Waterproof ZMR 250

By lazd on Dec 24, 2015

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A ZMR 250 that ain't afraid of no little rain drops. Or snow flakes. Or puddles.

I decided that I couldn't let a few rain drops get in the way of my flying, so I bought some epoxy and some Corrosion-X and set out to waterproof my ZMR 250. I started by putting some clear heatshrink on my ESCs, depinned D4R-II, VTX, COB LED bar, and FPV camera, then used the epoxy to seal the ends. I added an IRLazd Screwball antenna (which is already sealed) then sprayed Corrosion-X on the FC, PDB, motor bearings, and XT60 connector. I strapped my waterproof GoPro Session to it and did a little rainy day freestyle for the maiden: rain maiden
Then I took it in the snowy forest the next day:
snowy forest

Photos

Part List

Frame

H250 ZMR250 250mm Carbon Fiber Frame Kit RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$20.99

Flight Controller

AfroFlight Naze32 Rev5 Acro FunFly Controller (25 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$26.51

ESCs

4 x BL20A Mini ESC (SN20A) SIMONK-(RAPIDESC)
Readytoflyquads.com
$34.00

Motors

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

Propellers

Gemfan 4 Pairs 5045 CW/CCW Bullnose Props for Mini 200 RC250/280 QAV250 (2 builds)
Surveilzone.com
$4.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer XAT600SM DC5V-22V 17*17mm 600tvl Sony Super HAD CCD Camera (5 builds)
Surveilzone.com
$14.99

FPV Transmitter

SkyZone TS5823 5.8GHz 32CH A/V 200mW Mini FPV Transmitter (v2) (13 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$19.68

Antenna

5.8GHz Circular Polarized VTx Antenna RHCP (Short) SMA RPSMA (4 builds)
Surveilzone.com
$2.99

Receiver

FrSky D4R-II 4ch 2.4Ghz ACCST Receiver (w/telemetry) (22 builds)
Getfpv.com
$24.99

Power Distribution

Foxeer CC3D Power Board with 12V/5V Dual UBEC 12V
Surveilzone.com
$2.99

Radio

FrSky Taranis QX7S 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Carbon or Blue (50 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$184.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (70 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO6 Black (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (196 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Misc Parts

Corrosion-X 90102 Anti-Corrosion and Lubricant, 16-Ounce, Aerosol (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$17.85

Misc Parts

Gorilla Epoxy, .85 oz., Clear
Amazon.com
$0.19

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (144 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Battery Charger

ISDT SC-608 150W 8A MINI Smart LCD Battery Balance Charger AU Warehouse (9 builds)
Banggood.com
$54.27

Soldering Iron

Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station
Amazon.com
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Discussion

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Whiffles   Dec 25, 2015  

Wow, how many quads do you have?

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Whiffles   Dec 31, 2015 

How about you send your bench warmer over, whichever it might be. I'll give it some attention =D

lazd   Jan 08, 2016 

The only thing that warms the bench is the occasional ESC fire :)

Whiffles   Jan 09, 2016 
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Hah! So which is your favorite?

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