iFlight XL5 v4

By Calisto on Jul 30, 2019

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Vertical immortal T antenna mount R9 with Dual cameras - Micro Eagle main cam and Caddx EOS2 ventral cam.
Lumenier F7 flight controller
Motors are 2400kv not the 1750kv in the link, 4s build.
And the frame from iflight-rc.com

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nic4wtf   3 days ago  

Awesome 3d printed parts design!

Are you using TPU for the parts?

Calisto   2 days ago 

So far Ive just used PLA, but have been thinking of getting TPU for a few weeks now. Just have to design some new extruder parts first.

DrippsFPV   11 days ago  

Also try running the lipo toilet tank I prefer it and you may really like it.

Calisto   11 days ago 

Will do, saw that from Wild Willie's YouTube a while back.

DrippsFPV   11 days ago  

Where did you get those mounts? Also how does the frame stand up to crashes or gyro noise

Calisto   11 days ago 

I got a 3d printer in march and learned fusion 360 as fast as I could. designed all the mounts and printed them. No crash yet only had the chance to fly it twice so far. The previous v3 frame cracked at the motor mount but this one has a little more material between the edge of the arm and the motor screw hole (so hopefully it's better, and I used some washers with the motor screws so they don't pull through the carbon). There was quite a bit of noise at first with the 4in1 esc, but 2 capacitors and a 12v reg for the vtx and its all gone.

StickyRice   15 days ago  

Hey atleast if youre doing a backward manuever, you can switch to that belly cam and see the horizon instead of the sky right? this article legit caught my eye hahaha

Calisto   12 days ago 

It's been a little disorienting switching cameras maybe because when switching camera the video rolls one frame, so I only really switch when I get up pretty high. I'd crash if I did that for sure. My other quad had a servo to move the camera up and down but this build there's really no room for it.

thegreen4me   13 days ago  

how do you have the two cameras wired to the vtx? a mechanical switch with a servo or something better?

Calisto   12 days ago 
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Lumenier F7 fc has 2 camera inputs that you can assign to a switch, and you can switch the vtx on and off as well. Just had to add acapacitor and a 12v regulator for the vtx, to clean up the noise.

kabon   13 days ago  

It could film some 3D clips without those annoying upside down camera feed!

Jodie Froster   19 days ago  

Belly cam is neat!

mayan_hawk   20 days ago  
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Great build, never thought to use dual cams like that... what do you intend the ventral cam to do?

Calisto   20 days ago 
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Not sure, just for being able to look down while flying slowly, easier landing but mostly just for fun and there was a cutout in the frame already. Also when camera 2 activates it automatically switches it into angle mode so I don't get thrown off and crash. Thought that was a good idea.

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