first 3" Miniquad

By AmpereX on Mar 11, 2019

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This is my first build to start FPV.
My goal was to stay below 250grams .. this didnt work well as you see on the picture (even without cam and vtx) .
ESC and Motors are budget versions, but they work well for beginning.

update:
I exchanged the 4in1 ESC with Josh Bardwell's 4in1 32Bit ESC due to a stuttering motor. Now it runs more smooth.
I also tried other props (HQ3x4x3) for more smoothness.

DVR footage :

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JB69   Mar 13, 2019  

If you like, leave out the topplate and standoffs and you save about 20 g. Battery strap can be fixed between fc and lower plate.
All other parts, except the vtx antenna is inside the virtual frame of arms and motors. Its unlikely that you have a damage in these parts. You have chosen a very solid frame with 4 mm. That should be enough for a 79 Joule of impact energy. If you want you can protect the fc from contact with a 30x30 plate.

AmpereX   Apr 12, 2019 

thanks JB, this could be a good idea to get the weight below 250g as this was my goal :)

JB69   Apr 12, 2019 

You're welcome, but make sure that no wires can be ripped off when flying close to obstacles like trees or bushes.

bootbox   Mar 23, 2019  

Nice clean layout, super nice build!

JB69   Mar 13, 2019  

I did not see it on yor photos first, but keep the 2 back standoffs or replace them with smaller ones with a screw and a washer on top to fix your antennas.
Placing the lipo below makes it more stable and your props are not that close to ground.

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