Indoor Mini Owl

By tracer on Nov 12, 2017

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Tired of replacing brushed motors, build the ultimate durable indoor QuadCopter. Irony is that it's so powerful than I spend more time outdoors with it.

Originally I was going to use the PicoBLX Stack with Inova VTX (Clone, not original). I ended up frying my entire stack . So now am trying the Eachine Omnibus F3 and the Eachine ATX03.

Have a test video. No VTX hardware installed when this was taken. Quad can pull a RunCam 2 no problem.

I used the DYS 7000KV Motors with 2s. More than enough power.
Originally I had FuriosFPV Props, they were garbage, the new GemFan ones are far better.
The flight controllers build in BEC is not powerful enough to drive the XSR, camera and ATX03, so I had to use an external BEC for the VTX + Camera. The FC is also very susceptible to vibration so I had to use rubber o-rings to dampen them.

FPV in the house

Photos

Part List

Frame

Mini Owl - Smallest Indoor Proximity FPV Racing Drone Frame (5 builds)
Flexrc.com
$45.00

Flight Controller

Eachine Minicube F3 6DOF Flight Controller V1.1 w/ Betaflight OSD 2-3S 20*20mm For Aurora 68 90 100 Lizard95 (12 builds)
Banggood.com
$21.99

ESCs

Racerstar Dark18A 18A 2-4S 4 In 1 BLHeli_S 20x20mm DSHOT600 ONESHOT FPV Racing Brushless ESC (5 builds)
Banggood.com
$26.99

Motors

4 x DYS BE1104 1104 Brushless Motor 5400KV 6500KV 7000KV 2-3S for 100 120 150 RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (48 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site

Propellers

4 Pairs Gemfan Hulkie 1940 1.9x4.0 PC 3-blade Propeller CW CCW for 1104-1105 Motor (9 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.00

FPV Camera

600TVL 1/4 CMOS 2.8mm 90 Degree FPV Camera PAL/NTSC 3.7-5V (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$8.89

FPV Transmitter

Banggood.com (37 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site

Receiver

FrSKY XSR Micro Receiver (481 builds)
Rotorgeeks.com
$20.24

Batteries

4 x Tattu 450mAh 7.4V 75C 2S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT30 plug - Long Size (8 builds)
Flexrc.com
$28.88

Misc Parts

Matek WS2812B LED Board With 5V Buzzer For Naze 32 Skyline 32 Flight Controller for RC Drone FPV Racing (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$4.29

Misc Parts

Diatone Mini 2A BEC V2.0 Version 3.3V 5V 12V For RC Multirotor (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$2.69

Misc Parts

Mini Owl Adjustable Mini Camera Mount
Flexrc.com
$2.00

Misc Parts

Suleve™ M2SW1 50pcs Black Rubber O Rings Anti Slip Aluminum Darts Washers (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$1.99

Misc Parts

1Pair XT30 2mm Golden Male Female Non-slip Plug Interface Connector (8 builds)
Banggood.com
$1.45
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Discussion

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GixxerJasen   Sep 15, 2018  

Any updates?

mika   Nov 13, 2017  

Hello How much autonomy do you have in flight?

tracer   Nov 13, 2017 

None. This Flight Controller (and all micro flight controllers) lacks a GPS, compass and barometer. It would weigh more and consume more power (shorter flight time) if it did.

ferrmium   Apr 24, 2017  

How do you like the FC? Are there any issues you ran to?

tracer   Apr 24, 2017 

I have yet to get this into the air. I fried my XM receiver last night. This is my first Quad build (though I've been into RC for decades). I'll report back when I've had some air time with it.

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