2S 2" HD Power Whoop

By SquishinStix on Sep 28, 2021

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This is a copy of Mr. Shutterbug's 2S Shark Byte BetaFPV 85X build (YouTube Link Here). Everything I did is identical except that I used a different AIO board. Mine weighs about 3g more than his but very similar.

This was easily the most difficult build I've done due to having to fit the flight controller on the bottom. It took lots of trial and error to figure out what would work, where to fit things, and the order of assembly.

The first flight controller I got was a 20A F7 and was way too large to fit underneath. The new board fits perfectly. I removed the motor plugs on the baord and motors in favor of direct soldering. I was able to solder everything to the AIO and then very carefully put it in place, first putting two motors through a hole in the frame, then lowering the board in place and raising the other side, I was able to put the other two motors through a hole in the other side of the frame. The AIO is attached underneath with screws facing upwards, the RX is wrapped in kapton tape and wedged between the AIO and the battery holder, and the VTX is attached on top in the standard FC location.

The canopy works great (designed by Mr. Shutterbug) and I printed mine in Sainsmart 95A TPU.

The quad flies great and is surprisingly quiet. Flight times are pretty short at 3m but I've been really ripping it - could possibly stretch to 4m if you were cruising. I've crashed quite a bit already, taking chances I wouldn't usually, and no damage thus far. I've always been able to fly it home, even after landing upside down in decently tall grass in my yard.

If I can tune out some of the washout (helped tremendously by raising the idle up to 5%) then this may usurp my 3S TP3 as my favorite quad. I would like a little more power so have ordered some higher pitched props to try, and may try flying it on 3S with a throttle limit.

I have so enjoyed having prop guards that I have designed some to 3D print for my TP3 to see how I like it. Printing in PETG next to me as I type this...power whoop, baby!

Dry Weight: 55.5g
All-Up-Weight: 85.2g

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Part List

Frame

BetaFPV Beta85X Replacement/Spare Brushless Whoop Frame (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Flight Controller

BetaFPV Whoop F405 V3 2-4S AIO Whoop Flight Controller w/ 12A 4in1 ESC
Racedayquads.com
$42.99

Motors

BetaFPV 1103 11000Kv Micro/Whoop Motor 4 PackDefault Title (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.99

Propellers

EMAX Avan Micro 2x2.4x4 Quad-Blade 2" Prop 12 Pack - Choose Your Color (13 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Digisight Nano Analog / Digital 720P CMOS FPV Camera (1.7mm) for Shark Byte - Choose Your ColorBlack (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$49.99

FPV Transmitter

FatShark TX5S.1 Digital HD VTX for Shark Byte SystemDefault Title (14 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$50.00

Antenna

TrueRC Singularity 5.8GHz U.FL Antenna - RHCP (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx (1352 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Batteries

GNB 550mAh 90C/180C 1S-6S LiPo Battery (12 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$8.59

Radio

FrSky Taranis X9 Lite RC Transmitter - Choose Your ColorWhite (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$89.99

Goggles

Skyzone SKY04X V2 OLED Diversity 5.8GHz FPV Goggles - Choose Your Color (46 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$529.99

3D Printed

ShutterBug85 Canopy 14x14mm Nano Camera (works with Shark Byte too) by MrShutterBug (2 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro Hero7 Black — Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 720p Live Streaming Stabiliza (27 builds)
Amazon.com
$399.00

Misc Parts

Caddx Coaxial Cable for Loris/Turtle V2 - Choose Your Length5.5cm
Racedayquads.com
$6.99

Misc Parts

12mm X 33m 108ft Heat Tape Heat Resistant Tape Heat Transfer Tape Thermal Tape High Temp Tape High Temperature Tape Heat Tape fo
Amazon.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

GENNEL Acetate Cloth Electrical Tape, 0.4in x 100ft (10mm x 30M) Black Insulating Fabric Adhesive Tape for Laptop Guitar Pickup
Amazon.com
$10.99

Video Receiver

FatShark SharkByte RX5.1 Receiver Module (20 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$249.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (43 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 Pro 325W 15A 1-6S Dual Channel AC/DC Smart Charger w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging (47 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$118.00

Soldering Iron

LONOVE Soldering Iron Station Kit – 60W Solder Station 194℉-896℉ Adjustable Temperature, LED Display, Sleep Function, (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$49.99

Backpack

RDQ FPV Backpack w/ Optional Rain Fly (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$79.99
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Discussion

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pjquad   Jul 18, 2022  

Hi, did you have to shave down the frame at all to accommodate the FC ? It looks lower around the inner edges.

SquishinStix   Jul 18, 2022 

I think you are actually looking at the VTX which is mounted on top and did require some trimming of the frame, which I did with a hobby knife. The FC is actually mounted upside down on the underside and did not require any trimming but did require pre-soldering the motors and some difficult maneuvering to get it into place.

pjquad   Jul 18, 2022 

I see. Ok thanks for the feedback. It seems not all boards fit this frame easily. I have a Diatone F4 25 amp board that seems to sit higher than it should over the plastic grooves so I might have to shave down the frame or go with a carbon frame...

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