evilBee v3 3"

By evilC on Aug 12, 2019

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Key Features

  • Radix LI F4 FC with Bosch Sensortec BMI160 gyro and Graphical OSD (Vector Artificial Horizon, Gyro spectrum analyzer)
  • Aikon AK32Pin 35A Blheli_32 ESC with DSHOT 1200
  • 3S-6S capable stack
  • Dry weight: 110g

Build Notes

  • The Aikon AK32Pin ESC does not quite fit - the rear posts obstruct slightly. Had to sand down the tab of the battery terminal very slightly (See picture)
  • The iFlight iX3 Lite v3.1 (Note v3.1 with the black posts, not the v3 with the red posts) has M2 stack mounting holes, had to drill to M3
  • The VTx is mounted on a WhiteNoiseFPV Nano mounting board, with the XM+ receiver sitting on top
  • The motors are the 3850KV variant of the AB1404
  • The standoffs are 5mm high, not 6mm. I found these quite hard to come by
  • Separate 5V BEC was used to power the Rx / VTx, as Radix do not recommend powering a 5V VTx from the LI FC. It is in the rear, next to the XT30
  • You can just about do the same build on an iX2 Lite v3 (2.5") frame, but that has 2mm less stack height (evilBee v1 was 2.5")

I am by no means an expert in quad building, any advice on how to improve part selection welcomed

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Part List

Frame

iFlight iX3 Lite V3.1 3" FPV Frame
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$23.13

Flight Controller

BrainFPV Radix Li Flight Controller (20mm) (2 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$57.60

ESCs

Aikon AK32Pin 35A 4in1 ESC (20mm)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$61.63

Motors

4 x AirBlade Superman AB 1404 Brushless Motors (34 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$51.96

Propellers

HQ Prop T3x3x3 PC Tri-Blade Propellers - Light Red
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$2.62

FPV Camera

Foxeer Falkor Mini FPV Camera (Red)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$45.53

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro Nano VTX (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$25.35

Antenna

Lumenier Micro AXII 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (U.FL) (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$18.57

Receiver

FrSky XM Plus EU-LBT 16CH Tiny Receiver with SBUS (12 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$16.03

Batteries

Tattu 450mAh 4S 75C LiPo Battery (XT30)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$16.70

Misc Parts

Unify Pro Mounting Board V2 (26 builds)
Whitenoisefpv.com
$4.95

Misc Parts

JHEMCU MINI DC-DC BEC 2-6S 5V 3A/ 12V 2A Step Down Module for RC Drone FPV Racing
Banggood.com
$3.79

Misc Parts

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