FETtec Glide

By zdkroot on Mar 21, 2020

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This is my second Glide build, and first with KISS/FETtec gear. Maiden was great despite 40mph+ winds. It flew so well that now I dunno what to do since I have nothing to tune! I modeled the Session "couch" mount after versions for the Alien/Apex, totally love it so far.

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Part List

Frame

Glide - 5" Frame (11 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$51.99

Flight Controller

FETTEC KISS F7 FC 20x20mm-30x30mm (4 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$54.95

ESCs

FETtec 4in1 ESC 35A (3 builds)
Fettec.net
$54.90

Motors

4 x DYS Samguk Series Shu 2306 2250KV 2500KV 2800KV 3-4S Brushless Motor for RC FPV Racing Drone (24 builds)
Banggood.com
$41.16

Propellers

Gemfan 51433 Tri-Blade 5" Props (2CW + 2 CCW) (8 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

Foxeer 1200TVL 1/2" Sensor Micro Toothless FPV Camera M12 Lens (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$34.90

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 V3 (SMA) (14 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$39.95

Antenna

Rush FPV Cherry 5.8GHz SMA Antenna 2 Pack -RED - (RHCP or LHCP) (7 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$20.99

Receiver

Spektrum Quad Race Serial Receiver w/ Telemetry (SPM4649T) (33 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Batteries

TATTU R-Line 1050mAh 6s 95C Lipo Battery (40 builds)
Getfpv.com
$35.99

Power Distribution

ImpulseRC Apex Regulator Board (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$18.49

Radio

DX9 Black 9-Channel DSMX Transmitter Only, Mode 2 (SPMR9910) (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$479.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO 2 FPV Goggles (8 builds)
Getfpv.com
$499.99

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session Waterproof 4K Video Camera
$173.21

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (129 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 Pro Dual Channel 325W 15A AC/DC Battery Charger w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging (14 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$118.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (145 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29
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amir-mehler   Mar 27, 2020  

Great build! Can you add details about the OSD, Spike absorber, OSD wiring (photos are great, but wiring are hard to track). Also - can you add a photo of your your OSD actually looks likes and how you connected the RX/FC/VTX in order to get it right (I'm struggling...). Thanks!

zdkroot   Mar 29, 2020 

Thanks a lot! I'm really happy with it. For the OSD the 7.5v line from the apex regulator is powering a 1.5A 5v regulator up front, which in turn powers the minimOSD and the camera/vtx. The main apex regulator is fed vbatt directly from the ESC pads. It sounds a bit convoluted but this is necessary as the 5v regulator on the FC is only rated to 600ma, which not enough for the unify vtx by itself, let alone the camera/osd boards. Both the second regulator and minimOSD would otherwise be replaced by the apex osd board but it is out of stock everywhere.

TX/RX 1 from the serial 1 port -- the two white wires going towards the front in the fourth picture -- are attached to RX/TX on the osd board. I followed the instructions on the KISS OSD wiki to flash it with v2.5.1. Configuring is a bit klunky, you have to flash the config hex to change settings, then flash the actual osd hex over top, and repeat to adjust anything. Looks/works great now that it is all setup though, and you can adjust how much is displayed with a rotary knob or switch.

The spike absorber is just attached to the back of the cap and shrink wrapped together, which is held up between the rear standoffs with a zip tie cause I couldn't find anywhere else lol. It has wires that run to the esc corner + / - pads. It's been working great, put at least 20 packs though it so far.

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