This is the completed frame for the quadrocopter. Currently the landing gear are merely an extension of the main bolts through the frame, I hope to devise an improved set of landing gear or equip the quadrocopter with retractable landing gear in the future.
After three flights with this quadrocopter I must say that it is very fun to fly, extremely stable and very powerful. It hovers at about 45-50% throttle and climbs quite well at only 60% throttle. I would imagine that it is capable of carrying at least two go pro HDs and possibly even more weight. Casually flying with a 2200mAh 3S Li-Po I was able to achieve flight times of roughly 5-8 minutes, I wasn’t actually recording the flight time so those numbers are estimations. What I like most about this flying this quadrocopter is its many great flight characteristics. It is very stable, probably more stable than my large coaxial lama 3 helicopter, but you never have to worry about tipping on landing or losing control in the wind. It maneuvers like a collective pitch helicopter and the gyro does a great job of balancing the quadrocopter after coming out of a bank or turn; the gyro correction seems to be even better than the three axis gyros embedded in many of Walkera’s new flybarless helicopters. When flying the quadrocopter if I ever feel like I am losing control or have become disoriented I simply allow the gyro to level the quadrocopter and reduce the throttle to land. I haven’t yet encountered any flight characteristics in the quadrocopter that I dislike.
Eventually, the frame went through several modifications including shortening of the arms, some black paint, and changes to the battery mount.