Piko Owl

By RotorQuad Squad on Oct 31, 2016

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Customer build. Wanted something for in the house but still zippy and fast

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Part List

Frame

Pico Owl V2 Extreme – DIY Kit – Indoor FPV Racing Drone
Flexrc.com
$153.20

HD Camera

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition (4 builds)
Amazon.com
$555.96

HD Camera

GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$319.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO3: White Edition
Ebay.com
$128.00
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glhelinski   Feb 24, 2017  

Hello, question: why are there two ESC's in your build? Have never seen that before

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RotorQuad Squad   Feb 24, 2017 

nope! two of the escs are built together into one and there are two of those combinations. like two different plate stacked and each plate has two escs. so one battery all wired to the escs

glhelinski   Feb 24, 2017 

so, why would it be done that way? what is the benefit or cool thing it does by having two? (i'm new to quad building so am curious...doing my 2nd one now, which happens to be the Pico Owl). I found this build and really liked the quality of the pictures for illustration...then noticed the 2 ESC's and was/am confused.

RotorQuad Squad   Feb 25, 2017 
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I believe it was sold as a package and thats what the customer wanted. Also I dont there there was a selection of 4n1 at this size at the time.

CesiumSalami   Oct 31, 2016  

Excellent work! What a cool quad. That's a beefy base plate for such a little thing.

RotorQuad Squad   Nov 01, 2016 

Right? I was thinking without the shroud it will handle way better but its not mine so.... its the owners choice!

CesiumSalami   Nov 01, 2016 

I really like that you can just lift the shrouds off anytime though (at least it looks like that anyways).

You should pitch this build to the same buyer :) https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2760462

I'd love to see some SUPER slow motion video of the props on ... basically any quad ... I wonder how much the arms flex. With this design, I wonder if the designer went for thicker carbon to ensure rigidity so that the props wouldn't touch the shrouds during aggressive flights.

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