ZMR 250 FPV - First Time Build

By flyhigh916 on Dec 15, 2015

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This is my ZMR 250 FPV build. Comments and suggestions welcome.

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Part List

Frame

ZMR 250 V2 Mini Quadcopter Kit w/ PCB and LED
Getfpv.com
$28.99

Flight Controller

Race32 F3 Flight Controller W/ Black Box
Team-legit.com
$65.00

ESCs

4 x Welcome to Team Legit - Experience New Hieghts
Team-legit.com
$140.00

Motors

4 x Cobra 2204 2300kv (11 builds)
Rotorgeeks.com
$83.96

Propellers

3 x HQProp 5.5x4.5RG CW Bullnose Propeller - (Set of 2 - Green)
Getfpv.com
$8.04

Propellers

3 x HQProp 5.5x4.5G CCW Bullnose Propeller - (Set of 2 - Green)
Getfpv.com
$5.97

FPV Camera

RunCam PZ0420M (9 builds)
Shop.runcam.com
$30.99

FPV Transmitter

Spektrum DX8 DSMX Transmitter Only, Mode 2
Redrockethobbies.com
$299.99

Receiver

Lemon Rx DSMX Compatible PPM 8-Channel Receiver + Lemon DSMX Compatible Satellite with Failsafe
Lemon-rx.com
$29.90

Batteries

4 x True Spec 1300mAh 11.1V 37A
Smc-racing.net
$75.80

Batteries

Turnigy nano-tech 1500mah 3S 35~70C Lipo Pack (7 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$17.45

Batteries

2 x Turnigy Graphene Panther 1300mAh 3S 75C Battery Pack w/XT60 (2 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$33.50

Goggles

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Team-legit.com
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Misc Parts

Welcome to Team Legit - Experience New Hieghts
Team-legit.com
$35.00

Misc Parts

Welcome to Team Legit - Experience New Hieghts
Team-legit.com
$35.00

Misc Parts

Lithium Polymer Charge Pack 18x22cm Sack
Hobbyking.com
$3.13

Misc Parts

XT60 Charged/Discharged Battery Indicator Caps (5 Pairs)
Hobbyking.com
$3.04
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flyhigh916   Dec 31, 2015  

After quite a lot of stops and stumbles I have nearly finished my build!

I may have messed up a soldering pad on my Micro MinimOSD, I feel like it was a fault of the board but I won't deny I could be responsible too... I have left it available to replace as a result. I still need to make sure all of the components are arranged properly, cut a few servo cable wires that aren't being used. Most importantly, make sure it flies.

I would like to look into getting landing gear and an FPV camera mount for it as well. My camera almost seems too big for the frame unless you tilt it quite a bit. Can't wait to try it all!

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Nemesis   Jan 06, 2016 

Intersting point... ill need to try that.. thanx!

flyhigh916   Jan 09, 2016 

Any luck with that?

Krotow   Jul 29, 2016 

I wasn't found the veritable information about PWR connector anywhere too. But according to pinout this connector is intended to power the Race32 FC from APM 2.x power module - kind of those http://www.gearbest.com/rc-parts/pp_84907.html Even more because Holybro Web page gave me idea that those guys are more Arducopter than Naze types. Not the worst case IMHO because that module has both battery and current monitor outputs. I was curious and ordered that module yesterday. Will told you about results when I'll get it.

Krotow   Jul 29, 2016  

Hi! Seems you have partially similar build to what I'm building now. Can you tell about how to you're connected the OSD and telemetry to Race32 FC? I have that same Race32 F303 FC and Micro MinimOSD. Race32 initially has Cleanflight SPRACINGF3 1.9.0 firmware, now it is flashed to 1.13.0. I sorted out problems with receiver connection (RadioLink AT9 with R9D receiver) at end I successfully connected it via SBUS through UART3. But I have issues with OSD and telemetry. The OSD module itself is working - I see OSD booting and overlay elements on FPV picture. Although the serial connection to Race32 MSP UART (UART1) is not working. Nor if TX and RX are swapped not if they are not swapped. Even more - when OSD is connected to FC, then Cleanflight on PC can't connect through USB to FC. Battery voltage indication is not working too. The battery "+" is connected to OSD BAT1 for displaying on screen. Although when power is on, the battery voltage on screen is dropping very fast (1 volt at 10 seconds) which is not related to real battery voltage at moment. The next is battery voltage detection in Race32 FC itself. I see, that VBAT at PWR connector must be connected to battery. Again the battery voltage in Configuration page Battery Voltage section show incorrect voltage drop which isn't related to real battery voltage at moment. So now I have no idea, where I must connect the battery to see the real voltage.

flyhigh916   Jan 01, 2016  

First flight today! It seemed to work great. I have a few small things left to do like cleaning up the wires and possibly rearranging the video tx. I also need to get some good small battery straps.

I didn't get to do a full FPV flight today as the sun was just about gone when I got it off the ground, but I can't wait to try it tomorrow!

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