Gold Paw

By flyingsquirrel on Aug 02, 2019

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Time for a bling gold drone build using the Marmotte frame!

I wanted to construct a clean looking build, so I used the HolyBro Kakute F7 controller and Tekko32 ESC combo. These with a Matek FPV transmitter tucked in at the back of the build seemed to do the trick.

Build notes:

  • I rotated the Tekko32 ESC and reconfigured the motor layout in Betaflight so the battery connector cable is at the front
  • The Kakute F7 runs seriously HOT! I mean seriously, even without ESCs it heats up and causes Betaflight core warnings. Flying cools it down, but I don't think I'll be buying another HolyBro controller again. See other complaints here - Matek FC boards seem more stable
  • I like the way the Matek FPV transmitter has mounting holes - it can sit behind the FC - really makes for an elegant install
  • I initially used the TBS Triumph Stub antenna, to keep the build compact. However, these guys just snap off if you land on them. The longer tailed TBS Triumph antennas are far more resilient
  • I used an old braided audio cable for covering the motor cables - @FractalEngineer thanks for the idea
  • The weight comes in at 369 grams without props, rotors or battery - the Flywoo motors are a bit heavy



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