USA Night Badger

By Mcolvin32 on Aug 13, 2019

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Fun fact unlike the Marmot the badger is nocturnal just like this awesome quad.

The Tmotor-F80 are way too big for this frame and at first i was doing nothing but exploding props i have set the motor output limits at 70% for now and am getting some tougher props ill let you guys know how it flys as time goes on. I plan to work that motor output up with some nicer props here soon.

This build includes a full size FPV camera that i eventually had to shave down on the corners in order to install the go pro mount I got it to fit by moving the bracket on the badger to the outside to the frame.
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As you can see from the header this build Includes a gps unit and with that i am running the r9mm to hopefully reach out with a bit more range. I have reworked this mount many times looking for the best place to put the 5.8 video antenna and i just cant ever seem to settle on a good spot. So updates to come on how the mount ends up for the long haul.
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Just a shot of the flight controller form the top and then the bottom I followed the wiring digram of the lux f7 excatly so I don't plan on doing a full digram unless someone really wants one done.
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I got to thinking and decide that the build would probably be cleaner and tighter if I mounted the FC 180 degrees reversed giving plenty of room for the cap and i also decide to run the motor wires underneath the esc to save some vertical room. I used 3d printed spacers in order to allow for enough room. not my best soldering its a hard angle to get to there. haha

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So i have ran into some real issues with this build I got a TBS unify pro 32 HV and like many other people my unit was doa wouldnt even power on when it arrived.
I will be sending that back very soon in order to exchange it for a Rush Tank because i really like how people are mounting that on the marmotte frame.

I have also had horrible desync issues with this quad and I believe that the esc i got was defective. So this copter has yet to fly but soon enough it will be hitting the blue skys for some action.

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Part List

Frame

Badger (2 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$109.00

Flight Controller

Lumenier LUX F7 Ultimate Flight Controller (Dual Gyros) (8 builds)
Getfpv.com
$44.99

ESCs

T-Motor F55A Pro II 32Bit 55A 3-6S 30x30 4in1 ESC w/ BEC (7 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$74.99

Motors

4 x T-Motor F80 PRO - 1900KV Motor (11 builds)
Getfpv.com
$107.96

Propellers

HQ Prop 6x4x3 V1S Tri-Blade 6" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your ColorBlue (20 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.89

FPV Camera

Foxeer Cat Super Starlight Low Light / Daylight FPV Camera
Getfpv.com
$43.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 HV 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (MMCX) (14 builds)
Getfpv.com
$49.95

Antenna

TBS Triumph 5.8GHz RHCP FPV Antenna Set (SMA) (522 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Receiver

FrSky R9MM Long Range 915MHz RC Receiver - Get Yours Today! - RMRC (42 builds)
Readymaderc.com
$20.99

Batteries

Tattu 22.2V 6S 1300mAh 75C LiPo Battery - XT60 (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$27.99

Radio

FrSky 2.4G Accst Taranis Q X7 16 Channels Transmitter Remote Controller White Battery and Battery Trays Not Include (161 builds)
Amazon.com
$124.98

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO FPV Goggles (64 builds)
Getfpv.com
$499.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO4 Session Video Camera GPCHDHS-102
$150.49

Hardware

M3 x 7mm Anti-Vibration Flight Controller Soft Mount Standoff 4 Pack (21 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

Misc Parts

Matek M8Q-5883 GPS Module w/ Compass (12 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

Misc Parts

Armattan Marmotte Parts by 4runner
Thingiverse.com
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Video Receiver

Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System Firmware 3.8A (FatShark Attitude Version)SKU: FPV-RX-TRUD3.8A (16 builds)
Furiousfpv.com
$68.00

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (49 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99
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Thomaat   5 days ago  

You were exploding props?! What props were you using hahaha

Mcolvin32   5 days ago 

https://www.amazon.com/Propeller-Tri-Blade-Propellers-Quadcopter-Crazepony/dp/B07BHDKX45/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=6040+prop&qid=1565806409&s=gateway&sr=8-1 I was using these but i have since switched to hq props .
but I still am having problems with this build viloently tumbling through the sky... maybe some kind of tuning / esc desync issue I guess.

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