By T3hDon on Jan 01, 2017

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Clean Hyphy 6" build. Jumper wire from ESC1 to PPM pin is for DSHOT capability with the Kombini FC. The X4R receiver is soldered to the bottomside of the Kombini and is wired for Smartport telemetry. As it sits in the pictures it weighs in at 450.7g without a battery.



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XadronsHorizon   Mar 13, 2017  

First off, Nice Build!! How was mounting the swift to the frame? The Hyphy product page states that it needs "light" modification. Could you share your experience with this?

T3hDon   Mar 13, 2017 

Hey thanks. The camera slots are meant for an hs1177 bracket to be slotted thru the bottom plate of the frame from the bottom. You can't do this with the mount that comes with the runcam because the angle adjustment part of the bracket make it too wide to fit thru the slots in the frame. You can mount the runcam bracket ontop of the bottom plate(instead of thru), this works ok, but makes a tight fit. You could probably trim the bracket it to fit, or get ahold of an hs1177 bracket. There's also camera mount 3D models for the Hyphy on www.thingiverse.com, this is my current solution.

metropolis   Jan 17, 2017  

Nice build!! I'm a little worried about you mounting the Unify with the same zip tie you're using for the Session mount. I'd be worried that the force against the mount from a crash could damage the unify. I've even managed to break one of those zip ties with a Session mount on the Shrike Style. Are you worried about that?

T3hDon   Jan 17, 2017 

Hey thanks metropolis, tbh this is my first time mounting an HD cam on a quad. Kinda thought I'd kill two birds and secure both with the same ziptie. There's also some double sided foam tape under the unify. So far it's been fine, but I'll consider different options.

XFPV   Feb 20, 2017 

I do the same, mount my session with two zip ties with the creative dex mount. That bundle up top is the one thing that comes off fairly easily when crashing the right way, breaking the zip ties (I use thinner ones though).

Whiffles   Jan 08, 2017  

Awesome, nice sharp photos! How do you like the RK 5051s on the F60s? I heard they have a lot of speed, but are lacking in the cornering.

T3hDon   Jan 08, 2017 

They feel good imo, very fast and smooth. You might be right about the cornering tho. I feel that i have to "power through" the corners more so than other props that might bite the corner a bit better. .

dirtdiver   Jan 05, 2017  

What standoffs are those? Vibration isolation?

T3hDon   Jan 05, 2017 

Hey DD, those are vibration dampening spacers! They're prototypes and were made by Trueblood Engineering, who also made the antenna mount for this build. I met him at a race and he gave me some samples of the spacers! The spacers are a bit stiffer than a regular O-rings but they seem to do the job great and have resolved yaw twitches on one of my mpu6500 builds. Trueblood says they'll be coming out with different thicknesses and colors, these ones replaces 3.5mm spacers(http://imgur.com/a/tcuPL).

dirtdiver   Jan 05, 2017 

Interesting! I love the idea of that. Have you seen the new RaceFlight mounts? I'm not a huge RF fan, but damn if they didn't do a good job creating some vibration isolation mounting options.

Sean   Jan 03, 2017  

Very nice looking build, what's the black stuff you have over the solder joints on your board? Some kind of insulating paint?

T3hDon   Jan 03, 2017 

Sean, that's actually liquid electrical tape. I use it on all my builds, it not only helps against shorts on the exposed solder joints, but it also helps hold the small wires in place.

I bought my bottle here, it's lasted me 2 years so far: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000FPAN2K/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483478831&sr=8-1π=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=liquid+electrical+tape

dirtdiver   Jan 04, 2017 

Have you used Conformal Coating instead? I've made the swap recently. Seems pretty great so far!

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