new frame

Discussion in 'Frame Design' started by bugwalsh, Dec 19, 2015.

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aluminium or carbon fibre

  1. aluminium

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  2. carbon

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  1. bugwalsh

    bugwalsh Active Member

    Hi all,
    Now i have build my first quad out of balsa wood and am slowly getting the hand of crashing it sorry i mean flying it. i am now looking at building a better frame.

    Im building a H frame 450mm x 450mm and have two options
    1) aluminium tube ( 15x15x1.5 mm walls)
    2) carbon fibre 12mm round 1.5mm wall

    I need help on which one to go for.
     
  2. Dudeskin

    Dudeskin Well-Known Member

    Tough call, ally would be cheaper and less likely to break. But CF is light and really really cool. Haha.
     
  3. bugwalsh

    bugwalsh Active Member

    Hi all,
    we'll I've gone and made my new frame (number 3. 1/balsa 2/plastic conduit) and now ally U channel (10x8)

    also added a set of nav lights and a 15 LED light bar to the front :)

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  4. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    Carbon is great, aluminium i s easy to work with and a lot easier to make connections and joints.
     
  5. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    Nice looking frame hahahaha.
     

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