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General Chat Thread, Does anyone fly Quadcopters/Tricopters in General; Hi all, My latest flight was done yesterday in Calstock, Cornwall UK. Great day and a beautiful area. I only ...
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    Hi all,
    My latest flight was done yesterday in Calstock, Cornwall UK. Great day and a beautiful area. I only did full FPV for bit of the video as I have never flown in this area and didn't want to get disorientated. ;D I LOVE FPV!
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    FPV Quadcopter Calstock Viaduct, Cornwall UK - YouTube

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    Here is another new video from my travels over the weekend.

    Crownhill Fort, Plymouth, Devon UK


    FPV Quadcopter Crownhill Fort, Plymouth Devon UK - YouTube

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    @plexer How is you project going? are you in the air yet? Hope your still finding it fun

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    Hi,

    Stalled at the moment due to being ill all over half term and then not being able to walk for most of the week following that.

    Was pricing up aluminium stock for the frame the other week though.

    Looks like we are also hopefully building a couple of reprap 3d printers so may use some parts produced with that as well

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1a View Post
    Here is another new video from my travels over the weekend.
    @JAB1a - Fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Lovely video, lovely flying. Respect!

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    Be a bit more adventurous!!!

    Team BlackSheep's TEATIME in London - YouTube

    Jealous; would love one.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by FragglePete View Post
    Magic. But it wouldn't be long before those kind of excursions get shot down and the pilot taken off for a few ... questions. If the pilots aren't ... sheeple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Hi,

    Stalled at the moment due to being ill all over half term and then not being able to walk for most of the week following that.

    Was pricing up aluminium stock for the frame the other week though.

    Looks like we are also hopefully building a couple of reprap 3d printers so may use some parts produced with that as well

    Ben
    Hi @plexer Interestingly, our ICT/Technology students have just finished a reprap and have now decided they want a UAV.
    Would you be up for a collaborative project? I'm not leading this but can put you in touch if ok.

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    @CyberNerd will pm you tomorrow about that.

    Just found this on ks XDev - the new standard in hobby development boards by Daniel Wingerd — Kickstarter could be useful for all sorts of things.

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    The Black Sheep video in London is brilliant if you take it at face value, some of those sights we would never be able to see unless someone did this, I don't think its better than the 'Trappy' New York video by them, much better flyer I think.

    The best post I have seen about The Black Sheep (TBS) was by 'LoopDreams' on FPV Hub:

    Leaving aside arguments over the legality.

    How TBS see themselves:
    Does anyone fly Quadcopters/Tricopters-epaphotosfour467724.jpg

    How people see them:
    Does anyone fly Quadcopters/Tricopters-brothers-virtual-reality.jpg

    "RC Daredevils", gimme a break.

    I hope video's like this are not used as evidence in some board room to apply for more stricter rules which could spoil the fun for the ones that are 'trying' to stick to the rules. I know this might be the pot calling the kettle black lol

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    This has got me intrigued... ! Feel like this could be something I could get in to; make a nice distraction from work and family life!!!

    Just been watching this set of videos; very helpful in understanding things a bit better....

    Basic Quadcopter Tutorial - Chapter 1 - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    yeah there seems to be stacks of 3D printable parts on thingverse Things tagged with 'Quadcopter' - Thingiverse

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    3D printing is amazing, I wish I had one or had access to one but when I looked into them it was going to be about 600 just to get to the first print, is the process cheaper now or still around the same price all in?.

    His design is great and I love the use of my fravorite resource ZIP TIES

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1a View Post
    3D printing is amazing, I wish I had one or had access to one but when I looked into them it was going to be about 600 just to get to the first print, is the process cheaper now or still around the same price all in?.
    Our tech dept built one for about 500
    http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

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