Loren Z.
lorenjz
Washington, DC
Post #: 3
This was my quad at the event at the National Marine Corps Museum:



This is what it looks like tonight:





And:


I plan on removing the cones from the prop mount and use nylon locknuts instead, adding some ground clearance. Does it look like I have enough clearance between the prop and the landing gear? Also will the ESC layout cause me any problems?

Thanks everyone!

Loren
David S.
Kexler
Woodbridge, VA
Post #: 69
I like the look, but I'm thinking you may want a little more clearance from the ground. I just fear the blades catching the ground before your landing legs do.
Loren Z.
lorenjz
Washington, DC
Post #: 4
Thanks, I had thought of that too....

Does anyone have any suggestions on a landing gear that might work?
Gregory P.
garker
Sterling, VA
Post #: 43
Hobby King does not appear to have large landing gear.

http://www.aliexpress...­
Christopher V.
chrisvo
Group Organizer
Washington, DC
Post #: 302
If any of you are interested in doing such a thing with the kit 450 quads, let me know, I have the design files made up for an extension plate sandwich that would allow you to hook up two motors to each arm (or simply hook larger motors and props into each arm). you may have to do some extra work to get the feet out of the way of the bottom props, but it would work and it's pretty cheap (compared to buying a whole new frame that supports x8, of course).
Loren Z.
lorenjz
Washington, DC
Post #: 5
Hobby King does not appear to have large landing gear.
The latest group buy appears to have one though!

Follow on question: How can I determine what size props the motors I have can handle?

Thanks,

Loren
Christopher V.
chrisvo
Group Organizer
Washington, DC
Post #: 305
There are just too many factors involved in choosing props to list. What Kv and size motors do you have, what is their internal resistance, what is the operating voltage of your copter, what is the max current of your ESCs, how many motors are there total, and how heavy is your copter after all payload is added (takeoff weight)?
Jordan E.
JordanEngel
Washington, DC
Post #: 72
You could play with this to get started
http://www.ecalc.ch/x...­
Loren Z.
lorenjz
Washington, DC
Post #: 9
You could play with this to get started
http://www.ecalc.ch/x...­
I've played with that a little, but what if your motors aren't listed?
Christopher V.
chrisvo
Group Organizer
Washington, DC
Post #: 309
Enter the numbers manually.
If you don't know a number, the best thing to do is measure it if you can.
If you can't measure it, rough guess it or use numbers from a similar motor.
If you don't even know what a number means, post here and I'll explain.
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