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Old 03-15-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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My new multi rotor kit arrived and I started the build.

Thought I'd share a few photos, cause who doesn't like photos!



If anyone is wondering why I'm using blue ground wire to my ESC's it's because an unnamed company sent me blue instead of black, owell
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:49 PM   #2
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You might try stacking your pics instead of side by side. Put each one on a line by itself.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:37 PM   #3
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Tapatalk org them that way.......
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:14 AM   #4
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Anybody know where we can buy the combo?
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:20 PM   #5
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Think this is the kit

http://www.helidirect.com/sky-hero-s...ly-p-34330.hdx


I really like them however for me the TBS Discover Pro offers more in a smaller package, if you add up everything needed GoPro gimbal and controller its balloons in price. Still a nice kit though.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:14 PM   #6
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I like what I see, but wow, these seem very expensive for what you get. Am I missing something? $600 and more for a bare frame kit?

I wonder how much parts are.... expensive to repair?
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:29 PM   #7
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Really like the look of the Spyder frames, unfortunately they are a little too expensive for me. Look sweet though and I like how they are put together.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:40 PM   #8
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$599 gets you frame only, not cheap but the combo offers a much better value.

To buy two of their motors is $199

And to buy two of their 13.5 inch props is $69

So $398 for four motors and $139 for four props then add four ESC and ya, wow $$$$$

But if you order the combo you get 4motors 4props and 4ESC's for only $169 more.

Under the Hood is a mess but once you assemble her, it's a super clean layout.

GPS is not mount yet.....

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Old 03-21-2014, 10:51 AM   #9
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You will enjoy flying it. Very stable and lots of fun in manual flight mode. Mine has been running very smooth and I'm enjoying it greatly.

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Old 03-26-2014, 03:27 PM   #10
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Hi there! I bought the same combo kit & did the maiden today! :-) What a beast! Did you fly yours already? I'm still waiting for my lipos but managed to fit a few 3s lipos to it ffor the maiden, ccouldn't wait! :-) Please keep us up to date with your build!
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:07 PM   #11
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What lipo did you get? Will 4s 6600 mah work with the kit. I know they recommend 6s 5000 mah instead .
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:45 PM   #12
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I'm using two.

One is a 4400 6S

Second is two 5000 3S in series
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:46 PM   #13
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:49 PM   #14
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It's a mess under the hood! But as shown above, once you install the top plate it's a super clean look.

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GREAT! You have the same distribution board than me! :-) I had a Vulcan Y6 before, so I have used that board. Have maidened mine with a bunch of 3s lipo's. Here are my gains. Will be a good starting point for you:

BASIC GAIN: PITCH: 140% ROLL: 140% YAW: 140% VERTICAL: 130%
ATT. GAIN: PITCH 135% ROLL: 135% (Got it from this thread & it work great!)

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=611719

Please maiden your Spyder without gimbal & stuff, it makes an "oops" just so much cheaper! :-) The Spyder fly SO stable, it's unbelievable!!! What gimbal do you plan to use? I bought a G3 gimbal to begin with. Have 1 on my Phantom & is very happy with it. Plan to put a Sony Nex on it on a later stage... Good luck with your build! :-)
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:58 PM   #16
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Zenmuse... I ordered the 2d before I knew there was a 3d so the 2 axis will have to do for now.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:42 PM   #17
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Nice build, I think that the 2D is a better choice in my opinion, too much money for the new version. I will consider this one too.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:46 PM   #18
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Quote:
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It's a mess under the hood! But as shown above, once you install the top plate it's a super clean look.
Kind of looks like a bowl full of black spaghetti......lots of winding around in a circle!
Are you close to finishing the build?
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:11 PM   #19
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Ya there is a lot in there.

Vulcan power board
Naza MC
Naza PMU
DJI Can Bus Hub
DJI BTU (Bluetooth)
DJI mini OSD
DJI Zenmuse unit
Step down regulator 22v to 12v
In line power filter
Spektrum AR9020 receiver
12v BEC
2 CMOS fat shark cameras
Immersion 5.8 Tx
3camera switch


And a butt load of wires!




Yes I test flew her but I'm having trouble with one of the factory sky hero ESC, so she's grounded.
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Old Today, 12:32 AM   #20
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Two things,

First I had flown the Spyder and WOW, what a machine.

I clocked her at 55mph easy.

Second: and more important. Has anyone noticed the new she hero pricing?

I was able to obtain the combo for $760 as the thread title lists but now it appears that the combo at that price is no longer available and you have to shell out over $1,000.00 for the combo!!!

What happen!!!!

No X8 for me at today's prices.
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