Samsquamptch

By sark on Feb 22, 2017

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Builder's Notes:

  1. SAM220 Frame: This is an interesting frame design, in that it departs from the current status que of cutting the frame from a solid piece of carbon fiber. Instead the SAM220 is actually 2 molded carbon fiber plates sandwiching a balsa wood core. This makes the design exceptionally light, and purportedly increases the "absorption" properties of the frame as well.

  2. Betaflight F3 Flight Controller: Because this flight controller makes use of both sides of the board it requires more height on the stack than a single sided flight controller. That being said, it replaces any external PDB and OSD boards. While I am not totally sold on the vertical orientation of the power leads, the final result is a very clean design, easy to wire, amazingly simple OSD setup, and support for any/all features Betaflight has to offer.

  3. TBS Bulletproof 25A BLHeli-S ESCs: If you plan to run DShot600, be sure to remove the cap. See this link for details.

  4. Cobra Motors: Back in the day, Cobra motors were considered the "standard". That is until they started throwing magnets, after which they fell out of favor. I was happy to see Cobra bring some new designs to the table, and curious to see if they were contenders.

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Part List

Frame

Sam 220 IN STOCK!
Fpvaces.com
$59.00

Flight Controller

BetaflightF3 Flight Controller (134 builds)
Fpvmodel.com
$29.66

ESCs

4 x Tbs Bulletproof 25A 6S-Pc V2
Fpv-direct.com
$75.80

Motors

4 x Cobra Champion CP 2205 2300kv Brushless Motor
Fpvheadquarters.com
$39.96

Propellers

RaceKraft 5051 Triblade Set TGS
Fpvaces.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

RunCam EagleRunCam Eagle
Shop.runcam.com
$54.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5.8 GHz HV RACE Video Transmitter (560 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$24.95

Antenna

5.8G 2.8dBi SMA male RP-SMA Male FPV Antenna for FPV Racer Multicopters (8 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.99

Receiver

FrSky XSR - S.BUS RECEIVER – MultiRotorMania (50 builds)
Multirotormania.com
$25.99

HD Camera

RunCam 2 (7 builds)
Shop.runcam.com
$99.00
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thumbtwiddler   Feb 23, 2017  

shay's a beauty

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