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Cadnee commented on a Build, Species Multirotor SR2   4 hours ago  

Are there any videos?

Jodie Froster commented on a Build, 3.5" DigiPick   6 hours ago  

So fresh, and so clean!

Davidpe   5 hours ago 

Thank you! It was a fun build.

WEBITO commented on a Build, HYPERLOW AIRSHOT // DJI + KISS   9 hours ago  

how did you get the camera to fit?
I am struggling with an airshot to fit the caddx vista nebula pro camera... as the stock mounts I received make it really narrow for the camera to fit.

DannerD3H commented on a Build, 3.5" DigiPick   3 days ago  

Really clean build!

Did you notice a significant speed increase going to 3,5" props?

Davidpe   3 days ago 
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This thing is fast! Substantially more powerful than my TP3 3" with 1303's. In fact, I'm really interested to replace the 1303's on my TP3 3" with these so I can do an 'apples to apples' comparison. Will report back when I do.

DannerD3H   15 hours ago 

Okay thanks for the info!
I just build my own 3" decased quad with top mounted bat. It weighs 84g dry, so 124g with GNB3s450. I also feel it is a biiit under powered on Robo1204 from flywoo. I have some 1303,6 apex motors I might try on 3,5" now then. If they do not work well I guess I have to try the FPV Cycle (love his motors) I just hate the 2 mm shaft..

How do you drill your props and did you ever have noise issues as result of bad drilling?

Davidpe   14 hours ago 

Ya, Bob's 1304's are great. I'm impressed. The 1303 apex motors should work well too. Funny you should ask about prop holes. Bob sells a jig but it's perpetually out of stock. I found a similar printed version on Thingiverse and it does a a great job. I just put up some pictures on Thingiverse at this link. it makes the process super easy. https://www.thingiverse.com/make:933719

Nemesis01 commented on a Build, Armattan Gecko 3" DJI Build   23 hours ago  

Really nice build!
Can you please say, what's the total weight of your build (with and without battery)?

Jayembee67   17 hours ago 

Thank you! It is a great frame, and one of my favourite machines.

So dry it weighs 235g, and with an 850mAh 4S pack it is 333g - sadly nowhere near the 250g 'limit'.

Cool design. Did you also do you own cnc cutting?

Felias   1 day ago 

I had it cut by a friend of mine and his DIY-cnc. Especially for prototyping this is the most easy way :-)

NERDLANDS commented on a Build, Greenie - A Cheap Build...   1 day ago  

Cool build. Love your "How To" videos, brilliant.

dionm1968 commented on a Build, DJI FPV Armattan Bobcat   1 day ago  

Nice Build..How does your GPS work being mounted so close to you camera?

TrexHeliPilot commented on a Build, ‘Bout 2Fiddy   1 day ago  

Good looking build. Miss your youtube builds. Glad to see you still FPV-ing.

motodr441 commented on a Build, Transtec ultra V2 6S   2 days ago  

5s? 6s? bat

ralfgut   2 days ago 

6S

fw42 commented on a Build, 3.5" DigiPick   2 days ago  

Thanks for sharing! Looks really awesome. I wish there were a good way to get a lower center of gravity. Stacking three boards and a camera on top seems like a bit much to me (haven't tried it yet though so who knows).

Davidpe   2 days ago 

Ya, I was curious too. After 20 flights I can honestly say that i don't even notice it. Keep in mind that it's 82grams dry and 124grams AUW. 40 of those grams are battery below the frame. it feels very similar to my analog TP3 3" but measurably faster.

DannerD3H commented on a Build, PirxSeven (7"-8")   10 days ago  

Hello, did You ever get to compare 7 and 8 inch propellers? Was the 8" worth it compared to 7"?

Thanks :)

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phaley51   2 days ago 
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I have not tried any Master Airscrew yet but will probably try them in the near future. Let me know how they do for you. What is your 8" set up?

DannerD3H   2 days ago 

Sure I will let you know! I think its gonna take at least a month though..

Its my own custom frame with those 30 mm motors, 65A tekko32 ESC and 6s 3300 gnb. Auw is now less than 1,1kg without gopro.

I will have to get some 8 inch arms and it takes roughly a month from I order to I get them. Just finished updating the design today.

When I decide if I go with 7 or 8 inch then I will post the build here as well as the frame will be available for anyone who wants one. I will most likely let People choose between 8 and 7 inch arms in deadcat or wide x configuration. Obviously 7" will be more durable in that case.

DannerD3H   2 days ago 

With 30 mm motors i mean fpv cycle 30mm motor on 1450 kv:)

Cozmoz commented on a Build, My "Ultimate" 5" Freestyle Build (Betaflight 4.1 RPM Filter)   Jun 24, 2020  

Hi, is there anything you would change about this build now? Thanks.

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Jeroen Jegerings   2 days ago 

Do you still have a picture of how the Hobbywing 60a ESC fitted in your frame? I'm also building an apex with that esc and it's a real struggle to get it all fit together. I'm also worried if the capacitor touching my vtx antenna might cause some distortion in my video...

strikerFPV   2 days ago 

I didn't find any picture where it's visible, but I faced similar issues. I got rid of the vtx antenna mount included by the frame and just used a zip tie to mount it to the top plate using electrical tape to make sure the antenna connector is not touching the carbon directly. The connector is indeed touching the capacitor, but that didn't cause any trouble for me. Just make sure it's not touching the legs of the capacitor and I think you should be good.

Jeroen Jegerings   2 days ago 

Wow, thanks for your quick reply! Okay so far the antenna is only touching the capacitor, not the carbon or anything else, so I might me lucky with how it is right now. FC is the only thing that I need to install, so well see this weekend how the first flight will go.

choppergirl commented on a Build, Choppergirl's Edgy Sound Pack for Open-TX English   2 days ago  

Not going to Rotor Riot Rampage?
Don't lament, invent! My V2 pre-release has just dropped, I've got new free toys for you :-p
V2 adds support for Liftoff, Velocidrone, Crossfire, and RealFlight
https://rotorbuilds.com/build/26173

cho.t commented on a Build, Apex Smoox   4 days ago  
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Wow, great looking build! How does it fly? I was planning an almost the same build, just with XING (or -E) motors. How does it fly?

M490fpv   2 days ago 

hi! Thank you! I built this quad to my friend, so i cannot tell how well it flies. But this quad has been his favorite to go quad, so i guess it flies really good 😁

ledimestari commented on a Build, ArPro - Sonicmodell Ar Wing Pro   2 days ago  

I love the wiper and how well it fits into this build. Like it's meant to be there.

armanie55 commented on a Build, MARK 4 w/ DJI FPV HD UNIT   2 days ago  

Anyone know if you can fit a DJI hood on the lens for protection?

Nikotttin commented on a Build, Pegasus   Mar 16, 2021  

Please post here when your website site is live ☺️
And I'd I've to see how the arms were designed (obviously 😁)

Crafted Kwads   2 days ago 

Website is live! craftedkwads.com check out my update above for some more info. I can talk for ages about the arms, but long story short they are regular arms, but there is a lockplate instead of a second set of screws, with 2 nubs that correspond with the different angles.

Wrongway Feldman commented on a Build, 3.5" DigiPick   3 days ago  

Nice article, and it looks like a great build. Having recently done something similar (a 3" decased vista build), I have a few questions. Do you notice any difference between battery below the frame and your previous 3" where you mounted the battery on the upper deck? Also, why do you like using vbat for the vista rather than the regulated power on the FC? We almost went with 3.5" props on our build also, so I'm curious about your thoughts on the bigger props and what you saw in terms of pros and cons. Do you have a video yet? Congratulations!

Davidpe   3 days ago 

Thank you for the comments! Much appreciated. So this is my third decased vista build with the other two both having top mounted batteries. I've traditionally liked the top mounted batteries better up until the Toothpick evolution. I honestly don't have a huge preference anymore as this new build has a great COG and it's super light. In fact, I'm so used to flying micros that I might even prefer the bottom battery position. There was a point when I transitioned from top to bottom where I had to think about the rotation and purposely tell my brain to compensate. I don't ever do that anymore. And particularly not with something this light. Just my thoughts, I know some of my flying buddies have different opinion.

As it relates to the power situation for the Vista, I had some issues with one of my first cased vista builds where the FC manufacturer claimed 9V of regulated power but was not the case. Through lots of trial and error, I moved to vbat and it Immediately solved the problem. That was over a year ago so I suspect this board would be just fine on the regulated power.

The 1304's are super powerful for the additional .6 grams each versus the 1303 version.. As noted above, the 3.5" setup on top of the more powerful motors are really make for a great powertrain. It's super fast and hovers, (without any setup changes) at about 20%. I personally think there's a point were the standard TP3 3" feels sluggish based on weight. For me it's 110grams. And that's the reason I was excited to build this new on with the 1304's. With that, I also thought that the 1304's might be too much for my analog TP3 3"'s that are both at roughly 105grams. I don't know yet because I haven't tried it but will report back when I do.

Video to come!

ThemFlames commented on a Build, ‘Bout 2Fiddy   3 days ago  

Cool build and cool pictures.