Apex Smoox

By M490fpv on Jul 10, 2020

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Had to build a base apex frame with Caddx Vista system.
I printed some parts in lovely blue tpu. I just like this color a lot :)
I also designed a new 2 part GoPro Hero 7 mount. It holds the camera in place really well and looks awesome!
All parts here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4540787

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Part List

Frame

Apex 5" Base Frame Kit (10 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$102.58

Flight Controller

Iflight SucceX-D F7 TwinG V2.1 Stack (F7+50A ESC) (2 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$117.98

Motors

4 x Rcinpower Moteur SmooX 2306.5 1880kv (3 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$102.28

Propellers

HQProp ETHIX S5 Cinematic Props (14 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$3.58

FPV Camera

Accueil (164 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$15.30

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX (SE) (412 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$33.78
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cho.t   May 05, 2021  
1

Wow, great looking build! How does it fly? I was planning an almost the same build, just with XING (or -E) motors. How does it fly?

M490fpv   May 07, 2021 

hi! Thank you! I built this quad to my friend, so i cannot tell how well it flies. But this quad has been his favorite to go quad, so i guess it flies really good 😁

nickbusscher   Feb 23, 2021  
1

Sweet build! Did you drill out 4 20x20 holes for the Vista?

M490fpv   Feb 24, 2021 

Thanks! this frame is a base apex version, not hd version. 20x20 holes are already in the frame. no drilling required 👍

nickbusscher   Feb 24, 2021 

just saw that, sweet :)

ryvenant   Jan 25, 2021  
1

I really like that shade of blue for the TPU! Which brand is it? Also... thanks for the STL files. I didn't realize how much space there would be between the vista cam and the frame's camera mounts. I rigged a little spacer with some screws that came with the apex frame, but I don't trust it long term, so I desperately need this shim for the camera.

M490fpv   Jan 28, 2021 

Thank you! The tpu is Fillamentum Flexfill TPU 98A Blue Transparent. I like it also very much!
I have used a spacer plate, printed of tpu, between the cam and side plate. Seems to work well and i have had no problems.
It is on my Apex parts: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4540787/files

jasperfpv   Jul 10, 2020  

Looks fantastic with the colour matching tpu parts and hope you can share the files later.

M490fpv   Jul 13, 2020 
Jodie Froster   Jul 12, 2020  
1

Stunning. What filament is that?

M490fpv   Jul 12, 2020 
1

Thanks! it is Fillamentum
Flexfill TPU 98A Blue Transparent

dafunk   Jul 12, 2020  

are these printed zip ties on the arms ?
Nice finish, worth trying printing same color as the motors/props

M490fpv   Jul 12, 2020 
1

blue zip ties are normal zip ties. black wire protectors are printed

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