Squall 1

By timbod7 on Jan 28, 2018

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This is my first 5 inch build. It all went together much more easily that my previous 3 incher. I'm still waiting on some soft standoffs for the flight controller, but decided to give it a test fly in any case.

I really like this frame - inexpensive, and looks good. Hopefully it's going to be robust too.



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Emoticons   Mar 02, 2018  

DId you mount the camera directly onto the frame or did you need some kind of adapter or mount?

timbod7   Apr 04, 2018 

With a bit of fiddling the runcam mounting fitted into the frame.

ratpunter   Feb 20, 2018  

How much did it weigh with everything on it?

timbod7   Feb 22, 2018 

About 375g without the battery, 550g all up.

Gsanchez69   Feb 03, 2018  

Good job!
The cables would be less exposed if they pass first behind the aluminum standoff ... (sorry my poor english)

timbod7   Feb 04, 2018 

That might be better. I've shortened the motor leads since the photos were taken, but I still thing they are a bit susceptible to damage, as you tend to stress the joints a little as you pick up the drone.

Whiffles   Jan 28, 2018  

Looks nice. How'd you manage the orange finish? You can cut those motor wires a little shorter.

timbod7   Jan 28, 2018 

It was only after buying orange props etc that I realised I had an aerosol can of orange spray paint in the cupboard. It's supposed to be metal compatible, though I didn't put much effort into prepping the frame. Have to see how it holds up.

Yep the motor wires are too long. I was worried I was going to have to swap a few to get the right rotation direction. Then I learnt how to do this via the blheli suite.

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