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Walkera Ladybird Frame

by pottiepie Apr 12, 2013
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Pardon my complete electrical ignorance, but how do you connect two batteries to the Ladybird?

Looks like a nice frame. I'm on my third frame already, with another spare on the way. (It's my first RC flyer, so I'm going through frames and props pretty fast.) I still don't have a printer, but will try using Shapeways and see how it comes out!

You can solder a cable with two connectors in parallel for the batteries. Btw I found that using a rubber band to hold the battery is more efficient that attaching the holder I made. And it's lighter and doesn't break too.

Another thing I found is that the arms tend to split open after a hard crash. That can't be helped because it's a weak point in the printing, and trying to buff it only adds to the weight. I found that reinforcing the arms with some tape helps a lot.

Shapeways print arrived the other day. Nice frame! Friction wasn't enough to hold the battery cage on, so I'm currently using a cable tie. I might use some leftover Sugru instead, which might have the side effect of reinforcing the arms? We'll see... (=

Interesting. I'm getting around 10 minutes of flight time on a single battery, so I'll probably forgo the extra weight.

Definitely good to know about the arms. I was thinking of taping the two frame parts together anyway, depending on how well they fit; I'll see what I can do with a little Gorilla Tape. (Of course, the biggest challenge will just be waiting for the prints to ship!)