do you already have it in your hands? I am toying with the idea of getting this one as well.
Yes, all parts are here. I'm building it right now, but I don't have too much time. I'll upload some photos soon. I still have to do the rest of the wiring (VTx, Cam, Rx).
As far as I can tell, it's a nice frame/build - and worth the money.
Greetings from Bern,
great, I think I will order it as well and frankenstein parts of my old ZMR250 onto that frame ;)
Greetings from Nussbaumen bei Baden,
Just finished the wiring. Everything works (at least on the bench), even the LED bar and buzzer via KISS FC. I'm still pretty happy with it! :-D Have fun!
Hey guys sorry for not posting photos I've gotten all the parts but have just been having horrible migraines and as a result have not been able to do much.
Hey, check my RUSH155. It is just under 250g with a 650mAh 4S 75c. I also use a 850mAh but it goes up to 280g.... I'm looking at some weight reductions by using the new Runcam Swift Micro (pre-ordered. It is 5.6g instead of 13g with the current RG 1200TVL) and switching the FX799T VTx + DYS 4 lobes SMA antenna with a Tramp HV or the TBS Unify Pro Race and a uFl CP antenna (probably half the weight).
Just wondering what you think about the Tramp HV? Is it better than the TBS Unify Pro Race?
Hey there will definately check out your build. I finished my japalura and will post photos. It ends up being 250g on the dot with a 4s 650mah lipo as well. I used a pagoda and made it slightly longer than 30mm and the antenna weighs around 6g and the tramp hv weighs 8g. So if you switch to a dipole you're saving 10g of weight right there (I'll probably go this way) tv swift weighs in at 10g but if the frame isn't designed for the micro adapters will make the camera a bit heavier than a normal swift. So I decided to run with the swift 2 as I also listen to my motors when flying. I used to fly with a unify but then started having random blackouts. I switched everything to a tramp hv and have never had a single problem since. The best part is it works with kiss telemetry I can change my vtx output from 1-600mw by putting it on a pot. Will never go tbs again for vtx's I get the tramp at a cheaper price, immersion rc support is awesome if a reseller does not help as much as you want where my experience with tbs has always been a major let down. Sorry for the long paragraph hope this helped.
I got those stores added so the prices can be normalized into USD. At least now the total price should be accurate.
Good news, I'll remove my comment about AUD.
and you made an amazing build at only $157 dollars. congrats!
Thanks! yeah and the price is only coming down too... Several manufacturers have 15, 16 and 20mm towers coming out in the coming weeks, that will only make this cheaper and easier to put together. Since the frame can use any size fc/esc stack from 15mm to 20mm, there should be a lot of easy options very soon.
nice man! been thinking about these little dinky 2 inch quads. did you see Zlex Zvada's gremlin frame? its a FREAKIN 2 INCH ALIEN! its so cute
I haven't seen that one. did a quick search but came up empty.
Interesting way to pass the motor wires around the standoffs. Is there a functional purpose to that? Great looking build BTW! Have you tried 3" props on it?
I do that so the motors have a little extra wire to work with when disassembling, and so if I do screw up a motor wire, I always have a second chance to recut and solder shorter. a motor with a wire that is 3mm too short is junk... so I err on the side of caution with these little ones.
It also makes it less likely to tear off the solder pad in a prop strike situation.
I've almost finished mine after having 3 dead pikoblx FC< waiting on a lux micro f4 in the mail. love your HDR photography as always though!
I have the "lite" version of this frame and it's next in line for the workbench (apart from repairs). I'm really impressed with the quality of this frame. The machining looks good, the screw holes are the right sizes and the carbon is super stiff. I'm really looking forward to this build but I'm sure it won't be as neat as yours.
It's a really neat frame. I really like the look of it and this was the smoothest, most trouble-free build I've done to date.
i have a bad feeling that it died....
this is the greatest drone name i've seen on this website
Yeah I thought for a long time trying to think of an actual clever pun. In the end I couldn't come up with anything so I decided to got meta.
Wow, I haven't seen Goodluckbuy since my AP days playing with gimbals. What sort of flight times are you getting? How about some more photos? That photo is a little fuzzy.
I knew I wanted this frame and Goodluckbuy was the only place I could still find it. They're a little pricey but overall I was pleasantly surprised with my dealing with them. I just finished this build so I've only test hovered it and I spent half of that battery trying to lift off with the wrong direction prop on one motor.
Yeah I'm going to upload better pictures. I only discovered this site late last night and I entered this build as much as a test as anything. This was the only picture I had but I'll take more tonight. Interesting note the blurriness is actually from sunlight reflecting off the gleaming white props.
Welcome to the site! I hope the site test went smooth! Yeah, GLB has never been competitive in terms of price, but they've always offered decent support.
Yup everything worked better than expected, I think I'm going to like it here.
Interesting RX antenna placement. I normally run them from behind the front arms, so this is the first time I've seen them going forward from the rear arms.
very unique, looks fantastic too!
You're going to need a lot of storage space for all of this. Have you considered a smaller quad like a micro brushless?
That is a cool looking frame! How thick is the carbon?
Yes I'm loving it so far. The lower plate is 3mm, seems really durable.
I bought the same gimbal without seeing this thread. How did you mount it to the frame? I have it without the stock suspension on the TBS loveseat using two zip ties. Please share your way of mounting it. Thanks.
If it were me I'd use a 4-in-1 30A ESC with a 5v regulator and the Racerstar 2300kv motors. It'll make the build much easier and the motors are cheaper and proven. Then if you want to save a little money and weight you can use the VTX03 as your video transmitter. You won't need to buy an antenna as the dipole is perfectly fine. If you don't need radio telemetry just use the Frsky XM+. It's much smaller and cheaper. You can use the OSD for voltage and field PID configuration.
Is a 4-in-1 ESC the best idea? considering one could blow and i'd have to replace the whole ESC, plus it would be closer to my VTX and could cause interference? Do you know what low band is for VTX? 03 apparently outputs in the wrong low band frequencies, and why not go for a different antenna since i'd like the best quality FPV (will be used for recording). Is using voltage readings safe, I was led to believe mAh consumed is best to go with, but if I don't need that then I could change my PDB & FC to save some money. Thanks for the input though, i'll definitely change some bits so I can get in the air for less!
Check my Race Frog build for a decent 4-in-1. It can replace the Omnibus regulator and power everything at 5v. I've never experienced any issues with interference between a 4-in-1 and VTX, nor have I heard of that happening to others. Low band is basically illegal frequencies, so you don't want to use those. What's nice about the VTX03 is the U.fl connector, so you can buy a 2in U.fl to SMA pigtail and use any antenna you want. Using voltage is fine, but current is ideal. You can get the Omnibus F4 V2 with the current sensor if you think it's necessary. I've been flying with just voltage over OSD for a few months and it hasn't been a problem. You can usually tell when the voltage is getting low when it starts flashing more frequently. It's always good just to run a 3-4min timer regardless.
The 4-in-1 is more expensive, could I use these (or RS30A lite) ESC's, the Omnibus F4 V2 and swap this PDB for a cheap one?
It's not more expensive when you subtract the cost of the PDB. You'd actually save money and about 16 solder joints.
That's a neat little frame. Just be sure to have a variety of standoffs available to get the stack height just right.
hello? ...yeah, i'll take 20
Haha I'll get right on it! Loved building this quad!
i really dont understand my obsession with tiny x drones with camera on the stacks. their adorable yet kick ass at the same time
I'd put the Taranis under Misc so it's not included in the base price. You've got it in for the VTX.
Fixed, thank you! I was wondering why it looked so expensive...
Oh it's always more expensive than it looks ;)