Falcon Multirotors Aero7 Prototype

By jdmkramer on Dec 31, 2018

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Falcon Multirotors

Still very much a work in progress. This will be my light 7" long range build. I'm trying out some different designs on it, like the quick(er) release gopro mount and the crazy Em-Vee 900 wings seen here. I haven't taken it far yet, but feedback from TrueRC has led me to believe these antennas should perform pretty well like this. They're mounted to the ABS canopy with TPU parts and the front mounts can pop free in a crash. The antennas themselves are also very flexible. It will almost definitely end up much more Aero and less pointy, but I like to try stuff just for fun. HobbyKing ABS did not vapor smooth well at all. I will go back to E-Sun for the final canopy. The Gopro mount works well for quick on/off but is a bit too soft at the moment. I'll add to this post as the project progresses. I just wanted to share because I think it looks awesome. :)

Everything but the frame, filament, and racewire came from RDQ. It's nice living 20 minutes from your favorite shop. :)

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Part List

Frame

Aero7
Falconmultirotors.com
$89.00

Flight Controller

BrainFPV RADIX 30x30 Flight Controller (Custom Graphical OSD, Baro, Stackable, Betaflight) (68 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$54.99

ESCs

Aikon AK32 V2 32Bit 35A 2-6S 30x30 4in1 ESC w/ BEC (25 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$69.99

Motors

Brotherhobby Avenger 2507 1850kv 4-6S FPV Motor
Racedayquads.com
$25.99

Propellers

HQ Prop 7x3.5x3 V1S Tri-Blade 7" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (22 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow Micro Pro 600TVL CCD FPV Camera w/ OSD (2.1mm or 1.8mm) - Choose Your Color & Lens (195 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

FPV Transmitter

RDQ Mach 3 Video Transmitter 25-1000mW VTX 2-6S - U.FL or MMCXU.FL (77 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Antenna

TrueRC AXII U.FL FPV Antenna 5.8ghz (Side Feed) - RHCP and LHCP (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Receiver

FrSky R9 Slim+ SBUS Long Range 900MHz Receiver (20 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$26.99

Receiver

2 x TrueRC EM-Vee 900 Antenna - U.FL
Racedayquads.com
$29.98

Radio

FrSky Taranis QX7 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Black or WhiteBlack / No (165 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$104.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (54 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO Session in E-Commerce Packaging (7 builds)
Amazon.com
$149.00

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (94 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

24 LED Strip - 5V High Density LEDs for FPV Racing
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Kevlar Battery Strap w/Metal Buckle - 250mm (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.49

Misc Parts

RDQ Micro M8N GLONASS GPS Module (30 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$15.99

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (49 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Accessories

TrueRC True-Mox 915 Antenna - SMA or RP-SMA (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99
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adarkthinline   Jan 22, 2019  

Really COOL setup... how did you know where to drill holes to not damage the antenna?

jdmkramer   Jan 23, 2019 

If you look closely you can see the traces in the pcb. I'm sure floating a piece of metal through it has an effect, but probably nothing much.

Jodie Froster   Jan 03, 2019  
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Love the style!! The antenna and goPro mounting game are top shelf!!!

Notagolf   Jan 01, 2019  
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What did you do to smooth the canopy?

jdmkramer   Jan 01, 2019 

Acetone vapor. That's the photo on my stove top. I used HobbyKing ABS on this print though. It doesn't smooth well apparently. E-Sun ABS looks amazing on my past projects. I'll be printing and smoothing it again soon.

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