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Minichado commented on a Build, Purple Tinyshark   2 hours ago  

did you need the step down because you you need 5v to run the fx and there is no 5v on the esc?

Also I love the build, should be working on mine soon!

q-ratz   1 hour ago 

exactly. there are people out there trying to run the vtx/cam-combo at lipo-voltage, but i wouldn't risk it. that thing runs hot as it is.

kromefpv commented on a Build, Moby X3 wp   3 days ago  

How is the customer service with helipal? I've looked at their site and they seem to have good products, but the reviews are not that great.

tykkah   24 hours ago 

Well, I like this frame and kit included a lot of stuff. Shipping is fast. However I did try to contact them over e-mail with some questions and got no answer. Did not try any rtf, but heard good things about their builds. Just feel they are a little overpriced.

kromefpv   2 hours ago 

Thanks

brybell commented on a Build, True 2s Brushless Whoop   9 hours ago  
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Did you make the series connector yourself?

VWCLogan   3 hours ago 

Yup. Super easy.

slodsm commented on a Build, QAV 210 revisit   5 hours ago  

Did you use lower standoffs as well? I've got a 210 CHARPU and I am thinking about using a different style camera mount and dropping the standoffs a bit as the 35mm just seem excessive when I have almost nothing under it.

the Skonk commented on a Build, Hyperlow 10mm Vertical Racer   13 hours ago  

how the asgard going reliability wise ?

the Skonk   5 hours ago 

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slodsm commented on a Build, Mode 2 - Stiletto 5"   6 days ago  

That's a great looking build man, it's a shame they only made a few 5". I like the style of the frame so much I'm tempted to pick up one of the remaining 3" frames off RDQ just to build later.

AvdS   16 hours ago 

Thanks, you should ask mode2 for the 5" stiletto, if enough people ask they will do a batch, and then I would get a second one because I love it too much :-)

rchobby123   5 hours ago 

ZTW Gecko 65A ESC with 8A SBEC with XT-60 Connector - ZTW4065201
This ZTW Gecko series ESC is a high-quality, efficient brushless electronic speed control with an integrated switch-mode BEC. It can operate without the need for a separate receiver battery to power your servos and receivers saving you weight and simplifying your electronic connections. The Gecko series includes an aluminum heat sink body which is lightweight and helps dissipate heat more efficiently. The BEC on the Gecko has been specifically designed to support higher current applications to eliminate the possibility of unwanted shutdowns, and it is also capable of supporting simultaneous multiple servo operations typically found in large-scale airplanes and CCPM equipped large-scale 3D helicopters. If you are looking for a top of the line, full-featured ESC at a competitive price, the ZTW Gecko is the logical choice.

FEATURES:

Data logging system such as temperature, voltage, current, and RPM
SBEC Voltage Output 5.0, 6.0, 7.4, and 8.4V
Advanced Governor Mode and soft start
High SBEC Current Output, continuous 8A and burst 16A, designed to meet your high current applications
Power arm protection, over-heat protection, low-voltage protection and lost-signal protection
Secondary sub-menu setting by the LCD program card or your PC
Super smooth and accurate throttle linearity
Support for most motors, including high RPM motors
Programmable motor timing
Utilizes new smaller MOSFET technology to minimize weight
Aluminum finned heat sink
Programmable throttle input range
Anti-spark circuitry (on HV OPTO models only)
ESC firmware and program settings can be updated via PC connection (USB adapter sold separately)
INCLUDES:

ZTW 65A ESC with 8A SBEC
Pre-installed XT-60 Connector (power connector) and 3.5mm bullet (motor connector) for your convenience
Instruction Manual
OPTIONAL:

ZTW LCD Programming Card - More Info
WiFi Programming Module - More Info
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Length
66mm / 2.59in
Width
33mm / 1.29in
Height
16mm / 0.62in
Weight
67g
MAX Output
Continuous Current 65A
Burst Output
85A (10s)
Battery
5-18NC/2-6Lipo
BEC Output
5.0V 6.0V 7.4V 8.4V Adjustable/8A
Power Connector
XT-60 Connector
Motor Connector
3.5mm bullets

http://www.ztwshop.com

IvanNik commented on a Build, Goblin   12 hours ago  

Great build !!
What size of standoffs do you use 40 or 45mm?

Carbon_Rob   11 hours ago 

The green standoffs are 25mm and there are some little black ones under the runcam board that are 5mm I think.

IvanNik   11 hours ago 

Are you sure? I know that runcam board is 30.5 between mounting holes. It looks like green standoffs are little bigger then this distance. Probably green standoffs are 35mm?

the Skonk commented on a Build, Spintech Race-1   13 hours ago  

how are those gnb 550s on these motors?

jedimasterben   13 hours ago 

I only got one and a half flights out of this build because the RotorX props are complete and utter trash. I have Gemfan 2540 coming on Wednesday, so some time after then I'll have some more to share :)

IvanNik commented on a Build, Xhover Win 5"   14 hours ago  

it's clean build!
Any issues with ALPHA FC ?

Hazrul commented on a Build, Mode 2 - Stiletto 5"   5 days ago  

Great looking build there. If I may ask how do you get the led to work?have a similar stack but can't get the led to work after trying so many things, setup in BF, adding diode, different leds, mapping but failed. Buzzer is working though. Sbus xm+ rx.

AvdS   15 hours ago 

Thanks, for the led I did nothing special, I have just configured them like on any other fc. Maybe upgrade or downgrade your firmware but if it doesn't work your fc might be faulty.

greggles77 commented on a Build, My xhover Stingy   17 hours ago  

I'm looking at making a similar build, perhaps on a slightly cheaper frame - either way how does it fly? Go well?

metropolis commented on a Build, The Pink Coyote   22 hours ago  
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Congrats on a new build! Quick recommendation: Extend the zip ties and heat shrink for your RX antenna to include the silver parts of the antenna as that's the section you actually want to protect. Check this out!

metropolis commented on a Build, 7" AstroX Switch Freestyle   22 hours ago  

Nice build! Those arms worry me! haha

Carbon_Rob commented on a Build, Quark   2 days ago  
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Looks like it will be a great quad. The components you choose are top notch and the frame looks like it's going to be very light! My only comment is on my tower builds I have bent some standoffs so keep them handy! Should be an excellent flier!

IvanNik   2 days ago 

Thank you!! I decided to use Nylon Standoffs like in u180x frame: https://uberdesign.us/products/u180x

the idea from u180x:
"u180x Frame comes with Titanium 4x M3-20mm screws, 4x M3-12mm screws, and 4x M3 Nylon Standoffs
Nylon is more crash resistant by deforming rather than transferring stress during crashes onto your screws or FC stack
Titanium is less than half the weight of steel and more than twice the strength of aluminum"

Carbon_Rob   2 days ago 

I think if you hit somehing at speed with nylon standoffs and you're going to sheer them for sure.

IvanNik   1 day ago 
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Probably you are right.
Will compare weight and test both.

Goldfish FPV commented on a Build, X2 ELF 88 mm   1 day ago  
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Love the green colour scheme! And nice use of the straw! XD

SirUlrich commented on a Build, HS Skipper v2 Low Profile   3 days ago  

the frame is not listed in the parts list. Shows 271.88 base, but the frame is $50 more from armattan: https://armattanproductions.com/pages/kit_detail/1358

wklee.fpv   1 day ago 

Hi, it is a v2 prototype of HS Skipper. The v2 should be released soon with the same price.

danyeal commented on a Build, POCO x RUNCAM SPLIT   2 days ago  

Really Clean looking build. Can you Tell me whats the weight on this? Im searching for a SUB 250grams Platform With runcam Swift. Cheers

wklee.fpv   1 day ago 
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it is around 190g without battery.

Sickbirdz FPV commented on a Build, Chiny Whoop    2 days ago  

Do you have DVR of that camera?

Quadxl commented on a Build, Featherlight 5"   2 days ago  

How much space did you leave between the frame and the Ori?
It looks like the battery strap is really tight in there.

add1ct3dd   2 days ago 

Not that much space, but enough space that you can slide a battery strap in without taking anything apart if you snap it :)

Quadxl   2 days ago 

Just with 1 nut between the plate and the Ori?
In my build there is a built-in nut in the plate, added another nut and it feels too tight.

SirUlrich commented on a Build, 7" AstroX Switch Freestyle   3 days ago  
1

this is super clean. I would recommend some "braided wire sleeve" to make it even cleaner instead of leaving the triple motor cable exposed.

Buzzin G FPV   2 days ago 

Thanks, I wanted to use the braided sleeve but couldn't get it in time for the build. will definitely use it on my next build.

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