Lam3tta's Independence Day Quad (v1.0)

By Lam3tta on Jul 13, 2017

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Hopefully I decide on parts before Summer ends at this point....
Decided and ordered. 6/19/17
Build started on my first quadcopter. Added progress photos. 7/3/17
Build / Configuration / Testing complete! 7/8/2017
Final build photos are here! 7/13/2017 :)

Thank you to /r/multicopter, /r/multicopterbuilds, Blue Falcon Project, Joshua Bardwell, and many other great YouTubers!

Photos

Part List

Frame

Martian II 220 220mm 4mm Arm Thickness Carbon Fiber Frame Kit w/ PDB For FPV Racing (71 builds)
Banggood.com
$26.10

Flight Controller

FLIP 32 - F4 - OMNIBUS V3 (w/ Baro option)
Readytoflyquads.com
$29.99

ESCs

4X Racerstar MS Series 25A ESC BLHeLi_S OPTO 2-4S Supports Oneshot125 Oneshot42 Multishot (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$30.99

Motors

4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2205S BR2205S 2300KV 2-4S Brushless Motor For X210 220 QAV250 FPV Frame (9 builds)
Banggood.com
$31.99

Propellers

2 x DAL 5040 v2 Tri-blade – qty 4
Fpv-depot.com
$3.98

FPV Camera

FOXEER MONSTER V2 16:9 FPV CAMERA (55 builds)
Fpv-depot.com
$38.90

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX526 5.8G 40CH 25MW/200MW/600MW Switchable AV Wireless FPV Transmitter RP-SMA Female (73 builds)
Banggood.com
$17.99

Antenna

Pagoda FPV Antenna
Squareup.com
See Site

Receiver

FrSky XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCST Receiver S-Bus CPPM Output Support X9D X9E X9DP X12S X Series (362 builds)
Banggood.com
$21.69

Batteries

2 x G+PLUS 1500mAh 14.8V 4S 70C Li-Po Battery - CNHL RC LI-Po Battery. Your one-stop battery store.
Chinahobbyline.us
See Site

Power Distribution

Matek FCHUB-6S Hub Power Distribution Board 5V & 10V BEC Built-in 184A Current Sensor (27 builds)
Banggood.com
$9.39

Misc Parts

4 PCS Realacc M3*7+4.5 Flight Controller Anti-Vibration Fixed Screws for FPV Racer (31 builds)
Banggood.com
$2.99

Misc Parts

5 PCS Eachine Battery Tie Down Strap 22.3cm (5 builds)
Banggood.com
$1.69

Misc Parts

Sharpie® Oil-Based Paint Marker, Medium Point  - 2 fl. oz.
Michaels.com
See Site
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Discussion

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JC250   Jul 19, 2017  

So you used the sharpie to paint the outside of your frame, right? How has it worked?

Lam3tta   Jul 19, 2017 

It is a Sharpie oil-based paint pen. It has been holding up well so far. I had to apply multiple coats to really get it on there well. I figure I may have to reapply every so often. This can probably be avoided by applying some sort of sealer I'm sure.

Redleg   Jul 13, 2017  

Congrats on your first build! Looks sharp!

Lam3tta   Jul 13, 2017 

Thank you sir!

Gear Reviews

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By Whiffles 27 days ago

The EV100 Micro AV Recorder is a DVR for the Eachine EV100 headset. Eachine should have built this into the headset, but here we are. It's about the size of a matchbook and works quite well despite a short learning curve. It's powered by the same battery included with the EV100 and uses the white balance lead. Other than that you can use either of the included 2.5mm to 3.5mm cables to plug it into the video input/output port of the EV100. You can either strap it beside the battery in the headstrap or use the included double sided tape to mount it to the top of the goggles. Vs the Eachine ProDVR This is obviously a repurposed Eachine ProDVR, but it does simplify the design. The ProDVR has different pins for each input and output. In fact the entire side of the unit is dedicated to various keep reading..

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By Whiffles Sep 29, 2017

Currently on sale for $97, EV100 at Banggood The much anticipated Eachine EV100 headset has finally arrived! Opinions have been quite polarized and unless you've never flown FPV before you're likely to find fault in the field of view (FOV). I've tried a number of headsets and have to admit that I've been spoiled by the FatShark HD2 and HD3 goggles. That being said this is nowhere near that price bracket, so I'd like to compare the EV100 to a few headsets around the same price. Keep in mind that these cost $100 when they were released, so the current $159 price is likely to come down. EV100 vs the Competition I've been a long supporter of the Eachine EV800. It's a great headset for the price (~$55). Feature for feature it's the most comparable headset to the EV100. Both include a keep reading..

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