By daich on Oct 31, 2017

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A new frame with recycled old parts, mostly from an Awesome Youbi XV130, for a winter bird good for those low light long nights.
Was considering putting in IR leds but found an old light strip with a buzzer.

The Runcam OWL 700TVL didn't fit that well so I ended up using an original gopro style lens but it sticks out. I may have to do a bit of grinding in the near future to get it to tuck in there. There is surprisingly lots of space, just the width of the lens was an issue as it's a 1/2" sensor lens which is quite hard to source. Even with the gopro lens there is a bit of distortion and vignetting in the corners.

UPDATE 3rd November 2017
Day light run
After flying 850mah, 650mah and 450mah 4s batteries... the 450mah are the best - powerful, light and agile!
Stay tuned for a low light run!


Part List


GEPRC GEP - MX3 Sparrow 139mm DIY Frame Kit - $35.00 | (18 builds)

Flight Controller

AWESOME F3 Flight Controller - $55.32 |


AWESOME 4-in-1 BLHeli - S 20A ESC - $59.12 |


4 x Original AWESOME 1306 3600KV CW CCW Brushless Motor - $22.20 |


RaceKraft 3030 Quad-Blade Propellers (2 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Owl 700TVL Night Vision Starlight FPV Camera 0.0001 Lux FOV 150 (5 builds)


FrSky Ultralight XM Receiver Up To 16CH for RC Drone FPV Racing (71 builds)


FlexRC FPV Racing Drones | FPV Multicopter Store | Quadcopter Parts (101 builds)


DJI FPV Remote Controller (Mode 2) (60 builds)


Jumper T12 PLUS Open Source 16ch Radio with JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module With HALL Gimbal for RC Drone Car Boat (10 builds)


DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (145 builds)


FatShark Dominator V2 Headset System Goggles Video Glasses 600 X 480 VGA
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HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos (8 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (102 builds)

Video Receiver

GTeng T909 5.8G FPV Artifact 32CH Receiver 2 inch LCD Wearable Watch for RC UAV Quadcopter Drone Aircraft -

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (178 builds)

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (44 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (154 builds)

Battery Charger

iSDT SC-620 Smart Charger (500W)
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Soldering Iron

MINI TS100 Digital OLED Programmable Interface DC5525 Soldering Iron Station Built-in STM32 Chip (265 builds)


Upgraded MINI ES121 Electric Screwdriver Smart Repairtools Built-in STM32 Chip OLED with Screwbits (2 builds)


Turnigy Transmitter Bag / Carrying Case


SpeedyBee Bluetooth USB Adapter
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Misc Supplies

VIFLY ShortSaver 2 Smoke Stopper (2 builds)
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Misc Supplies

FPV antennas for drones - Actuna TBS ImmersionRC - Actuna Sp. z o.o.

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
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Misc Supplies

Foxeer Lollipop 2 Stubby 5.8G Omni Antenna(2pcs)

Misc Supplies

ISDT BattGo BG-8S Smart Battery Checker Balancer Receiver Signal Tester Quick Charge Function (4 builds)
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Arise   Jul 18, 2018  

Do you know the weight of the aluminium top part (the canopy) with its screws and standoffs? Without the carbon base frame. Thanks!

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