By wxlliam on Dec 23, 2019

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This is my first ever build. I've been flying a 4s RTF race drone for about 2 months and wanted to build a top mount battery freestyle rig to hold a GoPro. I learned a lot about the different components with my RTF. After doing a bit of homework I ordered a decent soldering kit and a lot of parts.

It wasn't until I started browsing this site and youtube that I realized just how much you could do to modify a build with different mounts and standoffs, not just only the components.

Needless to say the soldering and fitment was a little challenging for me as a beginner, but boy am I hooked.

The standoffs that came with the stack were about a millimeter too high for the frame. I sanded down the threads and they cleared the frame, but the gyro on the FC was touching the top plate. I sanded another 0.5-1.0mm off of the plastic standoff and it fit very well.

The XT60 was another challenge as I have th GoPro mount in the front and I chose to have the main power connector on the board face the rear instead of the side because of how I chose to route my motor wires (around the stack and over the ESC) I routed the XT60 around the side and saw that it had a high likelyhood of hitting the props. I ziptied it to a standoff and in my opinion it looks pretty good. It's a little hard to plug in but I'm going to deal with it for now.

I have hear shrink over the receiver and ziptied it to the frame utilizing existing holes. The VTX came with double sided tape which I used to mount it in between the receiver and ESC.

I learned a lot in this build, most notably that I suck at soldering!



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