Lapu Lapu the Explorer Killer - Micro Long Range

By Pairadime on Apr 12, 2020

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I started this build following Dave Clédon's recommend parts https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4054381
But after the initial flight I didn't enjoy the minimum camera angle.  I like the Camera almost level to the frame, maybe a 10 degree up tilt and the ribbon on the Tarsier Cam prevented it from being angled lower then about 30.  I was going to take the quad apart and reconfigure but the recommended FC that I got was faulty and only had one Uart working.  So at this point I was about to give up on the build.  Then Nick from CNC madness posted about a premium version withi dual 20x20 stacks. https://m.facebook.com/groups/379155946182689?view=permalink&id=616950959069852

And then in a flash of inspiration I decided that a Caddx Vista FPV system would make the quad even better.

Yesterday I finally took her out after months of waiting for parts.  But I gotta say the Caddx Vista DJI FPV system is really as good as everyone is saying.  Yes its not perfect but damn its good.  Really Good!

Third Flight:

Hopefully better resolution:

Edit: May 8, 2020: changed FC twice, now rocking Talon F7 Fusion,  added old broken arm from iflight Battleaxe for camera protection, and added lens protector.  

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aubey   Aug 30, 2020  

Where did you get the STL for the camera mount? https://rotorbuilds.com/pictures/f_12355_4uPKeCpyhGgNY8xXY3hPevFWd.jpg

Pairadime   Aug 30, 2020 

The Iflight DC3 has the same stand off spacing

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4063394

aubey   Aug 31, 2020 

Do you think this would fit a standard analog cam?

Pairadime   Aug 31, 2020 

It will fit Micro Cams: 19mm wide

jasperfpv   Apr 12, 2020  

Nice build. I was planning to use Tarsier initially too for my  build but has since changed my mind while waiting for parts to arrive. Been waiting for my Vista ( 2nd) to arrive patiently for weeks.  I hope my 16x16mm stack will be lasting.

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Yinka_Brasil   Apr 12, 2020 

Which base plate would you use to convert to 20x20?

Pairadime   Apr 13, 2020 
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you will need a different top and bottom plate.  the center section is stretched another 6mm apart to fit the 20x20 stack

Pairadime   Apr 13, 2020 
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He also suggested the HGLRC stack. Which didn't even have two full working Uarts when I receieved it. Why not skip the hassle and get a 20x20 F7 flight controller with enough spare Uarts to use whatever accessories you want.

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