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    Inductrix Blade Conversion question...

    Hello, I have a Inductrix Blade that I have recently put a Super Mini 25mw VTX camera I got from FliteTest on. The install went good, but I have about half the airtime for the quad that I had before adding the camera. I use to get a good 3+ minutes just cruising around, now it less that 2...
  2. hotbrass2005

    Electrohub Quad with Naza-M Lite?

    I'm thinking about building a new multirotor this winter. I have a 3d printed 250 class tricopter I've been flying around for about a year, but I'd like to build something to get nice, gimbal stabilized video. I like the cost and flexibility of the electrohub, but I'm curious about flight...
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    How short a flight time is OK for newbie students?

    Hi all. I'm starting a club for Junior High students. We will build Mini Speedsters and Mini Scouts. I would like to keep the planes light, so I am interested in using the smallest battery I can get. Using a Hextronic 20g 2300kV with a 5x3 prop, I'm expecting something like a 4.5amp...
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    How To: multi- rotor set ups & build for long flight duration/distance.

    Show Idea:How To: set ups & build for long flight duration/distance. SHOW IDEA... Tried editing headline. No go. Hello. I am a new viewer to test flight and have very quickly become an avid viewer. I am a noob to the rc world but have just bought (in the mail) my first quadcopter and am...
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    New guy battery question

    Hey, I've been working on tuning and getting my flame wheel 550 flying better. I'm an adventurer and tend to jump into things, so I added a cheep camera gimbal to the rig. When I get out in the air I can see right away that me video is more smooth. However that's the extent of the pros...
  6. R

    How long should I be flying?

    Just a quick question, so on my Sport Cub S BNF Trainer, the manual says to set a timer for 5-6 minutes before you come down. Now I'm pretty sure that's just a precaution just to be safe. I've seen on YouTube people fly for about 11 minutes with the Sport Cub S before coming down, so just how...
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    Tricopter Flight time problems

    Hi I recently rebuilt my tricopter, which is an aluminium version of David Windestal's Tricopter, with a KK2.1 control board, a 20a Q-brain ESC, a turnigy 2200mah 3s battery, some dt750, 10x4.7 GWS props, and other accesories. I have done some calculations, and i should be getting about 6 mins...
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    Suggestions for electric parts for a 30 min flight time?

    Hi all, First post so be kind :D I have done a lot of research and read sooo many forums regarding multi rotors and so I have a good understanding of how they work, fly etc. but I now require to build my own for my senior design project. I am aiming to build a hexacopter with a flight time of...
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    Getting Better Flight Times - Multirotor

    I've been flying quadrotors for about a year now and recently tried to design one and build it up. I'm having a hell of a time with my estimated flight times. No matter what combination of motors and props, I can't get my average flight time over 7 minutes. My plan is to make a multirotor that...