Skitzo Nova Knock-Off - First Build

By jaggedfpv on Apr 14, 2019

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I had been interested in FPV quadcopters ever since I saw one on vacation in Mexico, and at my school, we have this hour for a "capstone project" that we have to finish by the end of the year. I though it would be interesting and fun project to research and build an FPV quadcopter. Over the course of the project, I had to overcome some challenges:
1 - I had to buy a new flight controller and esc because I rendered a pad unusable and made the mistake of buying an aio flight controller
2 - I had a crappy soldering iron from amazon that made the build take way too long, so I had to buy a new one
3 - I made the mistake of not securing my balance plug TWICE, so I had to buy new balance leads because they got chopped up. Those were fun to solder back on (I recommend using rubber bands to secure them)
4 - I made the mistake of buying RPSMA goggles and SMA antennas, so I had to buy an adapter
5 - I put the VTX over the boot button on the flight controller, that took 20 minutes to figure out
Overall, the build ended out great, although I had to squeeze some components in there

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Part List

Frame

Readytosky 235mm FPV Racing Drone Frame Carbon Fiber Quadcopter Frame Kit 4mm Removable FPV Frame Arms with 20cm Lipo Battery St
Amazon.com
$29.99

Flight Controller

Lumenier ALPHA AIO Flight Controller (F4 FC, 4x 30A BLHeli_32 ESC, OSD, PDB, Curr) (18 builds)
Getfpv.com
$74.99

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F7 Flight Controller (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$45.99

ESCs

RDQ Bardwell 3-6S 32Bit 30A 30x30 4in1 ESC (19 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$49.99

Motors

Emax 4pc RS2205 2600KV Brushless Motor 2CW 2CCW for QAV250 QAV300 FPV Racing Quadcopter
Amazon.com
$58.99

Propellers

DALPROP Cyclone Series T5050C Tri-Blade High End Propellers 5X5 CW CCW Propeller for RC Drone Racing Quadcopter DIY (8 Pairs=16p
Amazon.com
See Site

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 600TVL FPV Camera NTSC (Black) (Top Plug)
Hobbyking.com
$39.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 HV - RACE (SMA) (44 builds)
Oashobby.com
$22.24

Antenna

TBS™ Triumph SMA (2pcs) (486 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$39.95

Antenna

Aomway ANT009 13dBi Diamond Directional 5.8GHz Antenna (SMA)
Hobbyking.com
$14.85

Batteries

2 x Turnigy Graphene 1300mAh 4S 65C Lipo Pack w/XT60 (112 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$41.98

Radio

Turnigy Evolution Digital AFHDS 2A Radio Control System w/TGY-iA6C Receiver Black Mode 2 (12 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$29.70

Goggles

Makerfire 5.8Ghz Mini FPV Goggles 3 inch 40CH FPV Video Headset Glasses with Double RP-SMA Antenna and Handbag Built-in 1200mAh
Amazon.com
$55.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (44 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Misc Parts

12AWG Silicone XT60 Charge Cable Plugs, SIM&NAT XT60 Male Battery Leads
Amazon.com
$8.99

Misc Parts

5 PACK - 20mm x 200mm Lipo Battery or Camera Straps - Apex RC Products #3050
Amazon.com
$7.99

Misc Parts

25ft - 1/4 inch Flexo PET Expandable Braided Sleeving – Black – Alex Tech Braided Cable Sleeve
Amazon.com
$6.81

Misc Parts

HUELE 4S LiPo Battery Balance Charger Cable Lead Wire Connector --- 14.8V , 4Pcs
Amazon.com
$6.34

Misc Parts

iFlight 50pcs Rubber O Ring Washers for RC F4 F7 Flight Controller Soft Mount Damping Pad
Amazon.com
$5.99

Misc Parts

DHT Electronics 2PCS RF coaxial coax adapter SMA female to RP-SMA male
Amazon.com
$5.50

Misc Parts

Ummagrip Universal Sticky Battery Pad (65 builds)
Getfpv.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Rotor Riot Kwad Skidz
Getfpv.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Matek Lost Model Beeper & FPV FC 5V Loud Buzzer (14 builds)
Getfpv.com
$3.99

Battery Charger

IMAX B6AC V2 Professional Balance Charger/Discharger (US Plug) (2 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$44.40

Soldering Iron

Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station (4 builds)
Amazon.com
$39.95
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