add enough surface area to the arms to cause a noticable effect. without changing the basic form and mass of the craft.
Problems with v arm quads are from what i have seen are weight , arm flex in yaw axis , motor mounting and motor wire routing.
So by building a box section as shown i can move the motors arround to suit and to make vertical arms just tape them up,
Instant vertical arms .
It looks flimsey and by bando bashing standards it is , but if your still reading i think you understand what it is about.
Fly it with the tape on then without . same quad no other variables .
bruice lee style.

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1Smug_Bastard   5 days ago  

Wouldn't it just be easier to drop that extra frame and invert only the forward or rear motors? This way you can have the props at differing offsets for better flow but yet save the extra weight.

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1Smug_Bastard   5 days ago 

The effect would be similar to adding a rudder, more stable in straits. However I doubt you'd see much in the way of lift without shaping the arms into airfoils and flying a specific angle of attack.

kwadkenstine   8 hours ago 

you still miss the point

1Smug_Bastard   54 mins ago 

Then how about you elaborate.

Jodie Froster   8 days ago  

I'd love to hear your thoughts after you fly her! Also: I have those same motors, but the branding on them is dys, and they are all clockwise threaded shafts, where did you buy those?

kwadkenstine   8 days ago 

some random ebay dude super cheep, Will post my feelings as to flight dynamics in a bit but i think without a little tuning the arms are going to add more turburlance in cornering than the benifit in straight line stability is worth. But thats only a guess it might corner like a deamon and gluide like balld eagle .
Im also interested how it flies stick style.

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