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    TBS Discovery retractable gears

    Hi Trappy, please see this movie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odCgL...ature=youtu.be

    Regards Mike

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    awesome so does it need 4 servos? are they all hooked up to one of the channels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel View Post
    Hi Trappy, please see this movie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odCgL...ature=youtu.be

    Regards Mike
    looks good. So how is it done ? :=)

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    Looks cool. What's the extra weight? Also, have you found any particular need for these (aside from the obvious coolness factor)? I could definitely do with some extra length on the legs as i almost never launch from flat ground, and the gimbal needs the clearance, but was assuming there would be no problem with having some permanent extensions.

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    Yes 4 Hitec HS-65HB servo's (12 grams each) on one canal (futaba T14SG receiver) A lot of parts are made by my 3D printer in ABS (very light in weight).
    The legs are from carbon 2.5mm and about 28 grams (see picture) each.
    However it needs some more fine tuning.
    As you can see I have a second Futaba R7008SB because lack of channels.

    Mike

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    Some more pics
    Last edited by Michiel; 6th January 2014 at 08:28 AM.

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    I saw it as an challenge, DiscoTuna, and it looks more 'streamlined', I think...

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    My next project is the loveseat, not with my girl friend, but for the gimbal.....

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    whats a loveseat? I mean when done with wife.
    jokes aside, thank you for sharing.

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    Looks awesome, definitely has the cool factor :-)
    TBS Discovery Pro - Kent, United Kingdom
    Flight Computer: DJI Naza 2 with GPS - R/C: Futaba T8J with R2008SB Receiver - Video TX: Immersion 5.8 GHz 600Mw
    Motors: TBS 900 Kv - ESC: TBS Bulletproof - Propellors: Gaupner 9"x5" E-Prop - Batteries: Turnigy NanoTech 4S 4500mAh
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