Boognish

By fancylad on May 08, 2019

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Goal with this build was to test out hydrographics on carbon fiber frame parts. It was hell covering up the beautiful carbon on the RS+ but it had to be done for science. I sprayed the frame parts with a Rustoleum fiberglass primer, then went to town. Smudged the graphics a bit, but covered it up with components. I used a couple coats of pour-on epoxy as a protective coating. I used conformal coating to cover up some spots I missed later rather than mix up more pour-on. The grommets were added after I ran into problems tightening the screws and having them break through the epoxy.

The second goal was to try out a gps unit now that I'm working with the awesome Hyperlite F4 which actually has enough UARTS for everything I need.

Third goal was to try out the Foxeer Mix. So far my impression is that the WDR analogue feed is not as good as the Predator I had on there to start with, but since I can't afford a GoPro after buying these parts, it will do for now. I'll update this with some flight video as soon as I have time to edit.

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Part List

Frame

HYPERLOW RS+ (6 builds)
Hyperlowframes.com
$70.00

Flight Controller

HyperLite F4 OSD V2 F4 Flight Controller with VTX Pit Mode (14 builds)
Getfpv.com
$32.99

ESCs

AIKON AK32 35A 4in1 32 BIT ESC V2 (8 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$66.00

Motors

Hypetrain Blaster 2207 2450KV Motors by Rotor Riot w/ Fly Hard Replacement Program (10 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$26.95

Propellers

Gemfan Hurricane 51499 Propeller (Set of 4 - Choose Color) (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Mix 1080p 60fps Super WDR Mini HD FPV Camera - Black (4 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$68.90

FPV Transmitter

Foxeer ClearTX 2 - 5.8G 25/200/500/800mW Video Transmitter w/ Remote Control (3 builds)
Getfpv.com
$24.99

Antenna

Foxeer Lollipop V2 5.8GHz Straight MMCX Antenna 2 Pack - RHCP - Choose Your Color (8 builds)
Rotorriot.com
$19.90

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS 2.4GHz Mini ReceiverDefault Title (1169 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Radio

FrSky X-Lite 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ 18650 Battery Caps - Black or Red (65 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$121.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO FPV Goggles (75 builds)
Getfpv.com
$449.99

Hardware

10pcs M3 Aluminum Alloy Colorful Countersunk Screw Gasket Washer Hexagon Socket Head Washer for RC FPV Racing Drone Decoration (4 builds)
Xt-xinte.com
$2.48

Hardware

Aluminum Stack Standoff 4.5mm+6.5mm (1 pc.) (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$0.40

Misc Parts

Racewire MINI - PCB Motor Wires (6x Mini Size) (3 builds)
Tinysleds.com
$5.00

Misc Parts

Matek Lost Model Beeper & FPV FC 5V Loud Buzzer (9 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

Misc Parts

Micro uBlox M8N GPS GLONASS W/ (18x18mm) (39 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$13.99

Misc Parts

2 x 3-6s Tiny LEDs (9 builds)
Tinysleds.com
$3.98

Misc Parts

4 x Racelite Mini LEDs for RaceWire Mini (6 builds)
Tinysleds.com
$7.60

Video Receiver

Eachine PRO58 RX Diversity 40CH 5.8G OLED SCAN VRX FPV Receiver for FatShark Goggles (22 builds)
Banggood.com
$23.99
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freezurbern   Jun 12, 2019  
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I am new to this hobby/community and I am trying to use the same ReadyToFlyQuads Micro Ublox GPS, but can not get any data from it. I am having trouble interpreting your photos, did you connect the GPS TX to the UART TX, RX to RX or were they reversed as some guides suggest? Thanks!

fancylad   Jun 12, 2019 

I'll give you the full break down when I get home.

fancylad   Jun 14, 2019 

This is the guide I followed to a T: https://www.readytoflyquads.com/micro-ublox-m8n-gps-w-18x18x
Tx to Tx (White)
Rx to Rx (Green)

freezurbern   Jun 14, 2019 

Thank you! I think I may have a dead GPS but will refer to this when another arrives.

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