Apex Smoox

By M490fpv on Jul 10, 2020

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Had to build a base apex frame with Caddx Vista system.
I printed some parts in lovely blue tpu. I just like this color a lot :)
I also designed a new 2 part GoPro Hero 7 mount. It holds the camera in place really well and looks awesome!
All parts here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4540787


Part List


Apex 5" Base Frame Kit (10 builds)
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Flight Controller

Iflight SucceX-D F7 TwinG V2.1 Stack (F7+50A ESC) (2 builds)
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4 x Rcinpower Moteur SmooX 2306.5 1880kv (3 builds)
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HQProp ETHIX S5 Cinematic Props (14 builds)
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FPV Camera

Accueil (201 builds)
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TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) (412 builds)
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cho.t   May 05, 2021  

Wow, great looking build! How does it fly? I was planning an almost the same build, just with XING (or -E) motors. How does it fly?

M490fpv   May 07, 2021 

hi! Thank you! I built this quad to my friend, so i cannot tell how well it flies. But this quad has been his favorite to go quad, so i guess it flies really good 😁

nickbusscher   Feb 23, 2021  

Sweet build! Did you drill out 4 20x20 holes for the Vista?

M490fpv   Feb 24, 2021 

Thanks! this frame is a base apex version, not hd version. 20x20 holes are already in the frame. no drilling required 👍

nickbusscher   Feb 24, 2021 

just saw that, sweet :)

ryvenant   Jan 25, 2021  

I really like that shade of blue for the TPU! Which brand is it? Also... thanks for the STL files. I didn't realize how much space there would be between the vista cam and the frame's camera mounts. I rigged a little spacer with some screws that came with the apex frame, but I don't trust it long term, so I desperately need this shim for the camera.

M490fpv   Jan 28, 2021 

Thank you! The tpu is Fillamentum Flexfill TPU 98A Blue Transparent. I like it also very much!
I have used a spacer plate, printed of tpu, between the cam and side plate. Seems to work well and i have had no problems.
It is on my Apex parts: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4540787/files

jasperfpv   Jul 10, 2020  

Looks fantastic with the colour matching tpu parts and hope you can share the files later.

M490fpv   Jul 13, 2020 
Jodie Froster   Jul 12, 2020  

Stunning. What filament is that?

M490fpv   Jul 12, 2020 

Thanks! it is Fillamentum
Flexfill TPU 98A Blue Transparent

dafunk   Jul 12, 2020  

are these printed zip ties on the arms ?
Nice finish, worth trying printing same color as the motors/props

M490fpv   Jul 12, 2020 

blue zip ties are normal zip ties. black wire protectors are printed

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