rusty

By daich on Jan 20, 2023

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It's rebuilt!
After hanging out in a tree and under thick grass, weathering sun rain and snow for 7 months I got it back! With a little soaking and scrubbing in water and alcohol I was able to recover everything but the motors.

The motors actually could have made it if it were not already on it's last legs (threads). They were possibly the lightest 1103 motors on the market, It was a spare design with very thin aluminum 4 bolt mount with m1.4 screws which were also the reason why they kept stripping and falling off. This last build I had to use machine screws to keep them on!

These new motors are possibly the heaviest 1103 motors around at over 5g a piece as they have the largest bearings on an 1103. So the total build weight has swelled an extra 8 grams fatter but this shouldn't be a problem though as they are beastly (I've run 3s on these before which is a bit nuts over 100k rpms)

The hive16 stack from newbeedrone is going strong...amazing little thing that makes builds super duper easy. solder on motors and camera and job done. even after snow and rain, soaked it some alcohol and it booted right up!

Will continue to use the same playlist for all the DVR as it is virtually the same build apart from motors

maiden video forthcoming

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airrage   11 days ago  
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oh Wow! unbelievable, I like the rust parts. nice revival of a fallen soldier..

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