RD26 - Codename: Spear - Status: Active

Estimated cost to build this model today.
$344 USD

 

RD26, aka Spear (Codenamed Spear from the Irish word "spéir" meaning sky) Is a blue CV540 frame, modified to shave a few cm off the motor to motor distance as with RD16. This will be a custom built AP/AV platform for my brother Bam, who has patiently waited for 2 years for me to deliver something worthy. Bam flies with a Spektrum DX8 and has both the TM100 telem system and a full on EagleTree OSD w/ acc system. I will try and incorporate both into the model. This airframe was chose for its briliant design, and its ability to withstand some crazy crashes with little or no damage. It has also proven to be a very compatible airfram for hauling a go pro and a myriad of other gear. As an added bonus I intend to make this unit FPV ready as well.

41.00 cm

1685 grams
Quadcopter X
Turnigy Nano 4S 25~50C 5000 mAh Lipo
Hobby King 30A ESC 3A UBEC
EPP 10x45 Counter Rotating Sets
Spektrum DX8
Spektrum AR8000 RX + TM1000

Airframe:

Hoverthings VC-450

ESCs:

Hobby King F-30A 30A ESC 3A UBEC

Flight Controller:

Top Micro Flight AQ50D Pro aka TMF Pro

Motors:

KA20-22L 924KV Hacker Style Outrunner

Lab Rating:

5

Visitor Rating:

Average: 5 (2 votes)
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Spear Build - RD26

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(RD26) RD26 - Spear - Build begins

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD26) RD26 - Spear - Build session 2 and test flights

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD26) RD26 aka "Spear" Lights up!

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD26) RD26 aka Spear gets a new home and owner too

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

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RD26 aka "Spear" - Maiden Test Flight

This video is not the entire flight, just the first minute or so.
VC-450 Frame, TMF Aq50D Pro, DX8, AR8000, TM1000, KA20-22L 924KV, Hobby King 30A ESC 3A UBEC, Turnigy Nano 5000 mAh 4S

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 11:44

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RD26 - Spear - Test flight -20C no wind

Air Frame: Modified VC-450 (450mm motor to motor)
Motor to Motor Distance: 41.00 cm
All Up Weight: 1685 grams
Platform Format: Quadcopter X
Flight Controller: TMF AQ50 Pro Flight Control
Lipo Power: Turnigy Nano 3S 45~90C 2200 mAh Lipo
Motor Controller: Hobby King 30A ESC 3A UBEC
Brushless Motors: KA20-22L 924KV Hacker Style Outrunner
Propellers: EPP 10x45 Counter Rotating Sets
Radio System: Spektrum DX8
Receiver Module: Spektrum AR8000 RX + TM1000
Camera: HK HD Wingcam 720p/30f
Flight time: 4:10
Build log and More info :

Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 15:31