July 2019 (Gecko 3 HD)

By FPV-Mgunit13 on Oct 20, 2020

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I decided to log most of my custom build on RotorBuilds finally, so I will be sharing them day by day until I'm caught up currently. I always wanted a Armattan frame because I like the design concept and I decided to go with the Gecko 3, because I own a FullSpeedRC Leader 3 and it flies awesome, but I wanted HD but not using a GoPro because it adds so much more weight, so I went with the Foxeer Mix 2 FPV/HD Cam. This cam is awesome. I must say I do love this build and the weight is perfect, but this build was by far a tricky build to put together, because of the hardware I used specificaly the 20x20 vtx and the foxeer mix 2 board along with the stack made this build pretty tight, in fact to this day I'm still thinking of changing the VTX to the TBS Nano 400mw. Below I will share pics and a the maiden video as well and all parts listed as well. Hope you like it :)

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Part List

Frame

Armattan Gecko 3" Micro Frame (61 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$71.50

Flight Controller

20x20 Stacks / Flight Controllers / ESCs (112 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$8.99

Motors

4 x BrotherHobby Tornado T1 1407 3600Kv Micro Motor3600kv (202 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$63.96

Propellers

HQ Prop 3x3x3 PC Durable Tri-Blade 3" Prop 4 Pack (5mm Shaft) - Choose Your Color (13 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Mix V2 (2 builds)
Droneshop.nl
$65.95

FPV Transmitter

AKK FX3 Ultimate DVR 20x20 25-1000mW 5.8GHz VTX - MMCX (7 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$21.99

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 2 5.8GHz Straight MMCX Antenna - Choose Your Polarization (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX Special Edition FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (123 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.95

Batteries

RDQ Series 14.8V 4S 850mAh 75C LiPo Micro Battery - XT30 or XT60 (38 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$16.24

Radio

FrSky Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Transmitter (Black) (16 builds)
Getfpv.com
$107.99

Goggles

Eachine EV800D 5.8G 40CH Diversity FPV Goggles 5 Inch 800*480 Video Headset HD DVR Build in Battery (2 builds)
Usa.banggood.com
$99.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO2 OLED FPV Goggles (55 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$499.00

Goggles

FatShark Attitude V5 OLED FPV Goggles w/ Diversity Receiver (34 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$299.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (296 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Misc Parts

TinysLEDs Super Bright Not-as-Tiny 3-6S LEDs - Choose Your Color (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (176 builds)
Getfpv.com
$159.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (38 builds)
Getfpv.com
$69.99

Battery Charger

ISDT D2 200W 24A AC Dual Channel Output Smart Battery Balance Charger (17 builds)
Banggood.com
$139.00

Soldering Iron

X-Tronic Model #3020-XTS Digital Display Soldering Iron Station - 10 Minute Sleep Function, Auto Cool Down, C/F Switch, Ergonomi (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$54.00

Backpack

Lowepro QuadGuard BP X2 (11 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Misc Supplies

Samsung 30Q 18650 3000mAh 15A Battery
Imrbatteries.com
$7.99

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-Air 5.8GHz SMA Receiver Antenna - RHCP (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$24.99

Misc Supplies

VAS ION V2 5.8GHz SMA Antenna (RHCP) (3 builds)
Getfpv.com
$16.99

Misc Supplies

MenaceRC Pico Patch 5.8GHz SMA Receiver Antenna - Choose Your Polarization (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$14.99

Misc Supplies

2 x 18650 Li-Ion Battery Case for FatShark Goggles (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.98

Misc Supplies

2 x Sony VTC6 3000mAh 18650 Li-Ion Battery 2 Pack for X-Lite, Goggles, Vaping & DIY Packs (20 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$23.98
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OaloEti   Dec 19, 2020  
1

just curious why both the foxeer mix 2 and the AKK Vtx Dvr? doesnt that make for two dvr's on board?

FPV-Mgunit13   Dec 19, 2020 

the foxeer mix 2 HD is just the fpv

OaloEti   Dec 19, 2020  
1

i really like this build btw, and am planning a similar.

K1R   Oct 20, 2020  
1

nice & clean

FPV-Mgunit13   Oct 20, 2020 

Thank you...

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