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Finally finished and added the Firefly Pro Guide to the website. Sorry for the delay on this one.
Added new arms with support for 22mm motors with M3 mounting holes.
I updated the lower plate and recommend printing it again if you printed it yet. I also finally got the bumper ready so your camera is safe again. I still need to make the cable holders under the motors.
I now uploaded nearly all parts I still have to change some things at the bumper. I will upload as soon as possible.
This is the all new Firefly Pro.
Its a 250 size quad thats designed for the race track.
It is still a work in progress but right now I am working out the last edges.
A short guide with build instructions will be uploaded soon on
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Almost everything to get you in the air
The motors for your build should have between 2300kv and 2800kv there are a lot of choices out there and its like most of the things in the RC world you have to decide how much money you want to spend.
You will also need ESCs (electronic speed controllers).
as flightcontroller you'll have a broad variety of choices.
You better make your own decision there.
Different flavours of Flight controllers:
Integrated SD-Card Slot to record flight data:
As PDB (power distribution board) I like the Matek PDB with integrated Lipo warner (Low voltage warner) which also is switchable by the transmitter if you can't find the quad after a crash.
As camera take the 700tvl fatshark camera (because of the size)
I tested a few other cams in similar size and all of them had a very dark picture.
If you choose an FC without video transmitter you can get one of these. They are very small and work great for me (these are also very cheap).
If you want an OSD the micro minimOSD is a very versatile choice. You can monitor your batterie voltage, receiver reception and many more.
Additional parts will be
(This is a hole category in itself but I will leave a few links here)
FIRST CATEGORY: (from expensive to less expensive, and also from better resolution to worse resolution)
SECOND CATEGORY: (Mono-Display-Goggles same order as before)
Things that matter with FPV goggles are FOV(Field of view (higher is better but stay between 30 and 50 degrees for the best flying experience)) and screen resolution (higher is better of cause) and the price.
Get a few 3s Lipos if you are a beginner, but not to many you will be flying 4s sooner as you think. Also do not buy LiPos with a C-Rating lower than 40C.
(Make sure the connector fits your video transmitter (RP-SMA/SMA))
A rule of thumb is don't take the cheapest stuff and start by imitating other fpv pilots.
This is much information for one comment but if you want to build a quadcopter some reading and learning is involved. With the list of products I recommended you have a good starting point for your first build.
If you have any further questions don't hesitate to ask.
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