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H-Quad

fliteadmin

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#1


Imagine a quad-copter combined with a big shelf. Meet the H-Quad. We didn't invent it, but Josh Bixler sure built a good one. It's not quite as aerobatic as an 'X' or '+' quad, however... it sure can haul a lot of FPV crap! Functional multirotors are gaining popularity, so we were certain this would be a worth while build.
Enjoy this entertaining review of our scratch built H-Quad.

Build your own Cloverleaf

http://rcexplorer.se/page14/CPantennas/CL/CL.html

PARTS:
DT750
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=6247&aff=247441

PROP SHAFT NUTS
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=6362&aff=247441

PLUSH 30AMP ESC
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=2164&aff=247441

2200 3 CELL BATTERY
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=8934&aff=247441

QUAD COPTER CONTROL BOARD
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=19534&aff=247441
OR
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=12974&aff=247441

USB ASP PROGRAMMER
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=21321&aff=247441

PROPS (4 TYPES NEEDED)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=22453&aff=247441

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=22452&aff=247441


http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=22451&aff=247441


http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=22450&aff=247441


XT-60
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=9572&aff=247441

BATTERY STRAP
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=11736&aff=247441

SILICON WIRE (2METERS)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=9678&aff=247441

BULLET CONNECTORS (2 BAGS)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=68&aff=247441

HEAT SHRINK TUBING
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=5279&aff=247441
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
Mentor
#4
This actually motivates me :)

One or two of those amazing quads, a bunch of LiPo's, a good camera, and an FPV system is all I need to get started with a business!
 

earthsciteach

Moderator
Moderator
#6
The seisomograph app is an interesting idea. In order to really use it effectively, a test stand could be built to mount the motor and motor/props on. I imagine that tracking down the source of vibration with 4 motors running is, well 4x as hard.
 

Hamdhan

The Expert Newbie
#9
Sweet! Looking at the new Walkera and other quads from HobbyKing, I have a feeling its not too long before they release a cheap cloned GoPro. haha
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#10
Sweet! Looking at the new Walkera and other quads from HobbyKing, I have a feeling its not too long before they release a cheap cloned GoPro. haha
Quite frankly production cost for a Hero2 is probably not much over $100. Cost to resellers is probably about $200. Cost to the customer is as much as they are willing to pay and unfortunately until a lower priced alternative shows up the GoPro price fixing and gouging will continue.

http://gopro.com/minimum-resale-price-policy/

Thurmond
 

Burg

Never catch a multirotor
#13
Good alternative, but it doesn't fit nicely on our quadcopters or hexacopters like the DJI 450/550.
Also not suitable for the gimbals that are designed around the oh-so popular GoPro.

The comparison vids still show that the GoPro is a better quality camera.
Too bad they stopped selling the GoPro 960 ..
When shooting at the required 60fps for FPV (720p only) the Hero HD and Hero2 HD don't have much benifit.

If someone where to get a 960 ore someone has one and wants to upgrade to a Hero2 .. I'm interested !
Mark.

Edit1 : Just sent a PM to Anthony to ask him about his opinion for releasing the GoPro's

Edit2 :
Question
Anthony, what is the feasability for HK offering the GoPro camera's (without the std large boxing)..
Reply
I will forward your valuable idea to the relevant department, thank you.

Hmmmm...
 
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Ak Flyer

Fly the wings off
Mentor
#15
Congratulations on a nice looking build. Honestly, I have had zero interest in quad or tri copters but this one actually has me thinking. I don't like that the multirotors don't look like anything full size, but this has some posibilities. I have seen a few really nice quads where my brother flies and they seem like fun, I think an H-copter would be a cool thing to show up with.

Now you need to make a larger heavy lift version H8 kind of like the Y6.

Have you guys seen the quad copter aircraft carrier that Night Flyer built? I like it, wonder if Chad, David, Josh and Josh can do better. (Can you say challenge)

 

Burg

Never catch a multirotor
#16
How did you contact anthony? Is he on the forum? Or email??
You are currently a HobbyKing Platinum EliteClub member, which means you have either placed a substantial number of orders or contributed greatly to the R/C Community. As an EliteClub member you are also offered certain privileges which will be communicated to you via email or in your account section (here) from time to time. EliteClub members can also use the 'Bug-The-Boss' feature. Allowing you to send a short message directly to HobbyKings director informing him of an issue or suggestion.

I do not believe the e-mails actually are being sent to Anthony directly.
But I get an instant reply every time ..
Mark.
 

Flutter

Junior Member
#20
BathQuad

Hello,

First, thanks to Flitetest for bringing the H-quad to my attention. I always wanted a quad with GoPro that could film under and over water. This quad was the solution. I enlarged the fuselage in order to carry all electronics on the inside. The result was the BathQuad, floating on a swimming ring. It works just as I hoped and now I will go searching for nice lakes......

I put a video of the first flight on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/47159032

Aquaquad - jomfrutur.jpg

Best,
Flutter