crookedNeck v2 (pusher)

By BUDLoNG on Oct 08, 2020

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I swapped out some longer bolts for shorter ones and changed from an archer m+ to an xm. Having to swap between the two protocols is a pain in the ass. Im sticking with xm stuff from now on :)
I also am using a different camera, and canopy design.

The vtx is only 50mw so I decided to not use an xm+ (also for weight saving)
Currently 27 grams.. i dug up an old photo and v1 was actually lighter at 26g... I attribute this to the bottom plastic plate and wesuit material for the battery
OG crookedNeck had a top mounted battery. I moved it to the bottom for better weight distribution as well as not needing landing gear now.
OG crookedNeck used runcam nano stuffed into heat shrink. The camera shape gave crookedNeck most of the crook in his neck. I am now using a lighter camera with no casing. The square nature of it also keeps this crookedNeck fairly straight. This camera is lighter. But the picture is not in the same class as the runcam nano's ive been using from tinyhawks.
The 0.7 grams im saving between these are not worth sacrificing the picture, in my book.
Im getting about 2m of agressive flight times on somewhat used rdq 450 1s.

"Y" canopy config to save weight (one less zip tie)
wrap around plug is a bit overkill
I did not add LEDs for now simple to keep weight down.. how long can I resist though?



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