I'm curious, how did you mount your FC?
i posted some more pics. the FC is mounted on standoffs that are sandwiched inside the frame and I glued those standoffs to the bottom part of the main frame.
I figured it had to require a hacky solution. I was thinking mounting it on double sided tape or something like zeal might work as well. How does it perform? Got any DVR footage?
yeah with the standoffs it sits tight in there. but double sided tape would have worked as well. So far I have done only a couple of indoor flights ... outside its too rainy and snowy. But performance is really promising. Can't wait to give it a run outside!
Do you think a 4-in-1 and FC would fit between there? How tall are the standoffs? Also, do you think this camera would fit between the plates up front?
Happen to have one of those camera. I don't think it will work without cutting down the props, which I would not do. Will post an image for size comparison. I rather plan to cut down something like the green 3inch props in the picture a bit and fit it on the quad later on.
The standoffs are 8mm. You can't use anything that is much taller with propellers of this size. A small 4in1 could work. Maybe you would have to remove the white socket on the pico FC or go with the tinier emax FC.
Yeah, it looks a tad too tall, but maybe if it was rested at an angle between the plates with the antenna going through one of those holes on the top plate. Do you think 10mm standoffs would leave enough room for the props?
There is roughly 2.5mm left between the top plate screws and the ladybird props. So 10 mm will become a really close thing. My camera bends the thin top plate a bit upwards so at the very front it is already more than 8mm. Maybe you could widen the front-hole in the bottom plate a bit such that you can sink the camera down like in my build. Combined with an angled camera this might work.
a small dvr recording from the first test flight:
a lot of fun my fingers are still freezing though :D Flight times could be a bit longer but I guess they will be when it gets warmer.
Looks like some pretty decent speed for a 2S. Had any bad crashes yet? I'm concerned about the durability of the frame with those motors.
no crashes yet. The frame is 2mm and feels like it should be able take some considering the overall weight of only 60 to 70 grams including the battery. If not then I'll order another one or try something more expensive like this one http://hoverbot.io/
I was looking at the Hoverbot as well. It looks like a nice frame, but it does come at a cost compare to this one.
Yes. The Hoverbot is cleaner to build with the frame being designed for these motors, e.g., more space for ESCs on top and matching standoffs for the flight controller. The price of the China frame is tempting though... if you don't mind some tinkering. I also like the very low profile of my build better with the camera in the front.