Apex 4"

By jolars on Mar 30, 2022

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This is the least favorite frame design I have encountered in a long time. There is this delicate balancing act you will need to do if you plan on building this thing in any normal way. The FC screws are recessed between the arms and there are no tool openings. This means you either need to somehow build your stack before you put the arms on, or you need to install the stack hardware and assemble the frame then solder everything up and hope you can get it all tightened up without access to the bottom of the bolts. Just not my favorite, I like access to all the components without a lot of fiddling.

Once built, the build has been really fun. I started out with some 2004s and they were just too heavy for what they were putting out. I ended up with these 1404 3800kv motors and am pretty happy with this setup. I might try a smaller action cam to see if that gives it a little more oomph. EIther way, a fun rig to fly.

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Part List

Frame

Micro Apex 4" Frame Kit (22 builds)
Impulserc.com
$82.40

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F4 V2 Mini 45A Stack (3 builds)
Progressiverc.com
$75.99

Motors

4 x NewBeeDrone FLOW Motor 1404 3000KV - T Mount (2 builds)
Newbeedrone.com
$47.96

FPV Camera

Caddx Nebula Pro Nano Digital Camera (16 builds)
Caddxfpv.com
See Site

FPV Transmitter

Caddx Vista Unit for DJI Digital HD FPV (No Camera) (92 builds)
Getfpv.com
See Site

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (1371 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$24.95
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Discussion

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jaysauce   Jun 08, 2022  

Do you remember what length screws you used for the stack and where you bought? The ones that came with the frame are too short.

jolars   Jun 13, 2022 

No, sorry - I dont.

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