KingKong / LDARC ET 115 - Brushless indoors FPV Quad

Discussion in 'Quadcopters' started by DutchRC, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. :D Congrats on breaking it brother! :D You've beaten me to it :)
    Yeah.. no quad is completely bomb-proof ;)

    And stop it! I'm trying my best over here Not to allso order up a second one :$
     
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    I've used JB Weld, foam tac, CA but nothing wants to really stick to this plastic. It needs to be melted and rejoined that way to really hold.

    Hot glue is about the only thing that will bite for any length of time ... eventually that also will shake itself loose over time.

    Regardless it still flys great as is so there is no immediate worry being this way.
     
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  3. I was wondering about that.. the plastick Does look 'different' so I can imagine it can be a challenge to find the right glue..

    Q for you: any idea why Kevlar (or is it Cavlar in English :$) isn't used more in this hobby? I have some Kevlar upgrade parts on my Traxxas E-Revo, and it's kinda bomb proof..

    I know of ONE frame that uses some kind of kevlar:
    https://www.banggood.com/TransTEC-F...Frame-Kit-6mm-Arm-Carbon-Fiber-p-1300582.html
    Is kevlar unusually expensive? Or hard to machine?
     
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    My guess is carbon fiber is a firmer tension giving up very little flex.

    ... the other is more flexy ?
     
  5. For sure :)
    Kevlar is far more hard wearing though.. Can't find the right English word for it really.. But well.. bullitproof vests are made out of it for a reason...
    Soooo... kevlar prop-guards? Lipo protectors? etc... I don't come across them though the material seems ideal to me..
    Try buying a sheet of kevlar though... and if you manage to do so: try working on it.. Knives don't get you anywhere.. A Dremel will have a very hard time with it as well :)
     
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    The only other rub I have is the position of the camera lens itself. It rained today but just touch the ground once and it starts to muddy up pretty quick. You can see my point by the line of grass stain across the front.

    If it was only a touch higher maybe?
    This thing really cooks in acro mode.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. LOL :) yep.. I had me some cleaning to do for the last video as well ;)
    I have mine angled Up a bit more now.. it Seems like that has improved things, but it might just have been better luck on my part :)
     
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    I did find this though and.... since you have that uber cool new printer you can do this in flexible filament.

    I may print this in PLA just to see if it worked but otherwise it would be waay too brittle hanging out on the front that way. [​IMG]
     
  9. That is definately interesting yes :) I printed mine freehand so far (hotglue gun) :p ghehe ;)
    But the glue wouldn't be hard to remove..
     
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    Flew my Blade torrent yesterday, after a break from flying...so exciting...it is basically the same, other than the name and the camera on mine is adjustable with lever. Lots of fun in a small package...need to go over to the overgrown field and practice aerobatics...give it a nice cushion for the inevitable crash...
     
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    Well I went ahead and did it anyway and oh boy yes ... a big improvement.

    I went forward with the DutchCam mod and installed a runcam swift 2 and boom. I didn't even know all that detail was out there. I ran this on "just default" once post install to see what I had. Very very nice improvement and even better with a few minor adjustments.

    I did move the lens up above the line of grass stain and give it a bunch more up-tilt to the viewing angle. That and far less prop guard is crowding up the actual image.

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  12. :D there you go! world of difference for sure.. Actually seeing stuff is kinda the most important link in the chain huh? :)
     
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    you guys may have me convinced...i really want a bigger whoop that is brushless and 2s....will check into this more soon as i get life stuff sorted out....
     
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  15. You should sir :) I don't have a lot of good proximity flying spots over here, but this quad is definately my favorite for that kind of flying :)

     
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    The micro Eagle boasts even better resolution but it lacks the simple OSD features provided in the micro Swift.

    That one feature is what led me to the using with the Swift on these aircraft. Did you see any real big returns going with this cam ?
     
  17. Sure.. I think the Eagle is simply kinda The best camera out there, especially in the micro size..
    BUT I would never use it for these ET quads.. it's simply to heavy..

    but for proximity flying (in woods) there's kinda nothing better then the Eagle.. You see a lot more..
    NOT that you'd be blind with a Swift offcourse.. (as you can see in my previous video)
     
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    A little follow up. I realized I was in a fashion trapped, I had too many individual cases or boxes to move very far from my back door ...or had to stay within reach of my vehicle to "hold" the various things I wanted to fly with.

    Tah-dah ... a back pack ! ?

    Whether I fly with quad copters or fixed wing aircraft I essentially still needed to tote along the same basic things. Radio stuff, video stuff, batteries and associated hardware.

    I had to kind of rethink the way I have been doing things. I didn't necessarily need the case for the goggles for example. The backpack offers up all these different cavities to safely tuck things in, same for the radio.

    As a result I've been able shed some extra weight but more so... a lot of extra bulk and I can fit everything safely into a confined space. Grab and go, I only need to remind myself to charge batteries up before dashing away.

    I'm not impressed with the price is all but now that I have this in my hands ... yeah it's cool [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  19. VERY cool indeed man! That looks gorgeous :D
    And things that make our life easier are wurth a few coins or what? :) I'm pretty happy with my survival / tactical backpack basically, but I do keep an eye on several sales sites to see if something new (like your pack) pops up :)
     
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  20. Awesome, you just need to add a charging port to the side of the back pack to plug it in overnight and all of it is ready to go in the morning. ;)
     
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