222mm Princess Bubblegum

By italiangeis on Aug 17, 2016

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This is my first 5" prop'ed quadcopter.
The flight controller is a KKNGF4 running Raceflight with Blheli_s ESC's.
Weight is 315g without battery.



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skjb93   Aug 18, 2016  

Just ordered this frame for my first quad, what are your thoughts on it? Anything I should be aware of?
Also is your battery top or bottom mounted, doesn't look there's much room on top.

italiangeis   Aug 26, 2016 

I'm loving this build. Everything came together so much easier than my smaller 3" build. There really seems to be a place for everything. The owl mount fit perfectly into the provided space.
I've been running with the battery on the bottom mostly because I intend to put a Runcam HD on the top once I get a decent mount for it. I also like to keep the battery on the bottom just to limit the chance of any battery damage from the props in a crash.
I would also recommend the placement of the Vtx antenna under the arm as I have done in this build. I've crashed into a number of gates and have had zero damage to antennas, nor anything other than props with this setup. It also seems to give you just a bit more head room on close calls :)

Good luck. Let me know if you have any more questions.

italiangeis   Aug 18, 2016  

I'm experimenting with safer locations for the antenna, hence the underbelly / arm mount. I used to mount the antenna at the back of the top plate on my other quads, but kept breaking the antenna at the base where the stem attached to the RP-SMA connector.
This is also my first time using Triumph antennas as it's my understanding that they are quite resilient.

Whiffles   Aug 17, 2016  

Why the tape around the back? Looks a little curled up. Otherwise it looks nice.

italiangeis   Aug 18, 2016 

It's probably unnecessary. Mostly a paranoid attempt to guarantee any longer signal wires stay in place.

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