Merica 6" 2207 2400kv

By wrong17 on Feb 15, 2019

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This is mainly a transplant build from a 5" Merica. I really like using the Gemfan Flash 5552 props on all my 6" frames so that is why I wanted to convert the Merica this way too. Unfortunately, it was not a simple switch of the arms. I guess I could have done that, but the bottom plate is a little thicker on the 6". Good thing I also swapped out the motors to a set of brand new Emax Lite Spec 2207 2400kv because I did not have to extend the wires to accommodate the longer arms. I also made a slight modification after seeing the newer version of the Merica-X 5 where they place the cross brace on top of the arm instead of below. Since I cannot do the same thing with the crossbar that I have, the only option is to add a spacer to lift the motor even higher. I 3d printed a 6mm spacer to lift the rear motor a little higher so I can get a larger offset between the front and rear motors.

Take a look at the images below and you will see how much bigger the 6” frame is. The only difference I noticed between the 5” and 6” frame is the thicker (6mm) and longer arms, and the thicker bottom plate. Since the Arms are 1mm thicker I had to modify the arm bumper so it will fit. I did not install the arm bumpers yet, so that is why you do not see them in the pictures.

Update (July 2019) - GoPro 7 Black and Foxeer Falkor Micro Camera

After getting a GoPro 7 Black I could not go back using a Session anymore. With Hypersmooth it makes everything look a lot better. I also switched out the Foxeer Monster camera because I upgraded my Dom v3 to a HDO, so now I need 4:3 cameras and that is why I am now using a Foxeer Falkor micro. I thought I need to switch my Gemfan Flash 5552 props to 6" but so far it flies great with the same props even though the GoPro 7 is twice as heavy as the Session. If you look at all my builds you will see I use the same Gopro 7 case, I just remixed the 3D file and adapted the different mounts that fits my quad. I uploaded the STL file to thingivese if you want a Gopro 7 mount for your Merica too. You can find the link below in the parts list.

Here is one of the test flight videos:

Photos

Part List

Frame

Merica (6 Inch) - no canopy (3 builds)
Catalystmachineworks.com
$67.99

Flight Controller

HelioRC SPRING V2 IMU-F Flight Controller (36 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.55

ESCs

DALRC Rocket 32Bit 45A 3-6S 30x30 4in1 ESC (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$45.49

Motors

4 x EMAX LS2207 Lite Spec 2400kv Motor (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$75.96

Propellers

Gemfan Flash 5552 Durable 3 Blade (Black) - Set of 4 (7 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.79

FPV Camera

Foxeer Falkor 2 Micro FPV Camera - 1.8mm Lens - 1200TVL 16:9/4:3 PAL/NTSC G-WDR - Choose Your Color (63 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$36.90

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (172 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Receiver

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire Nano RX - Heli-Nation (703 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$24.99

Batteries

RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 1500mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60 (43 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$23.49

Radio

Team BlackSheep TBS TANGO 2 PRO RC RADIO (22 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$199.99

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (86 builds)
Getfpv.com
$529.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (14 builds)
Amazon.com
$308.00

HD Camera

Insta360 GO Stabilized Camera FlowState Stabilization Mount Anywhere Hands Free Auto Edit Water Resistant Slow-mo Sport Action V (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$29.99

Misc Parts

Merica HD Canopy (Adjustable 30 - 50 Degrees) (10 builds)
Catalystmachineworks.com
$19.99

Misc Parts

Merica Session Mount Top - Adjustable (4 builds)
Catalystmachineworks.com
$13.99

Misc Parts

Catalyst MachineWorks Merica GoPro 5 6 7 Mount Case by wrong17
Thingiverse.com
See Site

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (145 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 PRO Charger AC200W DC650W 15A (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$119.00

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (171 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29

Backpack

Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black)
Amazon.com
$286.00

Accessories

BoYz analog bay v2 for DJI FPV goggles
Themakerboyz.com
$23.98

Accessories

Analog FPV FatShark Module Adapter V2 for DJI Digital FPV Goggles
Pyrodrone.com
$11.99

Accessories

FuriousFPV Smart Power Case V2
Helidirect.com
See Site
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