What do you do when you have a new quad and it’s near the Fourth of July? You make a quad bomber?
My quad was only using 4 channels, that left 2 unused. A little screwing with my DX8, an old servo box, a paper clip, some masking tape, spare servo, hot glue, a few zip ties and BAM: bomb bay. Fill that bay with the firework things that snap when they hit the ground, and you will be the envy of your neighborhood.
- Find a small box.
- Reinforce box with taps as needed.
- Hot glue old servo onto box. Servo arm should block lid from opening in position 1 and rotate so lid can swing free in position 2.
- Plug servo into Receiver and program Transmitter. With the DX8 I used the Gear channel. I also had to change the travel on the servo.
- Attach to quad.
- Fill with stuff.
Also, I should say that the DX8 has really helped with the overall quad project. I can’t say its user friendly, but after the learning curve it has made flying the quad a whole lot more manageable. DX8 Pro-tip: set up a quad as a Plane. Doing it as a helicopter is just asking for problems. Plus, when you want to expand your quad with things like bomb bays, setting up bay servo is a whole lot easier in Plane mode.
Here is a picture of me loading the quad. As you can see it’s a ridiculously simple device.