FT blunt nose updates: motor and battery

Installed the firewall and motor/prop. Sounds really awesome when turned on. This is the 1450kv motor they recommend on the flitetest.com build. 7/4 prop.20140630-143947-52787905.jpg 20140630-143946-52786503.jpg 20140630-143944-52784755.jpg One problem i did have was that my 2200mah battery was a little too tall. I had to cut a hole in the top door to make it work. I decided to build a little cage around the battery so it could not move around in flight. This is reinforced on the bottom with 4 Popsicle sticks. 20140630-144009-52809630.jpg 20140630-144008-52808157.jpg The CG on this thing is premarked by the flitetest team so i know where to balance. Issue now is figuring out how much weight i need to put in the nose. Even with a gopro it is going to need a bunch more weight to be slightly nose heavy.

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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