SPLITMINISHARK

By jdmkramer on Jul 03, 2018

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It was time to build a 3" and I wanted to put my Split Mini in it. I wanted range and fly time. Almost got a Switchback, but I'm trying to build every Falcon Multirotors frame. All I needed to adapt it was a couple longer screws for the camera and a couple bits of tubing. As of right now I've gone as far as 3km and as long as 9 minutes. I'm very happy with this frame, motors, props, pack, rx, fc, really the whole build. Everything came together to give me a perfect micro "long" ranger,backyard derper, and permanent home for my Split Mini :) AUW w/ 850 3s = 202g, w/ 1300 3s = 241g, Dry = 121g

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Part List

Frame

Splitshark (9 builds)
Falconmultirotors.com
$35.00

Flight Controller

HGLRC Zeus 20x20 Flight Controller AIO - FC/ESC All In One for 2" and 3" (28 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$65.99

Motors

4 x EMAX 1106 Motor - RS1106 II Mini Brushless 6000kv (33 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.96

Propellers

EMAX Avan Mini 3x2.4x3 Tri-Blade 3" Prop 12 Pack - Choose Your ColorRed (14 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.49

Propellers

Gemfan 3025 Bi-Blade 3" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.69

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro V2 SMA Video Transmitter VTX (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

Antenna

RDQ Micro M8N GLONASS GPS Module (37 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$15.99

Antenna

TrueRC AXII 5.8GHz U.FL FPV Antenna - RHCP or LHCP (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$13.99

Receiver

FrSky R9 Slim+ 915MHz Long Range Receiver w/ 2pcs Dipole T Antennas (16 builds)
Getfpv.com
$28.99

Batteries

Tattu 1300mAh 3S 75C Lipo Battery pack w/ XT60 plug for 3" and 4" Quads
Racedayquads.com
$18.99

Batteries

Tattu 11.1V 3S 850mAh 75C LiPo FPV Battery - XT60 (12 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$14.50

Radio

Jumper T16 Hall BLOWOUT (2 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$139.95

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (54 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (107 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

XT60 Pigtail 14AWG 4"Black (7 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.49

Misc Parts

RDQ Micro LiPo Battery Strap V3 Upgraded Metal Buckle - 155mm (for 2-3" builds) (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$0.89

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX LITE (9 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$149.95

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (111 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29

Tools

Mini All-In-One Hex Driver Tool
Racedayquads.com
$13.99

Accessories

TBS Diamond Antenna (16 builds)
Getfpv.com
$24.95
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sergetania   Jul 04, 2018  
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What a nice build! Isn't that Slim+ with two antennas a pain in the butt? I just finished a very similar build.

Are you using Taranis X7 with R9M? I am stuck on 10mW power, the radio skips over the power level in the model setup. I can't change it. I am pretty sure I have the latest firmware. Thanks!

jdmkramer   Jul 05, 2018 

Woah. that's a weird bug! did you make sure to update the module firmware and opentx to the latest versions? Maybe hit up the R9 user group on fb. Haven't heard of this one before.
The two antennas weren't too bad. Just had to get a little creative. Worth it for strong signal at just about any orientation.

sergetania   Jul 13, 2018 

Upgrade to OpenTX 2.2RC4 solved the issue. Thanks!

Btw, I am pleasantly surprised by the performance of R9 mini and it has just one antenna! That's plenty given the 5.8 video range.

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