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By BUDLoNG on Jul 01, 2022

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This took a few weeks to build. It started with a gifted Diatone stack. I got ahead of myself during the build and ended up frying the esc.. many clouds of instant smoke. I bought a new esc with a bit more power and after hooking everything up I thought my fc was also fried. I got a replacement FC, but had the same issues...no leds and the sixty9 would bind but not connect to the fc.

After many days troubleshooting, it turned out I had crushed some pins in the harness of the Sixty9 and messed up both outputs 1 and 2 on the board itself. Fortunately there are extra outputs I remapped. I ended up tearing off the harness and direct soldering.
The led issue was just user error. I somehow used two burnt out leds strips.. the third attempty worked. I ended up using saddleLights. They easy to wire and super bright.
I decided on toilet tank so i can have an easy spot for gps. The stock battery straps fit on a 3s battery, but not a 4s 650 in that orientation. I had to get a longer strap from pyroDrone.

I've only flown over my house and compared to my whoops and micros this thing is Mothra. I definetly need to go somewhere with space. I barely touch the throttle on 4s and im giggly.

I went out to a business park early this am. This is my new favorite in big spaces. It feels light and powerful and locked. 17% throttle to hover.
I camed down out of a powerloop and lost video and crashed into the asphalt street. I bent a bell housing, cracked my antenna casing, and sheared off one of the screw heads. I replaced the arm screws with titanium, and I ordered a new motor. Im gonna using heat shrink for the antenna for the time being. The guts appear to be fine :)

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Part List

Frame

2Fiddy Ultra Light Freestyle Frame (23 builds)
Ummagawd.com
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Flight Controller

Diatone MAMBA F405 Mini MK2 FC (5 builds)
Newbeedrone.com
$33.00

ESCs

Diatone MAMBA F30 Mini Dshot600 4in1 ESC (3 builds)
Newbeedrone.com
$37.99

Motors

4 x Ummagawd Aerolite 2004 2400kv Motor - Bronze/Gunmetal v1.2 (4 builds)
Ummagawd.com
See Site

Propellers

Gemfan LR5126 5.1x.26x2 Bi-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.69

FPV Camera

CaddxFPV Ratel 2 Starlight Low Latency Micro Size Freestyle FPV Camera (79 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$30.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Crossfire Sixty9 (18 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$49.95

Antenna

Foxeer Lollipop V4 Omnidirectional Antenna (6 builds)
Newbeedrone.com
$19.99

Misc Parts

TinysLEDs SaddleLites V2 RGB LED (1PC)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

Misc Parts

TBS M8.2 GPS GLONASS Module (53 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$13.95
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