Finished building my first Quad it was an expensive way to learn I'm a terrible pilot and can barely hover in place for 5 seconds. Have a new respect for all the pilots out there.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Wanted to put my 3D printer to use and make a design that was functional and aesthetically pleasing. The 3D printed frame mounts (in blue TPU) weight < 6g if my napkin math is correct. The quads total dry weight is 49g
Working on my first RC hobby project has been very rewarding and I’ve learned so many things. After I upgrade my piloting skills by practicing with this micro I’m planning to build a 5” freestyle mini quad.
The RX and LED/Buzzer mount require support and will need to be cleaned up with a knife.
I Printed with high infill to help fill in all of the tiny gaps and add strength.
I desoldered the spektrum plug on the PIKO BLX to save space.
You also need to make some modifications to the ARFUN 90 carbon fiber bottom plate.
- enlarged the FC mounting holes to fit M3 nylon bolts.
- Drill a M2 hole in the front for the camera mount.
- Secure camera mount with a M2x4 screw.
- Protect the RX antenna with a 2" length of rc radio antenna tube.
- Camera - CM275T
- RX - FrSky XM
- FC - PIKO BLX (Clone)
- ESC - Racerstar RS6Ax4 ESC
- Motor - Racestar BR1103B 10,000kv
- Prop - Racestar 38mm 1535 4 blade
- Frame - ARFUN 90mm bottom plate and custom designed parts.
- Switch to XT30 connector and higher C LiPo’s.
- Replace twisty-tie holding FPV camera with something more elegant.
- Cut black nylon spacer bolts to match height.
- Thinking of adding some side plates to protect the ESC pads (they would mostly be decorative because of how light this thing already is).
- Makes 15°, 20°, 30° camera mounts