Merica V2 HD

By Skyweaver on Jun 06, 2021

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(To be continues with more information.) This is my attempt/take on an HD version of the V2 Merica frame by Catalyst Machine Works. It really is an awesome frame , and i have been building a lot of freestyle rigs lately. So, i thought i would give an HD Race rig a go. I have a few different flight controller's that I still may switch out for the one i have in the build now.(new Tmotor F7) but , this thing runs so smooth on stock Betaflight, that it kind of blew my minda little bit.

Note: I pretty much at this point fully reccomend soldering your vista directly to the board as opposed to using the included connectors, the solder joints hold up better , and i feel it is a better connection/way of doing it. Also , it is mandatory if not using a stack to re pin your flight controller, and ESC connection , I would even say it is better to direct solder that too.

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Part List

Frame

Merica 5 Inch V2
Catalystmachineworks.com
$55.99

Flight Controller

MATEK Systems F722-HD F7 Flight Controller OSD 3~8S MPU6000 32M Blackbox 5V/8V BEC comptiable DJI FPV Air Unit 30.5x30.5mm for R (8 builds)
Banggood.com
$42.99

ESCs

T-Motor Pacer 32Bit 60A 3-6S 30x30 4in1 ESC
Racedayquads.com
$80.90

Motors

4 x TMotor F60 PRO IV Motor (1750kV, 1950kV, 2550kV) (5 builds)
Unmannedtechshop.co.uk
$121.12

Propellers

Gemfan 51466x3 Hurricane Durable (4pcs) MCK (58 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$3.29

FPV Camera

Caddx Vista Digital HD System for DJI HD FPV (93 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$164.99

Antenna

Lumenier Micro AXII 5.8GHz U.FL FPV Antenna - Choose Your PolarizationLHCP (59 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Batteries

Tattu R-Line Version 3.0 1300mAh 22.2V 120C 6S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug (70 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$36.99

Radio

DJI Digital FPV Remote Controller - Mode 2 (45 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$299.00

Goggles

DJI FPV Goggles V2 (109 builds)
Getfpv.com
$569.00

3D Printed

Caddx Vista HD Merica Canopy System
Catalystmachineworks.com
$20.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (28 builds)
Amazon.com
$299.99

Hardware

Lumenier M3 Hardware Pack - 12.9 Grade, 7 Screw Sizes (460 Pcs) (3 builds)
Getfpv.com
$19.99

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (152 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Video Receiver

4 x FatShark Shark Byte RX5.1 Receiver Module (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1,000.00

Radio Module

Happymodel 2.4g ExpressLRS ELRS Micro TX module ES24TX (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$26.99

Battery Charger

ISDT D2 200W 24A AC Dual Channel Output Smart Battery Balance Charger (17 builds)
Banggood.com
$139.00

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (238 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$49.99

Tools

Ethix Tool Case (3 builds)
Customquads.com.au
$54.95

Backpack

Torvol Quad PITSTOP Backpack Pro (16 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Accessories

VIFLY ShortSaver V2 Smart Smoke Stopper Electronic Fuse to Detect and Prevent Short-Circuit and Overload, Power Switch for Recei (4 builds)
Amazon.com
$12.99
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