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  1. TJ@FT

    Flite Test starts doing custom quad builds

    Just wanted to share out an awesome thing I'm pretty excited about. We've (Ian and myself) built a couple hundred quads for people over the last year but it is finally official and much easier to get things rolling. Entire goal is to just let people know the service is available. Kicking off...
  2. J

    Custom Tiny Whoop Build (I need Advice)

    First off: I have a FlySkyI6 TX, and don't have the money to buy a different one. I also have a 250 quad and an Eachine QX70. My QX70 is really fun to fly, but it has it's quirks, its a little under powered, and incredibly fragile. (Held together by hot glue and hope) I really wanted a torrent...
  3. ItMightFly

    Free Computer Background Resource(off-topic)

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  4. R

    How much do you engineer youre builds?

    After doing quite a few builds following peoples plans, Wanting to do some full custom plane builds. Wondering how much time people put into designing put into calculations, and theory to get it flying right. Or is it mostly guess and check. Going what feels right, and trying again if it...
  5. T

    **Help** CAD design needed.

    Hello everyone! I am reaching out to this great community for some help. I am needing a knowledgeable person to design a foam insert to fit inside a Home Depot case...the Rigid Pro 22" Pro Organizer, model 222571. The inside dimensions are @ 20 3/16 L x 10 3/4 D x 3 /1/2 thick. The Dx9 would...
  6. H

    TGY-i6 Custom painting.

    I recently had a crack at painting my Tx because it's relatively cheap and there wasn't much to lose. Not really happy with the end result, the front is really quite bad but the back looks nice, thought I'd post pics anyway. I sprayed 2 coats with gloss white and 2 coats of clear to finish it...
  7. Fuzzy Whumpkin

    Flysky FS-i6 Custom Paint

    I repainted my FS-i6 over the weekend, and thought i'd post pics:) I used Rustoleum flat grey primer, Rustoleum Flat Black Primer, and Rustoleum Textured somethin-r-other the only real modification i made was to file down the power button and gorrila glue some 60-grit sandpaper to it...
  8. R

    Making a new race frame using my CNC machine

    The last couple of months I was working on a new frame design. I wanted to make a very light and yet a very strong frame! The whole frame is made out of 4 mm carbon fiber and weights only 90 grams! Watch this video to see how the frame comes to life!
  9. R

    Pimp your ESC

    howdy! any one else have some sexy pimped ESC's to show? :p heres mine sofar in a before (left) after (right) shot - added roughly 1mm of acrylic coating, against oxidation and splash water - shorted the signal ground to the main ground wire, slightly reducing weight and complexity by only...
  10. F

    Custom Build... Thing. Need Advice

    So in preparation for an architecture internship I resolved to learn a few new programs. Instead of practicing modeling houses which is insaely easy, I modeled this thing. I actually discovered Flite test randomly letting YouTube play in the background while I did this. Now that I put in all...
  11. P

    Collapsible FT Bronco?

    Hi everyone, I'm building an FT Bronco and I was wondering how I could make it more easily transportable. It's basically about breaking down the booms from the wing and the tail (the A-Style for me) from the booms, so I could carry the plane in a more compact case to/from the flying field. I...
  12. P

    Chosing Parts For My Quadcopter

    So I am fairly New to the R.C Hobby, But I have watched a lot of flight test and season 1 of Maker Hangar by Make. So I know a little bit. I want to make a fairly powerful quadcopter that can lift a GoPro with a Gimble. I want to make it similar to dji in the sense that the extra power gives me...
  13. N

    Custom heavy lift AP Quad

    I have made a quite a few flying machines over the past 3 years but this one is the most custom yet as I have taken apart my 680 sized hex and am converting it into Quad or if needed a co-axial octa. This is going to be used to lift a GHT 3 axis gimbal and a NEX size camera (specifically an...
  14. Robbie

    Good 300ish Frames with Carbon Tube arms?

    Hey guys, I am in the market for a new 300 frame and the mxp300 is a possible option, but i really want carbon tube arms for the extra efficiency, strength and it makes turning the motors 10 degrees easier. I have thought about retrofitting either of the Mamba frames but i was wondering if...
  15. fsmultirotors

    Made In USA Aluminum Quadcopter Frames

    The video above is a comparison between our aluminum frame and a G10 counter part. It tests things like strength, weight, and overall durability. The idea came about after we got tired of buying knockoff G10 frames online, each time we crashed hard we pretty much needed a new frame. So I had an...
  16. bpw823

    Closed Wing Swappable

    Recently I've been messing around with some ways I can make fuselages that can be compatible with FT power pods so I can make as many different creations as I want, just with the two that I have from the FT Cruiser. I used the dimensions of the pod to make a CAD drawing of a holster that I can...
  17. C

    FT 3d with servo controlled l.e.d.'s

    My first flight with the ft 3d wasn't a success, I flew about 12 sec before dive bombing a jeep that was traveling 20 mph on the road, I repaired the plame and thought I would mess around with some lights I had sitting around, I powered the lights with a 9v battery and cut the negative wire...
  18. S

    Introducing, the TubeWing! FT Shipped me push rods in a cardboard tube and.......

    So I am fairly new to the hobby but have a ton of fun building these foam planes. I ordered some push rods and other items from FT for my next build and they showed up in a cardboard tube with a 2" ID. As soon as I saw it I couldn't help but want to make it fly. So here's what happened...