QAV250 CF

By lblb on Oct 13, 2015

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This is my third quadrocopter and second Lumenier frame (came from the QAV400 down to this). As with all my builds I have a great focus on aesthetics and durability. Everything is soldered on or has solid connections. Loctite whereever feasible. Liquid tape covering screws as there is danger of damaging the cables or the GoPro. Cables run as short as possible and each component is necessary (for example the VTx powers both the camera and the Naze32 and receiver). No OSD because a battery alarm via telemetry (Futaba system external voltage sensoring) is enough for me.

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Part List

Frame

QAV250 Mini FPV Quadcopter v1.1 - Carbon Fiber Edition (5 builds)
Getfpv.com
$99.99

Frame

QAV250 Aero Guard
Getfpv.com
$8.99

Frame

QAV250 CF Vibration Damping Camera Plate
Getfpv.com
$7.99

Frame

QAV250 Angled Motor Mount Extensions
Getfpv.com
$18.74

Flight Controller

Acro Naze 32
Rotorgeeks.com
$19.99

ESCs

4 x Hobbywing X-Rotor 250 size ESC - 10amp (OPTO)
Hobbyking.com
$40.44

Motors

4 x MN2206
Rctigermotor.com
$103.60

Propellers

Graupner C-Prop 6x3 (2 Sets) Black
Getfpv.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

SONY Super HAD CCD 600TVL D-WDR DNR Board Camera For FPV (2 builds)
Securitycamera2000.com
$29.99

FPV Transmitter

ImmersionRC 5.8GHz 600mw Audio / Video Transmitter
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Antenna

ImmersionRC 5.8 GHz SpiroNET Antenna Set RHCP (SMA Connector) (18 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Batteries

SLS XTRON 1550mAh 3S1P 11,1V 40C/80C (2 builds)
Stefansliposhop.de
$19.88

HD Camera

GoPro Karma Grip for HERO5 Black
Getfpv.com
$299.99

HD Camera

LayerLens for GoPro 3 & 4
Getfpv.com
$24.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (199 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (56 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Misc Parts

Loctite Adhesives
Loctiteproducts.com
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Whiffles   Oct 13, 2015  

Very clean. What do those motor mounts do for you?

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Whiffles   Oct 13, 2015 

That works! It seems builds lately are just as much about aesthetics than performance.

lblb   Oct 13, 2015 

In my case I will need to swap out the ESCs for KISS 12A ones to get Oneshot and active breaking. Then the fun will begin.

Whiffles   Oct 13, 2015 

I saw some talk about the KISS ECSs on this build saying they catch fire. I don't know how true that is, but it's something to look into.

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