Meatyore 65 low carb diet

By daich on Jul 19, 2023

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picked up an [un]used betafpv meteor65 for a great deal. crossfire too!
the latest version of the canopy is really solid but heavy.

one of the motors were struggling to start, initially I thought maybe a fet was bad but eventually turning up the startup power in the ESC settings fixed it. The motors are pretty coggy so maybe it needed it although all the other motors had no issues with the default settings.

The BNF meteor65 crossfire was 23.5g and after some work I got it down to 19.6g.

The 3.9g diet:
-removed motor connectors, shortened motor leads
-changed crossfire receiver out for a happymodel ep2 ELRS receiver
-shorten power lead, offset with a gnb27 connector
-trimmed the canopy
-swapped the linear antenna for a simpler one



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Jodie Froster   Jul 19, 2023  

I bet that was super satisfying, did you fly before and after?
I would have made myself fly it for a week before, to appreciate the gains. 20% reduction in weight in this class, I know i'm preaching to the choir here, but that's uuuuuge!

daich   Jul 20, 2023 

yeah, super satisfying. no, I didn't fly it at all actually haha. my currently flying whoops (besides the recent 17g) are all 21-23g with similar specs so I don't expect anything too different.. Yeah, sub 19g really wakes it up. 17g is amazing. I'm scheming something even lighter now.

wind_rapport   Jul 20, 2023  

the weight gods are appeased - nice!

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