RD16 - Codename: Rambo - Status: Active

Estimated cost to build this model today.
$314 USD

Airframe:

Hoverthings VC-450

ESCs:

DYS/Hobbywing 30A ESC

Flight Controller:

Genuine OpenPilot Copter Control aka "CC" or CC3D

Motors:

KA20-22L 924KV Hacker Style Outrunner

Receiver:

FrSky D8RSP 2.4Ghz Receiver (w/telemetry)

Lab Rating:

5

Pros:

  • great FC
  • nearly indestructible Frame
  • good flight times
  • good LOS visibility
  • Affordable parts

Cons:

  • some prop view
  • heavy

Visitor Rating:

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Pictures of RD16 Rambo

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(RD16) RD16 gets bluetooth

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) Rambo gets Xbee Telemetry

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) RD16 - Rambo added to the fleet

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) RD16 Update - Frame is in Canada

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) VC-450 Frame Arrives

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) RD16 (RAMBO) Frame Construction

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) RD-16 Build - Hello CopterControl

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) RD16 (Rambo) Build continues - Motors and Power Dist

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) RD16 gets a GoPro and bigger props

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) RD16 - FPV Gear installed and tested

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) RD16 - New LEDs for Rear arms

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) RD16 LOS config

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) Modeling performance for RD16 (eCalc)

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD16) RD16 aka Rambo gets a new lighting system

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

Adapting RD16 to the TMF Pro FC

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 07:39

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RD16 Cold weather test flight

Just doing a cold -10C test flight.

Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 11:10

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RD-16 Test flight - LOS Config

I removed the FPV equipment to prepare for a cold weather filming session of the local 4 x 4 club, first did a turnigy nano 2200 3S - flight was 5 minutes of indoor 22c hovering and intentionally bobbing up and down. This flight was on a turnigy nano 5000 4s - same config, same flight style, 10 minutes. I needed to know rough flight times with these batteries when setup for LOS filming..

Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 11:27

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RD16 - Outdoor Cold Test Flight 3s 2200 mAh -18C

-18C affects CopterControl

Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 11:28