By TMac on Jan 18, 2020

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X-Frame Racer with HD Video Camera! My latest Micro FPV Race Drone with the Caddx Tarsier V2 HD camera which allows me to capture HD video AND at the same time have great FPV video real-time during flight with minimal latency. This is the lightest weight dual-stack X-frame I could find. Not many out there. Acrobrat frame is 8g heavier. H-frames and Compressed-X frames I find are good for freestyle and slow, cinematic flights. I prefer X-frames, stretch-X, or hybrid-X for more "racing-style" flights. Wanted an "HD Racer." Reduced stock frame weight by drilling holes in plates hwere I could without adversely affecting structural integrity. Also replaced purple M3 standoffs with orange M2 standoffs (same length). AUW is 248g with 650 maH Lipo. Over 260g with 850g Lipo. Connector protruding from top plate is for a GPS receiver. Connector seen at rear of quad is for ViFly V2 buzzer. GPS & Vifly buzzer add another 10g or so of weight (so I made them "plug n play" for when I need them). Used these "cinematic" F1507, 3800 Kv motors. Smooth (for HD video), yet powerful. Not the most efficient. I get about 4 minutes flight time with about a 45 deg camera angle and not taking it easy. You could get more out of them if you're just cruising around with a lower camera angle. I also use soft motor mounts to decrease any potential vibrations. Don't know if they're necessary for this setup or not since I didn't try it without them first. I'm pretty darn happy with this build as is. Great HD (especially with ND8 filter) and FPV video, nice power, handling, and speed. Frame is very durable. Could probably cut some more weight down by using thinner carbon fiber in some areas. Wish more manufacturers made dual-stack X, stretch-X, and hybrid frames! Anyone listening?!?



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