GEPRC Sparrow Vista

By JustusFPV on Mar 26, 2021

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The Build:

First I had to grind the bracket for the Micro-Cam-Size (19x19mm) on the inside of the frame. The caddx cam was too small for the remaining Mini-Cam-Size and had to be filled with a mounting donut on the left and right side.

I installed the FC and the Caddx Unit with M2x25mm screws, the screws fit perfectly and without reworking.

I glued the buzzer, the condenser, the receiver and the antenna with 5 minute Epoxy.
And that's it!

Flightfeeling and flighttime:

So far I have only tried 3s batteries because I want to fly the Sparrow as a replacement for my FPV Egg in the garden, 4s batteries would be too much. I've tried Gaoneng 3s 650mah, Tattu R-Line 3s 750mah, and Tattu 3s 850mah.

I am on the road between 4:00 and 5:30 minutes, not flying slowly (the camera angle is sporty), but not punching as much due to the power. I think the R-Line is the best choice and gives the most fun!

The Sparrow is really full in the air and feels great, more like an agile 5-inch model!

Only the props are crappy and break even with small branches, I still try others!

Specs

The Sparrow weighs 184gr. without the battery.
With a Tattu R-Line 3s 750mah the Sparrow has a take-off weight of 248gr.

Build-Tips

I think the Nebula Pro would have been a better choice for this build. The frame is designed for this size, the cam would protrude further out of the frame and the camera angle is more flexible.

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Discussion

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upioneer   Apr 02, 2021  
1

looks like a nice solid racer build!

daich   Apr 01, 2021  
1

love it! there is a resurgence of oldie and goodie frames! they all take 19mm cams and have higher stack cavities...perfect for digital conversions!
This is a prime example. nicely done!

JustusFPV   Mar 29, 2021  

Nice to hear, Jodie!!! Thank you so much! 😉

Unfortunately you don't have much choice at FC, have measured and tried a lot! The Jhemcu is easy to solder and fits perfect, but the first one burned out during a mini engine check in Betaflight! Luckily Banggood sent me a replacement, the second one is going well and without any problems!

100%😉

Jodie Froster   Mar 27, 2021  
1

SO RAD!!!
I have always liked this frame, and now you have made it legit!! It was always too heavy for me as an analog 3", but packin that vista looks perfect. I see what you mean with the cam, it is pretty "nyutts-ta'-butts" with your vista/cap bank, that looks sketchy for crashing. If you imagine a world where quads never run into stuff it's 100% tho!

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