By dangerousFPV on May 14, 2017

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Per suggestion of a fellow FPVC member phreakin I decided to build a crab. Have only flown a few packs so far and it feels like I'm going ludicrous speed compared to my shrike racer build. This build, like most all other builds (at least the builds that I do...) presented its own unique challenge in mounting/sizing the stack. Apparently there is an additional hardware kit that you can purchase along w/ the crab for a few bucks more, but alas, they were sold out. So, I was able to retrofit a combination of nylon standoffs/nuts with the super squishy 7mm anti-vibration rubber/metal standoffs to get the stack up to the correct height. Would love to be able to modify the camera mount carbon for smaller camera builds like the mini and micro. As you can see in the photos there is a decently sized gap and the entire stack has ample space between the components. However, there is an actual benefit from having extra space in between the stack layers. Cooling. The most often overlooked factor in builds and likely the result of many premature failures.

Maiden Flight


Part List


Garagecrab (12 builds)

Flight Controller

FLIP 32 - F4 - OMNIBUS V3 PRO (44 builds)


DYS F20A 4in1 20 Amp D-Shot ESC (21 builds)


4 x Hyperlite 1407-3600 Race Series (15 builds)


DAL T4045 V2 Tri-Blade (21 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift Mini FPV Camera (37 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5.8 GHz HV RACE Video Transmitter (306 builds)


Pyro-Drone 5G8 Linear Antenna With U.fl Connector (23 builds)


Frsky XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range Receiver Up to 16CH for RC FPV Racing Drone (493 builds)


Tattu 1050mAh 14.8V 75C 4S1P Lipo Battery Pack (8 builds)
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lazd   May 19, 2017  

Looking good! You should be able to use the stock Runcam Swift Mini bracket to mount your camera, I added the hole in the top specifically for that. That'll get rid of the hot glue solution.

Also, if you still need a 30.5mm hardware kit, DM me and I'll send you one directly.

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