Gecko

By FlyingBox on Mar 17, 2019

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Inspired by the Painless360 video, this is my first Gecko that I built during this past winter. I chose to mount the vtx in a different way (from Painless360), leaving all components attached to the base plate. This way I can lift the top plate for maintenance without having to worry about the vtx, leaving enough room for the battery strap. I also added a couple of transparent layer to avoid the strap to mess with the rest.

I also found a neat video antenna mount made of tpu filament. Seems to be made of good quality filament but time will tell. As usual I like to mount the receiver's antennas with 90 degrees (vertical / horizontal) to reduce risk of signal loss. Starting with this build and going forward, I will include a wiring diagram.

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Lylel   Apr 10, 2019  

How much does it weigh with a battery. Is sub 250 grams doable. Haven’t been able to get a clear answer to this in regards to a 3” Gecko.
Thanks

FlyingBox   Apr 28, 2019 

Mine is 179g without battery. I use beefy 4S 1000mAh for a total of 350g AUW. With 850mAh you should get to 290g AUW. I think you'll struggle to build it for sub 250g and certainly you have to go 3S instead of 4S.

Lylel   Apr 28, 2019 

Thanks. Parts are on order!

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