Grinderino - HDZero Freestyle V2 VTX - First Build

By SirK on Apr 15, 2024

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This was my first build. I'm posting this mainly for other first time builders to use as a reference if they want to go the 3.5" route with HDZero Freestyle V2 VTX. The build is heavily influenced by the "One Man Unmanned" build on YouTube, with some changes to accomodate the Freestyle V2 VTX. The latest Grinderino frame supports mounting the motors he wanted to use, but couldn't, in the video. I have roughly an hour of flight time on this build and it's a joy to fly. No issues to call out. I will be adding 3D prints for protection and antenna routing, but they will not be included in this 'guide'.

Some notes in no particular order:

  • Most builds have the capacitor wired in the same location as your XT30 cable. The size of this particular VTX and frame does not allow room for that. I used some 24ga wire to route the capacitor under the ESC near the front. Use shrink tubing (or electrical tape if that's all you have) on your capacitor leads to avoid shorting to your frame or anything else. I included a screenshot illustrating what that looks like.
  • For the VTX: wire RX > T1 and TX > R1.
  • I couldn't find anything on whether the VTX should be oriented logo-side up, or down. In retrospect It might be better to mount it logo-side down in case you need quick access to the antenna. The antenna 'routes' better the way I went, though.

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annata20   20 days ago  

I'm starting mine too, and have learned a lot word hurdle here

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