Floss 3.0 Radix with Mayday 3D canopy

By Sabre on Oct 15, 2019

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This is our first build of a Floss frame. We paired it up with the mayday canopy for a practical and sturdy race build. Here are some key points for the frame and canopy.

Floss 3.0 frame
pros:

  • quality fit and finish
  • plenty of room for stack
  • cross brace is available (we use this more for camera protection)
  • economic arm replacements
  • cable tie points for securing main power leads

cons:

  • cannot "double strap", as the arms interlock, meaning a front to back strap won't work. Would be good to have some attachment points in the machined aluminum plate to attach strap hooks
  • would be good to have a capacitor holder integrated

We generally prefer pods/canopies, and decided on the mayday floss pod.
Pros:

  • awesome print quality
  • canopy is super tough nylon, fin is tpu
  • takes a full m12 micro camera like the micro eagle or ratel, with options to mount with more or less protection

Cons:

  • camera mount slips a bit (probably from nylon print)
  • larger cameras like the micro eagle hit the stack with only moderate tilt. A 20x20 stack is ok, but a 30x30 would struggle
  • the "waist" is quite narrow, and I worry about stack protection
  • axii can only be installed from outside (rather than popping in from inside) meaning disconnecting the ufl to take the canopy fully off

Photos

Part List

Frame

HYPERLITE FLOSS 3.0 RACE FRAME
Nextfpv.com.au
$55.04

Flight Controller

BrainFPV RADIX LI 20x20 Flight Controller
Phaserfpv.com.au
$58.48

ESCs

Spedix GS35-4 4in1 35A 3-4s ESC DHOT 1200 BLHeLi32
Nextfpv.com.au
$55.04

Motors

4 x T-MOTOR F40 PRO III V3 2400/2600KV MOTOR (1PC)
Nextfpv.com.au
$104.52

Propellers

T-MOTOR T5150 TRI BLADE PROPELLORS CW/CCW (10 Pieces)
Nextfpv.com.au
$8.23

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Eagle 800TVL WDR 16:9/4:3 CMOS FPV Camera
Nextfpv.com.au
$43.47

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 VTX Video Transmitter v3 (5V Input) (SMA) (153 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$44.71

Antenna

AXII STUBBY SMA 5.8ghz Antenna
Nextfpv.com.au
$19.93

Receiver

TBS CROSSFIRE NANO RX
Nextfpv.com.au
$27.47

Batteries

BIGDADDYPV 1550MAH V2 4S 100c LIPO BATTERY PACK
Nextfpv.com.au
$22.00

Power Distribution

WaFL’s XT60 Cap Cap (Set of 3) (5 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$4.99

Radio

FrSky Taranis X-Lite S 2.4GHz 24CH Radio Transmitter Longer Telemetry Range for RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (2 builds)
Banggood.com
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Hardware

MAYDAY FPV FLOSS 3.0 CANOPY WITH AXII MOUNT
Nextfpv.com.au
$32.32

Misc Parts

CLRACING Race LEDs for 4in1s 35mm Various Colours
Phaserfpv.com.au
$6.16

Misc Parts

FLOSS 3.0 4MM ARM BRACE (5 INCH)
Nextfpv.com.au
$4.78

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion Receiver Module For Goggles (5 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$129.42

Radio Module

TBS CROSSFIRE DIAMOND ANTENNA
Nextfpv.com.au
$25.40

Radio Module

TBS CROSSFIRE MICRO TX
Nextfpv.com.au
$79.10

Battery Charger

ISDT BattGo BG-8S Smart Battery Checker Balancer Receiver Signal Tester Quick Charge Function (4 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site

Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (258 builds)
Banggood.com
$53.99

Backpack

Realacc X-lite Transmitter Edition FPV RC Drone Shoulder Bag Handbag for FrSky X-lite/ X-lite S/ X-lite Pro (3 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site
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