Turnigy 9x mods

Took about 35 days but my Frsky ACCST tx/rx modules and backlight finally arrived from Hobby King.

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Since the stock antenna is no longer needed i removed it and will hot glue in a jst connector to power fpv or other gear from the top of my controller.

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Txt

 

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The Frsky DJT ACCST module took a little modding to fit, but works great so far on my workbench.

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The back-light module from turnigy was very easy to install. No cutting or soldering. Only issue is that it wants to rotate as you put things back together.

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Flitetest blunt nose versa wing

 

Some parts i need to get my Mikey’s plane finished are taking forever to get here from Hobby King so i decided to try building a speedbuild kit from http://flitetest.com

Here is their build of it:
http://flitetest.com/articles/ft-versa-wing-build

They laser cut all the parts out for you. You only need to cut a couple bevels and glue/tape things together.

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2x 9 gram servos from Hobby King. Like $3.5 each.

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The hot glue holds the airfoil shape really well, even before finishing the wing.

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These wing tips stick down a little bit more than the wings and body, so they will probably be hitting the ground first and often. To reinforce them i glued some long zip ties along the entire bottom and around the front. This should help protect the paper and foam a little bit. I still need to press down on the body when i install the motor so i will install these last in the build.

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At this point in the versa build you would glue the two wings together, but i am doing the blunt nose build (only $10 more!) so i stopped the versa build video and went to this one:

http://flitetest.com/articles/blunt-nose-conversion-ft-versa-build

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Now to get the engine mount glued together, electronics, and start thinking about painting.

Mikeys fpv v3 update

Got the servos and motor installed finally.

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This is under the wings where the battery will be stored using velcro.

 

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20 amp speed controller zip tied to center post.

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Here is the opposite side with Popsicle sticks for reinforcement.

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Custom Y servo cable for the ailerons made from 2 servo extension cables.

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Reinforced push rods. My friend gave me the idea to heat shrink bbq skewers to strengthen them.

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Dji Phantom Flame Wheel F450 Build

I have been building a quadcopter from scratch. Here are some videos of my build. I will add a parts list in a following post. Purchased parts from hobbyking.com and helipal.com

Unboxing:

 

Begin SolderingĀ Esc to main board

 

Installing MotorsĀ and power system

 

Installing Naza and main body and arms

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