Build Info Mini Quads

Discussion in 'Multirotors' started by Manyc, May 26, 2014.

By Manyc on May 26, 2014 at 1:03 PM
  1. Manyc

    Manyc Well-Known Member

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    Mini Quads seem to be all the rage... small nimble, can carry full FPV gear, and cheap to crash... since I have a disco pro and am scared of breaking it, since the main frames are very expensive.. I thought I would give one of these a shot...

    electronics are in... just need to frame and camera now...

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Discussion in 'Multirotors' started by Manyc, May 26, 2014.

    1. 5Fidy

      5Fidy RIP Jason

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      Cool man looks good what is It?
       
    2. Manyc

      Manyc Well-Known Member

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      it will be a bok230RE racing min-quad.. lot of people are using sunnysky motors and dodgy flashed HK esc's... but being in this hobby I have learnt.. buy cheap by twice... hence the T-motors

      the frame is done by a guy in NZ, who's doing a masters in design, and his theasis is quads... heard some good things about them... the frame is G10, not CF, armes are replaceable... and its only $60usd...

      not power distribution board... will have to work something out...
       
    3. The Dude

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      Whats the cost of the whole thing going to be ... I'd like to try one, but dont have a spare 2 k lying around..
       
    4. Manyc

      Manyc Well-Known Member

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      I have the googles and that, so I dont have that cost... the motors esc Fc and all in the pic cost $450, $60USD frame, $45 camera, +vtx

      so about $600... but I have also gone your high end stuff.. if you wanted to go cheaper... you can go some $10 Hk ESC and firmware flash them with blheli and go sunnysky motors.. which would take $150 off the cost...
       
    5. Ben

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      Looks good mate, I'm finding myself watching the Blackout videos more and more these days. I reckon a little mini would be great fun.
       
    6. Manyc

      Manyc Well-Known Member

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      I was looking at the qav 250.. but hearing good things about the frame... also separate arms... I don't want to replace a frame because of an arm

      Citizen#024
       
    7. Ben

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      What flight controller are you going to use?
       
    8. Manyc

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      Cc3d... open pilot...

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    9. Manyc

      Manyc Well-Known Member

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      Ok been a while but here are some basic pics...

      [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

      As you can imagine it's pretty tight getting it all in... there was a total of 6 mm of height for escs I ended up putting 2mm spacers in to give me some extra room..

      The kit came with Phillips head screws... I swapped them out... connect all the esc to one 4 mm bullet connectors...

      I did a test hover in my garage at 1am Thursday... was stable enough... but thought it was a bit gittery...

      Anyway started cleaning up wires when I noticed a few screws I had not tightened pretty much at all... explains the gitters... would have been causing huge vibrations....

      I'll put up some pics when I have it all together without the fpv gear as I want to fly it a bit first and make her fly hire I like before adding the gear... that said fpv gear has been wired up and tested.. Using the 5v power from the vtx and using a step up to make it 12v for the camera..



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    10. Manyc

      Manyc Well-Known Member

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      Ok... test fpv flight completed... light was pretty poor and it was windy but it flew well... for those familiar with the MRCHC field I even split the trees with it...

      Will see how it goes with better light but overall I'm happy.[​IMG][​IMG]

      Citizen#024
       
    11. smakmeharder

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      Being the first person to witness its flight, I must say that I am impressed. It flew very well. The video was also amazing...
       
    12. Manyc

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      Ok... this thing is awesome... with the CC3D in what they call rattitude mode, its a bomb... basically it self levels of the sticks are near mid stick and switch to rate mode after a certain throw... Since I was working from home today, thought I would get in a quick FPV... and by the second flight I am flying between trees and along a path behind me... slowly I admit... but man it was fun.... and since its so light and cheap props... I'm not to concerned about damage...
       
    13. smakmeharder

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      So all up that thing cost 600... plus you would need some fatshark goggles and receiver I imagine?
       
    14. Manyc

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      The goggles are the killer... as I said you could go hk esc and flash them with blheli - $50
      Sunny sky motors - $100
      Cc3d board - $110
      Props - $16
      Rx - $70
      Vtx $50
      Couple of packs.. $50
      Fpv camera - $50
      Frame $100. Or go hk for like $20
      Decent antenna $75 optional

      Fatsharks -$500

      You can go a monitor but it's not the same...

      Total excluding goggles

      Yep about $600..

      Tho I spent $300 on motor and esc not $150

      Plus I already had the rx, vtx, goggles and packs

      If you get one that takes only a board cam I have one spare...

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    15. 5Fidy

      5Fidy RIP Jason

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      Hobby king sell goggles for $280
       
    16. Manyc

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      True... but you'll need to buy the vrx module for the goggles and a battery as they don't come with then

      Citizen#024
       
    17. Manyc

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      Ok.. here is pretty much the first flight FPV with the bad boy...

       
    18. The Dude

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      nice dude, i like it..
       
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      That's cool mate I was waiting for the crash in the trees
      That was so funny lol
       

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