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    Gunters new octocopter build

    I have started design and getting components to the new octo.
    I am building it using aluminium, and anodising it a funky colour. I have found some boom clamps from a Razor 600E tail boom costing 4.99 for a set of 4...nice and cheap. They are also the perfect size, taking a 3/4" ali tube (19.1mm diameter) which looks nice and chunky.

    I have bought jdrones 880kv motors and 30A ESC's from www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk

    Here are some images that I modelled to make sure everything goes together okay. I will get the center plates water jet cut so they are nice and neat.

    I also decided to house the esc's & power distribution on their own level, with enough space for airflow.







    Draganflyer now sold...so I'm busy with the new build!

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    The Razor boom clamps fit perfectly:



    Motors and ESC's ready:



    Mocking up the motor on the boom



    ESC's soldered and ready to go in

    Draganflyer now sold...so I'm busy with the new build!

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    Very nice. Just one suggestion that I had read in the past. It may not be a good idea to run the motor wires on the outside into the boom. If you land on the end, you stand a chance of cutting the wires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pintac View Post
    Very nice. Just one suggestion that I had read in the past. It may not be a good idea to run the motor wires on the outside into the boom. If you land on the end, you stand a chance of cutting the wires.
    Thanks for the comments Pintac. The wires will go inside the boom and come out at the end where the boom is. I am also busy redesigning the lower motor mount plate - it will be extended and folded up so that I can fit led's onto it. This will protect the motor wires...I'll post a pic a bit later.

    Gunter.
    Draganflyer now sold...so I'm busy with the new build!

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    And the flight controller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droider View Post
    And the flight controller?
    I haven't decided yet, but thinking of the Wookong...looks the most stable but still doesn't have all the features I ideally want...I have had many sleepless nights trying to work out what FC to use!!
    Draganflyer now sold...so I'm busy with the new build!

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    Have a chat with Geoff at Quadcopters.co.uk.. he loves it but also has vast experience on most of the controllers

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pintac View Post
    Very nice. Just one suggestion that I had read in the past. It may not be a good idea to run the motor wires on the outside into the boom. If you land on the end, you stand a chance of cutting the wires.
    I have re-designed the lower motor mount - shaved a bit of weight off then added some on! The round thing on the end is an ultra bright led from http://www.lightingforaeromodellers.co.uk/

    Draganflyer now sold...so I'm busy with the new build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droider View Post
    Have a chat with Geoff at Quadcopters.co.uk.. he loves it but also has vast experience on most of the controllers, Dave
    Cheers Dave, I might have to give him a call!
    Draganflyer now sold...so I'm busy with the new build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunter View Post
    I have re-designed the lower motor mount - shaved a bit of weight off then added some on! The round thing on the end is an ultra bright led from http://www.lightingforaeromodellers.co.uk/

    Looks great!

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