USA Night Badger

By Mcolvin32 on Aug 13, 2019

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Fun fact unlike the Marmot the badger is nocturnal just like this awesome quad.

The Tmotor-F80 are way too big for this frame and at first i was doing nothing but exploding props i have set the motor output limits at 70% for now and am getting some tougher props ill let you guys know how it flys as time goes on. I plan to work that motor output up with some nicer props here soon.

This build includes a full size FPV camera that i eventually had to shave down on the corners in order to install the go pro mount I got it to fit by moving the bracket on the badger to the outside to the frame.
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As you can see from the header this build Includes a gps unit and with that i am running the r9mm to hopefully reach out with a bit more range. I have reworked this mount many times looking for the best place to put the 5.8 video antenna and i just cant ever seem to settle on a good spot. So updates to come on how the mount ends up for the long haul.
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Just a shot of the flight controller form the top and then the bottom I followed the wiring digram of the lux f7 excatly so I don't plan on doing a full digram unless someone really wants one done.
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I got to thinking and decide that the build would probably be cleaner and tighter if I mounted the FC 180 degrees reversed giving plenty of room for the cap and i also decide to run the motor wires underneath the esc to save some vertical room. I used 3d printed spacers in order to allow for enough room. not my best soldering its a hard angle to get to there. haha

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So i have ran into some real issues with this build I got a TBS unify pro 32 HV and like many other people my unit was doa wouldnt even power on when it arrived.
I will be sending that back very soon in order to exchange it for a Rush Tank because i really like how people are mounting that on the marmotte frame.

I have also had horrible desync issues with this quad and I believe that the esc i got was defective. So this copter has yet to fly but soon enough it will be hitting the blue skys for some action.


Part List


Badger (24 builds)

Flight Controller

Lumenier LUX F7 Ultimate Flight Controller (Dual Gyros) (33 builds)


T-Motor F55A Pro II 32Bit 55A 3-6S 30x30 4in1 ESC (62 builds)


4 x T-Motor F80 PRO - 1900KV Motor (15 builds)


HQ Prop 6x4x3 V1S Tri-Blade 6" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your ColorBlue (29 builds)

FPV Camera

Foxeer Cat Super Starlight Low Light / Daylight FPV Camera (4 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 HV 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (MMCX) (119 builds)
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TBS Triumph 5.8GHz RHCP FPV Antenna Set (SMA Male) (191 builds)
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FrSky R9MM Long Range 915MHz RC Receiver - Get Yours Today! - RMRC (114 builds)


Tattu 22.2V 6S 1300mAh 75C LiPo Battery - XT60 (6 builds)


FrSky 2.4G ACCST System Taranis Q X7 16 Channels Transmitter Remote Controller White Battery and Battery Trays Not Include (263 builds)


Fat Shark Dominator HDO FPV Goggles (137 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO4 Session Video Camera GPCHDHS-102 (42 builds)


M3 x 7mm Anti-Vibration Flight Controller Soft Mount Standoff 4 Pack (32 builds)

Misc Parts

Matek M8Q-5883 GPS Module w/ Compass (53 builds)

Misc Parts

Armattan Marmotte Parts by 4runner (4 builds)
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Video Receiver

Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System Firmware 3.8A (FatShark Attitude Version)SKU: FPV-RX-TRUD3.8A (27 builds)

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (69 builds)
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copter612   Jul 28, 2020  

Did you run this with INAV? did you need to do anything special to make that COMPASS talk to the FC? Thanks!

Mcolvin32   Jul 28, 2020 

I really should look into running INAV but no i am actually on betaflight and it is super easy to set it up just a tab for it in the bf configurator for it and all you have to pick is the port and protocol it uses .

FPVPirate   May 28, 2020  

Where did you get the print for the gps/rx/vtx antenna? STL?

Mcolvin32   May 28, 2020 

i have the stl i remixed it and added some of my own design.

adamskillz   May 10, 2020  

can you post the wiring diagram? I'm new to fpv and I'm confused on how to connect the pro32 to the lux f7. Great build tho!!

Thomaat   Aug 14, 2019  

You were exploding props?! What props were you using hahaha

Mcolvin32   Aug 14, 2019 I was using these but i have since switched to hq props .
but I still am having problems with this build viloently tumbling through the sky... maybe some kind of tuning / esc desync issue I guess.

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