RETIRED - Hummingbird

By mayan_hawk on Mar 25, 2020

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UPDATE

The first race I went to with this quad, I clipped a gate and the ESC ignited. Upon closer inspection, the canopy had pressed on the battery leads and shorted them across the frame.



UPDATE 3.27.2020

The angle is way too high for me. I used some m3 washers and was able to raise the back of the canopy by a few mm. My super scientific (eyeball™) measurements tell me its now about 50 degrees.


This is the Snap Aerial Silhouettes Cloudbuster 21011 that I have renamed "Hummingbird" (gotta stick with the naming conventions :P )

I entered their giveaway on a whim and I got lucky! It arrived faster than expected, and setup was a breeze. I just set the LEDs on a switch so I can change them if needed for a race. I also hover tested in the backyard while using the brain spectrographs to try and get some advanced tuning complete. I pulled the crossfire out of it and plopped in my r9mm. Finally I flashed my custom BrainFPV Logo.

Finally, a quick splash of conformal coating on the racewire, capacitor legs, and ESC conncetions - just for piece of mind when landing in dew.

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Part List

Frame

Switchback Frame Kit (10 builds)
Flyfive33.com
$44.50

Frame

2 x Switchback 6″ Arm (2 builds)
Flyfive33.com
$8.50

Flight Controller

RADIX LI Flight Controller - brainfpv (23 builds)
Brainfpv.com
$49.99

ESCs

Hobbywing XRotor 40A 3-6S 4-in-1 BLHeli_32 ESC (22 builds)
Getfpv.com
$59.99

Motors

4 x RCINPOWER GTS-V2 2207PLUS 2207 1860KV (10 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$83.96

Propellers

Azure Power 5150 Tri-Blade 5'' Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (31 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

RunCam Racer Nano (16 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$25.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO32 NANO 5G8 (247 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.95

Antenna

2 x TrueRC AXII 5.8GHz U.FL (Side Feed) FPV Antenna - RHCP or LHCP (9 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$23.98

Receiver

FrSky R9MM OTA SBUS Long Range 900MHz Micro Receiver (ACCESS) (51 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$23.50

Power Distribution

3Pcs Matek Systems Micro BEC 6-30V to 5V/9V-ADJ Step-down Regulator for RC FPV Racing Drone (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$8.99

Power Distribution

Apex Race Wire - BLACK - (4 Pack) (3 builds)
Impulserc.com
$8.50

Power Distribution

Nichicon UPW 1000uf – 35v
Nichiconcapacitors.com
See Site

Radio

FrSky 2.4G ACCST System Taranis Q X7 16 Channels Transmitter Remote Controller White Battery and Battery Trays Not Include (221 builds)
Amazon.com
$124.99

Radio

RDQ Series 7.6V 2S 3500mAh QX7 Compatible HV LiPo Battery - XT30 (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Radio

2 x FrSky 2000mAh 7.2V NiMH Battery for Taranis Q X7
Racedayquads.com
$25.98

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator V3 FPV Goggles (57 builds)
Getfpv.com
$299.99

3D Printed

Camera included | Snap (2 builds)
Snapasils.com
$89.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (86 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro Session (60 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Hardware

Machined Aluminum Prop Washer (5 pcs.) (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$1.49

Misc Parts

HellermannTyton, SOFTFIX Series Black TPU Releasable Cable Tie, 260mm x 11 mm (3 builds)
Uk.rs-online.com
$8.99

Misc Parts

Nomojel - Universal Super Sticky Camera Pad (3 builds)
Ummagawd.com
$3.99

Video Receiver

Foxeer Pagoda Pro 5.8GHz 15cm SMA Long Range Antenna - RHCP - Choose Your Color (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (146 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Video Receiver

TBS 5G8 RHCP Patch Antenna (RP-SMA)
Team-blacksheep.com
$12.95

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (67 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Battery Charger

1-8S LiPo Battery Checker Voltage Tester w/ Low Voltage Alarm (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

Battery Charger

ISDT D2 200W 12A 1-6S Dual Channel AC Smart Charger (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$134.99

Soldering Iron

Carrying Case for TS100 Portable Soldering Iron
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Soldering Iron

Soldering Iron Tip CleanerBlack (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$6.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (179 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$49.99

Soldering Iron

S-180A1 Large Heat Resistant Silicone Soldering Work Mat w/ MagnetsDefault Title (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 XT60 to DC Cable
Racedayquads.com
$2.49

Soldering Iron

SE 3.5" Stainless Steel Alligator Forceps - SPAF-3.5
Amazon.com
$11.15

Tools

2 x Micro Cutter (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$17.54

Tools

MINI Needle File Set (Carbon Steel 6 Piece-Set) Hardened Alloy Strength Steel - Set Includes Flat, Flat Warding, Square, Triangu
Amazon.com
$5.99

Tools

GEARWRENCH 8mm 12 Point Ratcheting Combination Wrench - 9108D
Amazon.com
$3.36

Tools

RDQ All-In-One Driver Tool
Racedayquads.com
$29.99

Tools

PEAKMETER PM8233A Handheld Digital Multimeter
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Tools

Bundle: Cross Lock Fiber Grip Soldering Tweezers Set - 6.5" Solder Tweezers (Approx. 45-Degree Angle), 6" Solder Tweez (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$19.99

Tools

StrivedayFlexible Silicone Wire 24awg Electric wire 24 gauge Coper Hook Up Wire 300V Cables electronic stranded wire cable elect
Amazon.com
$15.99

Tools

MG Chemicals 422B Silicone Modified Conformal Coating, 55mL Glass Bottle with Brushes, Clear (22 builds)
Amazon.com
$12.95

Tools

Scotch Indoor Mounting Tape, 0.75-inch x 350-inches, White, Holds up to 2 pounds, 1-Roll (110-Long)
Amazon.com
$12.44

Backpack

Lowepro Quad Guard BP X2 Drone Backpack, Black/Grey (14 builds)
Amazon.com
See Site

Accessories

FrSky 900MHz Super 8 Antenna for R9M and R9M Lite Module (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.90

Accessories

2 x FrSky M7 Hall Sensor Gimbal for Taranis Q X7 (6 builds)
Rotorriot.com
$40.98
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Snap Aerial Silhouettes   Mar 26, 2020  

Lookin' good man, enjoy!

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