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    Quadcopters? Please. We've Got Octodecacopters Now

    I'd love a Quadcopter. But I think I'd like one of these more....

    Quadcopters? Please. We've Got Octodecacopters Now.

    ..perhaps I'll write to Santa and see what he thinks!

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    Dear Santa........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Dear Santa........
    Give Rudolph a rest and get yourself one of these. And while you're at it, can I have one too please....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gybe78 View Post
    Give Rudolph a rest and get yourself one of these. And while you're at it, can I have one too please....?
    If santa had a 20 minute flight time christmas might be a little longer...

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    Octocopter? Please, so last year. We've now got dodecacopters!



    Quote Originally Posted by gybe78 View Post
    I'd love a Quadcopter. But I think I'd like one of these more....

    Quadcopters? Please. We've Got Octodecacopters Now.

    ..perhaps I'll write to Santa and see what he thinks!

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    I still don't see it whats the difference in a quadcopter to a rc helicopter apart from two more additional propellers

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    I still don't see it whats the difference in a quadcopter to a rc helicopter apart from two more additional propellers
    Quads are all fixed pitch, you can loop them but you can't fly them inverted in a hover. There is no adverse yaw on throttle or pitch movements. Pitch, roll and yaw are controlled by varying the power to individual motors, whereas a single main rotor you have complicated linkage from a thrust ring (which varies the angle of the blades) to two servos and you may have quite a complex mechanical set-up for the tail rotor. Quads are mechanically simpler - easier and more forgiving to set-up, and generally easier to learn to fly.

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    Damn! If I'd of known that I'd of got one of them for Christmas instead I ordered a helicopter!! Worried I won't be able to fly it now and smash it up!

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    I LOVE my Hubsan X4.
    They're cheap on ebuyer now so it doesn't matter if you smash it up when experimenting how much 'load' it can carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    Damn! If I'd of known that I'd of got one of them for Christmas instead I ordered a helicopter!! Worried I won't be able to fly it now and smash it up!
    It will depend on the type. The contra rotating prop types are easier to fly - probably on a par with a quad. A full 3d capable collective pitch Heli would be a mistake for a beginner. A chopper is more satisfying to master, IMO. In the beginning, you will crash and probably break bits whatever you try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1a View Post
    Octocopter? Please, so last year. We've now got dodecacopters!
    Sorry, you missed a "deca" there. Octodecacopters have 18, which is more than 12 :P

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    GOD DAMMIT! Ah well. Since we are on the subject of RC things. I wanted a Nitro fuelled RC Car! Is it legal for company's on websites like Amazon to send you Nitro fuel through the post. If so I will consider buying one if not then na!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    I still don't see it whats the difference in a quadcopter to a rc helicopter apart from two more additional propellers
    I believe the standard Hubsan X4 can lift (to a hover) 20g of extra load but at that limit you will loose height trying to travel in any direction.

    The heli's with counter rotating props are a little bit harder to learn compared to a well setup Quad due to it naturally wanting to twist (yaw) at start up and throttle increase etc, Good thing about Heli's is that if the battery gets low then you tend to start loosing height but are cushioned by auto-rotaion, a quad will just stop and plumet or accelerate to the ground

    Anything RC that can fly in my book is great fun be it a Heli, Bi, Tri, Quad, Hex, Octo, Dodeca, Wings, planes etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Sorry, you missed a "deca" there. Octodecacopters have 18, which is more than 12 :P
    Haha anyone else want to 'one up' this total? there must be bigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    GOD DAMMIT! Ah well. Since we are on the subject of RC things. I wanted a Nitro fuelled RC Car! Is it legal for company's on websites like Amazon to send you Nitro fuel through the post. If so I will consider buying one if not then na!
    I would suggest a HPI Savage X, they are almost bullet proof and have such reliable IC engines in them, I still have my old Savage X 4.1 and enjoy a good bashing every so often. You can get bags of spare parts off ebay as cheap as chips. I think companies can post fuel to you but they have to use a delivery company who allows it in their rules... someone like DHL or similar might.

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