By jdmkramer on Jul 03, 2018

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It was time to build a 3" and I wanted to put my Split Mini in it. I wanted range and fly time. Almost got a Switchback, but I'm trying to build every Falcon Multirotors frame. All I needed to adapt it was a couple longer screws for the camera and a couple bits of tubing. As of right now I've gone as far as 3km and as long as 9 minutes. I'm very happy with this frame, motors, props, pack, rx, fc, really the whole build. Everything came together to give me a perfect micro "long" ranger,backyard derper, and permanent home for my Split Mini :) AUW w/ 850 3s = 202g, w/ 1300 3s = 241g, Dry = 121g



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sergetania   Jul 04, 2018  

What a nice build! Isn't that Slim+ with two antennas a pain in the butt? I just finished a very similar build.

Are you using Taranis X7 with R9M? I am stuck on 10mW power, the radio skips over the power level in the model setup. I can't change it. I am pretty sure I have the latest firmware. Thanks!

jdmkramer   Jul 05, 2018 

Woah. that's a weird bug! did you make sure to update the module firmware and opentx to the latest versions? Maybe hit up the R9 user group on fb. Haven't heard of this one before.
The two antennas weren't too bad. Just had to get a little creative. Worth it for strong signal at just about any orientation.

sergetania   Jul 13, 2018 

Upgrade to OpenTX 2.2RC4 solved the issue. Thanks!

Btw, I am pleasantly surprised by the performance of R9 mini and it has just one antenna! That's plenty given the 5.8 video range.

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