BabyTooth made out of leftovers

By akomives on Aug 05, 2022

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I have been contemplating the idea of a Dave_C NanoLR (long range) build. The build has not gone smoothly, partly to some unlucky shipping and customs event, partly due to me taking way too long time to put things together.

Part of the build has been shipped from FPV Cycle from California, but due to the shipping company (USPS) and Swedish Customs Office not talking to each other after a nearly 3 months long journey the package has just been sent back to FPV Cycle without me even having the possibility to declare it or having any chance to look at it. Later I have learned the USPS is the culprit in such cases, so avoiding them is the best practice.

In the end I have built the NanoLR and it has been crap. Way too heavy, way to flimsy, the FC has overheated constantly and I have suffered from video signal desync events due to my VRX on my goggles. I have crashed it several times, then the 3D-printed frame has given up and I have given up on it.

So I have decided to use the parts in a 1,5 mm BabyTooth frame build. So I have done precisely that. And it flies like a dream. Very silent, no overheating, just goes without any problems.

I have managed to damage the stupidly small connector that comes with the RunCam Phoenix 2 Nano. I have removed the connector and have soldered quality silicone wires directly onto the board. I have to say it hasn't been easy, I have used a magnifying glass. But I have managed to "save" the camera.

Dry weight 50,4 grams (which is actually heavier despite the 1,5 mm frame than my original BabyTooth on 2 mm frame).

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akomives   Aug 05, 2022  

Dry weight 50,4 grams.

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