x-ufo

x-ufo

About the Project

One day, while surfing the net, I happened upon a cool RC-toy...
Of course, I couldn't control it, so there was only one thing to do...
Modify the Heck out of it!

Weighing in.

TechfilesPosted by Trygve Wednesday, January 17 2007 23:16:34

Found a decent scale today, so I measuered some weights.

The X-UFO, complete with batteries, is 320 grams.
Battery is 83 grams,
The Gyro is 16 grams,
and the Transparent dome is 5 grams(with the doublesided tape that held it in place.

I found a replacement 11.1V/800mAh Li-poly pack at approximately the same weight in a netshop, so I won't save any there. (I could have gone for a 400mA pack, at about 40 grams, but then I would still be struggling with a 4minute fligh-time. Which really isn't long enough when testing stuff)

The replacement gyro is 2 grams, so a theoretical saving of about 5% of the total weight.

As I won't have a RC receiver built into the electronics, I may be able to save a few grams there, too.(Any saving depends on how good I'm at designing double-sided PCBs with surface-mount components.)
I know that I won't be needing all the connectors that the original PCB had, but that saving will be minimal.

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Posted by Damon Tuesday, April 03 2007 05:13:17

You ever going to post again? I am extremely interested in this project.