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Old 08-14-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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Lightbulb See-thru Glass Quadcopter!

Decades ago, I remember watching TV show "Wonder Woman" who flew a 'glass-airplane." Well, here's my see-thru quad!
The frames, arms and landing-gears made with acrylic-glass.
Maiden flight this morning with KK2.1 board(soon to be replaced with Naze32), and it flew well!
The props were not balanced so I expect more stable flight tomorrow. Will mount 1.3Ghz video transmitter soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuiY...NLoRaqkw8ptQLA

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Strictly speaking,acrylic is a plastic,but we'll let you off
Do you find orientation a problem?There doesn't seem to be a clear "front" or "back" to your quad.I have fitted green led strip to the front ,and red to the back of my quad for this reason.
I thought a see-through frame might be a problem,but yours doesn't seem so bad.I suppose the fc and battery pack show up quite well anyway.
Nice job ,leadpan.
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leadpan.....great job!

Especially since I remember when you started and how far you have come since then......

I to wondered about the visibility and orientation of a clear acrylic frame, particularly in bright sun light conditions (reflecting mirror effect).....something that could be an asset in the future would be large and bright LED's, possibly with a strobe aspect.

It looks like it won't be long before you're up and recording AV (with a NAZA on-board)..........happy for your success!

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Thanks pizzano!
I just added 2 LED last night. Lights shows thou both top & bottom.


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leadpan.....great job!

Especially since I remember when you started and how far you have come since then......

I to wondered about the visibility and orientation of a clear acrylic frame, particularly in bright sun light conditions (reflecting mirror effect).....something that could be an asset in the future would be large and bright LED's, possibly with a strobe aspect.

It looks like it won't be long before you're up and recording AV (with a NAZA on-board)..........happy for your success!


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Another great flight on my Glass-quad on amazing Naze32 f/c!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcFd...NLoRaqkw8ptQLA


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