2.5" 3S eclair: pink, heavy, thrusty

By deks on Jan 07, 2018

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A backup for my 2.5" bullshark. Essentially identical components as that build, but the frame is much roomier and I think has more options for stuff like comfortably mounting an axii, or double buzzers, or possible an 808 cam, etc. Also a bit more cam protection than the bullshark, and not stretched (props are much less prominent in the feed).

Build differences compared to the bullshark so far:

  • Wired up the current sensor. Interested to try that out. Interested to see the difference in current draw between different props (2" vs. 2.5", gemfan flash vs. rotorx quadblade vs. rotorx biblade, etc.).
  • Used connector on FC side for ESC motor signal wires. Did the wire splices. That was a little annoying, but it sure cleans up the build.

Planned for the future:

  • LEDs? Maybe under the backpack?

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Part List

Frame

AirBlade Eclair 3K Carbon Fiber Frame Kit V2 (30 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$22.99

Flight Controller

OMNIBUS F3 AIO Nano V2 Flight Controller (17 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$35.99

ESCs

Cicada 4-in-1 10A BusyBee2 Tiny BLHeli_S DShot ESC (33 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$34.99

Motors

4 x AirBlade AB 1105 7500kV 2S-3S Brushless Racing Motors (flexible wires) - Single motor (22 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$43.96

Propellers

RotorX RX 2535 Props (8 CW & 8 CCW) (27 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$7.98

Propellers

Gemfan Flash 2540-3 PC Propeller (147 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$3.69

Propellers

Gemfan PC 2035 BN Bullnose 4-Blade Polycarbonate Unbreakable Clear/Clear Blue/Clear Purple (34 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$3.39

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift 2 FPV Camera CCD (289 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$34.99

FPV Transmitter

Eachine VTX03 Super Mini 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mw/200mW Switchable FPV Transmitter (426 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$14.99

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini ReceiverDefault Title (1423 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$12.99

Batteries

Tattu 11.1V 3S 450mAh 75C LiPo Micro Battery - XT30Default Title (25 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$11.75

Batteries

Tattu 11.1V 3S 650mAh 75C LiPo Micro Battery - XT30 (41 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$10.45

Misc Parts

TPU Spacer for mini FC or ESC 20x20 mounting pattern (Piko BLX, Mini Lux F4, 4-in-1 ESC) (7 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$3.99

Misc Parts

AirBlade Eclair V2 Backpack (6 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$10.00

Misc Parts

DC Magnetic Buzzer 5V (9x5.5 and 12x7.5) (7 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$1.00
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FissionBomb   Aug 29, 2017  

I would not be looking at HD cam options for a 2 inch. Consider using DVR or not using a recording cam at all. 2 inch are best at flying rather than carrying payloads.

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