RD-4 - Codename: Bams X - Status: Retired

Estimated cost to build this model today.
$644 USD


RD4 was built by Myself and My bro Duane (Bam Bam). He did a great deal of work on his "baby" This Octo has yet to fly but flight tests are coming soon. This UAV will be flying over and monitoring and filming the potential flood threats in the Hay River Delta during floodwatch this spring.

UPDATE: After working for considerable time on the UAVX platform, I have removed the UAVX flightcontroller and moved to an APM/OilpanH

UPDATE: A redseign to Coaxial Octo with Aeroquad put RD4 in the Air.
Currently an X quad

AGL Rusty Rev 7 modified
47.00 cm
Quadcopter X
2x Invensense IXZ-500 - Oilpan
Analog Devices ADX330 - Oilpan
Honeywell HMC5883L - DIYDrones
Bosch BMP085 - oilpan and AQ
DIYDrones - MediaTek MT3329 GPS 10Hz
XL-MaxSonar EZL0 MB1260
Flightmax 4S 30C 2450 mAh Lipo
HW30A Brushless ESC
Master Airscrew 3 Blade 9x7 TB0970
Futaba 9C Super - DFT (FrSky)
None Installed At This Time
FrSky DR8 II (no PPM, No telem)


Customized Rustys Revision 7 Airframe with CM1


DYS/Hobbywing 30A ESC

Flight Controller:

ArduPilot Mega 2560 with Oilpan H


KA20-22L 924KV Hacker Style Outrunner

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Bam's X Builds - RD4

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(RD-4) RD-04 test flight and crash

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD-4) RD-4 Undergoing dramatic rebuild

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD-4) Bams Octo (RD-4) Becomes a Quad

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD-4) RD4 - new triblade props

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD-4) RD-4 Tuning Modification

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

(RD-4) RD-4 Now has maxbotix sonar

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:17

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RD4 - Bams X - Early testing as UAVX Radial Octo

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 09:58

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RD4 - Bams X - Test Flight - Octocopter X8 Config

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 09:54

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RD4 - Bams X - Test Flights

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 09:48