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Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by AKCobra » 14 May 2013, 12:11

I have to admit I'm surprised, but the custom build is kicking the Phantom's butt. I thought sure the Phantom would have at least twice as many as the custom builds. Maybe the phantom guys are all out flying and the custom build guys are grounded because they're building so they're on their computers more? Hey it's a theory! lol

As for this frame, looks interesting but I'd probably buy an Aquacopter frame before I'd buy one of these things.

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by DaZa » 14 May 2013, 12:25

LOL maybe so!

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by Shaft » 14 May 2013, 13:56

AKCobra wrote:I have to admit I'm surprised, but the custom build is kicking the Phantom's butt. I thought sure the Phantom would have at least twice as many as the custom builds. Maybe the phantom guys are all out flying and the custom build guys are grounded because they're building so they're on their computers more? Hey it's a theory! lol

As for this frame, looks interesting but I'd probably buy an Aquacopter frame before I'd buy one of these things.
You need to test that theory AK, maybe another option to vote on... :D

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by IceFyre13th » 14 May 2013, 18:51

DaZa wrote:Hobbyking also released an integrated 12v/5v BEC and 4x20amp ESC integrated module that would be perfect for this.
Have a link, I cant find this ESC

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by pawelsky » 14 May 2013, 19:04

IceFyre13th wrote:
DaZa wrote:Hobbyking also released an integrated 12v/5v BEC and 4x20amp ESC integrated module that would be perfect for this.
Have a link, I cant find this ESC
Maybe DaZa meant HobbyWING (not King)

http://www.hobbywing.com/product_show.asp?id=293

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by IceFyre13th » 15 May 2013, 17:49

And today I get an e-mail with http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... source=EDM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Look like the same product to me, different printing is all

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by pawelsky » 15 May 2013, 22:22

IceFyre13th wrote:Look like the same product to me, different printing is all
Indeed look they seem to be the same. Pity they don't offer the 25A version, I'd give it a try.

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by DaZa » 15 May 2013, 22:57

I indeed meant HobbyKING :)

But yeah wish they made it in 30amp but it has me thinking that if one ESC dies your screwed and up for a total replacement.

Modular design has it's advantages.

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by pawelsky » 15 May 2013, 23:16

DaZa wrote:I indeed meant HobbyKING :)

But yeah wish they made it in 30amp but it has me thinking that if one ESC dies your screwed and up for a total replacement.

Modular design has it's advantages.
They cost $29 so not a fortune even if they break.

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by pawelsky » 23 May 2013, 14:53

Just came across this frame. Looks interesting. It even has a window for camera and seems to have enough space for the electronics.

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__ ... 485mm.html

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It does look a bit fragile though.

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by DaZa » 23 May 2013, 23:02

Yeah posted that one over a month ago.

General concensus is it's way too heavy and expensive to fix.

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by pawelsky » 24 May 2013, 12:04

DaZa wrote:Yeah posted that one over a month ago.

General concensus is it's way too heavy and expensive to fix.
Yes, the look seems to be the only advantage.

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by username2620 » 25 May 2013, 05:15

Tony Types is in the process of building a quad with that frame..


Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/v/gODTH9bn2rw


Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/v/sOogzkMG5Wo

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by DaZa » 25 May 2013, 06:32

Watching those videos makes me wonder, it's actually quite big with a lot of room so you could put a 4S or even 5S battery in there and with some decent motors end up with quite a beast.

Hmmmmmmmm :lol:

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Re: Carbon Fibre Quad Frame - Hobbyking

Post by username2620 » 25 May 2013, 14:45

I'm watching it also DaZa... Performance is number one on my list for my quads.. but aesthetics is important to me also.. I really don't like how custom builds look like a flying science project, with the esc's, and wires being exposed.. So if Tony can get decent performance out of that frame, I might pull the trigger...

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