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    Battery goes on the bottom as that is what it was...

    Battery goes on the bottom as that is what it was optimized for. The moment of inertia of this quadcopter should be extremely low. Hinged skids hmm... I might just run with that. Thanks!
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    So I backtracked a little today while running...

    So I backtracked a little today while running through the layouts in my head. The other, longer, build is still on but the CFD and optimization is gonna take me months to finish in reality.

    So I...
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    Wow! It's been a loooooong while since the last...

    Wow! It's been a loooooong while since the last update. I've been really busy with work and school, but that hasn't stopped progress!

    http://i.imgur.com/1sNOIak.png

    Album:...
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    Update: Just got the ZMR arms today. Gonna print...

    Update: Just got the ZMR arms today. Gonna print the parts this weekend.
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    Here's my suggestion for improving that frame,...

    Here's my suggestion for improving that frame, though it does kind of bend the definitions a little...

    Incorporate a more aerodynamic and lifting body design. You want to be able to dump all the...
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    Not with the micro tilt servo I'm gonna stick...

    Not with the micro tilt servo I'm gonna stick under that hood behind the cam. Gonna be able to takeoff and then hit a switch to tilt it back up to make it aerodynamic.

    I might try to measure using...
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    Which is why the camera is ~75 deg tilted...

    Which is why the camera is ~75 deg tilted relative to the arms. If I understand your notion, it's that the arms should be completely flat relative to the direction of travel at WOT. There's a few...
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    Yeah, to add to this, the people that are in it...

    Yeah, to add to this, the people that are in it only for money or fame won't last. They'll constantly be doing this for the wrong reasons and never have enough to make it. You simply cannot succeed...
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    Haven't even printed it myself yet. Still *lots*...

    Haven't even printed it myself yet. Still *lots* of changes to be made to the initial design before I'm happy enough to print it. But I'll keep this thread updated with the progress.
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    Yep, but I have a Armattan F1-6 that I have to do...

    Yep, but I have a Armattan F1-6 that I have to do first. The ZMR arms for this project are actually arriving with the F1-6 parts.
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    Yep, that's the idea. The box on top is indeed...

    Yep, that's the idea. The box on top is indeed for a camera and fits the 25x25mm cam I have on hand.
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    Bullet Train - Experimental Racing Build

    New build I'm planning. Uses 4x ZMR250 Arms, the rest is 3D printed.
    http://i.imgur.com/xWV3pyE.png

    http://i.imgur.com/g302ELA.png

    http://i.imgur.com/Z2bVHov.png

    Feedback, comments...
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    They can't say where a UAS can or can't be flown,...

    They can't say where a UAS can or can't be flown, they *can* say where the person flying it on the ground can or cannot be.
  14. You can register part 47. It's $5 *per model*...

    You can register part 47. It's $5 *per model* however.
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  16. It was very easy to defeat. I simply read her...

    It was very easy to defeat. I simply read her pre-existing federal law. By the way, in case anyone else needs to fight ludicrous bullshit like this in their own state here's all you need:



    It's...
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    I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm a...

    I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm a broke ass college student. I don't have $20k to blow on an attorney to fight the FAA who have unlimited attorneys and time who will draw out the process...
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    You agreed to abide by guidelines that have no...

    You agreed to abide by guidelines that have no legal basis whatsoever in order to be registered. Which has been the only reason I have refused to register thus far. </meaningless>
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    Feinstein is one of the most corrupt and clueless...

    Feinstein is one of the most corrupt and clueless politicians in congress. I say that, and I consider myself a progressive libertarian...
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    Still praying that something comes through (three...

    Still praying that something comes through (three days left!). But I'll give up probably and end up registering. Boils my blood.
  21. This is from 2013. We (oregon constituents)...

    This is from 2013. We (oregon constituents) already killed the bill. I talked to Sen Close who was on the committee and she was very nice and understood all my concerns completely. The bill died in...
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    And on that front they have no legal basis: ...

    And on that front they have no legal basis:


    Except that it is a right:
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    Many buildings and radio towers exceed 400 ft....

    Many buildings and radio towers exceed 400 ft. Though they have to be permitted and have all the lights etc. I think you could get away with as high as you could build and permit for, not just 400ft...
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    I know Amazon et al. tests their drones inside...

    I know Amazon et al. tests their drones inside big warehouses to avoid all FAA interaction. I was thinking that if there happened to be a driving range that was surrounded on all sides (including the...
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    No, I don't mean purely legally. I mean...

    No, I don't mean purely legally. I mean physically. What size net would I have to fly under to be qualified as "indoors"?
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