PowerPick HD

By IvanNik on Jun 20, 2021

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A HD version of kabab's Powerpick..
The original kabab's frame supports only 15mm with cameras, so we'll need canopy from Diatone as well (probably it's easy to just get whole frame from Diatone)

I tested several ways (including 25 to 15mm adapter plate) to mount caddx VTX with 25mm FC - the best solution is just to use M1.6x16mm screws (you'll need wrench for 3.2mm).
Another feature is to use Head Cable Zip Ties fopr the antenna and capasitor mounts.

I like the overall result so much, so probably I'll build another back-up copy.

The flight time is about 8min on 3S 1100mAh (10 min - only hovering) with 5min of solid race.
The power is good enough - probably is might be more with 4S but I preffer 3S on this build.

The AIO FC is amasing.. I still don't beleve that it's 45Amp (probably quad really needs 35Amp max) but will see.

Quad weight: 192g
Weight with battery: 301g



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Jodie Froster   Jun 21, 2021  

Ok, so I'm curious, I would imagine that on 3s something this light wouldn't get anywhere NEAR 35 amps per corner, what does your current meter say (is it calibrated)?
I haven't built a 5" ultralight, so I don't really know what the current use looks like. I also never fly on 3s, does the amp draw go up, since the voltage is lower?

IvanNik   Jun 21, 2021 

Will check and record video.. so far I just flied 4 packs and didn't check any outputs except flight time:)
35ams was my guess..

Jodie Froster   Jun 21, 2021 

Oh thank you, I would love to see footage!!!

IvanNik   Jun 28, 2021 

Added a footage from DVR

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