Flying Fish Digital FPV v2

By ExplodingEvo on Mar 10, 2022

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Update: I got the AUW down to sub250g with an 850mah 3s HV pack from Racedayquads AUW with 1100mah is 264-269g I cleaned up the wiring and have some velcro to secure the 850/1100 packs in place for CG.
I just love tiny quads but I also love tiny planes. I saw a review of this and immediately bought it. It arrived in a week and after a few flights of the drift and aeroscout I figured I'm an expert, right? WRONG! LOL I crashed this right away in manual mode because im dumb. But it's ready to fly! I have a Matek F411-Wse which is tiny! A new firmware gives it 3 full UARTS so you can use DJI and a GPS and receiver. Maiden flight I was cruising with a hawk that fortunately didn't attack. And only crashed once! This thing is pretty tough and I've reinforced the nose. I have the vista in with double sided high temp tape and it's upside down. The hot board is the bottom one. I had a heatsink on the Vista but I took it off for now, but I might bring it back but it adds 6g. If I do bring back the heatsink, I'll remove the caddx bottom metal piece. I cut the foam for the top piece and am currently holding it on with a couple pieces of tape. It covers the wires for the vista and GPS. If anyone knows where to get a super light micro USB extension that'd be great, or if I can get to inav via the receiver that'd also be awesome. I found some USB male/female plugs and they're 5 pin so I might wire up my own "extension" and shove the USB port through the side or something so I can plug in to the FC.


Here's another flight. I'm getting around 10-15 minutes on 1100mah 3s hv packs (with really bad resistance, I probably could hit 20 minutes with decent packs)

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dpapworth   Mar 22, 2022  
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Looks like an awesome build! I've heard good things about this extension. "ReadyMadeRC Micro USB Extension" Sorry, new member, so I can't post links yet.

ExplodingEvo   Mar 22, 2022 
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Thanks! It's a ton of fun to fly. I'd definitely recommend one if you want a powerful tiny plane. I'm hoping to test its glide this weekend if the wind calms down. Also that is EXACTLY what I'm looking for! You are the bomb! I need this on my Aeroscout too. It doesn't have the new Matek FC with the built in USB extender. I'm praying Matek comes out with an F722-WSE that's as small as that F411 soon! Once I have more UARTS I can use BT adapters for MSP connections.

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