By BUDLoNG on Dec 13, 2021

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i bought my hdo's with the intent of one day using shark byte with them. Today is the day :D
I missed the initial sale for the sharkbyte a few months ago. Around thanksgiving I found that Progressive RC was still selling them for 150. I picked one up and a runcam nano. Then I got the vtx a week later. All the parts took a while to source and after a few days of fiddling i figured out how to mount everything.
Intrepid frame with smaller m2 15mm standoffs, instead of the 20mm m3 ones.
The vtx has m4 holes with m3 gummies so i was able to angle it a bit using m2 screws. This is needed since its sitting directly over the majority of the solder pads on the FC. Buzzer is actually a tiny bit flared at the bottom so i wedged it in place.
I used an old antenna protector tube as filler for the m2 screws, since the frame also is using m3 holes. I did this in an effort to shave some weight. Coming from nano's these m3 bolts and spacers humongous. The tube did the trick.. all m3 to m2 connections are solid.
Mini immortal T to save weight and since the vtx is only 200w.
The gps is picking up satelittles but when i plugged int he battery it all went to shit. It was sunken into the frame pretty deep so i made a plastic shelf to pull it out. I still had issues. I saw this and decided to lift my gps out even further with a new plastic diy part. Works great now! super quick sat finding and stable :)
I am super pleased with sharkbyte. It's not perfect, but its a huge leap forward in terms of picture quality from analog.



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