scavenger x8

By painfpv on Oct 25, 2020

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This is a simple experiment:

  • 2 x DC10 frames mounted back to back in the attempt of building a 10" x8 FPV cinelifter. This was a significant team effort involving: Petrut Rusu, Calin Sapunaru, Daniel Banu and Nicu Tacu.
  • ultralight gimbal mounted on a custom top plate using alpha gels (

Speed test (86kmh) with a7s3:

First outdoor gimbal tests (no post stabilisation):
no stabilisation:
sony active mode stabilisation:

Indoor gimbal vibration tests:


Important notes:

  • it was very easy to tune, much easier then Thicc
  • it is very efficient. I believe it can carry a 1kg payload for almost the same amount of time as Thicc with the same lipo pack (maybe 30sec less).

Flight times so far:
10 min with a 900g payload (mavic 2 pro with battery) and a 5100mAh 6s R-line pack (until 3.71V rested). We put back 4900mAh.
17 min with a 650g payload (mavic 2 pro without battery) and 3 x 4000mAh 21700 Lion packs (until 2.9V in hover). We put back ~3300 per pack, so a total of ~10000mAh.

This is a flight where we mounted a Mavic 2 Pro in order to test how the mavic 2 can handle high speed and how a second operator could control the camera.

This is the 17min extremly boring test. The mavic 2 footage only shows about 16min of that but you can see the DVR arm time.



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meanderthal   May 25, 2022  

If you were to build it again today would you use the same parts? Anything you'd change?

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