Space One FPV Aurora 5X

By Airmaxx23 on Oct 26, 2017

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I really like the design of this frame and since it's on sale for $34.95 I decided to order one. I know it's technically for racing but I'll be using it for general flying and free style so the extra weight of 2206-2722kv motors is not a concern for me.

I still would prefer to use 4 separate ESCs but since this frame is designed for a 4-in-1 and I wanted to use 5S I went with the DYS F30a. It's rotated in the frame 90 degrees CCW so that the battery pads line up with the battery pads on the flight controller. The signal wire for motor 3 is on the pad for motor 1 of the FC, wire 1 is on pad 2, wire 4 is on pad 3 and wire 2 is on pad 4.

I've used the BetaFlight F3 flight controller on several builds and like it's features and layout so now that the BFF4 is available I used one for this quad. It's soft mounted with anti vibration standoffs to minimize vibrations reaching the gyro.

Since I'm not to concerned with weight and wanted to use 5S I chose the HyperLite V4 naked 2206-2722kv motors with HQ 5x4.3x3 props.

The rest of the electronics consist of an Eachine VTX03, LemonRX DSMX satellite and Runcam Swift Micro Swift 2 with the 2.3mm lens.

The stock camera plates were hitting the front of the 4-in-1 ESC which kept them from going into the holes in the bottom of the frame. Rather than file the plates I designed some camera mounts along with some motor vibration dampeners/ arm guards that are both printed in TPU. I also replaced the stock black standoffs with slightly shorter purple ones.

The AUW without a battery is 251 grams.

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Part List

Frame

Aurora 5" X
Spaceonefpv.com
$39.95

Flight Controller

Betaflight F4 Flight Controller (60 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$33.99

ESCs

DYS F30A 4-in-1 ESC BLHeli_S Dshot (2 builds)
Rccrazed.com
$39.99

Motors

4 x HyperLite V4 Team Edition 2206-2722 Naked Bottom (3 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$83.96

Propellers

HQprop V1S Light Purple 5x4x3 PC Propeller Set of 4
Rccrazed.com
$3.50

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift 2 - 2.3mm (7 builds)
Rccrazed.com
$34.99

FPV Transmitter

Eachine VTX03 Super Mini 5.8G 72CH 0mW /25mW /50mw /200mW (426 builds)
Rccrazed.com
$13.99

Receiver

LemonRx DSMX Compatible Satellite Receiver (16 builds)
Rccrazed.com
$11.10

Misc Parts

Space One FPV Aurora Cam Mount by Airmaxx23
Thingiverse.com
See Site

Misc Parts

Space One FPV Aurora Arm Guards / Motor Dampeners by Airmaxx23
Thingiverse.com
See Site
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theGreenOrange   Oct 27, 2017  
1

I really like your camera mount. I think i will make a similar one for my UL4. Thanks for posting the build!

Airmaxx23   Oct 27, 2017 
1

Thank you. I wanted to have a bit of protection for the lens and this seemed like the best option. The whole mount would flex in a crash and is lighter than the 2 stock camera plates.

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