Winged Martian

By bobertlo on Jun 01, 2018

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This is a Martian III build based on the Hobbywing FC/40A ESC combo with their XRotor VTX also.

I loved the build process! Aside from taking the PDB out of the frame (causing a lot of issues with the included bolt lengths) the build was mostly soldering the motors to the ESC, making the pigtail for the camera and connecting the reciever (which I put under the body on the battery strap). I did need to find another VTX antenna line because the one included is meant to bolt in on two small holes but the frame wants it to connect through with a nut.

Pre Post Update: The VTX antenna pigtail that came with the XRotor VTX does not bolt into the frame. Because of this, and looping it downward onto my LIPO pigtail, I did manage to knock the MMCX connector off of the VTX. I did not notice this at the time and I burned out the VTX board. This is entirely my fault but I did have to replace that board. I did then get a proper antenna pigtail that bolts into the top of the fram, and looped the excess (as pictured) over the stack, far away from the LIPO power input pigtail. I have been flying since then and not had any issues.

I am having a lot of fun with this quad so far. I am really still a noob, but this build to me is amazing!

Also, I don't know what my VTX antenna is. I bought it in a local shop along with the whole flight stack...



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