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So what are we all building during lockdown?
#1
Music 

This seems like a good opportunity to build something or finish off a few old projects. Put together some of those ARfs tucked away inboxes or repair a damaged machine or two.

Post your pictures please Smile




    I’ve been tinkering with a new multi-rotor I began to design just before Christmas. I wanted to make something big enough to carry decent payload.

       

               

“The knack of flying is learning how to throw your machine at the ground and miss.”

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your thoughts turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."  ~Leonardo Da Vinci
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#2

My god man, it’s enormous. What do you plan to lift with this thing, a small human?
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#3

Was a challenge to my self to design and build something that was under the 7kg limit unloaded and could handle a MTOW of 25
Should be able to carry a variety of useful payloads. From pretty much any sort of camera setup to a seed spreader for the farm or a couple of remote sensing systems they are tinkering around with at work.
Nothing for certain yet but I thought “build it and they will come”. I have all the qualifications to fly it commercially up to 25kg so if the opportunity arises I can.


There is no carbon fibre in the airframe and all the antennas are internal except for the GPS.

It’s got a comms link that should be good for more that 10km



Should be able to fly for 45mins if it were loaded with a small camera and a big battery pack

Any way I will be flying it for fun in under 7kg configuration initially. At the moment it weighs just 5.2 with no batteries

“The knack of flying is learning how to throw your machine at the ground and miss.”

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your thoughts turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."  ~Leonardo Da Vinci
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#4

Hi Jason. I would love to see this thing fly it's amazing.
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#5

Ill post some video in the members section shortly bon

“The knack of flying is learning how to throw your machine at the ground and miss.”

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your thoughts turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."  ~Leonardo Da Vinci
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#6

HI Jason and members.
Day one of no Mccoy I replaced the battery in my drill.
   
Sadly I have lots of basic landscaping to do around the house.

One thing I'm looking foward to is getting the CNC setup again but first the garage floor needs to be painted. i'm hoping to get this done when we next get a few fine days.
   
I mainly use the CNC to cut out indoor depron aircraft but it also cuts plywood. This is a motor test stand I made a couple of years ago using FRsky telemetry.
   
If you have any Ideas then start with a CAD program. I use Qcad (2.5D) for the CNC and Fusion360 for the 3D printer.

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#7

Do you intend on doing Uber eats deliveries with that???

secant0giveThis seems like a good opportunity to build something or finish off a few old projects. Put together some of those ARfs tucked away inboxes or repair a damaged machine or two.

Post your pictures please Smile




    I’ve been tinkering with a new multi-rotor I began to design just before Christmas. I wanted to make something big enough to carry decent payload.

Gravity sucks, or should I say, is the downfall of all things flying. It's the way it's controlled that makes the end memorable or not.
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#8

Busboy Wrote:Do you intend on doing Uber eats deliveries with that???

secant0giveThis seems like a good opportunity to build something or finish off a few old projects. Put together some of those ARfs tucked away inboxes or repair a damaged machine or two.

Post your pictures please Smile




    I’ve been tinkering with a new multi-rotor I began to design just before Christmas. I wanted to make something big enough to carry decent payload.
No Not Uber eats Smile
I was thinking of using it for spreading seed on the paddocks over at Streaky Bay.

There's a trend in farming with some crops where you can seed the next crop just before you havest the one that is currently growing so you use the mulch from the first crop to cover the seed for the new crop. The only problem is how to seed without damaging whats already growing. A big multi would solve that.

   I was watching a video the other day, I'll see if I can find the link, where they sprayed about 300 acres with 4 big DJI multi-rotors in in just 3 1/2 hours.  to imagine the size of that area, just think a piece of land like that is about 6km if you walk around the boundary.  Imagine spraying all of that in an afternoon!! There was a team of 3 people two pilots and one support guy. Probably not entirely legal to do here because you can only fly one at once. Also there is quite some CASA red tape in doing arial spraying in Australia.  Another case of bureaucracy killing off Australia's innovation in industry.

“The knack of flying is learning how to throw your machine at the ground and miss.”

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your thoughts turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."  ~Leonardo Da Vinci
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#9

I have been and continue to keep myself occupied with projects.

I have just transplanted my HK Vampire bits into a new Vampire that I had been buying as spares over the months when they came on sales...so new Vampire in RCAF colours for under 100 dollaredoos.

I have repaired my 800mm Me 262 and 1600mm P-51 Mustang and have pulled my Meteor down from the roof ready for post CCP Virus action.

My Space Shuttle 900mm is next, I started it in 2017 so I should really finish it....

Been playing with my vintage Tamiya RC Car collection and some new releases with my son. I may pull the Nitro car out next week.

Biggest success though has been in Zinc plating the scuff plates on my EH..Amazing what Vinegar, Epsom Salts and 1.5 volts can do...

Found out Hydrochloric Acids (at 50/50) eats into cement. Doh!

I am going to jump on the simulator later and have a virtual fly at McCoy.

Cheers All,

Andrew
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