This is my 4th attempt at building a micro freestyle FPV quad that is durable and performant, with a Runcam Owl and onboard DVR module for capturing post-sunset shenanigans. And this one finally works wonderfully, without compromise, so now it's yours as well! I suspect it will be awhile before Runcam releases an Owl Micro-Split, so until then, this is what we have. And it ain't bad!
This is a package of components that can be used individually to turn an Airblade Eclair V2 2.0" or 2.5" into the ultimate micro night ripper with onboard HD video recording, or used individually to meet your own needs.
You can find more information about the components used in this quad, along with sample flying video, at Rotorbuilds: https://rotorbuilds.com/build/6532
Designed to fit the Eachine DTX03 combination VTX/DVR module. The top-rear frame standoff will need to be removed to work, but doesn't seem to compromise strength in any substantial way. A nub on the top of the backpack is used to start/stop recording. The VTX switching button is accessible on the right side. SD card is accessible from the rear, however you might find a tool helpful for inserting/removing it. The stock antenna on the DTX03 will not work, it will need to be removed to mount the module, and a suitable replacement soldered on after assembly with suitable length to get above/behind the quad. Many options for antenna support, but a pair of zip-ties on the side plates works great. Thin "windows" are designed into the forward and bottom surfaces of the backpack, and are designed to be cut away after printing to increase much-needed airflow.
PRO-TIP: The DTX03 ships in standard-definition mode, but is capable of recording much nicer video in HD mode. This is enabled using the module's OSD function, which isn't available without connecting a monitor to the video-output wire. Instead of rigging up a cable/monitor, temporarily solder the video-out and video-in together. This will transmit the OSD and let you get in there and set HD mode. Do this before it's installed in the quad, and you'll always get the best possible recording quality.
Does just what it says! Allows fitting the original compact Runcam Owl to the Eclair. Screws are used to keep the camera straight and prevent slipping, but otherwise compression from the side-plates is used to set and maintain the angle.
A simple bumper unit to help protect the ends of the arms in impacts. Won't save you from the worst of unscheduled rapid disassembly events, but does wonders for minimizing wear and tear when cartwheeling along the ground. Also serves as a soft-mount for the motors.
Printed with Sainsmart TPU using a .4mm nozzle. Some very thin walls may behave strangely if wider or narrower nozzles are used, so experimentation may be involved.