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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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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