The SnozzBerry

By vinnymail on Mar 28, 2017

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The Snozzberry is my 255 Martian build. I was looking for longer flight times and built more towards smoothness than power. It is a great flyer. I 3d printed all the parts out of sky blue tpu (motor vibration dampener, Gopro holder, battery pad, stackable rx holder, xt60 standoff mount. I got a nice metallic blue touch up paint and painted the edges and screw heads to all match. I added blue aluminium motor screws and blue lock nuts for the props. All heat shrink is also light blue. I was planning on mounting the LED Buzzer bar on the very back but with the 3d printed vtx holder/antenna holder that wasn't an option so i had to move them in 1 set of standoffs. Worked out well and hopefully adds some protection. They are bright and the buzzer is very loud.

Making changes to this build still. I didn't like the gopro mount, well i like it I just don't like having zipties and it jiggled a little bit. I could not find a good model on thiniverse so i took the mount i'm using now and combined it with another mount I saw on there. I printed it out last night and will be testing it today. I may need to adjust it a little in the model to get it out of camera view but here is the stl of the one I put together http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2211102 I have also ordered some pagoda antenna kits so i can make my own and print a matching pagoda cover.

Build Albums
http://imgur.com/a/Qs4YV
http://imgur.com/a/pwACF
http://imgur.com/a/rbc4U

Flight Videos


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a4rcsymxOg&t=1s

I can easily get over 5 minutes on a 1300 4s battery, i havent tried 1500 or 1800 yet but I should get some nice flight times

Photos

Discussion

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P-Man   Apr 09, 2017  

Buying the same frame and LED/ Buzzer part. I was wondering how you mounted it. Sorry I don't know much because this will be my first quad build.

vinnymail   Apr 11, 2017 

I had planned on mounting it to the rear but my vtx holder was in the way. I hot glued it to the standoffs behind the flight controller and ran 2 zipties through the holes in the led bar around the standoffs. I was going to 3d print a mount but this has been working very well. they are very visible even mounted inside the frame. Here is a video from a friends quad. Snozzberry is the blue streaks in the video.

Xudus   Mar 30, 2017  

I like the name and love the color. Also, nice flying. I wish I had a huge field like that to fly at, but the AMA has all the good spots in my area and I refuse to join them just for that.

I noticed a little bit of oscillation at about 8 seconds into the vid as well as some other spots. Did you ever get that sorted out?

vinnymail   Mar 30, 2017 

I think it was my gopro mount, With the way the fpv camera mount was i could only get 2 zipties on it close together so it could wiggle, i was noticing it more on some flips but not others and my tune seems pretty close to being good. I still need to run a blackbox log in it. I printed a new mount that bolts down to the top but haven't had a chance to take it out again.

That field is owned by a church and has bike trails, it is a great spot but you have to hike about a 1/2 mile to the back where we usually set up. I don't bother too much with ama fields, too many people and too many issues.

Whiffles   Mar 28, 2017  

Those props sound great. Looks like a very smooth ride. What sort of flight times are you getting? Why not post the build pics here?

vinnymail   Mar 28, 2017 
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I'm at work right now and didn't want to destroy all my data. I will add the build pics this evening when i get home. I took a lot along the way. I really like those props. I have tried a few different 6x4.5 bi blades and these are my favorite so far. I still have a set of Master Airscrews to try but they didn't match the color scheme so I have held off. with a 1300 4s i'm getting 5-6 minutes and landing at around 3.7 per cell.

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