Golden Leopard feat. Combat Boots

By joemosfet on May 11, 2017

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What happens when a frame clone is an improvement over the frame it is cloning?

You get this GEPRC GEP-LX5 Leopard based frame which happens to have a bit of polish over it's DQuad Obsession brother. A few more machining options on the aluminum, as well as a shape that offers a tad more space, not to mention half the price, I'd say GEPRC has a pretty solid frame on their hands.

Pair that with the latest Omnibus F4 V3 flight controller, with barometer, and sd card, and a pile of other features I'll never use nor need, and so far this build is starting to shape up quite nicely.

Of course, that's where the fancy ends there. Such a nice frame and FC deserves nice parts, right? Nope. Aside from the FC, this is a BGRL special. Utilizing only the finest bangooderies, whatfer choochin' through the air while keepin' some of the canadian pesos in your pocket, it almost does the frame and fc justice.

Almost. From the Eachine VTX, the Racerstar Labs ESCs, and the RacerStar 2600kv motors, you might wonder why. Sometimes I do to. Oh well. I am protecting those gold fidgetprop spinners with some 3d-printed TPU combat boots that I designed, hopefully to keep the frame in somewhat of a decent shape over the summer. We'll see. I soldered the ESCs and motors backwards-stylez for prosperity and profit. That's why.

Since the world is coming to an end, and global warming means the ice caps are raining on me or something, I decided to conformally coat all the electronicals to make sure any drippydrops don't cause the quad copter to drippy drop. The conformal coating has a UV dye in it, so a trip down to the Sticky-Picky-Chicky-Grab-and-Guzzle-Truck-Stop down by the airport and I had me one of their old blacklights to check for murder scenes, questionable hotel rooms, and any conformal coating spots I missed.

Top it off with a Pagoda Antenna (now with 100% free-range open-source gluten-free hype) and you have the Golden Leopard feat. Combat Boots. Woo.

Update: I ended up designing and printing a lid as well as a lid+gopro holder so I can see myself crash in superview hd. Of course, this leopard is getting a bit fat - this thing weighs more than my 500g scale can figure, and that's without the battery.

More photos https://goo.gl/photos/xKA4EPNGjovtA3mf8

 

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miniskies12   May 22, 2017  

Hi! can i ask for the stl file for that motor guard please

arcsign   May 11, 2017  
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Hahaha. Your description there seems to be channeling AvE. Nice build!

QuadStar Drones   May 11, 2017  
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I like the UV - I bought some "black light" UV led's off amazon awhile back. I haven't put them on a build (yet) but I bet your quad would look wicked with these on it flying around at dusk:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ETCT1CW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_JvifzbYGF2VZ8

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