Calimero 4K

By Dave_C FPV on Jul 01, 2019

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When I first saw the Caddx Tarsier 4K split type camera I knew I had to build a frame around it. My Sanchez carbon toothpick frame build with the Caddx Turtle HD cam worked out really well but for the Tarsier that just wouldn't do it because it comes with two boards instead of one, making the stack really high. So the solution was to make a 3" version of my 3D printed Calimero frame that allows to hide the boards inside of the frame. The rest of the setup is pretty much identical to my previous build. Unfortunately the ESC of the GPRC burned out while setting up Betaflight unfortunately and I have to wait for some replacement. Super annoying since a similar thing happend last weekend with my 16x16 Sanchez build.

My other GEPRC boards work fine so for the moment I'd give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it was just bad luck and not a general quality issue. Since the weight of this build (100g) is in the same ball park than my Sanchez setup with the Turtle (86g) and has an identical powertrain I expect them to have a similar flight performance.

Building this quad wasn't easy at all to be honest! Things start to get super tight with that much electronics packed in such a tiny quad. Not recommended for beginners... Generally I see this frame and quad as a proof of concept and not a rig for daily use. It showcases how much peformance and features we can put in a package that weights just 100g. But the components are quite hard to access for repairs. If manufacturers would make AIO boards with 20x20 mounts or a Split Camera with a 25.5x25.5 hole pattern those remaining issues could potentially be solved in my opinion.
All files are onThingiverse and you can find more updates on my Instagram

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StickyRice   14 days ago  

YOOOO thats sooo close to the fets omgg how did you...YOURE BRILLIANT AHHAH great frames btw!! ive got a question tho...hows those motors? ive had them before but they broke easily and that made me pissed at those but you seem to be having better luck than me.

Dave_C FPV   14 days ago 
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On those very light ~75g builds they are doing fine. I guess the impacts are much much weaker and also the Sanchez has a pretty good motor pretection. Unforteunaltey there aren't a ton of 1404 or 1304 options in that kV range out there anyways. Flywoo will relase some 1404 soon that look great. My hopes are on them.

StickyRice   13 days ago 

tysm! i always love your builds man hahaha i always have this doubt if the thing im thinking of will work...and then go to rotor builds and see youve done it! hahahha

TeamWolfFPV   19 days ago  

Can't wait for flight footage!

Dave_C FPV   19 days ago  

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