Garage Phoenix

By jdmkramer on Nov 06, 2018

13  337  7

I lost my beloved Featherlight Falcon project in a marsh. I was never able to locate it, likely because it was all black. As cool as that looks, I won't make that mistake with this one. Originally designed for the Featherlight series of frames, the falcon pod is just flexible enough as is to work on the 5" kingcrab frame. :)

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Part List

Frame

Garagecrab (14 builds)
Falconmultirotors.com
$50.00

Flight Controller

Airbot Omnibus F4 Nano V6 20x20 Flight Controller w/ LC Filter (56 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

ESCs

Airbot Ori32 32Bit 25A 2-4S 20x20 4in1 ESC (82 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$44.99

Motors

4 x RDQ BADASS 2205 1800Kv Motor (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.96

Propellers

HQ Prop 5x4.3x3 V1S Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your ColorBlue (375 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.69

FPV Camera

RunCam Split Mini FPV Camera / HD 1080P 60 FPS Recorder (57 builds)
Getfpv.com
$79.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (165 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Antenna

TrueRC AXII 5.8GHz U.FL (Side Feed) FPV Antenna - RHCP or LHCP (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$11.99

Receiver

FrSky R9 Slim 900MHz 6/16CH Long Range Receiver (14 builds)
Getfpv.com
$25.99

Batteries

RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 1300mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60 (81 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$20.49

Radio

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

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO2 OLED FPV Goggles (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$499.00

Misc Parts

RDQ Kevlar Battery Strap w/Kevlar Stitching, Rubber Grip and Metal Buckle - 250mm (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$5.99

Misc Parts

RDQ Micro M8N GLONASS GPS Module (46 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$15.99

Misc Parts

XT60 Pigtail 14AWG 4" - Choose Your ColorBlack (14 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.49

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX LITE - Long Range R/C Transmitter (24 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$149.95

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (145 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29

Tools

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

Accessories

TBS Diamond Antenna (25 builds)
Getfpv.com
$24.95
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Discussion

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MattS   Dec 07, 2018  
1

Looks great!! A unique AND useful pod design. Are the props out of view with the camera that far forward??

jdmkramer   Dec 07, 2018 

Thanks! Session and Split Mini FPV feed are prop free, but there are props just barely in view in the split footage. You can see examples of all three in the videos above. The Split HD footage is the stuff with the dark vignette of tpu around the outside.

mwm8X8   Nov 07, 2018  
1

Awesome canopy layout!

Jodie Froster   Nov 06, 2018  
1

I love the new color!!! Sad you lost the first one, but I just can't get enough of the design! I love the new "ears" and I wonder if you will bother strapping a gopro back on it, with the split in there and all

jdmkramer   Nov 06, 2018 

I've flown it just to see if the orange plastic flexed differently and possibly induced some jello, but things are looking good. I will be using mine for long range flights more than freestyle, so the gopro won't be riding often.

wrckit   Nov 06, 2018  
1

I love this canopy, you did a seriously good job on it. Great job mate

jdmkramer   Nov 06, 2018 

Thanks! It's my favorite thing I have made for quads. I want to do more with it. There's really benefits to the shape and a lot more potential.

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