Maiden test flight of RD35 Codename HighCam500X

Maiden test flight of RD35 Codename HighCam500X

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Some things are not obvious in this video, the construction of both the frame and the landing skids is very very light. The mount point of the legs are offset to accommodate an odd mounting gimbal contraption. so even with moving the lipo back on the frame to compensate, this frame wants to fall over forward unless you pull back on the pitch at take off, so it wants to lean forward at all times and you have to ride negative pitch to fly. 

Next we have the motor mounts, they seem to have a hit and miss key in them so that they lock in place and do not rotate on the arm, 3 out of 4 of the arms, locked in, and the fourth had no such lock. lastly, all of the motor mounts are somewhat off, so every prop run on a different plane. this makes this really tough to tune.

 

Maiden Test Flight of RD35 codename HighCam500X