By peds on Oct 06, 2017

4  303  2

My Very first 5" build.
Freestyle, bringing an old frame to a new life

Frame of choice is Martian II


but to make it low I change the standoffs to black 25mm size since I don't need the extra height on the stack


I still used the PDB of the Martian II fram for the main battery lead and installing the F4 Holybro Kakute was a breeze, also put my XSR in front and added a capacitor on the FC's Battery lead


time to add the Spedix 30a ESCs and goal is make it clean as much as possible


let's get the motors added


I wasn't really sold about the frame so I was trying to save as motor wires as much as I can but still keeping the build clean


I chose the Runcam Microswift 2 for my choice of camera, micro cameras has come a long way and it is comparable to full size cameras now. It worked out well and I was planning to have an adapter 3D printed to hold the micro cam but since it came with a metal bracket I just used that. (I changed the nylon nuts to steel nuts didn't get a picture though lol)


And I added the ATX03 at the back. I change the antenna on the ATX03 to the TBS U.FL Cloverleaf


Here's the top view of the build easy to check and troubleshoot since I only need to remove the top plate


More updates to come stay tuned!!



Sign in to comment

Querk   Oct 06, 2017  

you using 20mm standoffs?

peds   Oct 06, 2017 


Guides & Reviews

39 3,807  46
May 05, 2020

This guide will walk you through the process of building your first FPV quad. The goal with this design was to build a low-cost, lightweight quad, yet powerful enough to safely carry a GoPro in close proximity areas. I chose these parts to minimize the amount of soldering at no cost to the quality. A typical build requires around 30 solders while this only needs 25. It's not a huge difference, but..

Read more
28 7,662  38
Nov 30, 2019

In late 2019 DJI made inroads into the FPV scene with their remarkable low-latency digital system. It gave us a 720p video feed with latency on-par with the status quo, analog video. Traditionally we've used analog video systems for low-latency video, but the video quality is far from ideal. It's a trade-off we've been willing to accept for the control. Now we've got the best of both worlds and what..

Read more