octo smol babe lifter

By daich on Dec 02, 2021

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this should be quiet on 3s and a monster on 4s
6.6g x 8 = 52.8g of just motor on this 2"!

16x16 20a 6s stack? F7 and 8 motor outputs? crazy stuff. Now this can be built digital without nearly as much finangling.

them tiny tiny soldering points on a 16x16. pictures definitely tell a picture that is larger than life.

armattan's mongoose cast aluminum standoff with integrated camera mount fits perfectly for a 14mm camera. The main bolts of the frame are 24mm apart and the standoff brings the mount points in 5mm on each side. just perfect! No camera protection though but this thing is going to be built very crash worthy so should be ok.

Mounting the vista unit is going to be a pain. unless you go naked and trim the outer 25mmx25mm bolt holes off, the entire unit only fits in one direction, with the usb-c port facing forward or back.

Finished! so the middle ESC board and the vista are like half a millimeter apart. I put a piece of insulation tape between the two as they do contact at the limits of the soft mounting. The armattan stand-off is nice but thick so I'm unable to use the more forward 20x20 mount point which would have put a healthy gap between the two stacks. Anyway, it fit in the end with the vista's USB port facing forward...which you just need to remove the camera to have access to but I haven't needed to update a vista in over a year.

8 Motors, 8 props, 32 prop bolts. so easy to get a motor direct, prop direction wrong...and having the stack upside down doesn't help. check and double check!

something funny that happened was that once the vista was hooked up the vifly shortsaver 2 kept tripping. even when I upped the current to 2a. after checking and double checking everything, i plugged in a weak, storage charged 2s...woila, the vista booted up. subsequently, the shortsaver started to work again...so not sure why the vista needed an initial bump of current? so odd.

need to sort out a way to mount a gopro

Playlist of all the DVR of this frame

Maiden flight!

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Part List

Frame

Smol Baby (3 builds)
Shendrones.myshopify.com
$26.00

Frame

Smol Baby — shendrones
Shendrones.com
See Site

Flight Controller

【No.C109】GOKU F745 FC 16mm X 16mm W/ 4PCS WS2812 LED (2 builds)
Flywoo.net
$49.99

ESCs

2 x 【No.C102】GOKU BS 20A 2-6S ESC 16x16mm
Flywoo.net
$65.98

Motors

Betafpv 1106 4500kv Motors (Set of 4) (Perfect for the Pusher Bee!)
Stanfpv.com
$44.99

Propellers

Gemfan D51 4 Blade Props (1.5mm) - Black
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$4.12

FPV Camera

CaddxFPV Digital HD Camera Nebula Nano (4 builds)
Caddxfpv.com
$36.99

FPV Transmitter

Caddx Vista Unit for DJI Digital HD FPV (No Camera) (50 builds)
Getfpv.com
$99.99

Antenna

Lumenier Micro AXII Shorty U.FL 5.8GHz 1.6dBi FPV Antenna RHCP / LHCP For RC Drone (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$19.39

Batteries

TATTU 450mAh 14.8V 75C 4S1P LiPo Battery Pack
Unmannedtechshop.co.uk
$17.19

Batteries

Tattu 11.1V 3S 450mAh 75C LiPo Battery Pack with XT30 Plug for Multirotor FPV 90 to 150 Size (5 builds)
Amazon.com
$11.86

Radio

DJI FPV Remote Controller (Mode 2) (53 builds)
Getfpv.com
$299.00

Radio

Jumper T12 PLUS Open Source 16ch Radio with JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module With HALL Gimbal for RC Drone Car Boat (10 builds)
Xt-xinte.com
$109.00

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (109 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$529.00

Goggles

FatShark Dominator V2 Headset System Goggles Video Glasses 600 X 480 VGA
Hobbyking.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (106 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos (8 builds)
Amazon.com
$389.00

Hardware

Mongoose 20mm cam mounting standoff
Armattanquads.com
$3.00

Video Receiver

GTeng T909 5.8G FPV Artifact 32CH Receiver 2 inch LCD Wearable Watch for RC UAV Quadcopter Drone Aircraft - Rcmoment.com
Rcmoment.com
$99.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (177 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (27 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$119.95

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (143 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95

Battery Charger

iSDT SC-620 Smart Charger (500W)
Hobbyking.com
See Site

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (248 builds)
Banggood.com
$53.99

Tools

Upgraded MINI ES121 Electric Screwdriver Smart Repairtools Built-in STM32 Chip OLED with Screwbits (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$99.99

Backpack

Turnigy Transmitter Bag / Carrying Case
Hobbyking.com
$7.42

Accessories

SpeedyBee Bluetooth USB Adapter
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$25.59

Misc Supplies

VIFLY ShortSaver 2 Smoke Stopper (2 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$13.44

Misc Supplies

FPV antennas for drones - Actuna TBS ImmersionRC - Actuna Sp. z o.o.
Actuna.com
$29.00

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$33.70

Misc Supplies

Foxeer Lollipop 2 Stubby 5.8G Omni Antenna(2pcs)
Foxeer.com
$19.90

Misc Supplies

ISDT BattGo BG-8S Smart Battery Checker Balancer Receiver Signal Tester Quick Charge Function (4 builds)
Banggood.com
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Straw Hat Sam   Dec 06, 2021  
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So smol

jdmkramer   Dec 02, 2021  
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oh lawd he comin! :D

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