The Most Famous Sköll V3 in the World

By percisely on Feb 26, 2020

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This Sköll V3 TAQ Edition gave up a posh modeling career to risk it all filming acro shenanigans in the Pacific Northwest.

Huge thank you to Flynoceros and Brock Lee FPV for putting on the Magic Moments video contest, in which I won this frame.

It is 100g lighter than my similar 6S Sköll V2, thanks to a lighter frame, less TPU, nano VTX and micro form factor camera.

Proud to have this build featured on the product page for TinySleds RaceLite Protectors. Maybe it didn't entirely give up the modeling career.

Component Notes:

  • The Unify Pro32 Nano VTX accepts 5-13V, so I used a 12V BEC to power it, with passthrough to the camera.
  • I replaced the stock Micro Eagle lens with the RC25G optic, for a 170º 4:3 FoV. It fits perfectly in this frame, with the front element slightly behind the protective carbon, but without any frame in view.
  • The Hobbywing 60A ESC's pre-soldered capacitor is really badly placed for this frame. A layout like their old 40A 4-in-1, with motor and battery pads on the sides, would be better.
  • This is my first build with TinySleds new protectors - I think they'll work well.
  • XING motors now come with a ridiculously long threaded portion on the shaft. I'm guessing it's to help to keep the titanium from burring and making it difficult to thread the nut.

Specs:

  • Solder Joints: 62
  • Weight: about 700g with CNHL 1100mAh and GoPro Hero
  • Configuration: BetaFlight Settings
  • Peanut Butter: Smooth

Photos

Part List

Frame

Sköll V3 - TAQ Edition Frame (3 builds)
Theflynoshop.com
$106.99

Flight Controller

radix fc - brainfpv (98 builds)
Brainfpv.com
$54.99

ESCs

XRotor Micro 4-in-1 60A ESC 6S BLHeli_32 - brainfpv
Brainfpv.com
$69.99

Motors

4 x IFLIGHT XING X2306 2-6S FPV NEXTGEN MOTOR UNIBELL (21 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$79.96

Propellers

HQ Ethix S5 Light Grey (2CW+2CCW)-Poly Carbonate (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$3.49

FPV Camera

Runcam Micro Eagle (293 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$44.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO32 NANO 5G8 (171 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.95

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 2 5.8GHz Antenna (LHCP) (2 Pcs)
Pyrodrone.com
$39.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (524 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.95

Misc Parts

RaceLiteWire Mini LEDs v2 (4-Pack) (4 builds)
Tinysleds.com
$6.49

Misc Parts

MICRO BEC 5V/12V-ADJ (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Motor Wire & Racelite Protector ( 5x Pieces )
Tinysleds.com
$2.99

Misc Parts

RunCam RC25G FPV Lens 2.5mm FOV140 Wide Angle for Swift Series, Eagle 4:3 Series, Split 1/2
Pyrodrone.com
$12.99

Misc Parts

8 x 2MM THREADED M3 ANODIZED STACK SPACER NUT (10 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$3.20
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